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I put down 140k on a home and it's been a moneypit

I bought a $520k home and put down roughly $140k. My partner and I are 34, fairly successful, I just finished a grad degree a couple years ago. Anyway, I left 25k for emergencies/buffer (not counting retirement savings). Home ownership thus far has been HORRIBLE. Horrible. I prided myself on saving a lot of money, we have no major debt, etc. Bought in a good, stable area. Our basement flooded due to a septic issue in the town (partially compensated by home owner's insurance due to it being no fault of our own). However, still a 5k tab. Then part of our porch caved in due to -- I am shitting you not -- an ice storm last year, in which a huge chunk of ice rammed from a tree into the side of the porch and upended the flooring. Another 2k to replace flooring. Then our neighborhood became "rezoned" and our house, previously in a prime school district, was rezoned into a less desirable district. And finally...FINALLY...A f'ing wacko family moved next door. They are well meaning, but incredibly noisy, messy, and they have a very large, very energetic dog who always runs into our yard. Meanwhile we're still saving but not as much, have spent 10k plus on repairs and improvements, and we have been here less than 2 yrs so I doubt we'll make any money at all if we move. Someone tell me why our parents thought home ownership was all that?????


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