This house in Missouri will make your head spin on your neck like a carousel
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 (!!).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
— Dana McMahan, in an essay for The Morning News, about buying a vacation house in Detroit.