Ok, I've had some feedback on this whole 'threatening to buy a house thing.'
People think I'm joking.
They don't realize that I live in Detroit, where houses cost less than cars.
It's not the best neighborhood, but it's walking distance to work.
If you think it's a little small there's always: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1073-Iroquois-St_Detroit_MI_48214_M48957-22566
Okay, those last two cost more than my car, but you get the idea.