I thought that our current home would be a long-term purchase, but I've been having second thoughts. I never wanted a primary home to be a significant portion of our net worth, so I bought a cheap house ($175,000 in June of 2013). I spent a whole lot of time (4-year slog) and $100,000 fixing it up which increased its value. At the same time, Boulder County prices went bonkers. … [Read more...] about Should We Move?
My main goal was to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* in 1500 days**, starting from 1/1/2013 and ending in February of 2017. I made my goal last year and my 1500 Days are over, but in the interest of openness, I’ll continue to share my numbers. Two net-worth altering events happened in May. The first involved our home and the second involved a car … [Read more...] about Performance Update, Day 1611: I Have A Small One
A couple weeks ago, we moved into our new old home. Unlike most folks, we look for homes in need of a little TLC. I don't care about granite counters or remodeled bathrooms. I'll get to that in a moment though.A New TownWe hastily moved into our last neighborhood in April of 2012 and couldn't stand it. We knew almost immediately that we weren't going to stay and our … [Read more...] about What we look for in a House