I thought that I would typically want to live in a detached apartment with my own yard. Apartments typically felt cramped and my family was forced to live in a single during my early teen years while things were difficult financially and my father had been recently laid off from a career job. But, I soon found myself realizing some of the positives of that lifestyle compared to caring for and maintaining a large 1,500 square foot house. The cleaning never seems to stop; I’ll finish a single section of my house, go on to the next, finish a week later, and then realize I have to start over from scratch because of new dust and dirt accumulation. So, I made the difficult decision and put my apartment up for sale. I had a client in just more than one weeks after the listing went online. This time, I decided that I would rather own a condominium where all of the extra upkeep outdoors is done without myself and others lifting a finger. I was able to buy a slightly smaller house with new renovations and appliances for around half the price I got for my house. With the extra money, I could make a few changes or modifications of my own. I liked the air conditioning somewhat, but it felt weak and I didn’t like having my return vent at shoe level along the floor. Aside from circulation problems, this is bad for filter upkeep as all of the dirt and dust tracked around on renters’ feet goes directly into your air conditioning filter. I wanted to proper this with a new air handler and a few new return vents forking off into the more than one bedrooms. But, that’s when I found out that my house association restricts any sort of major modifications to the units short of buying new countertops, cottageets, and plug-in appliances. Things like Heating in addition to Air Conditionings and clothes washers and dryers are considered structural in the by-laws of my house association.