What I have learned in this mini project is the costs of the house with investments, renting, buying and more. There is also many more fees when you are doing purchases for both sides and the costs can be very, very heavy. But on the upside you can earn money as time goes on since the values of the house can go up depending on how good shape you keep it etc. But also you can have horrible and crappy neighbors which can make everything worse in the end because of what disasters they can do. For me I would buy a house because in the end if I were to own it for a very long time I would be earning more money from it. It may cost more every month but in the end it would be in my benefit to buy a house because of many reasons. Like more privacy and its your home so you can do anything you want.