Tag Archives: housing

Have Paint Will Play

Well. (I started that way just to tick off a writer friend of mine.) I did it again. I played with paint. So many of my friends are painters that if I tried to list them all I’d accidentally skip … Continue reading

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Triple Whammy Eighth Anniversary

My ride through America’s wealth classes continues. Thirty-one years ago, I retired. (See my book, Dream. Invest. Live. for details.) Ten years ago, my portfolio was about to dramatically recover from the Internet Bubble, a divorce I asked for, and … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage Housing

This isn’t about me and my personal finances directly, but it makes me think. Finally, the minimum wage is rising. Local governments are realizing that the people who run their cities and towns need to make enough to live in … Continue reading

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My Mortgage Modification – Five Years Later

Almost five years ago I reached a major milestone. “The short story: I get to keep my house, and here’s how it happened.” – My Mortgage Modification Chronology This month I have progress to report. What? You thought that was … Continue reading

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Affording Housing

The topic came up again. How can working people afford housing? I’ve always been aware of the choices too many people must make to find a place to live. Going to school (Virginia Tech) next to Appalachia will do that. … Continue reading

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What Is My House Worth

“My house can’t really be worth that!” – exclamation from a friend Believe it or not, I steer clear of writing about real estate because there are more things in life than houses. Yet, I’m drawn back to the topic … Continue reading

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Is Whidbey Changing – Spring 2019 – Langley

Well, I did it again. Last night we reprised the presentation made late last year about real estate and affordability trends on Whidbey Island. I say ‘we’ because if there wasn’t a library to host it or an audience that … Continue reading

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If Only The Money Was There

I got my hair cut today. I’d show it off, but Google auto-updated my Chromebook in a way that disabled the camera (something we now assume should be part of a normal computer.) Trust me. Diana at Chops did a … Continue reading

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Recovery – Paying Off The Credit Card

I’ve been looking forward to getting this bill in the mail. Finally, my credit card balance is paid off – almost. I’ll start this blog by finishing a cup of black tea that’s a leftover from today’s work, and switch … Continue reading

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Four Leaky Customer Service Stories

See that intense blog on the radar? Blue is misty. Green is showery. Yellow is rainy. Red is oh deary, dear. My house and its somewhat aged roof is under a bit of that yellow and in the path of … Continue reading

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