Remodeling bigger than new building for home-show visitors
While this evidence of a poor economy may be discouraging, it is important to those concerned about building a truly sustainable economy, environment and future.
Practical, forward thinking people do not destroy repairable structures or push out functioning businesses in the hope of increasing population.
Improving life for residents already committed to the community must come before profiteering. Paying for remodeling is much wiser than going into debt for a new structure.
Our corner of the state has a shockingly large supply of newly built structures that are not selling; and our newspapers have shockingly long lists of foreclosures and bankruptcies.