Houses

What Is It About Americans and Excess

We are a country of selfies and self-loathing, lottery tickets for the poor and mega mansions for the rich.

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Iceland Forgives Mortgage Debts in a Year of Jubilee

Basically, during the crisis, the amount of money that people owed on their adjustable mortgages jumped up significantly during a period of rapid inflation. So now the government of Iceland is forgiving the debt—or at least the percentage of the debt that was incurred as a result of the inflation.

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In Defense of Small Cheap Cities

Living in Hartford, I still see art and music, and I get to live in a city, and my rent is about one third of what I would pay for an equivalent apartment in Brooklyn.

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Ready to Buy? Get Ready to Move

Prices in areas favored by Millennials are only 6.1% higher than in 2013. Great, right? Except Millennials still can’t afford to buy.

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Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get For $300,000

Five bedroom, three and a half bath, 3300-square-foot Queen Anne in Grand Rapids, MI, for $299,100. I am a sucker for turrets.

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House Hunters Int’l, Billfold Edition: A Mortgage With A View

Once we take on a mortgage, my expectation is that it will eat up every penny we ever make until the day we die.

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Communal Living & Class Antagonism in a Poor City

In Hartford, when poor people claw their way into the middle class, the first thing they do is leave.

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Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get For $475,000

This house in Missouri will make your head spin on your neck like a carousel

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House Hunters International, Billfold Edition: East London, Vol 1

We want to buy in a “cool” area of one of the most expensive cities in the world. The latter fact has affected our ability to save. Plus, we’re both freelancers and banks really seem to hate that.

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Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get For $290,000

There’s so much history here, we might as well be in Europe: this is the Johannes Masten House and it dates back to 1668 (!!).

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