Well, best of luck to you. The market's down, just as it is with cars or anything else, so you may find a good bargain somewhere. Remember, boats may be relatively cheap, but berthing may be harder to find and somewhat pricey.
Good luck also with the Coast Guard license. Please bear in mind that the tonnage they'll let you take an exam for is based on the gross tonnage you've sailed on. they start at 25 tons, I believe, then 50, then 100. So a zillion days or years on a 7 gross ton aux. sail boat may not get you past 25.
And the ASA certifs are easier to get than the Coast Guard license. But hang in there, document all your time, and you'll make it .