I was talking to a mentor at work and we were chatting about building my "First Home". She was really happy for me and totally related to my situation. "Is this a good deal? Will it have good resale value? Is now the right time? etc..."
She shared the best advice she ever got from an expert on residential and commercial real estate. Basically it was along the lines of "Buy a home which you can afford and recognize that the place you will live in is not a financial decision but an emotional one."
This immediately resonated with me and brought things back into focus. I'm buying a home not an asset. In a perfect world, you can get both...in a perfect world. I cherish these little moments of clarity :)