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Thursday, August 17, 2006
Shoot me if I ever...buy a house with a brick front.
Let me start by saying "I apologize." I apologize if I hurt anyone's feelings, or step on anyone's toes or any of that stuff. I'm sorry that you're hurt, but I have to get this off of my chest.

I just can't get with this whole "brick front" thing. It's a facade. A sham. A trick. A joke. It's like they want you think that they spent a whole lot on the house by giving you a brick front to look at, but they're not trying that hard at it, because it's only the front! It adds no structural stability. Would the Big Bad Wolf have been discouraged if that third pig had put up a brick front, and built the rest out of sticks? I think not. Who do you think you're tricking?

The only thing WORSE than a brick front is "three sides brick"! These folkz spend more money to put the brick on THREE sides, but don't splurge and put bricks on the back! I guess nobody ever goes around there? They're so concerned about everyone thinking they have a brick house, that they miss the fact that the investment put into that fourth side would add a lot to the actual value of the house.

Am I right, or am I crazy? Why not the fourth side?!?!

Know what I'm sayin'?? Hello?
3 Comments:
Blogger Marce said...
This must be somewhat like buying some custom made designer outfit, but only wearing the front piece and the sleeves, but not back. What really is the point?

At least the 2 of us aren't fooled dammit.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
That's one thing I've never understood about houses in Georgia - why is it so hard (read: expensive) to get these builders to put brick on your house? I've lived in a lot of places, and builders in most of those places wouldn't even try to pull that -- they'd go broke b/c nobody would buy their junk!

Blogger Russatta said...
I totally feel you. When I tagged along with a friend who was house shopping, I was amazed at lots of things. The craziest thing is that carpet is in many of the new homes. You have to upgrade to have a smooth surface. Who ever heard of carpet in the bathroom?

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