What's the best time to buy a house? My husband I have been renting for years because we keep moving place-to-place thanks to the military. We haven't really found a place we'd love to settle down but all of our locations are great places to get a house to rent (once again, thanks to the military). My husband had a dream to have a house before he turned 30. That didn't happen but he still wants to get one soon. I just don't know if it's the right time, even though we are ready financially. What made you take the jump and buy a home?