Tax adviser turned game developer. Biz & marketing adviser to game devs. I write about game narratives, business, taxes, marketing, real estate, and amphibians. Home Stratosphere columnist.
Why Co-Ops Suck: The Unique Nightmare of Buying Property in NYC
Buying a home and making it in New York are two big and challenging dreams on their own. But when combined, you're in for a ride to hell unlike any other and virtually no other American city does this to people. Here's why buying a co-op apartment is utterly horrendous!
The ABCs of Buying a Co-Op Apartment (So You’re a Total Masochist??)
So you want to buy an apartment in NYC, one of the tightest real estate markets in the world. But the co-op application process is notorious only on a local level. If you plan on staying in the city for good and find that co-ops are the only home in your budget range, here's what you need to know about this massive and stressful undertaking!
What Are People Thinking When They Decide to Put Carpeting in the Bathroom?!
Carpeting in the bathroom is an incredibly bizarre phenomenon that actually has its roots in 1950s home design. So why do some people actually still put them in modern homes?
Black is the New Black: How to Make Noir Walls and Accents Totally Slay
Black...is the new black. How do you work with black decorations? How can you give a room that WOW factor?
If You’re Single, Should It Stop You From Buying a Home?
Many people put off buying a home often because of money. Even those who have it still put it off because of this persistent mindset that you only buy property if you're married or got a family. But should being single stop you?
How I Made $10,000 in a Month By Snarking on Furniture and McMansions
Testimonial for Freedom with Writing on how I landed an excellent column gig.
We’ve Mocked Tiny Houses, But We Should Mock Restrictive Zoning That Killed Starter Homes
The whole "tiny houses are stupid" take has been done to death: why aren't we further exploring the conditions that led to their influx?
There Simply is No Place for Decorative Columns Inside Your Home – This is Why
Are you tempted to include decorative columns inside your house? Hold on a second and read this article which may change your mind and explain why there is no place for decorative columns inside a house (most styles anyway).
Nature’s Insecticide: How to Attract Toads to Your Home and Garden!
Toads aren’t just really cute amphibians: they’re a gardener’s best friend!
Toads are one of the biggest boons to your garden! Learn how to attract toads to your home and why you'll want to do so.
Executive Dysfunction, Poor Spatial Reasoning, and The Drawer of Shame: Getting Clutter Under Control
Why does clutter accumulate? How can we get it under control and feel happier about our living spaces despite the "drawer of shame"?
What Separates an Obnoxious McMansion from a Really Big House?
McMansions are the frequent subject of mockery and ire among builders and home buyers alike, but what separates a McMansion from a regular mansion?
Does It Still Make Financial Sense to Buy a Home?
Is owning a home really as financially beneficial as Millennials have been told for years? Let's delve into why it is and isn't.
Is Installing a Swimming Pool Really Worth It?
Is a pool your own private aquatic heaven, or a huge money pit you're about to regret?
Why False Dormer Windows are Like Botched Nose Jobs
What's up with the fake dormer window craze? Why did people start putting them on both homes and commercial properties, and why should they stop?
This is Why Chesterfield Sofas are Ugly
Chesterfield sofas are a timeless British design staple, but have we gone too far with how many rooms they just clash with?