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Rent control Freak-O (by S i d [MO]) Jun 17, 2019 8:45 AM
       Rent control Freak-O (by J [FL]) Jun 17, 2019 9:38 AM
       Rent control Freak-O (by Deanna [TX]) Jun 17, 2019 9:54 AM
       Rent control Freak-O (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 17, 2019 10:12 AM
       Rent control Freak-O (by Pat [WA]) Jun 17, 2019 1:28 PM
       Rent control Freak-O (by David [MI]) Jun 17, 2019 3:15 PM
       Rent control Freak-O (by CDM [CA]) Jun 17, 2019 3:34 PM
       Rent control Freak-O (by WL [CA]) Jun 17, 2019 3:46 PM
       Rent control Freak-O (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jun 17, 2019 5:09 PM
       Rent control Freak-O (by RobertOntarioCanada [ON]) Jun 17, 2019 5:45 PM
       Rent control Freak-O (by WMH [NC]) Jun 17, 2019 7:24 PM
       Rent control Freak-O (by RobertOntarioCanada [ON]) Jun 17, 2019 9:21 PM

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Rent control Freak-O (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 8:45 AM
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A worth-while read and/or listen. Several of the points about the unintended consequences (e.g. incentivizing people to stay put even when they no longer need as much house) were new to me.

freakonomics.com/podcast/rent-control/

--173.20.xxx.xxx




Rent control Freak-O (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 9:38 AM
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I've lived it. I wasn't on rent control because new people were no longer eligible for it, but the LL no longer bothered doing good repairs for the people who had been in the other apartments for decades, on rent control. There were people living in extremely dated apartments. --72.188.xx.xxx




Rent control Freak-O (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 9:54 AM
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The comments were an interesting read. Some of them really resonated. I liked one in particular--

"The real solution is to encourage these companies to spread out. We need major companies to build satellite offices in smaller cities. We have tons of space in the US, we just aren't using it. In an era where tools to work remotely with others are so incredible and the ability to jump on a plane and be anywhere in the world in a few hours. We just need to spread out."

As well as--

"I found this discussion incredibly bizarre because there was no discussion of supply. The laws and rules regarding zoning, construction, land availability And the like with all seem to be incredibly important to consider when discussing rent control. Rent control might look very different in San Francisco if you could actually build apartments in San Francisco! What of ending rent control in Cambridge occurred concomitant with more lower rent apartments coming onto the market and then phasing out rent control?"

Obviously, places like Boston or San Francisco differ from Houston/Atlanta, in that one of them is 50 miles inland/250 miles inland, and the other ones are right on the coast---!

But for anyone who's ever looked at a zoning map of their town to see where anything bigger than a duplex is allowed/not allowed, or looked at their code of ordinances restricting rooming houses/unrelated individuals/parking/etc--- a lot of these problems have been brought onto communities by themselves.

"People ought to live in the way we want them to, because it's not right if they don't--! So we'll legislate things to make sure that they do! For their own good!" --96.46.xxx.xx




Rent control Freak-O (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 10:12 AM
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I've owned apartment buildings in Rent-Controlled Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Santa Monica. Each City plays their games stealing from the landlord and to redistribute their hard earned wealth to the tenants in the form of restricted control over their properties.

--47.156.xx.xx




Rent control Freak-O (by Pat [WA]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 1:28 PM
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Robert J. (CA). That is the best explanation of what is going on here in FREEBEE SOCIALIST SEATTLE . --73.193.xxx.xxx




Rent control Freak-O (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 3:15 PM
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CA also has analogous form of rent control for homeowners, in the form of Proposition 13. Just like rent control caps rent increases for existing tenants but rent is uncapped for a new tenant, Prop 13 caps increases of property taxes for the current owner. When a sale occurs, the property tax is uncapped and based on the sale price.

This has effect of less houses on the market and houses staying in the same family as that keeps the property taxes capped. --144.250.xx.xx




Rent control Freak-O (by CDM [CA]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 3:34 PM
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Prop. 13 in California doesn't just give out freebies to existing homeowners, it gives the same freebies to giant corporations that own real estate. --73.231.xxx.xxx




Rent control Freak-O (by WL [CA]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 3:46 PM
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You are confused... A owner of a home is not renting from the state. Keeping your own money and home via Prop 13 is different from a tenant who hasn,t paid for the apt and isn't an owner. Apples and oranges, IMO. See www.hjta dot org for more on Prop 13 --70.166.xx.xxx




Rent control Freak-O (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 5:09 PM
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It is movement and change which keeps the economy rolling.

Moving to a new home? Rent a truck, buy fuel, buy stuff for it.

Seasons changed? Buy stuff for the new season.

Tired of your old car? Buy a new one.

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx




Rent control Freak-O (by RobertOntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 5:45 PM
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When the supply goes down then rents go up beyond market level along with sub market conditions for rental units. When large conglomerates take over then rents get very high. Government rental units are usually except. --147.194.xxx.xx




Rent control Freak-O (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 7:24 PM
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I love the Freakonomics guys. I have the books, read the Podcasts...brilliant. --50.82.xxx.xx




Rent control Freak-O (by RobertOntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 9:21 PM
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When the supply goes down then rents go up beyond market level along with sub market conditions for rental units. When large conglomerates take over then rents get very high. Government rental units are usually except. --147.194.xxx.xx



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