We had always thought of going back to India in 5 to 6 years and hence only wanted to buy a house in India. We felt that a house in the US would be temporary and hence didn't want to take risk by buying a house. With so much talk about real estate value in the US, we have slowly started to think through the pros and cons of buying a house here. Have anyone been through this dilemma before. What are the things that we should think about in trying to anwer the question - "Should we buy a house?". Would be interested in your thoughts? Thank you.