We’ve been watching that show where couples are house hunting, find 3 houses and then pick one to buy. It’s an interesting show but it does raise some questions- First, in this time of economic uncertainy, I find it a little disconcerting when they show a young couple looking for their first starter home…in the $350,000 range. Really? And then, it’s quite startling when the young 24 year old woman turns down the house, you know, the house with a huge kitchen, tons of beautiful wood cabinets and new appliances because the counters are …shudder…not granite. Really? You’re 24 years old…I thought this was supposed to be your starter McMansion? She’s currently living home with Mom and Dad!
My “starter” home had wall to wall green shag carpet saturated in cat pee. I tore it out and found beautiful polished concrete floors underneath.
And don’t get me started on the endless number of couples searching for their vacation home somewhere in Europe or on some tropical island…you know, in the $750,000 – $1,000,000 range. Thank goodnesss they are not just kids…they actually seem to be at least 32 years old or older.
Maybe I could enjoy this show a few years ago…but with what is happenning to our shrinking middle class today….