Through force of circumstance and (a lifelong lack of money), the Hornets have been professional tenants for the last 36 years. However, as we creep towards retirement, we find ourselves with fewer outgoings than ever before, and a reasonably steady income. So buying a small house, just for the two of us, seems an appealing option. However... A few years ago I did some investigating and found an unpleasant fact about buying a house. You see, there are First Home Buyer's grants, and New Home Buyer's grants, and New FIRST Home Buyer's grants, and as well, for an ex-serviceman, there's a Veteran's Affairs grant. BUT.. you can't have both. That's right. Although I am entitled to the former, and EARNED the latter, I was told that I can't have both. I don't know if this is still the case, but as you can imagine, my investigations stopped dead at that point; and if it IS still the case, then the Hornets might well be renting up to the grave .