Buying a home can be a wise financial investment if you buy right and hold your home for long-term gain. Because of closing and moving cost, it is nearly impossible to buy a home and sell it immediately for a large gain. However, it is possible to sell the home after a few years with no capital gains tax and ideally make a profit. Look at your home as a home, rather than part of your portfolio. Home is where you will collect your happiest memories, and that can be the best investment you ever make.