Fans of Westside Shadow Buyer, and they are legion, have followed the saga of the Shadowbuyer family since 2009. As I wrote from the get-go, I am real, but I’m not a realtor. And, real people have to deal with the realities of life. Fortunately, my reality is pretty great.
After exhibiting extreme patience (and comparative, but not extreme frugality) for nearly 10 years, my reality in the last couple of years has pointed to, “it’s time to buy a home in Los Angeles.” I managed to miss the last couple of years of economic badness that has hurt so many recent home buyers, and to keep dry and ready a nice chunk of money.
So, when it came time to buy something, I figured I’d be good to go.
Ah, so naive. Read the rest of this entry »