I’m there with her. Building in our area has come to a virtual standstill. There are a few people around building their own homes but second homes and spec homes are nonexistent. I drove 150 miles to Aspen back in Oct. and counted 2 buildings being erected on the whole drive there. Trucks with tools and lumber used to be a daily sight on the road but I have seen 1 in the last year.
We’ve seen a huge boom in construction crews suddenly becoming “foundation repair” businesses. When we got the foundation fixed after it finally got too bad to ignore, we received more quotes and at 2K less than two years before.
But it’s also bad when the crew working on new roofs around us go up and down the street with fliers to do yard work, just to fill in the time between jobs.