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Some homebuilders in West Michigan are getting an opportunity to showcase some of their higher-end homes this weekend. Full Story
Neko

United States

#1 Mar 27, 2008
Confident they will sell eh?

Will the buyer be a minister or a politician?(They are the only folks who will know luxury in a church/police state...see 15th century Europe Religious feudalism)

How many people living in $700,000 homes claim to be "christians"?
Craig Conklin

Saint Charles, IL

#2 Mar 27, 2008
Yes just when gas prices are at a record high. Many people are losing there homes here in Michigan. Unemployment is high, We need a story about how the rich can still afford expensive houses and are still doing fine thanks again TV-13.

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#3 Mar 27, 2008
I wonder how much more it will cost to heat one of these homes versus the average home? How much more pollution will come from one of these than from a smaller home? Conspicuos consumption.

Since: Mar 08

Rockford, MI

#4 Mar 27, 2008
Craig Conklin wrote:
Yes just when gas prices are at a record high. Many people are losing there homes here in Michigan. Unemployment is high, We need a story about how the rich can still afford expensive houses and are still doing fine thanks again TV-13.
They the media just seem to want to brush the people losing there homes under the rug,Its not gonna go away,Its nice the rich can afford these homes,Myself Im cutting out alot ,just to be able to keep up with the gas prices . Why doesnt TV_13 interview real people who have lost JObs,and the ones who are about to or have lost their Homes? Why dont they cover a story on how we will have to pay over $800.00 per month for cobra insurance because my husband lost his job,and Im sure many others,How do they expect you to pay for that kinda insurance ? Try covering real stories about real people.

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#5 Mar 27, 2008
tampabay wrote:
<quoted text> They the media just seem to want to brush the people losing there homes under the rug,Its not gonna go away,Its nice the rich can afford these homes,Myself Im cutting out alot ,just to be able to keep up with the gas prices . Why doesnt TV_13 interview real people who have lost JObs,and the ones who are about to or have lost their Homes? Why dont they cover a story on how we will have to pay over $800.00 per month for cobra insurance because my husband lost his job,and Im sure many others,How do they expect you to pay for that kinda insurance ? Try covering real stories about real people.
The one consolation that comes with this story is that people were employed to build these homes.

Since: Oct 07

GR

#6 Mar 27, 2008
Neko wrote:
Confident they will sell eh?
Will the buyer be a minister or a politician?(They are the only folks who will know luxury in a church/police state...see 15th century Europe Religious feudalism)
How many people living in $700,000 homes claim to be "christians"?
You are the reason I will vote McCain! Clearly, you are a far left loony Lib, and I want nothing to do with your kind as the leader of this Country.(Grandholm is bad enough). Church/Police state? Are you freaking kidding me??
Jeff

Grand Rapids, MI

#7 Mar 27, 2008
tampabay wrote:
<quoted text> They the media just seem to want to brush the people losing there homes under the rug,Its not gonna go away,Its nice the rich can afford these homes,Myself Im cutting out alot ,just to be able to keep up with the gas prices . Why doesnt TV_13 interview real people who have lost JObs,and the ones who are about to or have lost their Homes? Why dont they cover a story on how we will have to pay over $800.00 per month for cobra insurance because my husband lost his job,and Im sure many others,How do they expect you to pay for that kinda insurance ? Try covering real stories about real people.
Gees you guys... I've seen I don't know how many stories about the crappy housing market and rising gas prices. In fact, I'm sick of hearing about it. One can only handle so much "doomsday" news. Look around the website - I just found 4 stories about gas prices and the poor housing market. If someone happens to have a bunch of money, how does it make them less "real"? WTF? So you win the lotto and now you're not a "real person"? So you work your ass off starting a business that grows rapidly and your income increases exponentially and now you're not a "real person" anymore? Now get back "under the rug"!

Since: Mar 08

Rockford, MI

#8 Mar 27, 2008
Gentle Taz wrote:
<quoted text>
The one consolation that comes with this story is that people were employed to build these homes.
This so true,Im so glad they have their Jobs.
Old Rocker

Saint Charles, IL

#9 Mar 27, 2008
Too much doom and gloom reported by the media. It's not as bad as you think. There is still demand for higher end houses. Let people buy what they can afford.

Too many people seem to feel "entitled." Don't knock those that have enough money to afford houses like this. These people most likely educated themselves and worked their @sses off to get to that point. To get ahead, people need to learn to manage their money better and spend less than they earn starting at a very young age. That's what I did and I managed to save enough to retire at 58 (by choice). I never earned more tha a 5 figure income. My wife was a stay at home Mom. My house and 2 cars are paid for. I have no debt (and never will), and I own a paid for cottage on a lake up north. Life is good. I can't wait till I'm eligible for Social Security. Then I'll have some serious play money.

