My wife and I are buying the house we’ve rented for the last 2 years.
I had forgotten what a horrible experience buying a house is. The hoops to jump through. The details not to miss. The feeling like you’re forgetting something that will derail the entire thing and make you look like King Doofus.
We’ve owned before. I recommend it if you can, and if you can’t, then steer life to the point where you can. The great thing is that if you want to paint a mural on the wall, it’s your wall. The not so great thing is that if the wind blows off all your shingles, it’s your roof.
This house is really cool, though, and it will be nice to be able to garden, have a few chickens for fresh eggs, and get another dog if I want. The basement is slated to become the coolest rec area ever, although it will take time. Everything is expensive anymore.
I can’t wait to set the garage up how I want, to be honest. Get rid of some things I don’t like, build some workbenches, have a place to create. I have a plan for redoing the basement, most of the work/art/creation for that will happen in the garage. It’s nice to be handy, it saves you a lot of money. If you’re not handy, be very nice to someone who is.
Since it’s harder and harder every year for kids to move out of the house due to the modern economy, I might need a big house for a while. This one has kid room, which is nice. No boyfriend room, husband room, etc, but it does have daughter room. And, someday, grandkid room.
That’s all if I haven’t forgotten some important thing. Which I may well have.