My wife and I just got preapproved and are looking to buy a house in the Chicago Suburbs. We decided on a budget much lower than our preapproval amount and picked a few suburbs to focus on. Now, our coworkers and wife's family have a whole bunch of opinions. Buy here, not there, bigger house better resale because prices always go up, wait till next year for a better deal you will over pay now. I wish we never mentioned it to anyone.