Now Playing: 08-23-13 Marketplace Money

For the next four weeks,  we're going to talk about The American Dream.  The phrase means something to millions of people:  getting educated, moving up, retiring well and buying a home.  This weekend’s show places home ownership under a microscope. What should you know before you buy? How should youthink about costs? And whether owning a home is the right decision for you. Plus, a game where you can test your knowledge of famous TV homes and a checklist for homebuyers out there.