I bought a terraced 3-bedroom house in an affordable area when I realised that buying a house would be the sensible financial thing to do. That was pretty much the only inspiration for it. I had moved back home after uni and saved up a reasonable deposit, so I was in the fortunate financial position to do so. When I picked my house, I was very methodological and hence succeeded with the house hunt quite quickly. In hindsight my house buying experience went to plan. However it was a nerve wrecking experience.