08/15/2013 08:44 am ET Updated Aug 15, 2013

Your First Home Buying Experience Explained In One Utterly Honest Graphic (PHOTO)

With everyone and their mother encouraging me to buy my first home (you know, low interest rates, buyer's markets, etc.), I've spent the past few months looking at housing options.

I'd explain the annoying lack of reasonably-priced, decent housing stock, but Redditor bklyn66 perfectly summed it up in one simple graphic.

Yes. That's pretty much it.

Want to avoid the real estate madness and rent? OK -- but you might want to skip these cities. Or at least adjust your expectations.

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