The New York Times has a great article on those who saved up and sacrificed much to purchase a home without the help of their parents. There were stories of those living off a single $2.95 chicken sandwich a day for years. Now, I’ll say right off, my parents were kind enough to help me on the down payment of my own home here in Petworth. And I am ever grateful for their help. But just for the record, my parents are hardworking retired civil servants not hedge fund managers. Well, I happened upon an interesting debate up in NYC over at the Brownstoner blog where there are lots of interesting comments. So, should we laugh at those who needed mommy and daddy’s help in purchasing a home in DC (P.o.P. included). Or is it great that the folks could help out? What are the stories here in DC? Were you able to purchase your home by sacrifice and savings or did you rely on outside help or are those two choices even mutually exclusive? Whenever a guest comes to my home and compliments my house, I always say, “the purchase of this house would not have been possible without a generous grant from the P.o.P’s Mom and Pop.” So, what does it take to buy a home in DC today?
5333 Wisconsin Ave, NW. Once upon a time photo by m01229 Thanks to a reader for the heads up after yesterday’s news about TJ Maxx closing December 24th: “DSW is…
I definitely did a double take when I saw this tree (above) a few blocks from my house. Good news/timing from the National Park Service this morning: “Stay calm, this…
via google maps From MPD at 10:30pm: “Alert: Shooting investigation in the 1800 block of 3rd Street NW No Lookout.” Updates if/when more info is released.
Thanks to the now open Little Vietnam for sharing with us: “BANH XEO
Imagine being in a room with other interesting, like-minded humans and feeling confident and encouraged to share who you really are and what you really want? Where no desire or interest is too unusual, and you spend the evening building