Katie Couric on Why House Hunting Is Like Dating

What I Love  by Joanne Kaufman, New York Times, August 26, 2016 If the real estate agent hadn’t counseled prudence, hadn’t suggested checking out a few more properties, Katie Couric would have put pen to check as soon as she saw the gray cedar-shingled seven-bedroom house in East Hampton, N.Y. “I do think there’s a certain kind of chemistry between a house and an owner,” said Ms. Couric, 59, the global news anchor for Yahoo, who just started a podcast and who is the executive producer and host of a National Geographic Channel documentary on gender. “You walk in and you can kind of envision your life there. It’s like a first date. You know in the first 30 seconds. I thought, ‘This could be a nice, happy place for my family.’ ” Reader, she bought it. But the 2006 transaction was bittersweet — the end of a chapter, the Read More …