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It's Happening Again - Homes Lost - Some Rent Control Needed

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It's happening again. 2 years ago I and hundred of others in my apartment complex were forced out of our homes (apartments), when a new landlord bought the complex we were living in, and immediately raised our rents from $550/month to $900/month (for a 1 bedroom).

Now the complex I'm living in (which I came to, to escape from the previous one), has also been bought, and this new owner, like in the other complex, has also raised the rents very high. From $600/month to $850/mo.

There are certain things to take note of here. This is not a typical apartment complex. Although there is no age restriction, almost all the residents here are senior citizens, retired, and on LOW fixed incomes. Many do not own a car. Must are unable to move, and the housing market here (Tampa, FL) is such that there simply is no place to move to around here that is less than about $900/mo for 1 bdrm. Most residents are trapped here, and either cannot pay the new rent, or like myself, can just barely pay it, and still cover other necessities.

So one greed freak, ignoring the fact that the complex is much more than just HIS business, it is also the homes of hundreds of people, looks at this as nothing but a lucrative cash cow to manipulate, just for him.

So now we get to the real crux of all this. It comes down to what government is. Why it exists. It is here for the PROTECTION of the people. It is FOR the people. As much as l respect business ownership and private enterprise (I owned my own business for 12 years in the past), I recognize that business owners should not be be allowed to do ANYTHING. Rights of private property must have limits where the public would be excessively burdened to the point of some people becoming homeless.

As is the case with any business, owners cannot be allowed to do anything at all. Amusement park owners must comply with regulations that keep their roller coasters and other rides, safe. Builders must meet codes that restrict asbestos and other carcenogenic materials, and those that would allow buildings to collapse.

It should be noted that unlike musical instruments, fishing equipment, computers, and stuff that are not necessities, housing is among the group of things that people HAVE TO HAVE. That makes its position unique, relative to government Only food is as essential. And when there is no alternative, the public should be protected by business price gouging. Gasoline, food, housing, electricity, and other necessities do require SOME degree of regulation.

Let's hear what some people who are in this predicament have to say, not those who own homes and don't face danger of becoming homeless. THis is far more than just somebody's economic ideology, who has no personal housing worries. Th reason why this is in Health & Lifestyle is because the residents who are in serious peril, are the point of reference in this thread, not those involved in business investment.
I'm sorry to hear this.....it's true though, florida and everywhere else home prices have shot through the roof and I am afraid it is about to get much much worse as hyper-inflation kicks in.
 

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He's too busy rerouting shipping lanes for a food supply ninny. Your ninny thinks global warming is the issue..................LOLOL...God you are one dumb broad
That has nothing to do with this issue. He should write the Governor of Florida since this is a state issue. I'm sure there will be con-cern there.
 

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In many cases yes. But if the neighborhood changes, and you want to get out, it could be had to sell. Also, with ownership, you pay all the maintenance and repair expenses, and property tax
OMG!! you have to pay for your own shit and taxs???

oh the horror,,
 

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All the legislators and US congresswoman (Kathy Castor) are Democrats. I told her about this problem 2 years ago. Nothing got done.

If we did have a protest, it wouldn't be blocking traffic.
Gonna hafta do something about the governor's office.
 

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My mom told me her property taxes went up again substantially. Her pension didn't so owning a place of your own is getting difficult too.

If someone is renting those property taxes going up that the owner has to pay would send the rent up too.
 
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OMG!! you have to pay for your own shit and taxs???

oh the horror,,
Not horror, but much less convenient that having a rental where the owner is responsible for repairs and taxes. And those repairs can be awfully expensive.

Just supplying all the criteria, rather than the sweep under the rug.
 
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I'm sorry to hear this.....it's true though, florida and everywhere else home prices have shot through the roof and I am afraid it is about to get much much worse as hyper-inflation kicks in.
And overpopulation is also already kicking in, especially with Biden flying aliens all over the country. Coming from tropical countries, many of the new arrivals are choosing Florida as their new home, but without any thought of where they're going to live when they get there.

As a result of the massive influx of people, including many from New York, Tampa is saturated with people, and there are few if any apartments vacant.

Landlords taking full advantage of the massive in-migration, are raising rents to the rooftops.

Harms of illegal immigration

1. Americans lose jobs. (especially Whites due to affirmative action).
2. Wage reduction.
3. Tax $ lost (due to off books work + lower wages paid).
4. Remittance $$$ lost. ($148 Billion/year). Remittance flows worldwide in 2017
5. Tax $$ lost to immigrants on welfare.
6. Increased crime.
7. Increased traffic congestion.
8. Increased pollution.
9. Overcrowding in hospital ERs.
10. Overcrowding in recreational facilities.
11. Overcrowding in government offices.
12. Overcrowding in schools.
13. Decrease in funds available for entitlements.
14. Cultural erosion.
15. Overuse of scarce resources (oil, gasoline, fresh water, jobs, electricity, food, etc)
16. Introduction of foreign diseases
17. Influx of terrorists.
18. Wildfires
19. Litter
20. Housing saturation.
21. Excessively high housing costs.
 
