The Rent Is Officially Too Damn High For ‘Pretty Much Everyone’

People who are spending 50-70% of their take-home pay on rent can’t pay down their student loans or save for retirement, meaning that more of them will end up depending on social services later on.

Free Houses! Strings Attached.

“You have four years, two hands, and your wits. Can you turn this abandoned Italian house into a home?”

Gentrification Is Big Business

Some people flips houses; Goldman flips neighborhoods.

Seattle’s Tent Cities Provide Structure to Homeless Residents

This is Nickelsville, a Seattle tent city that has been operating since 2008. The city and its residents find a place to set up camp, and live there until they are forced to relocate.

How Important Is It To Love Your Living Situation?

MIKE: “I like my apartment, but I don’t love it.” ESTER: “Have you ever loved an apartment?”

House-hunters Int’l, Billfold-Edition: What I Wish I’d Known

“I yelled at my mortgage broker who had cancer,” a normally sage friend told me. “I still think about that sometimes, seven years later. But she was dragging her feet!”

“Just Quit”: How To Retire Early & What To Do Then

Americans’ biggest expenses are the ones to cut back on: housing, transportation, and food.

HGTV and the Fantasy of Home Improvement

Here are some scenes from my rich inner fantasy life. The paint is buckling on the walls of my living room. It is because there is certainly mold, or water damage, or ancient knob and tube wiring, causing it to distort. The floorboards in my apartment are possibly original, but could be stripped and sanded. I should dust the chandelier that hangs precariously in my living room, but I should check to make sure it’s right for the time and era of my home before I put in the work. The wall that separates my kitchen and bedroom is surely unnecessary and most likely not load bearing; I will take it down to the studs. I will punch through the sheetrock and the plaster with a sledgehammer, and create a flowing sanctum of peace. There will be clean linens and the trim will shine. I will do this all and stay under my budget. I have been watching a lot of HGTV.

Brokers I Have Known

We found out where the closest laundromat was because after waiting half an hour, my roommate had to pee so badly that we went in a frantic search of the closest public restroom.

Extended Monday Check In, Should We Move To Riverdale? Edition

We would be good parents, and we would be good frugal folks, and we would be so, so lonely.

Places I’ve Lived: Monster House, Single-Women-Only Complex, & More

There was an infestation of squirrels in the home. Teeth marks still scarred the built-ins.

Ask a CPA: Selling a House and Tax Deductions

My wife and I lived in a home for more than 10 years. In August of 2014, we moved out and put it into service as a rental. We intend to sell the house when our current tenants move out (their lease is up at the end of August of 2015, but we’ve told them they can move out earlier if they want and they’ve indicated that they may).

Restoring a Ramshackle House at 22

I bought a house in cash when I was 22, and then sold it for 2.5 times the amount of money four years later.

12 Mortgage Terms You Should Probably Know About

The Pros and Cons Of Collective Living

“The $1,000 federal Child Tax Credit, for example, is much less generous than the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric cars.”