Our CAG shared an article on a deck collapse in Lawrence, KS (75536.1) which had a link to the local paper’s site
Now, I actually took the time to read thorugh the blog-like responces after the article. What struck me was the number of posters who started from the assumption that new construction was “better” than existing construction.
The other thing that struck me was the presumptions about new construction, too. Largely this was in presumed things like how long before maintanece might occur (like a comment about a squeaking floor, that should not have squeaked for a decade or so).
Now, both of those items are interesting for our industry. For one, it, kind of, explains why the national builder McHouses sell at all. If “new” is better, then a house is a disposable asset.
Perhaps that gives “us” a place to stand to preach better, fine, construction–that the customer is buying a home, a permanent sort of thing, not something to be replaced when the next model year comes along.
Or not–I had those answers, I’d be rich beyond dreams of avarice . . .