When you are paying off a house you continue to save money as you are buying back equity, so it's really not any different saving up the deposit. Not saying there is anything wrong with buying a house, just pointing that out. It sounds like a sensible option to me compared to the rental prices. Good luck :)
Thank you for pointing that out! I guess I never really thought of it that way, as oppose to renting you are simply paying in but never actually getting anywhere equity wise.