About the previous blog posting? There are more and more places putting those signs in their windows. Some start out with "sorry we are closed" usually followed by "going out of business" and lastly followed by "For sale"
And do you know what makes me the maddest of all?
Some of these signs are on brand new homes. The big home builders are failing as well, they build these million dollar homes which no one can afford and then they cant pay those bills so they now are out of business. Now here is where I get really teed off. More and more families are losing their homes some like us have lived in their homes for many years and can no longer afford them because of higher prices for necessities. ie gas, electric, phone etc etc!
So we have more and more people living out on the streets in their cars or in shelters. People who are proud people who don't deserve to be out there but are because prices keep soaring but wages don't. And here is the kicker.......we have all these homes empty (some built back in the 1900) and then we have lots and lots of the million dollar homes empty as well yet what do I see? They are still building more of these homes. some aren't Million dollar homes but they are over 200,000. and folks cant afford those either. Another thing that gets me, is that there are these spots that you would never even believe building one home let alone 50 yet now there they are. example.....Out by my dad's where I grew up, are several spots that were swamp land. Notice I said were. Yes you got it. They pushed in a little dirt and built homes. I'm sorry but once swamp land always swamp land. You know in the future something will happen and those homes will sink or something equally disastrous will happen. You can't pay me to live there. Another spot? Driving into Mpls there was a spot that was industrial now you know where there are industrial stuff there will be seepage of junk into the ground and they are now building homes there. Aw come on what kind of crap are they pulling? Anyone who has lived here for awhile knows what all has been there. But see that's what they are counting on "new people" people who haven't a clue what was there before. Be it swamp or industrial. They are counting on the fact that these new people won't know anything and will buy these homes and move in and have a happy life hopefully for 30 or more years. But will those homes last 3o years without problems? Either way I just am not happy. If our economy is to ever get better they need to stop raising prices and stop building homes no one can afford so they can stop putting signs into their windows.