Home ownership lessons from Hollywood, apartments, Barefoot in the Park
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Barefoot in the Park (1967)

Even though Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bratter (Robert Redford and Jane Fonda) seem to be perfect, carefree newlyweds, they suffer annoying household problems like the rest of us. In fact, the leaks are so bad in their apartment (a sixth-floor New York City walk-up) that snow actually drifts through a hole in the roof; and, of course, the super's nowhere to be found.

Moral: Home ownership comes with home-improvement hurdles; but then again, so does renting—and you don't get to cash in on any equity when the lease runs out.
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