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January 13, 2012

2012 resolutions

I'm still sick, so I don't have energy for much except asking a few questions.

What are you hoping to accomplish this year? Pay down debt? Save a down payment? Find an apartment that suits you better? Earn more? Worry less?

Is your home helping you get where you want to be in 2012 or keeping you from getting there? Or is it simply a nice place to spend your free time?

Is the state of the housing market pushing you to do, or not do, something this year? Does it have any bearing on your life?

OK, those are actually a lot of questions. Even when I'm sick, I'm curious.

Posted by Jamie Smith Hopkins at 6:00 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Question of the day


Save a down payment! (Well, continue to save. It's an ongoing process.)

Most of it comes down to the axiom: "you gotta live somewhere..."

Without doing anything special the budget remains tolerable with life's accoutrement within the home copacetic... but the planned changes and improvements and other more substantial expenditures keep getting put off.

ps: hope you're feeling better soon

Me too, MrRational! Good luck with the improvements.

And Justine, I hope you make impressive progress on your savings this year.

We want to get more business this year. Hopefully real estate industry will have an upswing and we will do well.

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About Jamie Smith Hopkins
Jamie Smith Hopkins, a Baltimore Sun reporter since 1999, writes about the regional economy. Her reporting on the housing market has won national and local awards. Hopkins is a Columbia native and has lived in Maryland all her life, save for 10 months spent covering schools in Ames, Iowa.
She trained to become a wonk by spending large chunks of time as a geek and an insufferable know-it-all.
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