housing

The Renter’s Guide to Avoiding a God-Awful Landlord

First things first: Outside of a rent-controlled crystal ball, there’s no real foolproof way to be sure your landlord or property manager won’t suck. Like…

The Homeless Men Who Have Given Up on Living Anywhere but the Streets

The toughest part of landing on the street for Chris wasn’t the lack of privacy while he slept, or the cops that came around to…

Stupid Money: What the Hell Is a Jumbo Mortgage, Anyway?

Real estate is obscenely expensive these days: The median home price nationwide in April 2018 was $312,000, which is an eye-watering 50 percent increase over…

The Dirty Bastard’s Guide to Cleaning Your Apartment

The most withering personal critique I’ve ever received was when a female roommate told me I was “tidy, but not clean.” For years, I’d been operating…