Do We Ever Regret (What We Spend On) Travel: A Friday Chat!

I am telling myself: This is what the money is for. We will get to see family. We will get to say a proper farewell to my uncle, who died very suddenly. We will set a good example for Babygirl, maybe, that this is the kind of thing we splurge on.

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?”

How Apartment Hunting Is Different From Shoes Shopping

What becomes immediately obvious, when you start apartment hunting, is that there are no apartments.

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!”

Chatting About Real Estate And How Much Stability = Happiness

A home named after Charlotte Bronte that was built in the 1920s in the style of an Italian villa, and it’s been on the market for a long time, and it’s reasonably priced?

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.

Chatting About Letting The Children Choose The Real Estate

A Catalog of My Worst Apartment Hunts

Having lived in New York City for nearly a decade (in six separate residences), I’m convinced that the only variety of New York apartment hunt is the soul-crushingly terrible one.

The Hunt for a Place of My Own

“You have six months to find your own place,” my godmother, Kimmie, says.

Wishing For A Unicorn

I went to an open house for an apartment this weekend, because the money is hypothetically an apartment fund, but in New York I might as well be wishing for a unicorn.