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originally posted by: TheRedneck
And why is housing too high? A couple reasons: first, the people who own the housing are greedy. Those rental rates are intended for people who can afford them, and that's not a huge segment of the population. Most people who can afford rent like that will wind up buying a house. Secondly, when did housing go from being a warm, dry place to live in to an oversized, overpriced mini-mansion? The houses that are going for those high prices are typically many times nicer than what people used to have.
But every house I see going up is a couple thousand square feet, with plenty of corners and angles to make it aesthetically pleasing, fully landscaped, and overpriced for what the average person can afford. So why are contractors not building smaller, cheaper housing? Because they are greedy too! And the older, smaller housing that is left can command higher prices because the number of such houses is steadily decreasing.
We have to get back to a sustainable lifestyle. One cannot live in luxury while working at a job that requires zero training. We need more housing that is small, affordable, and just a warm, dry place to live.
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1:33 PM · Oct 1, 2021
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: ketsuko
Times are changing.
Do I agree with the direction they're going? Not really... but that's reality.
You need to get more on touch with what the youth want and want to build.
originally posted by: Tempter
Well, historically a lot of retired or elderly people USED to take those jobs. It was a great way to supplement retirement income for those who hadn't saved enough or for those who just want to keep being productive.
Boomers are retiring now, so while they WERE taking those jobs they are now not in huge numbers.
Shes partially correct about the staffing issue being related to boomers, but she's ignorant as to WHY. i.e., they already DID those jobs and are now done.