Your home as an investment.
 Long term your home is clearly an outstanding investment and one of the very few avenues for increasing your net worth tax free.
 Things to keep in mind location,type of home,effective use of leverage,asset improvements time.
 location
Think of the resale when buying a home in a certain location.
What makes locations more desirable. Schools, close recreational facilities parks etc.
 Type of home.
Single-family homes are the best for improving Financial appreciation over other types of property.
Effective use of leverage.
A home is a good debt. In Canada all capital appreciation on your primary residence is tax-exempt. 
Asset improvement
We all know someone who's made a lot of money by buying old homes in good locations and upgrading them to enhance the property to add  value. You can do the same.
Time

Just since I've been in real estate in 2003 till now.prices on homes have gone up more than 60 percent. Buying a home is good investment.