Homeownership is pretty nice, will be moving from a 30 year fixed to 15 year fixed. The front of the house is pretty shabby; grubby lawn, and a need for paint (also a huge stack of paver bricks I am too lazy to move to back yard, surprised the city doesn't fine my ass). Painting your house? I can't recommend Vietnamese handyman. Good for the first 75% of the job, but that is all you will pay for, and that is all you will get.
Paint bubbles! Paint peeling!