Once upon a time, there was empty land.
Then the construction boom started.
There were jobs for builders, architects, brick-layers, masons,
window fitters, electricians, plumbers, cleaners, painters, decorators,
estate sales agents, security guards, cafe owners, waiteresses,
There were jobs for mortgage lenders, agents, money lenders,
Today, it seems there are not many jobs for many people,
so most of the houses are lying vacant.
So, just what is needed?
The houses cost money and labour to build - they are assets.
If we could find buyers, immigrants perhaps
- Chinese or Indians to buy the properties,
then invest in the local economy?
Those vacant houses might soon be filled,
as might those empty shops and offices.
The only thing missing is....?
Bring that, and the whole problem is sorted.
Till next time