Rather than trying to predict what's going to happen over the next 5 years, why not just research whether now is the right time for you to buy a home. Everyone's situation is different and only you can determine what's best for you based on relevant information that's currently available. If need be, consult a real estate agent, your attorney, your CPA, your family members and anyone else's opinion you find important in making a decision. Bottom line: no one can predict the future, but everyone can take action to shape their future right now! Best of luck to you!