Real Estate

The Huffington Post
March 21, 2012 — Homeownership has long constituted the American Dream.
Yes, that’s right: We are a nation that has largely staked its identity on making a major purchase. I own, therefore I am! And, to convince ourselves we’re less superficial than we are, we’ve created a narrative of infomercial-ish rhetoric around the merits [...]

(Reuters)
Jan. 4, 2012 — Billy Lacher couldn’t have purchased his split-level home in October without a little help from an increasingly popular financial institution: The Bank of Mom and Dad.
The 31-year-old New York City firefighter and his wife put a 10 percent downpayment on the $285,000 three-bedroom home, but his parents provided an additional [...]

The Seattle Times
Jan. 24, 2010 — Jacqui Evanchik, a 53-year-old software consultant, knew when she listed her one-bedroom condo at Capitol Hill’s Trace Lofts that she’d chosen to do so in a difficult market. Home sales have been anemic for a while.

She knew her $300,000 listing appeared at a slow time of year, around Thanksgiving. [...]

For those who lack a conventional office, shared, or “coworking,” spaces promise to solve some of the dilemmas of working alone. These facilities provide environments where professional nomads can work in relative quiet and even socialize around the coffee pot, or copier. Just how well could we “cowork”? To find out, we took laptop and cellphone to four facilities in four cities.

Seattle Times — December 13, 2009
When Jennifer Worick, a 41-year-old Seattle social-media consultant and author, began window shopping for a new apartment in July, she had an ambitious wish list: She wanted a place bigger than her 650-square-foot Wallingford studio, she wanted to live in a walk-friendly neighborhood near public transportation and she wanted to [...]