There have recently been signs that in the housing market, huge and very expensive homes are increasingly hard to sell.
In a commentary to her cartoon, Jen Sorensen quotes a newspaper report about one such case.
For their retirement in a suburb of Asheville, N.C., Ben and Valentina Bethell spent about $3.5 million in 2009 to build their dream home: a roughly 7,500-square-foot, European-style house with a commanding view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Bethells said they love the home but it now feels too big, especially since their adult son visits only about once a year.
So this couple felt they needed 7,500 square feet of space for their home? That they realized it was too big only when their son moved out?
What is the matter with these people?