OMG don’t get me started! My wife wanted a larger home and my mom moved in so I built with a condo built in for mom. Now she is in a home and I’m thinking why we had to go so big! The kids want to live here forever but you know kids, that could change in a heartbeat. But it costs to own! for the young ones here or new to home buying pay it off fast go in with a. Big down payment and save for the problems that will arise because there will be issues and upkeep and taxes. Plan ahead for all of that!When I bought my first house, I realized that I no longer spent time at the music store or stereo shop. I spent the time (and money) at the hardware and home improvement stores.