Married with a 12 month old daughter. Been paying $3.2k a month in rent. Since COVID started my employer saw that we were just as productive virtually as we were in the office. Convinced him to exit our lease and safe $7k a month and take the firm virtual. Allowing me to move to Spokane and buy a house, whilst keeping my job. The low interest rates is what spurred us to action. Houses in Spokane were on the market for less than 6 days on average.
We moved last fall to escape the traffic and congestion of Seattle. I was spending to much time commuting and my young kids were spending to much time in the car. We did go places or see people because of traffic or due to over crowding.