Want a home you really love? Don’t forget the nitty gritty when shopping. You need to care about everything. How ancient is that water heater? What about the pipes? Are there weird zoning issues? Are the neighbors noisy? Do the neighbors work weird hours that will have them pulling up at 3am in a noisy vehicle? It may seem silly now, but once you’re paying that mortgage every month, you’ll be glad you asked about everything.