Monday, January 10, 2011

Jason McBride Explains Toronto Real Estate Syndrome

In the new February issue of Toronto Life, Jason McBride manages to perfectly articulate my real estate frustrations:
House hunting, for us, was like having a hobby you hate and can't afford but which you're compelled to spend every free moment pursuing. We kept looking and looking, every weekend, most weeknights, for six months. This crusade ate away at a sense of entitlement I didn't even know I possessed. Isn't one of the privileges conferred upon the privileged the ability to buy a small house in a neighbourhood in which you'd want to live?
 Thank you for saying what I was thinking.