With Your Coffee

Milton Historical Society.

Happy Sunday, friends! Have you been enjoying fall? We picked so many apples last week that I baked three pies this week. It’s fun delivering baked goods to friends. On a more serious note, anyone watch the Democratic debate? Anyone have a big assignment at work? How about midterms? I hope all is going well with you. Did it snow by you yet? In Burlington we had sleet for a few minutes. Yikes! Maybe your Sunday morning is filled with coffee, pie, and some quiet time for reading. Or a good adventure? What are you up to?

Cheers!

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3 thoughts on “With Your Coffee

  1. Chad says:

    I have been part of the gentrification of two neighborhoods in Atlanta–East Atlanta and Westview. I put myself through hell initially–break ins, random gun fire, loud music–but in the end it has paid off. I made quite a bit of money on both my houses but the price was high, besides the aforementioned, I worked like a Hebrew slave improving my houses and neighborhoods. Gentrification means more peace and quite, safety, better maintained properties, and an increase in my property values.

    • Kaitlin says:

      Hi Chad,

      Interesting! Yes, gentrification definitely makes life better for a lot of people. Safety. Cleanliness. Pride of place. All good in my book. The problem is that gentrification often raises property values – and therefore rent – of some hardworking people who can no longer afford to live in that area. It’s a shame that one usually brings the other. Know what I mean? Maybe we’ll come up a solution. Affordable housing is such an important issue!

  2. Chad says:

    I think there should be some type of tax break for elderly folks who are no longer of working age, but I was working as a bus boy when I lived in my first house and I was grateful for my rise in property value. I made a lot of money on that house so I didn’t feel priced out at all. And if you keep your nose clean and can save up for a modest 2% down on a house it is easy to get a house loan, you just have to be willing to move into an area with low house value. I put $800 down on my first house in 1998 and paid $40,000 for it. There are lots of opportunities out there.

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