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Thread #68954   Message #3550828
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
19-Aug-13 - 04:46 PM
Thread Name: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
Subject: RE: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
Ticki-tacky doesn't exactly describe the million dollar houses I know.
Anyway, your price scale is wrong; most of those houses were built for under $50,000 (although with loss of dollar value, and increase in lot (land) value) that would equal perhaps $1 million today.

Example, my house cost $30,000 and would go on the market now for $900,000.

My question hasn't been answered- what other options did these GI Bill and other returning servicemen have? Plus burgeoning population as mentioned. California had an additional problem- influx of people continued.