Book Review Title: "Repacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Good Life" Author: Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro Publisher: Berrett-Koehler, 2012; 240 pages; $17.95 I've long thought that conceptualized real estate decision-making -- the intention and strategy that underlie our choice of location, mortgage, price point and property type -- is the ultimate exercise in lifestyle design. The place we live is inextricably intertwined with our relationships, our work and how we spend our leisure time, both impacting and being impacted by all these areas of our lives in innumerable ways, some of which we can't even anticipate until the web of impacts have begun to be spun. I've seen homebuying impact adult children's relationships with their parents, when the son or daughter accepts a down payment "gift" that is given with many, unspoken strings attached. And I've seen a previously fearful homebuyer grow more assertive than ever before in purs...
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