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    Default Even the trolls aren't posting lately?

    Did everybody go on vacation?


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    Probably. It's summer time and things slow down on the forum over the summer. In addition, the economy is going well so there are no gloom and doom folks running around screaming about the sky falling. You should have been here the winter of 2008 and 2009. Whewy. Those that weren't going to Argentina were building bunkers and buying up all the gold they could. I'm not one to say I told you so but....yeah I am. To all the knuckleheads that said the world was ending...we're still here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan R McDaniel Jr View Post
    Did everybody go on vacation?


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    That's what I was wondering. Either that or Rick forgot to pay the cable bill again! LOL
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    The economy is great? Guess I need to move to Indiana! Yeah, summer is a slow time. I'm on vacation and will be leaving to go backpacking for almost a week.

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    Yeah, the economy overall is great. Any rate below 5% is (and has long been) considered full employment. For the last 12 months the unemployment rate has been at or below 4%. Wages are going up in many sectors because employers are trying to attract the best quality employee they can out of an ever shrinking pool of people looking for work.
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    Small towns are still struggling but I've been to some of the metro areas in the Midwest and the construction of residential and commercial property is incredible. I think it is greater now than I've ever seen it. Even those towns of 250,000 seem to be doing very well. When you see 4-5 bedroom houses being built by companies to rent things are going well.

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    Yeah, but nobody can afford to live in any of them....

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    Nobody posting? Rick hasn't been posting that picture of himself in a thong again, has he?
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    I can if you want :O).....They wouldn't be building them if no one could afford to live in them. They are occupied as fast as they build them. This just in....


    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/26/sudd...exploding.html

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    I am in the planning stage to build a house and right now all builders are booked up. Plus my total budget is under 100k and no builder wants to mess with a small house they all want 3000 sf. and 300k budgets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I can if you want :O).....They wouldn't be building them if no one could afford to live in them. They are occupied as fast as they build them. This just in....


    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/26/sudd...exploding.html
    I hear stuff like but see no evidence of it. I'll have to take your word (and cnbc's word) for it.

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    I'm seeing an incredible boom in stick-built apartment complexes in and around the metro area of Boston. It seems really odd to me to see these things going up in wood rather than the usual concrete and metal. I can guarantee that the support services don't exist for the sheer numbers of them (Police/Fire/Schools/Power grid/Water.) Maybe they'll create a vast implosion when they all turn on their ACs at the same time.
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    Are you saying that darkness around Boston is Bruin?

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    New construction in our area of apartments, single family homes and sprawling open air malls is booming.
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