I don’t know if the housing crisis was created by idiots

as Instapundit suggests

…but I did drive past a neighborhood in Coppell this morning where they were offering houses in the “low 500s” which were constructed of chipboard.

Half a million.  House made of chipboard.  Sure, it’s walled off and near the club, so you never have to deal with anybody who isn’t just like you (given my experience actually working in places like that, I regard this as a win-win scenario — I don’t want to deal with any more of them, the folks who honestly think it’s critically important that their children play with the right playmates, than they do with me)…. but wouldn’t the financial success allowing you to plunk down that kind of money for a house also be predicated on enough common sense not to buy a…

excuse me now….

Half-million-dollar house made out of fucking chipboard?

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  1. convivialdingo

     /  July 5, 2009

    For $500,000 dollars, it better have steel reinforced timber walls, covered with mahogany, virgin oak and gilded in gold. It would have a moat, with crocodiles, flamingos and otters. The roof would be copper with zinc welds. The floors would be sapphire on marble and the windows would be diamond.

    Money doesn’t go that far anymore, apparently.

  2. Chipboard? You’re kidding! While I’m all for recycling materials, surely chipboard is taking dry walling to new highs (or should that be lows)?

    On the flip side I imagine this makes internal renovations that much easier and possibly cheaper. But hey, half a million dollars you figured they could afford proper renovators?


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