For the last 7 years or so I’ve been renting. Month after month of paying someone else’s mortgage. True, it’s not a great feeling, but it does have its advantages. When I moved to a different city for a new job a few years ago it was tough – trying to find a possible place, get to the inspection in time and then compare different houses at the end of the day.
For various reasons my wife and I ended up moving to a new house every year or two and we became quite efficient at the whole process. If you’re about to start looking for a new home to rent or buy, I hope this helps you as much as its has me.