I think he sounds more afraid of home ownership than the move itself.
If you're afraid of home repairs, check out this thread from Teggy asking for advice on tools and items every home owner should have.
If you're afraid of paying for home repairs, be sure to set aside money every month for the home repair fund. Expect that you're going to have to pay for stuff now, rather than hoping it doesn't and then having to scramble to find funds
If you're afraid of the mountain of paperwork of home purchasing, be sure to save all your receipts! Get ready for itemizing your tax return if you've never done it before, because from here on out it will probably be worth it. Make sure you're doing all the things you're supposed to be doing regarding property taxes, and if the taxes aren't being handled as part of your mortgage payments, be sure you set aside 1/12 of your expected tax payment every month.
If you're afraid of your neighbors, build your fence higher.