posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 03:43 PM
In my area there were, several years ago, waves of housing subdevisions going up. These were the typical "McMansions."
The thing I noticed most often, besides how butt-ugly they were, was how incredibly cheaply they were built.
As I watched the construction, I noticed that many of them were built with chipboard. They were poorly constructed all around, and built incredibly
Now when I observe these subdivisions, some of them are already starting to deteriorate. This isn't simple because many of them are now empty, it is
because they are built so abysmally.
I predict that in 10-15 years, there is going to be a second round of housing crisis, as the residents of these "McMansions" (those who kept them
through this crisis, and moved in after forclosures) find that their houses are simply deteriorating. SOme will find that their houses are
structurally unsound, others will not be able to afford the upkeep and the mortgage. This will create another housing crisis as people are forced to
move out of unsound homes, but are not refunded for their mortgage.