I just graduated in May, passed the naplex and state law exam and will be starting to work at a retail chain this week. My wife works full time and makes approximately $42,000 a year. Combined we will have a pretty good income. I have zero credit card debt, but have a huge student loan debt (~150,000). My monthly payment on the loan will be around $1200. We have 1 car payment of $350. We currently rent in a really bad neighborhood that we are anxious to get out of. My question is should I buy a house? My wife wants to get a house ASAP. I think I could afford a $1800 a month mortgage. That plus my student loan would be only about $3000 a month. I have heard that now is a great time to buy with the interest rates being so low. There have been some married people in my class buy houses even before they have graduated. Any recent grads out there buying houses?