Everyone should forget about the housing crisis. We have a much bigger crisis on the way and I swear to you Californians are on the verge of a freakout moment. They just don't quite know it yet. But something has to give and I'm betting it will sometime very soon.
It's a confluence of things really. A recession that lasted for about 9 years which sapped money from all corners of the earth. Housing took center stage and it sapped focus from everything. And now we are here almost 9 years later and it's abundantly clear the population continued to grow while almost nothing else did. Now real problems are starting to show. Lack of infrastructure, or just plain run down infrastructure is going to become a huge deal. Yuuuuge.
In the Bay Area now it is not uncommon at all to have a two hour commute one way. If there are accidents or road work, it could be three hours. Like my commute tonight because they decided to fix the road in the middle of the day. And I swear to you if I roll across another road crew just checking their cell phones I am going to freak out.
The city of Fremont has been literally breaking Waze lately. It's the main city for people to get to the burbs. There becomes a point where Waze just breaks down and becomes not effective. It sends people out into all corners of neighborhoods and just clogs everything. I'll upload pictures tomorrow.
Now this has become such a big deal all of a sudden because we've had record rainfall and it's ripped the roads to shreds. The whole State has. Yesterday I read it was flooding in San Diego, so I'm betting the whole State from tip to stern is on the verge of melting down. For instance, I think it would be more helpful for Waze to tell me when there is NOT a pothole in the road. (Who reports those anyway! They must spend all their time doing that) I even went to the store today and that was the small talk of the day. The checker told me that 52 tires were taken out on the Altamont pass. Can you imagine! 52 tires. And I hear of those stories ALL the time now. The roads are third world bad.
The time and money people are losing....... something is going to give. In a big way.