My parents have been living in the same house for about forty years.
There is nothing really wrong with the house and I am sure that it is paid off by now.
However, they really need to do some work around the house because it is really starting to look dated. I don’t want to hurt their feelings but it looks like they haven’t updated the house since they moved in and like I said that was a while ago. I have told them this a couple of times, but they don’t want to listen to me about it at all. They are perfectly happy in their old house and don’t want to spend any more money on it. I told them that if they didn’t want to update the house, they should consider updating the HVAC system. The HVAC system was just as old as the house and didn’t really work at all. I think every winter when they turn on the heater the house starts to smell like smoke, so they just turn of the HVAC system all together and put space heaters around the house. I have told them they just need to have the HVAC system fixed and they won’t have to use the space heaters that aren’t really doing a great job any way. I gave them a number to call for a local HVAC company that I have used before and I really hope they call because their HVAC system really needs some help!