Since: Aug 07

Greater Grand Rapids

#10 Mar 27, 2008
At least the new houses are priced over the current value of the surplus houses Grand Rapids has on the market.
They won't be competing with the current ones trying to sell or are being forclosed on.

Since: Mar 08

Rockford, MI

#11 Mar 27, 2008
Jeff wrote:
<quoted text>
Gees you guys... I've seen I don't know how many stories about the crappy housing market and rising gas prices. In fact, I'm sick of hearing about it. One can only handle so much "doomsday" news. Look around the website - I just found 4 stories about gas prices and the poor housing market. If someone happens to have a bunch of money, how does it make them less "real"? WTF? So you win the lotto and now you're not a "real person"? So you work your ass off starting a business that grows rapidly and your income increases exponentially and now you're not a "real person" anymore? Now get back "under the rug"!
The reality is, We are in a bad housing market.And as depressing as that is to you and you dont like to hear that ,Its you shoving it under the Rug.Try to be realistic here! I wish everybody could win the Lotto /I wish everybodys business could productive here in Michigan. And you can take youre self centerd bad mouth under ,the rug you came from.I was making my own opinion.Not bad mouthing somebodys comments.Shows what kinda of an a.ss you are.

Since: Mar 08

Rockford, MI

#12 Mar 27, 2008
Old Rocker wrote:
Too much doom and gloom reported by the media. It's not as bad as you think. There is still demand for higher end houses. Let people buy what they can afford.
Too many people seem to feel "entitled." Don't knock those that have enough money to afford houses like this. These people most likely educated themselves and worked their @sses off to get to that point. To get ahead, people need to learn to manage their money better and spend less than they earn starting at a very young age. That's what I did and I managed to save enough to retire at 58 (by choice). I never earned more tha a 5 figure income. My wife was a stay at home Mom. My house and 2 cars are paid for. I have no debt (and never will), and I own a paid for cottage on a lake up north. Life is good. I can't wait till I'm eligible for Social Security. Then I'll have some serious play money.
I dont like to hear gloom evryday myself,I would love to hear good news about more jobs in Michigan,Better housing Market.Im happy these people can afford these dream homes ,It keeps our Builders and their workers busy and have an income. My parents have a nice home and cottage on Hess Lake,I hope someday things will get better and we can do that.I hope they show alot on the media when things turn around in Michigan and we can lisen to some good news.But I dont want to forget about the people of Michigan that have lost jobs,homes ect...that was my point,Not being rude to the people whom buy these homes. who wouldnt love a home like that if you could afford it.
Jeff

Grand Rapids, MI

#13 Mar 27, 2008
tampabay wrote:
<quoted text> The reality is, We are in a bad housing market.And as depressing as that is to you and you dont like to hear that ,Its you shoving it under the Rug.Try to be realistic here! I wish everybody could win the Lotto /I wish everybodys business could productive here in Michigan. And you can take youre self centerd bad mouth under ,the rug you came from.I was making my own opinion.Not bad mouthing somebodys comments.Shows what kinda of an a.ss you are.
Maybe if you put as much energy into finding gainful employment or a second source of supplemental income instead of running up your post count with your woe-is-me b.s. and internet bullying, you'd find yourself with nothing to complain about. Eventually.

Since: Mar 08

Rockford, MI

#14 Mar 27, 2008
Jeff wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe if you put as much energy into finding gainful employment or a second source of supplemental income instead of running up your post count with your woe-is-me b.s. and internet bullying, you'd find yourself with nothing to complain about. Eventually.
I dont need employment smart a.ss,Sounds like you do.The woe-is -me is effecting alot of people who have lost jobs and homes,Youre the Internet bully!With youre smart a.ss remark about the Rug first ,I just made a comment back to youre stupid remark. So take youre better than thou aggression and put it under the Rug.
Canadian Empress Granmole

Maricopa, AZ

#15 Mar 27, 2008
good for them.....go over a million or two

How many poor people provide jobs for others?

This is merica...go earn it if you want it....they have.

Since: Mar 08

Rockford, MI

#16 Mar 27, 2008
Craig Conklin wrote:
Yes just when gas prices are at a record high. Many people are losing there homes here in Michigan. Unemployment is high, We need a story about how the rich can still afford expensive houses and are still doing fine thanks again TV-13.
THATS WAS MY POINT TOO,I DONT KNOCK THE RICH,WISH I WAS.BUT MANY PEOPLE ARE LOSING THERE HOMES AND JOBS,I HOPE WE CAN BE THAT GREAT STATE AGAIN.JUST TO HAVE YOURE PAY GO UP AS MUCH AS GAS PRICES WOULD BE NICE.

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