How do I get the best deal when I buy my first house?
I'm looking at buying a house soon and I'm nervous about getting the best deal. I'm a specialist in the army so I don't make a ton of money and I can't afford to waste it on a house that will lose much of it's value either to breaking down or becoming devalued.
We're looking at getting a couple of acres at least and we don't want to be too close to town.
Should I get a larger house hoping that we'll grow into it or buy small and move later? I've also looked at alternative building methods like freight container houses and building with cob. My wife doesn't really like the idea of living in a clay hut though...