14 Nov '11, 5pm

Students Occupy Monster Homes In Merced, California

Students Occupy Monster Homes In Merced, California

Real estate is cheap in Merced, California; it has the third highest foreclosure rate in the nation. I was amazed to find that this Tudor pile complete with pool and spa is $ 194,000; that is crazy. No wonder that all these monster houses are filling up with students; there is a new University with expensive dorms in short supply, and an endless supply of McMansions available. Patricia Leigh Brown describes it in the New York Times: Forget the off-to-college checklist of yesteryear (bedside lamp, laundry bag, under-the-bed storage trays). This is “Animal House” 2011. Double-height Great Room? Check. Five bedrooms? Check. Chandeliers? Check. One can imagine what is like on a cul de sac full of these garages with attached houses. Sitting in her kitchen, a planet of granite, Katilyn McIntire, a human biology major, explained how she and her four roommates rotated cars — one p...

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