You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Real Estate Edition

We shot for the moon, bidding on a house in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and when we missed, we landed on our asses, busted & bruised.

“It’s unclear where one can live comfortably, affordably, & ethically in New York.”

If the housing situation is Portland is rough, the situation in New York is galactically bad, apocalyptically bad, as bad as those first three Star Wars prequels.

98 Cities Out Of 100, It’s Better To Buy Than Rent

Rent vs buy? Buy, says Trulia.

Don’t Live In Brooklyn. Commute! From Ohio

One of the zillions of us who are astonished and even grossed out by the obscenity of current real estate prices in New York’s hippest borough has come up with a novel solution to the dilemma of where to live.

Why Buy The House When You Can Get The Village For Free

Look, a hamlet for sale, cheap! Do you suppose it was abandoned because it took forever to make up its mind about anything and couldn’t commit to an action? ba-dum-CHING, y’all, that was a Shakespeare joke.

“Would You Rather?” Real Estate Edition

Would you rather live in the shoebox or in the Startup Castle? Or perhaps you’d like to see what’s behind Door #3?

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?”

When Down Payments Grow On Family Trees

If young adults held out until we ourselves could afford down payments as well as closing costs, fees, and mortgage payments, far fewer of us would buy property. But let’s not pretend the system is fair.

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!”

House Hunters International, Billfold Edition: The Final Chapter

The saga ended with the seller insisting on needing three weeks to move out, which triggered a moment of blackout rage where I offered them cold hard cash to get the hell out of my flat.