My gal and I have found a home we really like, and are going to make an offer on it. Built in the 1930s, it's a two-family home. Our intent has been to find a 2-family home, so we can live out of one half & rent the other. We'd save some $$ on our mortgage by having the tenant contribute, and it would let us immediately start stashing funds aside, for near- and far-term projects.
Everything is pending a vigorous home-inspection. If there are hidden disasters lurking, then it's a no-go. But if it's just usual wear & tear and some moderate up-dating, we'll probably proceed. Both of us are quite handy, both of us have each, individually, owned a home before, we have an idea of what lies ahead.
It's exciting and scary too. There's already a tentant in place who is very nice--perhaps more about this later, if we end up buying the house. Really, it all depends on that home inspection. I have no illusions about just how much trouble a house can hide.
But having said all that, I already bought a small table specifically for the downstairs kitchen...so...there's that...