Alternative Housing: Owner Financed Homes

You'd love to own a home — and you can afford the payments — but going the traditional route isn't working out. Or maybe you'd just like to avoid the expense and hassle of dealing with banks and lending institutions in the incredibly difficult credit market. One way...

Alternative Housing: Land Contracts

In 1991, we moved thousands of miles away to Boca Raton, Florida. We had two little kids and — after years of college — were flat broke. Our first home was a three-bedroom townhouse in a development called Cypress Lakes. It was a huge step up from college apartment...

Because All Mothers Work

Do you know a mother who doesn't work? I mean, really? I am wondering when we drew this horrible line in the sand between those of us who make sacrifices to provide/supplement our families and those of us who make sacrifices to stay home? I am a stay at home mother...

What’s the Big Idea Behind Pix2Brix

In 2003, we built our dream home and intended to stay there until we died. As time went on, however, we realized that the dream home was not in the dream location. (You know what they say about real estate!) So, in 2006, we decided to put our home on the market and...