My job allowed me to take advantage of homeownership just a year ago- I am a full time art instructor at the middle school level. In 2011, I purchased a 1970’s brick split level house about 7 miles away. With interest rates super low and a no-money down financing option, purchasing another home felt like good timing. Norm supported this next endeavor from the first walkthrough to my living there for one year to the full master bathroom remodel to becoming landlords together! Our major goal there was to bring the vibe of the place into the 21st century. With my art school background and a love of hands-on, do-it-yourself projects, we basically gave the house a makeover. Now that we rent it, we have acquired an entirely new set of skills that we’ll talk about as we navigate those tricky waters.