housing

On Saturday morning Girl Ninja and I spent a couple of hours gallivanting around northern Seattle with our Realtor. We weren’t shopping for houses, as much as we were being educated on Seattle real estate. It was time for us to learn what $400,000 buys in Seattle. We walked through 5 homes that day. I’d like to […]

Last night I called an old mentor of mine who currently works as a branch manager at a local bank. Girl Ninja and I wanted to get pre-approved for a mortgage for two reasons; a) to make sure we actually qualified for a loan, and b) to have a pre-approval notice on hand for when […]

Twenty

December 18, 2012 · 33 comments

Girl Ninja and I have been saving hard. Had we not bought a car, and had I not started MANteresting, we would be reaching our $100,000 savings goal  right… about………… now. But since we dropped a little extra coin this year, we are about six months behind schedule. As you also know, I’m thinking interest […]

As Girl Ninja and I inch closer towards starting the house hunting process, we’ve been contemplating how much house we think we can afford. We thought maybe a mortgage pre-qualification calculator could help us out. Here was what we got when we ran the numbers based on our current financial situation… Is this real life? […]

Would you hire a friend?

December 10, 2012 · 25 comments

After we ring in the New Year, Girl Ninja and I plan to get serious about hunting for a house. I’ve been doing some research and exactly what that process entails and it doesn’t seem too complicated. We’ll get pre-qualified, possibly pre-approved, and then start looking for a real estate agent. No big deal right? […]

A week ago I shared that Girl Ninja and I plan to take the plunge and buy our first home in 2013. If you’ve been reading PDITF for more than a day or two, you’ll know I’m not a huge fan of the concept of home ownership. With this post I plan to summarize the […]

2013 is the time to buy

November 20, 2012 · 25 comments

While I was driving the other day I started thinking about homeownership. I came to the conclusion that I will never be ready to buy a home. Just like I don’t expect to wake up one day and desperately want kids. I mean, deep down in my heart those are things that I want and am excited […]