There's so much doom and gloom in the national media about the housing market crash. I am a few days from closing on a house in San Antonio, TX. Apparently, none of the national trends apply here. Housing prices are at least steady or rising modestly. With that said, why do I still feel like a fool for buying right now? What if the housing plague infects Texas after all? I'd be screwed. But I hate living in apartments, and I can't bring myself to pay as much $$$ as it takes to rent a decent house close to work. So buying a house is my best option, but it may ultimately be my worst choice if values fall. Anyone care to tell me if I'm making the right or wrong choice here? Thanks.