Watching HGTV gave me an overblown sense of confidence. I budgeted 2-3 days for the paint project. It was going to be just 4 rooms and 1 wall of my living room. How difficult can it be? Step 1: Pick up supplies Shopping at Home Depot was an emotionally destabilizing experience. Is this how men feel […]Read More Stuff They Don’t Teach You In School – Wallpainting
I love D.C. and its intellectual, sophisticated culture. But having lived in a big city all my life (Hong Kong then San Francisco), I was ready for something different. An introvert at heart, I wanted a quaint neighborhood that offers easy access to amenities, shops, and the metro without all the crazy people and traffic. […]Read More Love At First Sight
If you can’t pay, you can’t play. But just because you’ve got the dough doesn’t mean you’ll be a successful buyer. Before you begin the hunt, you have to be honest with yourself, recognize your weaknesses, and understand how to mitigate them by surrounding yourself with an all-star real estate team. My weakness #1: I […]Read More Your Money Is As Good As Your Team
Unlike most little girls who grow up dreaming of their perfect wedding, I have always dreamt of my perfect tower. Since my financial circumstances do not allow for a Qu Tower (QT) at the moment, I thought a house would be a good compromise. My therapist once told me that a way to stop comparing […]Read More My American Dream
My plan was to post weekly (I learned from a professional YouTuber that consistency is key to driving impressions). I could use my travel schedule as an excuse, but the truth is I was procrastinating. You see, the topic of money stresses me out. I grew up poor, and my single mom worked multiple jobs […]Read More You Can’t Outearn Your Stupidity
This is about to get real personal. If you’re wondering why I’m starting a blog on home buying, the answer is simple. I’m very insecure about my writing, and had no clue what a fixed-rate mortgage is until a month ago. My hope is the feedback I get from you guys will allow me to be a […]Read More Why Am I Doing This?