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Hear ya. The same thing happened to me. My little 1 bd house was sold. The new owner said he could squeeze three Mexican families in. Each would pay what I was paying. I could triple my rent or get out.

You wouldn't find a one bedroom in Atlanta for less than $1300 a month plus utilities.
 

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And overpopulation is also already kicking in, especially with Biden flying aliens all over the country. Coming from tropical countries, many of the new arrivals are choosing Florida as their new home, but without any thought of where they're going to live when they get there.

As a result of the massive influx of people, including many from New York, Tampa is saturated with people, and there are few if any apartments vacant.

Landlords taking full advantage of the massive in-migration, are raising rents to the rooftops.

Harms of illegal immigration

1. Americans lose jobs. (especially Whites due to affirmative action).
2. Wage reduction.
3. Tax $ lost (due to off books work + lower wages paid).
4. Remittance $$$ lost. ($148 Billion/year). Remittance flows worldwide in 2017
5. Tax $$ lost to immigrants on welfare.
6. Increased crime.
7. Increased traffic congestion.
8. Increased pollution.
9. Overcrowding in hospital ERs.
10. Overcrowding in recreational facilities.
11. Overcrowding in government offices.
12. Overcrowding in schools.
13. Decrease in funds available for entitlements.
14. Cultural erosion.
15. Overuse of scarce resources (oil, gasoline, fresh water, jobs, electricity, food, etc)
16. Introduction of foreign diseases
17. Influx of terrorists.
18. Wildfires
19. Litter
20. Housing saturation.
21. Excessively high housing costs.

America "needs" more people, more everything. IMO its unsustainable, but that certainly is what seems to drive real estate. Everywhere you look in Atl there's a new 1000 unit high rise apt complex coming up.. Near me Corso is finishing a huge seniors complex where a studio starts at $7,000 a month .. Rents go to $15,000 a month. They are 14 months behind schedule and I question how they will rent up at those rates.
 

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It's happening again. 2 years ago I and hundred of others in my apartment complex were forced out of our homes (apartments), when a new landlord bought the complex we were living in, and immediately raised our rents from $550/month to $900/month (for a 1 bedroom).

Now the complex I'm living in (which I came to, to escape from the previous one), has also been bought, and this new owner, like in the other complex, has also raised the rents very high. From $600/month to $850/mo.

There are certain things to take note of here. This is not a typical apartment complex. Although there is no age restriction, almost all the residents here are senior citizens, retired, and on LOW fixed incomes. Many do not own a car. Must are unable to move, and the housing market here (Tampa, FL) is such that there simply is no place to move to around here that is less than about $900/mo for 1 bdrm. Most residents are trapped here, and either cannot pay the new rent, or like myself, can just barely pay it, and still cover other necessities.

So one greed freak, ignoring the fact that the complex is much more than just HIS business, it is also the homes of hundreds of people, looks at this as nothing but a lucrative cash cow to manipulate, just for him.

So now we get to the real crux of all this. It comes down to what government is. Why it exists. It is here for the PROTECTION of the people. It is FOR the people. As much as l respect business ownership and private enterprise (I owned my own business for 12 years in the past), I recognize that business owners should not be be allowed to do ANYTHING. Rights of private property must have limits where the public would be excessively burdened to the point of some people becoming homeless.

As is the case with any business, owners cannot be allowed to do anything at all. Amusement park owners must comply with regulations that keep their roller coasters and other rides, safe. Builders must meet codes that restrict asbestos and other carcenogenic materials, and those that would allow buildings to collapse.

It should be noted that unlike musical instruments, fishing equipment, computers, and stuff that are not necessities, housing is among the group of things that people HAVE TO HAVE. That makes its position unique, relative to government Only food is as essential. And when there is no alternative, the public should be protected by business price gouging. Gasoline, food, housing, electricity, and other necessities do require SOME degree of regulation.

Let's hear what some people who are in this predicament have to say, not those who own homes and don't face danger of becoming homeless. THis is far more than just somebody's economic ideology, who has no personal housing worries. Th reason why this is in Health & Lifestyle is because the residents who are in serious peril, are the point of reference in this thread, not those involved in business investment.
Who bought the apartments?

Are they chinese citizens?
 

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Not horror, but much less convenient that having a rental where the owner is responsible for repairs and taxes. And those repairs can be awfully expensive.

Just supplying all the criteria, rather than the sweep under the rug.
so you want other people to deal with the hassles of your life ,, but you want to dictate how they do it or bitch about it??
 

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Fascism is a political ideology. Communism is an economic ideology.

Apples are not the opposite or oranges.
No. Both Communism and Fascism are economic and political ideologies. Is this the latest twist the Trumpers are trying out so that they can accuse others of being both communists and fascists, without any difference?
The first step for Americans is sorting out in their heads the difference between communism and socialism. Work on that and then get back to me.

Don't try passing off your nonsense on me!
 

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Let us know if any of them even give you an acknowledgement.
Thanks. Some may try but I don't expect any kind of reasonable debate from the extreme rightists. You can clobber them in a debate and then they declare themselves to have won.
And then they turn to spamming and profanity.
 

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