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Unbelievable (by John [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 13, 2019 4:54 PM
I just filled a vacancy with a (hopefully) good renter. It has been 4 years since I had a vacancy. Before posting my ad on CL, I spent an hour looking at ads in my area to see what is renting and for how much and the current tenant pool in my area.
I spent a few minutes looking at the ad for "rooms wanted". I was floored and shocked to see multiple ads from young millennials that were request to rent sofas to sleep on for little to no charge in exchange for cleaning and other duties that millennials seldom do. Again, they were asking to rent sofas in homes to sleep on, not rooms or apartments. One ad had a picture of a millennial requesting a sofa. He called himself a "sofa surfer" and looked totally useless as a productive human in society. Times have changed over the last 10-15 years and not for the better.
New Jersey --69.121.xxx.xx
Unbelievable (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 13, 2019 6:08 PM
The Walking Dead is a popular show for a reason. Most can relate. --174.201.xx.xxx
Unbelievable (by Mike [TX]) Posted on: Apr 13, 2019 6:27 PM
They just got through filming about a months worth of walking dead episodes across the street from one of my properties. You think sofa surfer is bad... you ainít seen nothing yet! It will get worse. Before it gets better.
The kids of today are for the most part useless. Not many of them will work especially if it means physical labor. ...... useless as teets on a boar hog --73.166.xxx.xxx
Unbelievable (by John [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 13, 2019 7:34 PM
Well one thing for sure, these kids have absolutely NO goals in life and no future. They are going nowhere quick. As socialism is quickly evolving (Sanders and AOC) are we going to have to rent to these parasites of society if the system changes? I will burn down my house or sell first!
New Jersey --69.121.xxx.xx
Unbelievable (by John [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 13, 2019 7:52 PM
Ha! Just scanning again CL. Amazing. Aside from sofa renters I am seeing adds like the one below. Imagine someone wanting to rent a ROOM for a woman, her boyfriend, a newborn and 2 dogs. Just crazy. It is actually comical. How do people get so low in society. A ROOM for a family and two dogs.
Looking for a room rental for 2 quiet dogs (under 50lbs) my boyfriend and newborn baby.
The rental would be short term until we can save money for a bigger place. My boyfriend works full time, and we would both be gone majority of the day. Just looking for an opportunity to save money and have a roof over our heads.
Unbelievable (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Apr 13, 2019 8:12 PM
Sadly our younger society has more feelings for animals than family, and work ethic has been reduced to mere fractions of what happened when I was working during high school to save for college.
Unbelievable (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Apr 13, 2019 9:18 PM
John, you are right of course. After a generation of mollycoddling the youth (everyone in our colleges and schools) they come out as young adults with no direction and no purpose. Work is for the ignorant and enslaved. Why would they do it? There is too much free stuff that is owed to them to ever expect them to have to earn their own way. They would rather make a "statement" by protesting everything about our society and what has made it great in the past so that we can make sure we never have it in the future.
It makes me sick how far we have fallen from the "greatest generation" just a few decades ago. --24.20.xxx.xxx
Unbelievable (by hubbahubba [CA]) Posted on: Apr 13, 2019 9:23 PM
This is simply not true. The young people that I work with are motivated, smart and goal oriented.
Increase your sample size.
You guys might as well be yelling "Get off my lawn."
Unbelievable (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Apr 13, 2019 9:34 PM
Hubbabbubba, that is simply ridiculous. How close-minded can you possibly be? --24.20.xxx.xxx
Unbelievable (by hubbahubba [CA]) Posted on: Apr 13, 2019 9:56 PM
All right, I'll get off your lawn. --157.131.xxx.xx
Unbelievable (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Apr 13, 2019 10:02 PM
I get it. Ya'll see things differently in CA. Just not sure why. --24.20.xxx.xxx
Unbelievable (by hubbahubba [CA]) Posted on: Apr 13, 2019 10:09 PM
It ain't a CA thing. It's a young people are doing better than you decribe thing. --157.131.xxx.xx
Unbelievable (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Apr 13, 2019 10:15 PM
It's called couch surfing and it has been going on for quite a few years now. It is more of a way to travel cheaply than to live. You are talking about a portion of a generation that graduated during the last financial bust and had delayed entry to the workforce and the ones that followed who may have decided that paying for college was not worth the debt involved. All in an environment where wages remained stagnant and corporations raked in profits. Pollinate them with locavore food becoming mainstream + planet decline, and wonder which generation is the stupid one (you know they think it's us). --100.2.xx.xxx
Unbelievable (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 5:43 AM
Teachers Union is responsible for the USA downfall
now we have :
Microaggression and other new words of wisdom
social justice warriors
College scholarships for GAMING
Facebook does not create a single widget yet is valued in Billions
Thank God I am old enough to not care as much as I won't be around to see the squalor
ask the next kid you see what 12x11 is and you will see a blank stare --24.62.xxx.xxx
Unbelievable (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 6:53 AM
The people I interview for my rentals are often as you describe. The people I end up renting to are not.
And my kids, and my kids' friends, and my granddaughters, and their friends, are not. I guess it's all in the company you keep. --50.82.xxx.xx
Unbelievable (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 7:15 AM
I don't even take these folks in rooms, so the only places they can rent are couches. Small Potatoes, I agree. --209.122.xx.xxx
Unbelievable (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 8:01 AM
I can guess what the one with the two dogs and the baby is about. She probably lives with parents who are tired of the baby daddy showing up at their home to make another one. And so she is trying to find some place to crash so she and he can make another one. I wonder what his "job" is. Probably not much. --173.61.xxx.xx
Unbelievable (by Rich [PA]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 9:45 AM
I think there are two ways to avoid this downward cycle for landlords - upgrade your existing properties to attract better tenants or purchase properties that attract better clientele.
I'm with Hubbahubba on this one. I have nicer units (one and two bedroom multis) that have higher rents for my area (suburban Pittsburgh). Nearly all of my tenants and most of my prospects are in the 25 - 35 age group, gainfully employed and are on a path to a fruitful and productive lives.
My life is too short so I do not want to own properties that attract couch surfers, deadbeats and the "sort of employed" crowd. --100.6.xxx.xxx
Unbelievable (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 1:51 PM
"ask the next kid you see what 12x11 is and you will see a blank stare"
I started visualizing that as lumber dimensions, and trying to think in my head what an eight-foot length of it ran, because I couldn't recall having needed to buy one before--- before I realized it was a math problem! :P --96.46.xxx.xx
Unbelievable (by J [FL]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 3:23 PM
I thought he was talking about lumber too Deanna, LOL. I guess we think alike. --72.188.xxx.xxx
Unbelievable (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2019 3:40 PM
I had a prospect show up (un-invited) at an open house I was having for one of my rentals...and I asked how soon they would want to move in should they be approved. She said "right away, we're living in my car currently".
My properties are B class...so doubtful she would meet the requirements. She didn't even turn in the application I gave her.
Yes, there are some odd people out there. --99.92.xxx.xxx
Unbelievable (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2019 2:27 PM
I look at sofa surfers as an untapped market & am trying to figure out how to work it. I have had several call me when I have a house for rent & they only need a place to stay for a semester (I rent in college town). I suppose I could buy a local hotel & rent by the month. --70.119.xxx.xxx
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