On Saturday I saw several houses up close and in person. I've not been in the market for an actual house in some time. Things have changed, I guess. I should stipulate I now live in a very different part of the country. However, I was a bit surprised at what one needs to spend to get something at least in pretty good shape and in an OK location.
I did find one house that has potential. I'm going to look a bit harder at that one. In the mean time, I'm engaging some financial institutions for "pre approval," whatever that means (I know what it means).
In addition to looking for a house, I will be in the market for a colder rated sleeping bag. There's snow-shoeing-camping to be done this winter, I think.