Yeah. Hopefully it will be better in 5 years. If my house can simply appreciate equal to inflation for the next 5 years I can make 50K off it. A good down payment and 10K for the kid's college fund.
Same thought, if I can wait 5 years, the likely appreciation in price (even if it just go back to pre-2009 levels) can justify me paying the interests for the next 5 years. It's sort of a no-brainer. I can possibly rent it out and only have to cover the taxes (rent would be lower than total mortgage payment). But it probably make sense just to have it sit and have a place to go for the summer.