I recently had the opportunity to leave the rental market and I could not be happier about my decision to do so. It was a great way to essentially pay myself to live in an apartment that I really like. Of course, there are the headaches that are associated with home ownership. There are a number of things that I want to do to my apartment that will have to wait and that does cause a bit of stress. Nonetheless, the great thing about owning my own place is the opportunity to save and invest a lot of the money that I would otherwise be throwing down a black hole through renting. This is something that I am very happy about. I love my place and love the fact that with a roommate, I am actually making money off of this venture. One of the things that I really like about my apartment is that it has been recently updated and remodeled. It still holds a lot of the character of the building though. That was a very important thing for me when I decided to move. Nevertheless, I have had the opportunity to experience these changes. We got some replacement windows, which in Denver is a big deal, and some huge updates to the kitchen. We were also able to replace some of the window coverings. Denver is a great city and I appreciate the fact that I will be able to stay here for a longer term than I otherwise would have been able.