Friday, November 21, 2003

Price of Paradise pt 2
Living in Hawaii is expensive. The price of a gallon of gasoline is well above $2, we currently have the most expensive bus fare also $2, a box of Apple Jacks cereal is $5. Don't even get me started on the cost of real estate. So it's no suprise that Hawai'i's housing is the most 'crowded' in the nation
Hawai'i leads the country in apartment living and in "crowded households," according to a 2000 Census report released yesterday.

Nearly a third of Hawai'i's housing that existed in the census year was made up of apartments, the highest proportion in the country. Hawai'i even edged New York in the proportion of housing in buildings with five or more apartments — 32.5 percent vs. 32.4 percent.
The urban Honolulu area is a hodge-podge of single homes, low-rise apartments and high-rise condominiums, with expensive high-rise condos right next door to an eight unit low-rise section-8 apartment. So all of this is nothing too shocking to Myself. But the money quote is at the end of the article:
The mobile home is America's fastest-growing type of housing, but not in Hawai'i. The state leads the country with the smallest proportion of mobile homes at 0.2 percent.
Umm, we live on island, what the f**k are you going to do with a mobile home? Where the hell are you going to go? The cost of shipping one of those thing out here and trying to sell it would probaly end up costing more than buying a condo, duh.

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