For those attending Michigan: Is it wise to buy a house if you're only going to have it for 4 years? If you bought a house, what is the house's appreciation? I found online that houses in AA, are appreciating at about 5.24% and that property tax is 2.42%. When I crunched the numbers, it doesn't seem like a sound investment and renting would be the wiser choice. I'm married, no children. Any advice on buying or not buying a house? Where? Or renting, and where to rent?