We have been looking for some time and realise it's so not the time to buy but we either buy or spend a lot of money on basic renovations as our house needs some things replaced. We don't have the skills to do them ourselves so it would be quite expensive. Besides that it is too small for our family in many ways.
a) Buy on the outskirts (cheaper) and drive in and out of town for activities, school, etc.
b) Keep on looking in town to save money and time.
My DH works the opposite direction to the outskirts which makes it a little more tricky.