I bought in 2011. I am in an enviable position where I didn't let the banks/realtors talk me into buying more than I could afford nearly 20 years ago, and I didn't didn't have my house double/tripled mortgaged. I also have very little debt and was therefore able to purchase without selling my current home at the time.
A few years ago I never would of thought I could afford the home I have now, - but the current condition of the housing market put this property well within my means.
I was able to take advantage of the irresponsibility of others (that caused the housing crash) because I was responsible and didn't overspend and run up unsustainable debt in my own life. This is just an example of what separates me from many Democrats.