Got a tweet asking why rent is so darn much in SF?! See below. Did I miss any explanations?
Landlord Charged With Assault After Spanking Tenant’s Bare Buttocks For Late Rent!...Um, Sound Like HankyPanky to me!
This is some kinky *ISH if you ask me! First off, what 53yr old landlord (once named Citizen of the Year) wants to spank his tenant for being "behind" (pun intended) $2800 on rent? Hmmm, suspicious! What is weirder , according to the news report, is that the 29 yr old tenant obliges, bends over and lets the landlord spank him a few times. Is that how they do it in Ohio?!
Local supermarket magnet, Ron Kronenberger, 53, told cops he had warned the tenant, who owed $2,800 in back rent, “If you’re going to act like a child, I’m going to treat you like one,” before he whipped the 29-year-old man on his bare bottom four times with a belt, leaving “little marks” on his behind, Fox8.com is reporting.
I've blogged a bit about 'Rent To Own' (especially about Bravo TV Housewives Kim Zolciak & Adrienne Maloof). Glad CNBC asked me to weigh in on this phenomenon for their article Rent to Own Homes: an Option to Consider? Generally speaking, I dont' think it a great option but sometimes it can be a last resort for certain people desperate to get into a certain area. What do you think, guys? Pros/cons?
"Renting to own is also a way to get into a desired neighborhood in a timely matter, as with parents who need to be in school district for their kids, or people who are uncertain of their timeline, according to San Francisco real estate professional Herman Chan. "It's a way to get into a house without committing to a 30 year mortgage," he said."
New York Times published a totally sweet opinion piece about SF homeowners vs SF renters. Writer Peter Orner says his neighhors, who are renters, contributed immensely to the community and how they will be sorely missed when their house is sold (gasp!) to a buyer. "I fear that the more affluent this area becomes, neighbors — people who look out for each other — will become fewer and farther between."
But um, can't homeowners also be devoted & involved to their neighborhoods too? Gee, didn't know homeowners were such cold heartless souls!!
They say it's tough to be a home buyer now with a scarity of inventory, but it's just as bad for renters! Apartment List breaks it down below. Their snazzy infographic tracks rents alongside the tech IPO's.
The rental market is gettin' fierce! You've practically got to beat the other applicants off with a stick! Here are some tips to elbow your way into your dream apartment
Huffington Post article asks "Are Homeowners More Attractive Than Renters?" What a dumb question. Honestly, I'd rather date someone who pays rent on time & is fiscally responsible than someone who bought a house but is drowning in debt! Living within your means is sek-si! If a renter like Ryan Gosling or home owner like Woody Allen asked you out, who would you pick? My point, exactly.