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I disagree. I have cash, just not the crazy amount necessary to buy a 1.2M two bedroom apartment. Once prices cool down a bit the 20% of that will be lower, payments lower. I'm not hoping for a thermonuclear war, just for sanity.

Unless, of course, your company goes through multiple rounds of layoffs and paycuts, as does all the other companies in the area. Then you're too scared to buy a place because you're worried about getting saddled with a large debt and possibly losing your job.

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