There is immense pressure to buy a place – and to do so is obviously a massive privilege. So why does homeownership seem so overrated?
Here are a few things that I have Googled in the nine months or so since I bought a Victorian terrace home in Philadelphia:
Does a crack in the lintel mean my house is going to collapse?
Ways to tell if your house is about to fall down
How to tell if your pipes are frozen and are going to burst
Can you die of asbestos poisoning by accidentally breathing in lots of dust while sticking your head into a hole in the wall to check if your pipes are frozen?
Is buying a house a terrible idea even though everyone tells you it’s the pinnacle of adulthood and what everyone should aspire to?