In his special "Kill the Messenger," comedian Chris Rock reflected on his home and
neighborhood in Alpine, New Jersey. He then did what he does best: he began riffing on his own life to make outlandishly humorous, yet
relentlessly biting racial commentary. In this case, its part of a larger narrative about black homeownership.
Purchasing a home can be an involved, complex and expensive
investment with no specific guarantee of a sizable rate of return on the
investment---unless you buy the home in a classified historic district
in the community.