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Read this book (by Roy [AL]) Aug 1, 2020 8:02 AM
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       Read this book (by RB [MI]) Aug 1, 2020 8:48 AM
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Read this book (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 8:02 AM
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I found a book on Amazon titled; Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond. I just started reading it and it is a real page turner.

Anyone here who owns and manages rental properties in Class C, D and F hoods, should read this book. --70.158.xxx.xx




Read this book (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 8:28 AM
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Roy thanks just ordered the paperback. Saw the quote from Bill Gates and had second thoughts-- but got it anyway.

Lets see what LL's think after reading. My find of almost all published (print news) is hardly ever a quote from the LL's who see the wasted money tenants are ENTICE-- THAT'S RIGHT ENTICEd TO SPEND by the gov't and others in responsible positions on frivolous purchases. (yes even that wining (loser) lottery ticket being pushed day in a day out.

The man keeping the thumb on the down downtrodden???

Just took a house back. Lease ended. There were 20 trash bags -- contractor size --- full of beer and liquor bottles and cans. Broken big screen tv's, wheels and rims-- Expensive ones left in garage-- with good rubber still on them. Refrigerator left-- clothes-- my gosh who could wear all those clothes and sneakers. Had to be 100 pair of sneakers.

Look forward to the book Roy. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Read this book (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 8:31 AM
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From a "Top Review" on Amazon...

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"It’s the rare writer who can capture a social ill with a clear-eyed, nonjudgmental tone and still allow the messiness of real people its due. Matthew Desmond does just that with Evicted as he explores the stories of tenants and landlords in the poorest areas of Milwaukee during 2008 and 2009. It’s almost always a compliment to say that a nonfiction book reads like a novel and this one does – mostly because Desmond gets very close to the “characters,” relating their words and thoughts and layering on enough vibrant details to make every rented property or trailer come alive. You can almost forget that these are actual people with actual problems until he delivers a raw jolt of reality: the woman who’s evicted because her boyfriend beats her up; the tenant whose baby daughter dies in a house fire; the tenant who pushes a “friend” out a window for using all her cell phone minutes; the landlord who refuses to fix stopped-up pipes, so tenants allow garbage and sewage to pile up in the property.

Through both personal stories and data, Desmond proves that eviction undermines self, family, and community, bearing down disproportionately hard on women with children. In Milwaukee, being behind on rent gives landlords the opening to serve an eviction notice, which leads to a court date. On the face of it, it may seem easy to side with the landlords—of course tenants should pay their rent. But as Evicted pulls back layer after layer, what’s exposed is a cycle of hurt that all parties—landlord, tenant, city—inflict on one another. Whether readers agree with Desmond’s conclusions for how to break this cycle in order to strengthen families and neighborhoods, it’s obvious by the end of Evicted that there is no easy fix, and that people—some addicts, some criminals—will slip through the cracks. But it should be just as obvious that we must still try."

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Sounds like another "If only land lords would always 'work with' their tenants instead of evicting them, then life would be better for all". If that's the case, I'm not interested. But I am curious what you think...

Your opinion, Roy? --107.216.xxx.xxx




Read this book (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 8:48 AM
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Tenant Mindsets and their Priorities

by Shurely Yur Kidding. --199.192.xxx.x




Read this book (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 8:49 AM
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I bought that about a year ago,got part way through it and started something else.Too much BS for me --104.229.xxx.xxx




Read this book (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 9:08 AM
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Pretty sure I have this book and haven't read it yet. Isn't it written by a leftist with a "poor me" perspective favoring the tenants? --50.107.xxx.xxx




Read this book (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 9:36 AM
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Didn’t read it. Didn’t need to. Saw the ‘movie’ live, first-hand. Yeah, we have a lot of problems in Milwaukee. But, don’t worry , our mayor solved this. He built a trolley and held a peace rally . ( where someone was murdered out in front of the peace rally....) --70.92.xxx.xxx




Read this book (by Jasper [OH]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 10:28 AM
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Just ordered it from our local library. --71.30.xx.xxx




Read this book (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 10:46 AM
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There are serious social problems in poverty areas, but it isn't anything that a landlord can fix.

I think it is the other way around. Landlords help those people by providing them with shelter and trying to install a little bit of financial responsibility. --98.146.xxx.xxx




Read this book (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 12:04 PM
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CAUTION!

