It's been a nerve wracking few days on the stock market. But here's a little perspective:
For most prospective home buyers, it's probably best to focus on the 5-year time span which would be the typical minimum hold time.
As they say, past performance does not guarantee future results. And the stock market it not necessarily the best predictor of future property values and the stock market is not the economy and the economy is not the stock market. Nevertheless, if you think of your real estate purchase, at least in part, as an investment this will give you some context.