OT - I don't _hate_ McMansions

Andy Bradford amb-plug at bradfords.org
Fri Jun 20 21:51:44 MDT 2008

Thus said "Josh Coates" on Thu, 19 Jun 2008 11:54:35 MDT:

> mcmansion's are built because greedy  developers want to squeeze every
> square foot  they can out  of the development  land they buy,  so they
> cram these  monster faux houses  on tiny lots, and  people (especially
> around here)  just drink whatever they  are being served, so  they buy
> them.

McMansions are  built because people  want them; that doesn't  mean they
will want them in 20--30 years. If there was no consumer demand for them
right now, they would not be built. Builders don't just go out and build
any old type of building on a  whim and then hope that someone will want
it; they certainly don't consider building  a house some kind of capital
investment that will pay  off in 20--30 years if they  just hold onto it
long enough for the  consumer to come around and like  it. Just like any
product someone  must value the McMansion  more than their money  or the
exchange wouldn't happen.

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