What makes a place people live, a house, a home?? I dont want to refer to any cliches here. But, there’s a trend these days which disturbes me, that “a house(home) is an prudent investment”. I read in an article that American real estate was severly affected because people started to buy houses not to live but to sell and make a profit. Everybody wanted to buy and sell houses; who would be living in it (who cares about that, right?) The article says it is this greed that destroyed the real estate market in America. It is unfortunate that its not only the market which has changed, but our perceptions and belief of a home.