The intergoogs state the author is "a principle in the Princeton Univ Eviction Lab".

This group is sending out false, inflated numbers claiming LLs are abusing renters by evicting people who do not pay. Cities are using these inflated numbers to create more legislation against LLs and lean toward govt taking control of rentals like Europe.

They are shaming cities by name with eviction numbers.

I have attended multiple presentations proving their numbers to be fiction.

Their stories are heartwarming but usually end with "If the LL would just forgive the 4 months of rent she owes..."

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Read this book (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 12:27 PM
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Woodsmoke, I disagree. But, it’s a slow process, basically one tenant at a time.

And there are some horrendous landlords out there. People who ‘accept favors’ in exchange for rent, people who have installed peep holes, people who won’t fix things in a timely fashion, if at all....

Then again, there are tenants with unbelievably poor social skills. I’d say they were raised by wolves, but wolves have some structure, order. I’d say they were pigs, but, pigs enjoy being clean, they just like mud to cool off. All the little social programs, housing regulations, laws aren’t going to fix this.

We need to teach a man/ woman to fish, not give them a fish....

We start teaching our tenants with our first contact- the advertisement. And it continues from there.... --70.92.xxx.xxx




Read this book (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 12:27 PM
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NE,Yes it is,that is why i quit reading it --104.229.xxx.xxx




Read this book (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 2:19 PM
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I'll hunt down a copy... but my first thought when I looked at it was, "I could have provided a more accurate cover photo." :P I'm not sure any of my ex-tenants have stayed long enough to get such a dramatically sun-faded wall, although perhaps nicotine stains from outside-only smokers might give the same effect... ;)

But yeah, I've got way more interesting move-out photos. :)

In the meantime, I'm enjoying reading the reviews. --96.46.xxx.xx




Read this book (by DON [PA]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 2:32 PM
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Not paying rent "gives the landlord an opening to file an eviction notice," as if landlords get into the business to evict people! Yeah, we are all hoping that our tenants don't pay so we can get to file an eviction notice. --73.141.xxx.xx




Read this book (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 4:10 PM
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If I had any ‘acceptable favors’ of interest to a female landlord in exchange for rent, I'd probably still be a tenant today. --108.69.xxx.xxx




Read this book (by Natasha [MD]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 4:37 PM
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I thought C or D class was the worst. Who in the heck invests in a F Neighborhood and if so for what reason? --212.102.xx.xxx




Read this book (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 4:40 PM
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Lol! Landlord of the flies. Acceptable favors keeps me and hubby happily married. He earns most of the money, so maybe I’m guilty of living as such. ;-) --70.92.xxx.xxx




Read this book (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 6:37 PM
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Natasha, I have not seen more than one or two on this board use the term F for a class. Most use ABCD. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Read this book (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 7:47 PM
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Natasha said, "Who in the heck invests in a F Neighborhood and if so for what reason?

Read the book and you will find out!! An F neighborhood is a ghetto where there are tenants and landlords. Most landlords would be ashamed to admit they operate in ghetto but they do exist. Some of my local business associates are slumlords and they do make money at it.

Deanna: Don't judge a book by it's cover,...LOL. Yes, I do agree the cover photo was really lousy.

Sid: As a landlord since 2006, I have done at least 25 evictions which I am not proud of. Many times I see it as my own fault for not screening that applicant better. However, some good tenants do go bad and those situations would make up 1/3 of my evictions. I have only read 4 chapters of this book and when I am done I hope I will have a better understanding of why I have done 25 evictions and if they could have been avoided by any other means. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Read this book (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Aug 2, 2020 10:12 AM
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Slumlords provide a service to society. I think they get a bad rap. They rent to those who would otherwise be homeless.

I used to feel differently until I saw first hand how some people chose to live.

Why spend money to repair things that will continue to be destroyed. --216.186.xxx.xx




Read this book (by R [OH]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2020 12:45 PM
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Hi Roy,

Glad you brought this book up. I meant to mention it a couple of years ago as I was wondering if Cimba would be able to pick out certain areas because it was the author experiences/writings in/about Milwaukee if I remember correctly. I got it as a book on tape or audiobook from the library. I enjoyed it and can say that I've seen and/or experienced a lot of what he says. I just didn't like or agree with his remedies at the end. Good call. --12.47.xx.xx



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