While this year’s dramatic price inflation is putting a big hit on our fixed pension, it’s doing wonders for our home value. Housing is one of the categories leading the inflation parade in 2021. This chart from YahooFinance shows how sharply the price increase has been over the past few years. The pandemic has brought on a huge spike. Prices are up 20% nationally versus … Continue reading Home, Sweetly Inflated, Home
That’s a picture of the pool house in our neighborhood. Our development is a great place for raising kids, although we are out of that business now. Other people our age are starting to move to smaller places. Sometimes we feel like we should downsize too, but I don’t think the benefits play out very well for us in today’s housing market. We’ve looked around. … Continue reading No Benefit To Downsize
I’m not sure what to make of the value of our home is right now. A house in our neighborhood recently went up for sale – with a lot of square footage & high finish quality – but with a relatively low asking price. I really would have expected it would be priced 10% higher. We’re not thinking about selling anytime soon, but I still … Continue reading Knock Knock – Who’s Buying?
You can’t go from the Midwest to Florida in the winter – for any length of time – and not have people ask if you are getting ready to buy a place down here. We’ve been down here for 5 weeks now and that has brought us 35 days closer to coming up with a more permanent Snowbird plan. We’ve really clicked with the Florida … Continue reading Kicking Off ‘The Florida Project‘
We moved into our current house 10 years ago on Halloween. We designed and built it with a custom builder exactly the way we wanted and are still very happy with the choices we made. I recently ran across this infographic from the National Association of Home Builders and Bank of America that details how long you can expect many of the key components of … Continue reading Is Your House Falling Apart?