Buying a House

It’s easy to understand why we look for the largest, most prestigious properties we can afford – we are constantly urged to define our success by our possessions: bigger, better, newer, shinier. A relatively recent counter-movement, however, urges lower impact, fewer goods and less consumption....

There’s an old saying that you should never judge a book by its cover, and this is true for houses – after all, who would buy one having never seen more than the front door? Open inspections are opportunities to go in-depth, and here’s how...