The market is amazing on top of the hill. Over the next 3 years, Minot AFB is meeting the needs of other nuclear bases downsizing (which means jobs are being increased for the base) so the demand for single family homes are skyrocketing. The military have at least a year long wait to get into base housing & so you have a surplus of military who are forced to make a quick decision to rent from not planning their housing needs ahead of time. The rental inventory is slim pickings & after the flood anyone with a family or a pet are just out of luck finding a fair deal beyond a 1 BR. As you know having lived here yourself, even if there wasn't a recent flood, the homes built near the Mouse River have ineffecient storm drains. When the snow leaves from end of OCT-MAR you get the crazy ice & debris back up if you aren't on North Hill. Nearly every basement is a damp mess & several have sewer back up. So, as long as you don't try to buy a home that is built near the railroad tracks you will make a super smart investment. Each year you wait to buy in Minot, you'll end up paying that 15% more for the exact same property which requires you to pay more money for the same house. Buy now, sell in 3-5.