Saturday, October 18, 2008

My blog's reason for being

Since buying a house almost a year ago, I have been plagued by a sort of buyer's regret - I wish I'd known...., Why didn't I ask..., How come I didn't see that..., If only I'd realized...

After attending the Toronto Ladies Who Launch BYOB (that's Be Your Own Boss for all you who are thinking Saturday afternoon BBQ like I was) a few weeks ago, I have been searching for a blog or website devoted to women owning homes. Thus far, I have been unsuccessful. Does anyone know of a good one?

So, this morning over a steaming mug of herbal tea (because I have again run out of coffee), I decided to document my adventures in this blog. Most of the 'how-to' I have learned has been from friends and family, so I hope to pass some of this wisdom along for others. Afterall , according to Single Women Buy Homes, Too, Elizabeth Weintraub:
  • More than one in five home buyers is a single woman.
  • Twice as many unmarried women are buying homes than single men.
  • Single women make up more than one-third of the growth in real estate ownership since 1994.

Surely, there are more chicks like me out there with burning questions about how to fix everything from a leaky faucet to a leaking basement (yes, I have both) who are not easily finding the answers through Google or Yahoo.

So here we go! Come back often and share this with all your homeowning friends!


  1. Awesome idea for a blog Jen! Let me know if you need any mortgage tips ;)

  2. I will definately be relying on my financial industry experts for some future posts!

  3. This is a great idea, Jen! Being a co-homeowner myself, I know how frustrating it can be sometimes, and I am not alone in this, I can only imagine the trials you've seen! You must be commended, though, for venturing into such a scary 'adult' event as home-ownership! I am sure your blog will be a success and an aid to many women! And, maybe some men, too! All the best! Ginelle

  4. yay! very impressed you've jumped into blogging. i'm a devoted blog reader, but just don't have the time and patience to become a blogee yet. Can't wait to read your wisdom!