A Parting Gift From 700 Grove: An Overflowing Toilet

Our last night in the apartment featured a flood and plenty of denial about how much work we had ahead of us.

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Closing After-Action Report

My enduring image from our closing day will be of Joe standing naked in our living room, phone to his ear, grimacing while he tries to sort out a misunderstanding over our down payment, as I go through breathing exercises to calm myself down from a mini panic attack. Which all makes our closing day … Continue reading Closing After-Action Report

Our Guide to Buying a Home in NJ

What we've learned about buying a home by actually going through the process, is that while the steps are ostensibly the same across the board - find a home, secure a loan, get an inspection - everyone's experience is vastly different based on the state of the home they're buying, location, financial situation and people … Continue reading Our Guide to Buying a Home in NJ