After being a renter his whole life, Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz bought his first home in Windsor Terrace for $1.45MM. The two-story, three-bedroom brick house boasts a driveway, fireplace, a covered porch, and is just one block from Prospect Park. And no, the money didn't come from taxpayers.

One aide tells the Daily News that most of the money came from the sale of a Manhattan Beach home inherited by Markowitz's wife. However, no real estate purchase is ever complete without a little bit of drama. Markowitz used his chief of staff, Carlo Scissura, as a lawyer for the property deal, even though it's illegal for city lawyers to represent their public official bosses in private matters. Oops! Somehow, we think this one will slide.

Markowitz and his wife plan to move in sometime in January, and neighbors seem excited for the extra perks he'll probably bring. "It means we'll be plowed early and we'll have our garbage picked up," neighbor Jenny Vanegas told the Daily News. New neighborhood bonus: more stoop drinking!