So, usually by the time a new player reaches Soltown*, or Resolute*, they should have received their first free row lot deed. The brochure on the info panel by the town crier speaks of renting and free places, but maybe this should speak of how to go into a Player Owned Town, check with the Town Crier there and walk up to the rental post to claim a lot. This could even be a quest given by the Town Crier or Homes Merchant that could state that "This quest can be completed at a later point." The quest reward could be a few decos and/or deco recipes (from the ones you can purchase from NPCs.) This quest would involve information that can be useful about claiming lots in a POT (How to check if a lot is available, how to set and run to a marker waypoint, how to claim the lot, and then what a Governor can do. This is simply a thought as I was passing by those brochures. *Their are probably other towns, these are the ones I've visited so far on my new character.