Housing prices have skyrocketed, gas is consistently hovering around $5 a gallon, power bills are shocking most all of us, oh, and tax time is upon us. And can someone explain crypto currency valuations? Bitcoin is the beginning of decentralization?
Have you tried buying a car lately? There aren’t any. Get used to it. Prices are going up everywhere for everything.
The Olympics are playing out to empty venues in China and the Super Bowl is Sunday where masks are required unless you have proof of vaccination plus booster.
We’re all a bit worn out from all of this and yet I was in several business meetings recently and one common thread in all of them was laughter and it was infectious. Yes, that’s right everyone was laughing and enjoying themselves. People are wanting to meet, to laugh and have fun even while getting business done. We’re amazing people we are.
I went to the North County Mall this past Sunday afternoon and the visit only confirmed our assertion that this is the largest group of local retailers in Escondido. The place was plenty busy with shoppers.
The cost of housing in North Inland County continues its upward trajectory. The limited supply of new construction is one driver as well as the dearth of inventory in resale properties. Now add continued low interest rates and you have a good idea of why prices continue to grow.
Sunday’s U-T featured new housing projects around the County and to support my view regarding prices I use their example of the Oak Creek development in Escondido where prices start at $1.2-$1.315! Get in line.
Speaking about housing in our area lets talk about our homeless issue. We’re always open to new ideas to remedy this problem and I found this program up and running with some real success in LA and wanted to share. A New Tiny Home Village opened in November of 2021 and provides an immediate pathway for the homeless in the area to break the cycle of living on the streets and find permanent and stable housing. Tiny Homes are an innovative, affordable, and scalable solution to homelessness. Unlike traditional shelter or affordable housing projects, tiny homes take a short time to build and assemble, at just a fraction of the cost.” Sounds like something worth checking out.
And finally, a fitting way to end this week’s column goes to the Chamber’s latest member White Rose Aqua Cremation
who celebrated their grand opening yesterday with a ribbon cutting in which the Mayor and city council members Martinez, Garcia and Inscoe welcomed the first of its kind in California, a green option to traditional funeral services, aqua cremation.
Next week we’ll discuss the Escondido Transportation Exposition.