Taneal Cadou-Blake, Mullumbimby
Is it just me, or does anyone else get a deep sinking feeling in the pit of their stomach when they come to the real estate section in the paper?
I understand that there are probably local residents out there who are potentially hopeful to access the current property market, and may even have the means to do so, and who are excited to come to this section of The Echo. But personally, I feel a hopeless despising for this section.
Until recently, I was optimistic about buying a house here in my local town, where my children have spent most of their lives and, as a family, we have created many solid community support groups. However, when I look at the ridiculous prices for buying a standard three-bedroom house here, I am reminded yet again of the unfortunate plight of many of us.
What do you think about having a special sealed real estate section of the paper? Like an MA15+, contains strong themes and offensive images category? Like an ‘open if you dare’ section, or a health warning like ‘people with anxiety for their future or heart palpitations are strongly advised to skip this section’. A sealed section that we can easily skip right past without having to glimpse the depressing fact that we are being pushed out of our community hometown. Good idea, don’t you think?