There has never been a better time to buy a house than now! Interest rates are near 40 year lows. Pricing of homes have jumped back to where they were in the early 2000's. And there is plenty of inventory still around to select from if you act now.
Please read the following report "America's Best Investment" to discover just how affordable housing is today as compared to prior time periods. You will also learn that by buying a home and holding onto it long term is one of the best ways to build individual wealth.