housing

We bought a house.

June 19, 2013 · 57 comments

The phone call came at about 6pm yesterday. Our offer was accepted. Girl Ninja immediately started crying. I know what you’re thinking, she was crying tears of joy. She wasn’t. She was crying tears of “Oh my goodness, what did we get ourselves in to.” I think she set the world record for quickest buyers remorse […]

We put in an offer

June 18, 2013 · 37 comments

Well that was fast. Yesterday Girl Ninja and I walked through a house, only to find us back in the same house two hours later for an inspection. Yes, things progressed that quickly. We liked the house, loved the lot, and it’s well within our budget. When those three stars aligned, we knew we’d probably […]

I get high.

June 13, 2013 · 25 comments

I’ve been doing a lot of blogging lately about real estate and the stock market. The last twelve months have been insane for both markets. Epic and unsustainable are some of the adjectives that come to mind for the recent  gains. The general consensus amongst PF nerds is that one should strive to buy low and sell […]

If you’ve been reading PDITF for longer than, say five minutes, you’ll know I’m not necessarily the smartest PF blogger of the bunch. But what I lack in brains I make up for in crappy stick figure drawings…right? Over the years I’ve read a handful of articles about 401k loans. Most articles pretty much say […]

Coming at you with another poll. These seem to be wildly popular and that makes me happy. It’s one less day I have to think about writing and one more day you all get to see how you fare against the masses. Since we’ve done debt and income, figured we could use this poll to […]

Got a comment on my most recent blog post that I think speaks a lot of truth. Here’s that comment: I don’t think many people buy (homes), expecting to move in less than 5 years. But it happens a lot, due to job changes, family changes, etc. […] Exactly!!!! My hunch is that most prospective […]

Over 80 years ago, James Adams said “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”. This is known as the American Dream. Buying a home has also long been called the American Dream, probably because it gives one a great sense of accomplishment. After […]