Houses

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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The Trouble With the Simple Solution to Homelessness

When you look at all the solutions together it would, actually, be very simple to end homelessness. It’s when you look at the logistical problems of each individual solution that you realize it isn’t that simple at all.

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Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get for $750,000

Just because you don’t have nearly two million to spare, though, don’t think you can’t get a palace! I found you an actual castle for $750,000.

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Living Together to Save Money

Generally speaking, roommates expect to keep their money separate, since they know the arrangement is temporary. Romance, though, works like peanut butter, slathering everything — especially money — in a sticky layer of complexity that is hard to remove.

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Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get For $199,000

the taxes on an (admittedly palatial) one-bedroom penthouse in Chicago are greater than the taxes on a what looks like an actual palace in upstate New York. $3,000 a year greater, in fact.

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How A Person With a Five-Figure Income Buys an Apartment in New York City

When The New York Times ran a story in late June on income-restricted housing, I almost didn’t read it. After a six-month apartment search on a New-York-poor budget, I was something of an expert on the ins and outs of different types of buildings. But I had just curled up with a mug of coffee at my parents’ suburban kitchen table, their print Times arrayed before me.

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Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get For $525,000

OK, so, maybe the whole point of living in Des Moines is that you don’t have to be rich, but where else can you get a whimsical, sprawling, fairy-tale-type manor on 2+ acres in the woods for half a million dollars?

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Heartbreaking Story About Homelessness in San Francisco

The myth of the “good poor” kills me, the idea that people should have to point to their accomplishments and credentials to make clear that they don’t deserve to have to live on the street. No one should have to live on the street.

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Here Is Your Open Thread

— Dana McMahan, in an essay for The Morning News, about buying a vacation house in Detroit.

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