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2018 Housing Expenses

Homeownership isn’t for everyone. For those of us who brave it, a condo can have some lower ongoing expenses. My Portland, Oregon condo cost me $5,175 for all of 2018.

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2017 Housing Expenses

I’ll be doing a housing expense post in order to keep track of how much my primary residence is costing me. My hypothesis is that we place too much emphasis on the sale price and don’t adequately take into account the carrying costs which more than offset any potential gains. My 2016 Housing Expenses Post […]

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2016 Housing Expenses

How Much I Spent On Housing In 2016 I bought my condo in Portland for $142k almost exactly one year ago. Like most homeowners, I expected to have some expenses when moving into a new place, but I didn’t expect my 2016 housing expenses to be nearly $10k, $9,251 to be exact. I spent around $5,100 on […]

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Why A Home Purhase Is Gerneally A Bad Idea

What Makes Purchasing A Home A Bad Idea   Remember that I’m referencing these thoughts to a physician that hopes to be financially independent and job independent early on in her/his life. The topic can be approached from many different angles. Rent vs. buy is usually the topic of discussion. If you are completing residency and […]