Thursday, April 9, 2009
My hometown is popular amongst the Asian Elite for it's reputation of excellent schools. This has led to families in asia saving up all their savings and coming into my hometown to purchase homes in the large lots and tear them down to build large mcmansions that take up entire lots. Often there will be multiple families living in these homes that were paid for in full with cash. a byproduct of these families living with multiple people in these large homes is people too old and underqualified to join the working ranks are now asked to come up with modest sums of money to pay their share of the property taxes. Some were smart and sold their homes when property values were rising, however this ultimately explains why this old lady neighbor of mine is digging through my trash.