Fortunately for the rest of the world, most people are not as superficial as you, 11:13. You speak for an ignorant few at best.
I didn't miss that Larry O. Doss still slings big real estate and doesn't want to tarnish his name.
"Sorry I was milking everybody for every cent I could squeeze out of them back then! My bad! Here's my card..."
I hope there's a growing recognition between the various facets of all things real estate. The housing market, for example, is an entity not like that of the development industry...despite the later claiming to be symbiotic with the former.
When prices are high, new construction is justified as "in demand". When prices drop (people aren't buying etc) builders immediately shift their argument to a demand for "affordability".
Pick up any newspaper, real estate brochure or even look at craigslist. There's no shortage of any kind of domiciles in Humboldt, yet real estate investors want to blow up their growing acquisition of properties like so many pot growers want to blow up every hollow of their residence.
What more proof of insanity does one need to see, that all over the bay area, homes that were selling for $300k+ even five years ago are collecting dust at less than half that? The prices are inflated, the existing home/rental prices need to either come down or remain stable for a very long period of time.
The bubble is still bursting, and gas prices just shot up. There is no demand but for stability.
turbo bump! it's almost like somebody doesn't want the Journal's blog to be editorial in context...what with all the spam and sudden lax of presence here...
Progressive stalinists? What are YOU smoking? Put down the drink? Grow in size or grow in strength...therein lies the divide. Current "regime" as you might call it wants to grow in size.
Bump for the sake of real news! We owe it to the journal to stay on top of the spam!
Colorado has it's own Humboldt...a town or a region or something...lookitup. "Humboldt" as a name means nothing if the weed's no good. Everybody knows this, especially within the "industry". As I see it, Humboldt's name is and has always been more about marijuana friendliness. Not so much anymore, and there's really not a handshake going on like this story might lead one to believe.
Our Humboldt's current government is almost exclusively sponsered by real estate interests, who are watching the value of their business plummet as well. They're making face with the public (painting their faces, anyway) and weaseling along their agenda as covert as possible. They want the space-saving pot-growing minimalists out, so they can blow up their own production.
Either way, Humboldt is "growing". When it comes to securing economic stability while living in style, I'll side with the minimalists.
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vol XXVI issue 18
Growing the Machine
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