in other news, i'm going to talk to a mortgage company tomorrow about possibly buying a condo. i don't have a job, BUT, there is a condo i want in the best part of town that is up for foreclosure and i i could get such a great deal and take advantage of the 8K from the gov. for first time home buyers...basically it would be less than what i pay in rent. we shall see. have any of you purchased a foreclosure home?