For some people the purchase of a condominium unit signifies a change in lifestyle. They are moving from their detached home with its lawn and frequent maintenance to a relatively care free unit often overlooking the ocean, a river, or a golf course. However, not everyone shares this vision. For others condominium ownership presents an investment opportunity whereby an owner can rent the unit to families visiting the area for a brief stay, or even an extended stay that lasts a few months. During the recession many unit owners were unable to sell their condominiums and turned to the rental system as a means to pay for the mortgage associated with the unit.