Homeownership obsession taken too far?

Real estate brief

With all the bad economic news circulating you’d think more people would be wary of buying a house in the current market — especially in the San Francisco Bay Area where some economists expect prices to drop 20% this year.

But what would you do if your wife threatened to divorce you unless you took the plunge and bought a house?

That’s the dilemma one man is facing, but it gets more bizarre.