Update: we restored the urn. I’ve been incredibly busy with important end-of-summer projects: Vacation. Recovering from vacation. Shoving books into my head as fast as I can. However, I’m never too busy to look on Craigslist for a new, unwieldy object of desire that I cannot live without.
When I was little, we didn’t have a TV. But sometimes, at my grandparents on Saturday nights, I was allowed to watch PBS. Which is where I saw The King and I and Kiss Me Kate. Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter… And I fully expected that when I grew up, Howard Keel(…)
This is what I’ve learned: Mortgage regulations for muli-family properties have changed drastically since the finance debacle/economic explosion. Any property over 4 units automatically requires a commercial loan—regardless of whether it’s a commercial property. So, at 7 units, this house is well into that territory. And? Commercial loans require 30% down. Plus? Banks in our(…)