… and sometimes it's not. The category 72 hurricane that blew through Northern California today really did a number on our fence:
Damn, look at that! A waterfront property! Our property value just went through the roof!
The half-fence is quite the eyesore, though.
But wait! Said homeowner has an engineering degree. I sense ingenuity and brilliance inspiring a clever, elegant solution to the problem at hand!
Ohhhh, riiiiiight… he got his degree from a state school.
So the moral of the story is, if you foresee weaknesses or potential problems with your current house, sell it and let some other schmuck worry about it.