My family is renting a small apartment. My wife has told me many times how she dreamed of buying a home (preferrably a single family residence). From my current income, we can afford a modest home. But my Crohn's Disease added a lot of uncertainties to the home buying decision. I have had my current job for almost 4 years. I feel it is quite stable. But my Crohn's is like a time bomb that it can explode at any time. If my disease becomes out of control, then I will probably lose my income and may lose my home (I am the breadwinner in my family). But we cannot delay this home buying decision for ever.
So what is your experience on this? I would like to listen to other people's perspectives. Thanks.