At the end of the day, what is, is. So laugh about it.
I've been looking at real estate prices in the South Bay recently, and it's incredible how much they've dropped since two years ago. Right now there are a lot of houses one the market for under 350k, which means that the monthly mortgage payment is under $2000, which is a lot for one person, but is way cheaper than rent for say, 3 people. So, why not buy a 3-bedroom house and sublet the rooms?* I've always liked the idea, but in the California real estate market it's never really been... imagineable. Now it is. That intrigues me.