The rent-to-buy transformation

House Keys

"I never liked walking in residential neighborhoods until I became a homeowner."

That casual comment by my lifelong friend Karen Alexander is but one example of how profoundly our perceptions are altered when we take that huge leap of faith into homeownership. As soon as we get the keys to our first home, we start to take a serious interest in a myriad of topics that previously hadn’t caught, much less held, our attention even in the slightest degree.