Like Doug, many years ago, we looked at a house on the water in Newport Beach, CA. The house had its own dock. We also were young and newly married and couldn't afford to make the change. No telling what that house is worth today. But we are very happy with our home. It, too, has appreciated admirably.
On a much, much smaller level, I still regret not buying a beautiful leather tote that I saw in Tortola recently. Next time, I won't consult with the DH but will just go ahead and buy. :evil: