This Corgi Realtor Wants To Sell You A Condo [Mashable] Attention human real estate agents: your jobs are in serious jeopardy.
What Your Real Estate Agent Can And Can’t Tell You [Curbed DC] I didn’t know your agent couldn’t legally answer you if you ask them if the neighborhood you’re looking in is “good for young single people?” Now I really want to look at a place in a stuffy neighborhood full of churches and craft stores, and ask my agent if it’s a good neighborhood for young single people, just to see them lie. Of course, this won’t be a problem once all agents are corgis.
The Average US Household Wastes Over A Third Of Its Income On Housing/Utilities/Transportation [Trulia] Ugh, the worst part about living in an *ahem* less-than-legal basement apartment with split bills is that I can’t wait until my gas gets cut off and then get the city to pay 60% of the bill, like I did every two years in my last apartment. (Yes, you can go two years without paying your heat bill before it gets cut off; I once made it three.) Nothing is more depressing than writing a check to the utilities company.
$140K: The Difference 5 Years Makes In DC Home Prices [Urban Turf DC] Hmm, larger homes appreciate a lot more than smaller ones, not just in raw dollars, but percentage-wise. But then how you explain the $16 McMansion?
Home Buyers’ Top Five Regrets [Washington Post] Most homebuyers I know, their main regret is not buying, like, ten more houses back in 2006, and then retiring a multimillionaire right about now-ish.
Sleep Like A Celtic Chief In This Iron Age Roundhouse [Mental Floss] This medieval peasant hut is far nicer than the house I built with my dad, and we had three college degrees and all the knowledge of the internet at our fingertips.