Even a casual glance at a newspaper over the past several months would tell you that the formerly red-hot housing market has cooled off considerably.
Realtors and economists have blamed a whole host of factors for the so-called "slump" in home sales, none of which fully explain the alarming dip in new housing starts and existing home values. However, while paging through one of my old comic books, the true reason behind the housing slump hit me like a ton of bricks....
...or should I say a ton of LOGS?
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Priced at a staggering $1.00, this "huge, western-style" 23 cubic ft. cabin is becoming a real alternative to traditional, much more expensive housing all across the nation. Hence the dip in sales. Just check out some of these amazing features, and you'll see why America is flocking to the Frontier Cabin:
Apparently, a special "DuPont Polyethelene" allows the cabin to stand up to the rigors of outdoor conditions, making this much more than a simple playhouse.
In addition to all-weather durability comes the irresistible appeal of fine craftsmanship:
That's authentic brown, mind you...none of that artificial brown the so-called "real" houses use.
As amazing as those features are, the real power behind the Frontier Cabin phenomena remains its revolutionary 5 for $4.00 pricing plan. Get this: When you buy a cabin for $1.00, you can get up to four more cabins for only an additional $3.00! If that crazy math is blowing your mind, let me put it this way: For the cost of two modern-day comic books, you've got yourself an entire neighborhood, pal!
Don't believe me? Fine....but if you're not convinced the Frontier Cabin has forever altered the contemporary housing market, let me direct your attention to this little tidbit from the ad:
Got that? In addition to the boy-favorite Frontier Cabin, girls (a.k.a. "the other 50% of the population") now have a playhouse model of their very own. The same amazing features (although "authentic pink" is substituted for the cabin's "authentic brown") and the same amazing pricing plans ensure that this revolutionary trend is here to stay, rocking the housing market for years to come.