Do you have a strong affinity for your domicile, the place where you live? I'm interested at what point do you consider your house a home. What needs to happen for a physical place you live in to become a place of emotional connection and part of you. I've lived in many apartments and shared houses during my younger years and during college but I have only lived in one place which I have felt at "home", not including the house I grew up in. Even after personalizing a space, living at length in one house and making it fit your tastes - sometimes residences just don't feel like a home. The house harbors no emotional attachment. You can leave without thinking twice quite easily. You don't really care if it burns down. It's just a product like a bottle of shampoo - just a dollar value that is insured. When does a house become more than just an investment? When do you know you are at home?