My hubby and I currently rent a house, but we are in the process of buying our own home. It took us 2 months to find a home that we really liked. We had a long list of "musts", so it was a challenge trying to find something that met all our requirements. And the housing market in our area is super-competitive right now as well. Seriously, it's insane. Houses here are sometimes gone within HOURS of being put on the market.
We're supposed to close in mid June, so excited!