The Official 2015-2016 Regular Season Thread in Orlando Magic Forum Posted January 1, 2016 · Report reply A number of years ago the wife and I were house hunting, and we found the perfect one in a great neighborhood. Unfortunately, it was the only one in the neighborhood for sale, so it was priced above market. We decided we’d rather spend another year renting before paying more than the house was worth. The following year, the house was still available, but the price had dropped substantially since a number of homes were now for sale in that neighborhood. We saved thousands of dollars by waiting for the right time to invest our money. Cool story, but there's only one problem with your analogy. The average starting salary for competent NBA players is going up, not down.