Dear Money Doctor®, my Financial Advice is:
Buy cheapest house on the best street
My story behind the advice is:
Location, location, location. After saving for a few years, my wife and I started a search for our first house. We finally settled on a small house with a large yard on one of the nicest old streets in town. 35 years later, after a large addition to the house to accommodate our three children, we are still in our starter house.