http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=debhalsey&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000IV58DA&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrSince the real estate market has seen some challenges lately, generally speaking (forget the anomolies), I think that it is fun to talk about the areas where people are spending their money. One place is on their pets.
According to Bloomberg, “Americans now spend $41 billion a year on their pets—more than the gross domestic product of all but 64 countries in the world. That’s double the amount shelled out on pets a decade ago, with annual spending expected to hit $52 billion in the next two years, according to Packaged Facts, a consumer research company based in Rockville, Md. That puts the yearly cost of buying, feeding, and caring for pets in excess of what Americans spend on the movies ($10.8 billion), playing video games ($11.6 billion), and listening to recorded music ($10.6 billion) combined.”
And the tie in to the real estate, are their “homes”. For instance, Paris Hilton reportedly just got her 18th dog! Here is a dog house that she built for a reported sum of $325K.
Here are some other, not so outrageously priced dog homes: