I've been telling residents not to buy a home for over a decade. Think you'll finally beat the odds and come out ahead buying vs renting? Fat chance.
Physician on FIRE "doesn't want to owe nothing to nobody". Find out more about why he paid off his mortage and student loan debt before turning 40.
While perhaps it doesn't have as large of an effect on your wealth as who you marry, which side of town you choose to live on will still have a massive effect.
Home Finance Agencies (HFA's) are government programs that subsidize the transaction costs of purchasing a mortgage. This could mean $10-20k of free money for a resident trying to buy a home. This might change my mind that buying a home as a resident is a bad idea.
Reverse mortgages have a bad reputation, but there are really quite a few cool ways to use one to improve your retirement income picture.