I was talking to a buddy who was over in Vietnam during the war and his specialty was operating BAR the 50-millimeter machine gun. He was one of the few lucky survivors. He told me that the operator of that gun had an average life expectancy of 30 minutes. They were usually the first soldier the enemy tried to destroy because they could do the most damage with a personal weapon. Often the enemy would try to take them out before they set up. And if they went down someone else would have to take the time to grab the gun and remove the huge heavy gun belts which made the replacement soldier vulnerable too.
I had a tenant of several years who told me she was planning to move in 6 months. I (coincidently ) decided to list the property for sale and immediately she wanted to buy. So there are always two sides to the discussion. If she had said something about buying earlier, I wouldn’t have put it on the market. When I say overpriced I mean ridiculously overpriced, to the point that there were futures contracts being issued over Tulips, and you could buy houses for cheaper. Until the hype died down and people realised they were just flowers at the end of the day.