Luxury Vs. My Reality

Money

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. This week I accidentally attended an event about the luxury condo market.

The title was misleading, I thought it would be about the condo market. I did learn many things.

All about huge condos, in tall buildings with spectacular views that are guaranteed to be obstruction free forever.

I didn’t know that the power grid in the area would have to be upgraded to accommodate luxury housing with all of its amenities.

They don’t use terms like “affordable”, “sustainable” or “green” or the phrase “carbon footprint” when discussing super-expensive housing. There isn’t any discussion of the environmental impact of building close to the river either.

They use the phrase “elevated lifestyle”, that is a lifestyle for people who spend a lot of money. It is a completely different world from the one where people live in tents by the freeway and don’t get at all excited when the DOW rises.

I also learned that being wealthy isn’t always easy. There are people who need five-star hotels and apparently, we don’t have any of those in the metro area.

It was a learning experience and I am sure all that I learned will come in handy someday and it is best if I stop writing about it.

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