Homeownership: It's a give and take. In exchange for care and attention, your home delivers the essentials of modern life—shelter from the weather, for instance, plus access to utilities. Most of the time, it's a harmonious arrangement. Homeowners already have a lot to worry about, though, and sometimes home maintenance isn't a priority. That's when problems arise. Of course, you would never intentionally harm your home, but that's what you might be doing when you overlook these common issues.