I don’t know I was fully prepared, when I bought my first house, for the responsibility of entirely owning a property… There are a lot of things that I didn’t know of, that I’ve had to learn over the years. Things that have been difficult. As a person coming from renting space, it’s hard to imagine, or even know of in the first site, having to maintain an Heating as well as Air Conditioning system, roof, windows, lawn, gardens, etc. I mean half the time I would just blink my esure and something modern needed fixing. It was a lot for myself and others to know about and keep track of. I’ve owned various houses since my first site, and I seem to have hit the point where I can keep up on things before they break and not have to spend too much time backtracking to fix everything, however maintenance is, I have found, the best opportunity to keep costs low and stress to a minimum, but for instance, I routinely have my heating and cooling pro look over my Heating as well as Air Conditioning plan to ensure it is running smoothly and functioning respectfully. I have to reseal my wood deck in the back every few years, to keep it in wonderful condition. I also take the extra time to thoroughly disinfect my windows and screens each year in the warm season and fall, but each of these things I do, are so ingrained now, they are just habit. I just do them. And having these systems keep my house from degenerating to the point that I am having to fix things left and right. The heating and cooling plan was certainly terrible in my old house, but then again, during that phase of my life, I didn’t even know I was supposed to change the filters in my Heating as well as Air Conditioning system. So yeah, I’ve come pretty far.