real estate

The Great Housing Lollapalooza: Why It’s So Hard and Expensive to Buy a House Now

The current housing narrative being pushed onto us goes something like this, “We have a housing shortage! We need to build more houses,” along with, “let’s blame the Nimbys for blocking more construction” and so on. Let me be clear; I’m not saying that urban metropolises don’t have issues with construction, zoning, and Nimbyism. But

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Ramblings on Real Estate Disruption and Re-framing the Agent

The way we go about facilitating real estate transactions sucks.1 It’s riddled with conflicts of interest, inefficiencies, and hidden gatekeeping. On top of that, there’s this weird part requiring home sellers to pay the buyer’s commission costs. That weird part is being contested in a major lawsuit against the NAR. Jason Oppenheim (the broker from

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Homebuyer Hack- Know Your Comps

Are you a house hunter looking for a great deal? Unless you know your market, sorry; you’re shit out of luck. So let’s fix it. My biggest house hunting tip is to know your market. And you Can’t know your market without learning all about comps. When you’re buying or selling a home, comps are

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Think Before You Tear Down That House

Before you call the wrecking ball… You should go watch (re-watch) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Remember Cameron’s parents’ house? Ferris tells us, “This place is like a museum. It’s very beautiful and very cold, and you’re not allowed to touch anything.”1 Or remember this? “Ferris, my father loves this car more than life itself.” (Cameron)

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Fuck Algorithms, you Techholes

At least this was my initial sentiment as I was contemplating the impact of algorithms on housing. Any of you ever read Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck? Well, I finally decided to read it. (In case you haven’t, it’s more about choosing your cares and worries wisely rather than not

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