A Real Estate Listing, Translated

The real reason this house is for sale.

Mount Everest in Manhattan: My Dizzying Attempt to Climb Real Estate’s Highest Summit

I scaled upwards with the New York Times Real Estate section as my harness, a city map as my ropes, and some shady mortgage brokers as my crampons.

How to Own a House for Thirteen Years and Sell It for No Profit

First, you need to make sure the house is overpriced — otherwise this won’t work.

Oh My Dollar! Makes a Case Against Homeownership

No, it’s not about “building equity” vs. “throwing away money on rent.”

Adventures in Fintech: An Interview With My Dad

Talking about the real estate investment platform Fundrise.

Why We Left Toronto

Imagine this loaf of bread is a house.

On Tiny Homes and Compromise

I’ll read pretty much anything Roxane Gay writes.

My Mother’s Real Estate Obsession

For years, I resented how I got roped into fulfilling her dreams for her, which was confusing because they were actually her dreams for me.

How HGTV Changed Our Definition of Home

As well as the larger real estate market.

Do I Want to Be a Homeowner?

Not right now, anyway.

Who Owns All the Affordable Housing?

In some cases, real estate speculators.

Moving to Brooklyn for Love

The first few years I lived in New York, my friends and I had a joke that I hated going to Brooklyn.

We Bought a Street

The reason Lam and Cheng were able to purchase the privately owned street is because the homeowners’ association failed to pay its street taxes for… wait, three decades?

How Is This Avocado Story BACK

We’re comparing avocado toast to homeownership. AGAIN.

Smashed Avocado Is Not Keeping Us From Home Ownership

A “Middle-Aged Moralizer” gets his avocado toast handed to him.

How to Fix a Leak in Your New Bathroom

In sixteen complicated, expensive, and frustrating steps.