We have been looking for a house to buy for few months now, and finally found the one we really, really like. But to our dismay, it is already under contract considering it is only on the market for two weeks! It is the perfect house for us; and we are willing to break our lease just to avail of the lower interest rate the market offers this time of the year. Moving takes a lot of work, but that house is worth all the energy and effort. The only thing I worry about is transferring our son to another school in the middle of the school year. Oh well, he is a very friendly little guy, he adopts to it easily and make new friends. It is not nice that something went wrong to the contract and then we get the house instead :-)!