Your first step is probably to get preapproved with a reputable lender so you can find out what you might qualify for. Once you have a preapproval, you can then start considering that possibilities there are in the price range you're approved for.
With regard to selling in a couple years, it could be a possibility but obviously, no one has a crystal ball to project what the market might look like at that time.
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The condos have home owner association dues that cause you to qualify for less purchase price than a 'cheap' house.
You can just as easily turn the home into a rental as the condo.
When given the choice buy the house!! Good luck to you!