Peter Goodman Revisits Cape Coral, FL

January 5, 2010 at 10:32 am  ·  Category: Business Culture and Current Events, Culture and Current Events, Real Estate

We’re not in a recession.  We’re in a depression.

– Bobby Mahan, a local real estate broker

Two years ago, Peter Goodman wrote an award winning piece on the real estate bust in Cape Coral, FL: “This Is The Sound Of A Bubble Bursting”, Peter Goodman, The New York Times, December 23, 2007.  A cut out of that artice sits on the desk in my room at my father’s house.  I pick it up and glance at it almost everytime I visit.

On Sunday, he wrote a follow up piece, revisiting Cape Coral two years later: “Real Estate in Cape Coral Is Far From a Recovery”, Peter Goodman, The New York Times, January 3, BU1.  His account of the complete mess the bust has caused in that community is astounding.  Conditions there seem almost inhuman.

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