$1000 per month is
$12,000 per year,
$120,000 per decade.
$480,000 after 40 years which will buy a huge good house in most areas.
You can lose huge amounts of money after 40 years of work,
big pile of cancelled checks.
Why people buy a house,
to save huge amounts of money wasted on rent.
Some good areas are cheaper than very bad areas.
Easy to know why.
Can search online for the best bargains.
There often good jobs where the best bargains are.
Medical is popular because jobs pay well and easy to get training.
Rural areas and smaller cities have the most job openings in medical.
Cheaper rents are found where house prices are cheaper too.
Real estate market is beginning 'great reshuffling' as people seek more space at home.