You actually viewed your house as "where I live" rather than the road to instantaneous mega-riches!!??
Where would we be if everyone thought like you? Let me answer that - the Great Recession of 2008 would never have happened because there would never have been a housing bubble.
I'm sure there's an especially hot spot in hell reserved for those people who started preaching twenty-five years ago that your primary residence is an investment, rather than primarily being your home.
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