Real Estate vs. Stock Market?

April 26, 2007

My favorite moment yesterday was when Today show host  Meredith Viera interviewed two financial experts about smart investing.  The answer? Yup.  Now’s the time to invest  in….the stock market.

It figures.


My new part-time job

April 24, 2007

I’m now living in that liminal space–not quite a homeowner, but already feeling the pinch. The house is off the market, my good faith check was CASHED yesterday, and I’ve got calls in to two different inspector guys. It feels like command central here in my little apartment.

Radon? Check. 

Pest inspection? Check.

Call to Mom & Dad about closing costs? Check.

Brush teeth? Not yet, but that’s up next.

Did I mention a new issue of Cottage Living arrived yesterday? They are so going to want to my “Before” and “After.”  I’m going to cottage chic like they’ve never seen.

The Hunt

April 22, 2007

There’s a right way and a wrong way to buy a house.

And then there’s my way.

For anyone who’s ever looked for houses, you know that it often comes down to a crucial make-or-break moment. In my case, it was a break-and-enter moment.  For my friend’s excellent version of our exploits, see here .

The punch line of the story, of course,  is that I got the house BECAUSE the owner met me.

Or caught me.


To the victor go the old houses!