On Tue, 17 Apr 2001, Lucas Gonze wrote:
> NY rent is unbelievable for newcomers, but oldtimers generally have a
> Deal. Fighting to the death over real estate is an honored tradition
> which has led to a system dominated by special arrangements. For
> example, I have a friend who just received $50K to move out of his
> apartment, so that the landlord could raise the rent from what he paid
> ($750 for three small contiguous units) to market (at least $3000).
> Bad as the tenant scams are, landlord behavior is worse. EG, buildings
> falling down, truly stunning neglect, and much much worse.
No, I've got to say the california fair-market housing has got NY beat by a
mile. Rents are high, but things get taken care of, and we dont have 10
large cohabitating rats per human.
Not to mention the prices have forced all the undesireables to live
elsewhere, all those poor people, the welfare recipients, the teachers, the
police officers, the firefighters, the secretaries... we dont have to live
next to any of those here.
Also due to the fair market all land has been turned into either a house or
a tech business, making sure there isn't any land going to waste as a
recreational area or non-tech business. Sure there are lots of state/federal
mountains, but anything flat is developed. This keeps people working
becasue it's hours of driving before you get to the non-geek zone.
The geeks and VCs came, they conquered, they scorched the earth.
- Adam L. "Duncan" Beberg
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