Apartment Complex Owners - Society's Biggest Fools ?

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  1. Esmeralda
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    As far back as I can remember, like 40 years, it has ALWAYS been the case that your rent/mortgage should be no more than 1/3 of your take home income. Yep. You are just way off.
     
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    I used to own a rental property.

    I will never own another rental property again. Too much hassle, you get dragged into their problems, and you usually end up losing money.
     
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    I'm glad you finally admitted you were low income and thats why you are against AA. This is priceless. Now you think asking for 3 times the rent is a bad thing. Its to protect the owner and has the effect of also protecting the the tenant.
     
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    Invest in a property management firm and write off the cost.
     
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    Ever heard of ROI?
     
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    Yes. Before you invest in a property the cost of property management should be factored in. If you dont understand the positive ROI of having a property management firm maybe you should sit this one out.
     
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    That's not what I'm talking about here. You're OFF TOPIC.
     
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    I feel like I'm talking to an insane person. None of what you just said makes any sense. Absolutely NONE of it.

    1. Finally ? :laugh: I have many times (for years) mentioned that I am low income, and that has absolutely nothing to do with affirmative action. I was just as opposed to it in the 1980s when I made over $100K/year (in 1980s dollars). You can excuse AA until you're blue in the face. You'll always be wrong, and everyone knows it.

    2. 3X times rent does NOT protect the owner, as I explained clearly in the OP. No re-explanation is needed.

    3. 3X rent doesn't protect the tenant. It makes the most reliable tenants unable to rent.

    4. I wonder why I bother responding to your idiotic posts. I mean really. :rolleyes-41:
     
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    Until the cats multiply and create a whole new set of problems.
     
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    Actually, her comment was dead on topic. The 1/3 rule has been around for a very, very long time.
     
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