I actually agree somewhat with this statement. I have seen people buy a house, and being young, they end up switching jobs, and now they have to sell the house a loss. It is costly to do this. Another problem is sometimes you end up needing to move closer to family, and other times farther from family, in order to protect your marriage. I think it is the absolute worst idea, to get married, and jump straight into a house. This is a terrible idea. Better to spend a year, to two years, renting a cheap place. That way you can make wiser choices on what you really need. And you should always buy the least expensive you can get. One of the biggest break downs in marriage, is stress over the money. But when young couples buy a house, they buy the biggest nicest house they can afford, which puts them in a money bind. After you have been together a few years, after you have some clue as to your future career, and where you want to live... then buy a house.