Me and my BF are looking into buying our first house, we both want the same thing, somewhere away from the city with some land. We found a nice place on 11 acres but by chance ended up talking to the realtor who tried selling the place a year ago and found out the place is worth about $50,000 less then what the owners are selling for. They weren't able to make many payments which we would have to take over if we got it and deal with what they couldnt do. We love the area and land, but just dont want to deal with being out so much money. The option came up today to find someplace not exactly what we're looking for but what we can deal with, in an area thats going to be developed in the next few years making the value of the land we get go up and we can actually make a little bit when we sell it. Its not ideal, but its affordable and may work out better considering the BF is in the military. It would give us time to find a perfect place or decide if we want to move out of state even, we just feel right now we need our own space instead of renting a small run down little house with no yard. Are there any other options we may be missing? This will be a first time for both of us so we're jumping in kind of blindly so any and all advice is greatly appreciated.