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There is one GLARING aspect that this article did NOT address:
Section 8 housing.....
Go ahead and try living next to an apartment building approved for section 8 and see what happens in about 6 months.
if a slum landlord or absent owner / bad management don't keep things up ..then you should deduct the amount of rent you pay. if it's a crappy place ... you should move out immediately and not pay anything. This country has too many bad landlords who collect rent and let the property fall apart. A good landlord will have you supply references, put your deposit into an account that accrues dividends/interest ..(oops LOL), has a property manager or maintenance office to maintain the place.
Lately, many landlords don't care who lives in your suburb / community/ apartments etc. in becoming your new neighbor.
Most people treat property with little respect and regards for the other people around them.
After all "It's the ME Generation" or It's all about ME !!
The current/ young generation are irresponsible and neglecting and abusing other people property and stealing what does not belong to them. This new generation are lazy brats and uneducated. OBAMA ... stop giving free money away to your kind and your gay (LGBT's) buddies and those crooked politicians and friends of yours.
I hope you get Impeached , possibly worst. Time for you to leave NOW!
This article is out of date, renting already peaked and is now on a down turn. It will continue to move back to home ownership because as you can tell from the comments, it is difficult to live with others, especially when your not in love with them.
I hate apartment living. Did it once & DONE! People in apartment complexes just don't care about personal space. The mentaility is "Oh well it's not mine".
My biggest issue is NOISE! I can't stand all the young guys driving their cars with the loud exhausts in FIRST GEAR throughout the complex! That's annoying, take it out of 1st gear douche!! Also you don't go & buy a $5000 home audio system while sharing wall space with OTHER PEOPLE & crank it up to 10! That's just rude! If you want to crank your music up all the way take that system back save your money & buy a SFR!
Honestly it doesn't make any difference how expensive the complex sets it's price you get the same crowd. I honestly beleive they should make it a requirement that you have to be at least 21 to rent. If you're a college student you have to stay on campus in a dorm where loudness is totally acceptable. But like other adults I work for a living & need sleep.