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Buying a house in 2021.

It’s one of those days when we’re going to start with the video. I like it. A lot.

While working through the archives of my personal blog, I rediscovered this little gem. It’s the parable of the trapeze by Danaan Parry. Apparently, I liked it nine years ago. I like it today too.

I feel as if, right now in 2021, I am swinging along on a comfortable trapeze bar and that I need to swing to the next one. And…I’m a little scared. One source of this trepidation is my current housing situation. Kim and I sold our home last month and are looking for another. As you might have heard, it’s a crazy time to buy. Our stories today reflect that.

Buying a house in 2021. [One Frugal Girl] — “So when our agent said the next house would sell for over $700,000, we offered $80,000 over the listing price. Does that seem crazy? Most definitely. How do I feel about paying that much above the asking price? Honestly, not too bad. Is this house worth the amount of money we paid? Maybe not, but it is the best house we’ve found in over a year of looking.”

Why the housing market won’t crash any time soon. [Financial Samurai] — I’ve shared a lot of articles about how insane the housing market is right now. Our first article today is a view from the other side. There are folks out there — many folks, actually — who think the housing market will not crash anytime soon. In fact, some argue that it’s only going to continue to soar for the foreseeable future.

What I learned from decluttering more than 400 items. [A Lawyer and Her Money] — “I have previously thought feng shui was utter crap but most of its prescriptions hold true, even if the rationale is flawed. One can’t hold clutter anywhere in the house without it affecting some part of your life. Your junk drawer isn’t harmless – it’s a message telling you that junk gets free rent in your home and your head. It’s a message telling you that you have to put up with this crap. But that’s just not true.”

Okay, that’s it for today. I’ll be back tomorrow with more, my friends. See you!