Still Want to Live in the Big City?

Still Want to Live in the Big City?

Working Remotely, Living Anywhere Will you live in your current city forever? I’m not the only one who’s ever pondered this in Los Angeles gridlock, yet the vast majority of us keep the same home base even after our career obligations are over. So what would it look like to actually leave? ...
But My Tenants Are So Nice

But My Tenants Are So Nice

You love your tenants. They always pay their rent on time, rarely complain, and they are super nice. Now for the bad news – that’s probably why you’re undercharging. In the spirit of disclosure, I own no rental properties so I can’t speak from personal experiences, only those of my clients ...
Managing Your Real Estate Addiction

Managing Your Real Estate Addiction

My friend Soren is breaking up with his partner, who he lives with, and can’t move out. Why? Soren’s entire net worth is consumed by a company 401(k) plan and a vacation rental with a large mortgage that he bought with his partner. By the standards of the average person, Soren is wealthy, but ...
The Renter Sellout

The Renter Sellout

Somehow I’ve branded myself as the guy who thinks renting a home is better than buying one. So I expect to get some grief from a few people when I start shopping for a condo. Am I finally giving in to the societal pressure? No. Am I dying to receive a tax deduction that comes with a ...
Done by 60: Final Home Destination

Done by 60: Final Home Destination

People often plan for retirement based on their current lifestyle, which includes the cost of living in their current city. How much sooner could you retire if you moved to a city with a lower cost of living once you stopped working full time? As it turns out, the cost of staying in that big, ...