About HardWorth

While searching to purchase their first home in Los Angeles, “The HardWorths” found themselves being surprised left and right like a couple of jumpy teens in a horror flick. They knew this journey would be one of the biggest in their lives, but nobody had mentioned, nor had they read online, half of the events they experienced. Through the process of researching homes, purchasing and beginning renovations, “The HardWorths” thought about how helpful it would have been to have heard some of these stories prior, if nothing else, just to not feel like you’re losing your mind and to know that crazy things happen all the time on this epic journey.

There are plenty of resources to help educate on mortgages, interest rates, where and how to buy etc… However, very few the HardWorths found covered those strange quirks, odd rumblings and the general lifestyle change that occurs while looking for and buying a home. HardWorth is a place to read some crazy stories they experienced as Confessions, gain some perspective on things they would have done differently in Hindsight, and see how they have started exploring the act of Adulting.

Buying a home truly was the hardest thing that we’ve done, but everyday we’re stoked about what we’ve accomplished. It’s simply a HardWorth.

Thank you for riding this wave with us.
We hope you have a most excellent adventure.

Lori HardWorth

Lori is a native New Yorker with a chip on her shoulder who found it as hard, as it was easy, to embrace the west coast culture and vibe. Three years and many trips to Whole Foods later, she is working in the film industry (Hollywood, babe!) and is happily in love with Eric and their new home. As an evolved punk/ska kid, Lori embraces a compassionate lifestyle complete with a thick Long Island accent. She enjoys cooking for others, eating snacks, being in nature and making South Park references wherever possible.

Eric HardWorth

Eric is a young “30-something” Creative Director living in Los Angeles, California. He’s a self proclaimed, father & girlfriend approved, handyman who’s built more than an apartments-worth of stuff that hasn’t fallen apart yet. When not fixing / building / painting / sanding / hanging / wiring something in his newly purchased Inglewood home, Eric is probably working on his 60’s era motorcycle while wishing he were riding it.

HardWorth.com is based on opinion and experiences. We encourage our readers to consult professionals for financial, legal, and home improvement advice.


A young couple’s experience
buying a first home & learning how to adult.