Friday, July 20, 2007

Today's Nugget of Wisdom

by Tanta on 7/20/2007 07:53:00 AM

From Bloomberg, "Miami Condo Glut Pushes Florida's Economy to Brink of Recession":

In the 1970s, when condos were a new product, Florida developers built 500,000 units and prices fell 50 percent, said Brad Hunter of MetroStudy, a research firm in West Palm Beach.

``The difference is, back then they were two-story condo buildings that had $50,000 units,'' Hunter said. ``Nowadays they are $700,000 units in 20-story buildings. Instead of building too much stuff that people could afford like we did then, this time we built too much stuff that people can't afford.''