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Now that people have smaller families,people build bigger homes,Does that make sense?

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  • Matt 2013/08/17 23:55:33
    I think
    Matt
    +4
    Before I.R.A.s were invented the larger houses used to be a form of a retirement savings account. You could depend upon them to increase in value and keep pace with inflation much better than any other form of investment.

    Just one more thing that our politicians and the banksters ruined for the middle class.

    The larger house serves only one purpose now. To provide shelter for when your prodigal adult children are forced to return home.
    childproof house

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  • CaptCrash 2013/08/19 20:35:37
    I think
    CaptCrash
    +1
    I think it shows that we are breeding an ovine mentality that can't wait to be fleeced.
  • Jdogg 2013/08/19 05:21:25
    I think
    Jdogg
    +1
    I think some people do this for attention or trying to impress family or friends.
  • JamesChevyII 2013/08/18 08:31:23
    no
    JamesChevyII
    +1
    I have asked myself that same question... Maybe it is to stay away from each other... LMAO
  • Sister ... JamesCh... 2013/08/18 11:06:44
    Sister Jean
    LOL
  • Cymech Dragon 2013/08/18 05:45:12
    no
    Cymech Dragon
    +1
    As others said, you're going to be paying for higher property tax even when you pay off your mortgage, and as a house increases in value... well point is, even if people are able to afford it and though one shouldn't begrudge them of being able to do so, buying such a huge house isn't all it's s put out to be.

    Really, I'd just rather buy a medium-sized home and put the rest towards building a server farm, which will return a better bang for buck than a big home could.
  • abanana 2013/08/18 04:07:02
    I think
    abanana
    One word: claustrophobia. I personally don't like having to step onto my bed to get to the other side of my bedroom. I also don't like having minimal furniture and having it wall to wall and blocking off other rooms. However, I don't really find it necessary to have too big of a house. I'm married with two kids and the most house we need us up to 1700 square feet (hubby works from home and the company is located out of state--they require that he have a designated quiet space for an office as he speaks with customers)--any larger and it feels like a museum to us. The exception is a Victorian house. I loooove old houses! They have so much character with the ornate doorways, high ceilings, wood floors, winding staircases, claw-foot tubs, gingerbread on the outside, widow's walks, and unique floor plans. I've always wanted one. They're like cryptonite to me!
  • KevinDobbs 2013/08/18 01:34:30
    no
    KevinDobbs
    But I don't think it matters, if you want to pay the mortgage on that amusingly gigantic house, go ahead.
    biggest house in world
  • Vampire Princess 2013/08/18 01:25:34
    I think
    Vampire Princess
    They can afford it with a smaller family?
  • rand 2013/08/18 00:07:18
    yes
    rand
    +1
    Having fewer children allows for more discretionary spending, and in our materialistic culture, houses will become bigger and bigger.
  • Sister ... rand 2013/08/18 00:09:40
    Sister Jean
    +1
    some look like churches
  • rand Sister ... 2013/08/18 00:19:18
    rand
    +2
    Perhaps someday they will be.
  • Sister ... rand 2013/08/18 00:20:20
  • Matt 2013/08/17 23:55:33
    I think
    Matt
    +4
    Before I.R.A.s were invented the larger houses used to be a form of a retirement savings account. You could depend upon them to increase in value and keep pace with inflation much better than any other form of investment.

    Just one more thing that our politicians and the banksters ruined for the middle class.

    The larger house serves only one purpose now. To provide shelter for when your prodigal adult children are forced to return home.
    childproof house
  • thekool... Matt 2013/08/18 00:00:08
    thekoolaidparty!
    +2
    Exactly, the old argument about wealth accumulation doesn't really fly anymore. Particularly since people spend such a long time paying off their mortgage. Not to mention you still have to contend with property tax... Something that is going up (on the middle class).
  • Matt thekool... 2013/08/18 01:11:12
    Matt
    +1
    In Ohio, my disabled ex-wife is still paying property tax on a 30 year old trailer that sits on a rented lot. Monthly lot rent exceeds the value of that trailer.
  • thekoolaidparty! 2013/08/17 23:51:52
    no
    thekoolaidparty!
    +2
    Particularly since you don't really own your home. Even if you pay off your mortgage, you still have to pay property tax. Is renting *really* that different?
  • Sister ... thekool... 2013/08/17 23:54:26
    Sister Jean
    yes
  • DiViews2014 2013/08/17 22:52:29
    no
    DiViews2014
    +2
    One of my neighbors, a family of four built their dream home. A lavish sprawling 10k sq ft all high end fixtures throughout the house and a heart shaped heated swimming pool facing a beautiful aerated lake on several acres of land. The property already had two 3br/2ba completed homes. They had intended their respective in-laws to live in the other houses. Unfortunately, one of the in-laws passed away. After a little more than a year living the dream home, lightning struck it and forced them to the other vacant house. Now, they do not want to move back into the dream house because it was too much house? They had it on the market, but it did not sell for over a year.. It started out priced @ 2.9m and was lowered to l.6m and no takers yet. It is on about 80 acres of land. SMH
  • Sister ... DiViews... 2013/08/17 22:59:16
    Sister Jean
    +2
    am not surprised
  • Jan Haskell 2013/08/17 22:35:46
    no
    Jan Haskell
    +2
    Not to me anyway.
  • rocat 2013/08/17 22:30:44
    yes
    rocat
    +2
    makes sense...
    in light of the spirit of materialism...
    that now pervades our culture-

    my family is in contracting...
    these homes are poorly built-

    nothing like the homes from the pre 70s era-
  • Cierra 2013/08/17 22:11:38
    I think
    Cierra
    +3
    I guess. Some people like to have a lot of space. My friend lives with her mom and stepdad and yet their house is huge. They said that way, everyone has their own space and no one gets in the way of the other. I understand that.
  • Sister Jean 2013/08/17 22:10:35
    I think
    Sister Jean
    +4
    they must like a lot to clean
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2013/08/17 22:04:14
    no
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    Friend buys a big house 4,000 sq ft. 4 years before his two oldest goes off to college.I did not want to say anything cause wife gets ticked off at any form of criticism. It is just me now and I want just 1500 sq ft for an office / home
  • I think
    ṃεταllïс_ḋќ[сhατвøχ]
    +1
    People are starting to become more ambitious.
  • cjd 2013/08/17 22:02:56
    no
    cjd
    +2
    People base their happiness and success on material things,sadly
  • MsDianna 2013/08/17 22:01:56
    no
    MsDianna
    no it doesn't make any sense but you never know when your family is gonna show up to stay or your kids move back home!
  • Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm... 2013/08/17 22:01:14
    no
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +1
    Not to me sis... makes no sense;)???
  • Sister ... Barefoo... 2013/08/17 22:03:42
  • Barefoo... Sister ... 2013/08/17 22:29:11
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    Me too...;) I don't want more than I can take care of...;)

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