From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: Why is the home voltage so high ?
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 13:17:58 GMT
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Winfield Hill wrote:
> "News2020" wrote...
> > Are they complaining about foreigners taking away jobs in Boston these
> > days? How's the situation post-DEC?
> Not really, we have a VERY healthy tech sector here, although layoffs
> and company shutdowns continue, we do have other companies growing and
> hiring, especially in the biotech area. Our biggest problem, a severe
> shortage of housing; prices have gone through the roof. In our middle-
> class neighborhood the prices of small one-level no-basement ranch-style
> houses have reached $450k, a decent house runs 600 to 900k. In higher-
> class towns $750k is the starting level for anything but a hovel. There
> is a concerted effort underway to force towns to allow low-cost housing
> onstruction, with a state law that allows developers to bypass the local
> zoning rules and build apartments or condo-style homes, but this scarcely
> makes a dent, adding say 50 low-cost homes/year in a town of 5,000 homes.
Wow! When I joined DEC in 1980, I bought a home on Waltham Street just 4
blocks or so from corporate headquarters in The Mill. It cost $45,000.
When I transfered to Colorado, I sold the place for $55,000. You are
telling me that that old plce is now worth over $500,000 today. Geeze!
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org