My favorite thing about our house, without question, is our yard. Specifically the huge vine maple tree in our yard BUT it does have one downfall (pun fully intended). Those damn huge vine maple leaves fall everywhere.
They cover the grass, they cover the herb garden, they cover the hose, and just being real I can hear them crunch all the way from the living room when I put the dogs outside.
I never really considered how much maintenence a house needs compared to an apartment. I mean really, our house is so small! Not even any bigger than our apartments, but it is a bigger responsibility for sure!