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Surfing the Wave: Chrystel beats the bubble

In 2008, Ramu Dhara bought his first house, fathered his first child, and weathered his first financial crisis.  While Chrystel Garipuy, his partner, had no role to play in the crisis and an equal role in parenthood; she is, as they both readily confess, wholly responsible for the biggest purchase of their lives: A late nineteenth century brownstone currently valued at approximately $825,000. “I was a committed renter,” explains Ramu, a user-interface design consultant who has rented all over New York City for more than 15 years, “She was the one who convinced me to take the plunge.” Continue reading Surfing the Wave: Chrystel beats the bubble