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Changing Tastes In Home Features

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Meandering

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The world's stingiest landlord installs a COIN OPERATED toilet that prevents tenants from flushing unless they insert a dollar


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Randolph Kinney

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Your next new home is less likely to have a whirlpool bathtub, or even a linen closet.

What it might have are energy-efficiency features, even if you don’t necessarily notice them.

Welcome to California where homes, existing and new, are unaffordable. Green is in, brown is out. Electricity prices, gasoline prices, fast food prices, rents, minimum wage, etc. all are increasing. Imagine 8.5% sales tax is not enough, 13.3% income tax is not enough.

If you don't bring your own bag to the grocery store or market, they charge 10 cents per bag by state law. I went into a Panda Express side Vons grocery store and they also charge for a bag to carry out your food. But, for 10 cents a bag, you have saved the planet. :ROFLMAO:
 

Mark K

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In this area, whirlpool tubs are a thing of the past. Large custom showers are the rage.

A lot of buyers don't care about (meaning they aren't willing to pay for) fireplaces, especially the large, masonry versions that cost $10-$15K these days. Maybe a corner pre-fab but that's about it. Vaulted ceilings...no way. 9' ceilings, yeah. Dining rooms...nope. Kitchen/nook/dining area/great room combo, yep.
 

Non Sequitur

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In my area (new construction) buyers want large showers, "flex" rooms, expanded garages and tank less water heaters. Fireplaces and formal dining rooms in the mid-price range are going away.
 
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