My husband and I are starting to look at saving up for a down payment on a house of our own. We've always rented. Now that we are a family of 4 and possibly looking to expand our family with one more in the future. We are needing a bigger place.
I know the obvious things like we take care and pay for all of the maitenence, repairs, lawn work etc.
But what are some of the biggest things about buying a house that you didn't know when you started the process? taxes? insurances?
Is it more of a hassle to own a home and better to rent or the other way around?