Hi, my name is Greg Zavitz, and being a Real Estate agent/Realtor I always think it is best to own a home, especial now with rates at historic lows. I have been marketing real estate and helping buyers find their 1st home for 27 years and have never seen a better time to buy. There are some great deal to be had, interest rates are soooo low, and there is a good supply of inventory. I think that if you are going to be in the area for at least 2 more years and can afford to own a home, buy one. You should be relatively safe on the downside and have a huge possible upside potential. As you know, there are no guarantees, but Bloomington Normal's market is very stable, has been and should continue to be. Please contact me if I can be of any help to you or if you have further questions. I would love to show the both of you some homes.