I do like the c7. I don't think they will be good for modders but I guess we'll see.
Owning a home is a bit of a retirement cushion. You aren't affected by raising housing costs nearly as much, sure you still want to keep paying your insurance, but once you have a house paid off you only have upkeep costs, and if you stay on top of things those will be minimal. Having no house payment, no car payment leaves you with needing very little in terms of monthly expenses.
I got a house far bigger than I need for investment purposes (it's likely already worth about 25,000 more than I paid for it 4 years ago) a fixer-upper. I'm a single guy too and i got a 4 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage house. I could move into a 2 bedroom 1 bath house that costs 60,000 less once I decide I'm done with this house... Except I kind of like how much space I have for things like my pool table and aquariums
anyway, point is, housing can be an excellent investment for financial security. When I sold medicare insurance all of the poor people who had no money lived in apartments or rented houses. The ones who couldn't afford anything but their rent because they couldn't work anymore. (there was a warm-up I'd do where I'd talk to them about things, including if they owned the house they were in, usually lead into a long story about how they got there). I don't want to end up in a situation where all of my social security is going towards rent. And 30 year term loan means I'll be ready for retirement about when it's paid off.
Anyway... just some advice to consider... I'm sure if you are a multi-millionaire there is no reason to ever buy a house as you'll be able to afford rent forever if you have it properly invested.