Owning a home in Barter Empire does not bring in any revenue, however it is cool to own your own home in an RPG, and it unlocks the ability to get married as well as adopt children. You can also adopt pets, yes cats and dogs if that suits your fancy. You can buy a house from an Estate Broker.
When you own your own home, you can also purchase upgrades for the home. You can buy decorations and new areas of the home.