The stupid thing is that I was making $36k when I bought the house. Four and a half years later, I'm making $58k, and if I was a first time house buying, I would be buying houses in the same price range. Damnation!!! As it is, IF I move, all that "profit" would roll over into the new house, subsidizing the rent, and making the mortgage manageable.
I think I'll stay put. If values go up enough, I can move out of town and buy a house somewhere else outright. Yeah. I can dream.
Median income for the DC area is $64k. Damnation.