Crying Builders....I hear a lot about these home builders sales being down and quarter losses and on and on, waa waa waa!!! I bought my last house (2002) for $376,000 and the neighbor next door had bought his house several years before (my street was constructed later on), same plan with less upgrades, for just over $200,000. You can't tell me it took the builder $176,000 more $ to build my house. Then a year later they are selling the same house for over $500,000. So what did the builders do with all that extra profit, besides pay their CEO a 7 digit income, they got greedy like most everyone and bought a ton of land hoping to pilage and profit some more and now they can't.......boo hoo!!! There is a lot of blame to place in this vicious cycle we are all in now. The builders hike the price up cause they know you can get a fancy loan and "afford" it, then it just keeps the escalation game going. I pay a little more for a car today but not 50% more......I knew this was going to happen back in 2004 and sold high and got out, or so I thought and had to move this year........doink!!!October 04 2007 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.