• Posts Tagged ‘housing’

    Building Your Own Home? A Financial Overview

    by  • January 15, 2007 • Tagged:   • Comments

    Somehow, I ended up with a copy of Timber Home Living Magazine on the train ride home from work. They had a well-written overview of financial considerations for people planning on building a custom home of any kind (not just a log home). If you’re considering building a custom home, check it out. They talk ... Read more →

    I Don’t Look Like A Million Bucks

    by  • October 7, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    A few days ago I went for a walk. I saw a beautiful home that was hosting an open house. The price tag was right around $1 million, so I was curious to see the inside. I went in. The realtor was showing another guest around. She gave me a long, scathing once over, frowned, ... Read more →

    Where To Live? Urban vs. Sub(urban)

    by  • September 22, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    (buy the shirt!) On my last post, both Gigi and Chitowngirl both suggested that we look for housing in the suburbs of Chicago. Their prevailing reason is, of course, the lower cost of housing. But the square footage of housing isn’t the be-all-end-all for reasons to live somewhere. Personally though, as long as we don’t ... Read more →

    Is It Feasible For Us To Put Down 20% For A Home?

    by  • September 19, 2006 • Tagged: , ,  • Comments

    The home ownership bug has hit me as of late. This is a dangerous thing, apparently, as many hours of my day are spent looking at housing calculators, reading up about different types of mortgages, and most procastinating-ly, looking at various properties in Chicago (those virtual tours devour my lunch hour). I know I know ... Read more →

    Granite Countertops Are the New Avocado

    by  • July 17, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    As part of the recent real estate boom, people have been pouring money into kitchen renovations, often upgrading with expensive finishes and appliances. Some of these trendy purchases are bound to end up just like the avocado stove – a dated eyesore. This article, On the Way Out?, attempts to predict which are the likely ... Read more →

    How much home we can’t afford

    by  • January 26, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    One of my guilty pleasures is watching the Fine Living Network. I dunno, something about seeing the light at the end of the tunnel or something like that. Anyway, an interesting show on that channel is What You Get for the Money; each episode showcases houses across the nation of a certain price point. It ... Read more →