Owning a home can be daunting at first, especially where finances are concerned. Should you buy top-of-the-line or mid-price paint or floor coverings or appliances? LED light bulbs or cheaper incandescent? Are double-paned windows worth the extra cost? The answers to these and other questions are different, depending on your home’s location, age, sun exposure, and other factors. Your best advisers may be your neighbors. If your home was built by the same company and at the same time as theirs, you can learn a lot from their experience.