CJA

Lombard, IL

#81 Nov 19, 2012
Give Me a Break wrote:
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Well, when a renter moves into your neighborhood and does nothing to improve--or even maintain the house that they are renting because they have absolutely no vested interest in it and the property value of your house goes to pot because of these renters, then tell me I am a "true Jerk". If a renter wants to rent a Condo where they have to pay for someone else to maintain the exterior, that's fine with me. I know that there are responsible renters and maybe Island Fever is one of them but, the statistics for renters devaluing property is alarming and something that every homeowner fears once they buy a home and move into a nice development.
You are a pompous Asssss! We have been renting a campite for three weeks a summer 10 summers in a row. And I have yet to meet someone of your ilk! Thank God!
It's a great place. Go and enjoy it!
Give Me a Break

Foley, AL

#82 Nov 19, 2012
"We have been renting a campite for three weeks a summer 10 summers in a row. And I have yet to meet someone of your ilk!"

Keep camping and maybe you will get lucky.

Since: Nov 12

Foley, AL

#83 Nov 21, 2012
I will rent a house if I want to move to Gulf Shores.I never think to buy a house there because of high risk.
vicliz

Saint Louis, MO

#84 Nov 22, 2012
Ok All you NICE folks from the Gulf Shores area How do you feel about Summerdale off the county roads north of Magnilia Springs. My husband and I want to retire down there but the hair on the back of my neck is tingly. This is very scary. I do not wat to live next door to this type of person.
Thanks
Debby

Winter Park, FL

#85 Feb 18, 2013
I've never seen such rude comments about renters. We owned a home for years, but are now retired and would not consider buying again. I was researching rentals in the area for relocation closer to the water - hope I don't rent near anyone like you. We currently rent a townhome in Florida with a landlord who gives us free reign to improve the place. I have painted every room, sandeded cupboards in the kitchen and picked out hardware for the cabinets. We have added modern large shower heads to both bathrooms and replaced the kitchen faucet with a new modern faucet with sprayer and soap dispenser. The place is clean and we take great pride in keeping it that way as this is our home for the time being. The place looks better than it did when we moved in. Do not put people in categories and sterotype them all - that is very ignorant to say the least.
Wantachange

Somerset, KY

#86 Feb 19, 2013
How is the job market? I love the area and would like to move down there. Is it hard to find year round employment?
A local

Batesburg, SC

#87 Feb 20, 2013
Cosmos is an awesome place to dine. My daughter used to work there also so we got the 411. You won't be disappointed. Lester's is good also!!!
questions wrote:
I got on this site to possibly ask about restaurants? Now I am questioning my reservations after reading such mean comments. I have always loved King Neptunes but was wondering about Cosmos.
Really

Indianapolis, IN

#88 Feb 20, 2013
I am curious about the job market also.
Give Me a Break

Foley, AL

#89 Feb 20, 2013
"Cosmos is an awesome place to dine. My daughter used to work there also so we got the 411. You won't be disappointed. Lester's is good also!!!"

So is Ivy's Restaurant in Robertsdale. Good jobs are available in manufacturing companies. Retail jobs are always subject to seasonality in any beach area.
island_fever

Gulf Shores, AL

#90 Feb 21, 2013
Wantachange wrote:
How is the job market? I love the area and would like to move down there. Is it hard to find year round employment?
I think it depends on what you're looking for and what your skill level is. There are plenty of seasonal jobs. Some of them translate into year-round ones as well. What you might want to do is browse through the help wanted ads on the Internet to get a flavor of what is available.

Neither Pensacola nor Mobile are very far away, so if you're willing to expand your search, your chances of finding year-round employment will be greatly improved
island_fever

Gulf Shores, AL

#91 Feb 21, 2013
Debby wrote:
I've never seen such rude comments about renters. We owned a home for years, but are now retired and would not consider buying again. I was researching rentals in the area for relocation closer to the water - hope I don't rent near anyone like you. We currently rent a townhome in Florida with a landlord who gives us free reign to improve the place. I have painted every room, sandeded cupboards in the kitchen and picked out hardware for the cabinets. We have added modern large shower heads to both bathrooms and replaced the kitchen faucet with a new modern faucet with sprayer and soap dispenser. The place is clean and we take great pride in keeping it that way as this is our home for the time being. The place looks better than it did when we moved in. Do not put people in categories and sterotype them all - that is very ignorant to say the least.
Ignore the nay-sayers. Fear of renters is silly. It's a lot easier to get rid of a bad renter than a bad home owner. If you're a good renter who has a good landlord, there's no problem.

For the people who don't like renters, they need discuss it with the landlords because without the landlords, there would be no renters. If the landlord isn't complaining, don't even worry about it. It's really easy for people to be rude on the Internet. I just laugh it off. It sounds like there might be a little jealousy on the part of those who would love to have the extra income but just didn't know how to get it together to have a property to rent. Enjoy your space and forget everyone else!:)
Give Me a Break

Foley, AL

#92 Feb 21, 2013
"I just laugh it off. It sounds like there might be a little jealousy on the part of those who would love to have the extra income but just didn't know how to get it together to have a property to rent."

Wrong, Camel Breath. I can buy a house with cash in a New York Minute but just don't want to contend with the aggravation of dealing with renters and then having to practically rebuild the house when they move out. Yes, there are good renters but when you put a house up for rent at a certain price, if someone comes along that is qualified to pay that rent, you have to accept them now because of the 1965 Civil Rights Act. Even if you think that they are scum bags, if you refuse to rent to them, you can be sued by them for denying them the rental. In the old days, you could meet the person and if you thought they were good people and were satisfied that they would be good tenants then you could let them rent your house. That privilege no longer exists. You now have to accept anyone who is qualified to financially to pay the rent even if you think they are scum bags. I never want to be in such a situation with a house that I own.
Soon retired

Vicksburg, MS

#93 Apr 3, 2013
Hmm, I have been considering a move and was looking at the Al. Gulf Coast area. I have a few friends and family already in the area. And, unfortunately, I will have to rent. You see we are not all blessed with gobs of money, but I have worked and put 3 kids through college all by my lonesome. Therefore, no money left for me. I would not have it any other way. As for Mr. A$$hat, "Give Me A Break", it is people like you who mess up this beautiful world we live in. Chill out and give the rest of us a break.
Missy

Pontiac, IL

#95 Apr 6, 2013
Callie wrote:
In reading other posts on Gulf Shores I do want to make sure everyone understands that I am NOT one of those disrespectful hooligans that attended the Hangout Music Fest and decided to move there. ;)
Callie - I am looking to relocate also to Gulf Shores, and we will be renting one can hope that the above comments you received are not the majority but a few self entitled assholes. I would never buy a home in a community till I was 100% sure I liked the area.As for the replies here....useless. Topix always tends to be negative posts, and a place for morons to rant. Hope you find a nice place Callie.
Missy
snap

Gulf Shores, AL

#96 Apr 6, 2013
Give Me a Break wrote:
"I just laugh it off. It sounds like there might be a little jealousy on the part of those who would love to have the extra income but just didn't know how to get it together to have a property to rent."
Wrong, Camel Breath. I can buy a house with cash in a New York Minute but just don't want to contend with the aggravation of dealing with renters and then having to practically rebuild the house when they move out. Yes, there are good renters but when you put a house up for rent at a certain price, if someone comes along that is qualified to pay that rent, you have to accept them now because of the 1965 Civil Rights Act. Even if you think that they are scum bags, if you refuse to rent to them, you can be sued by them for denying them the rental. In the old days, you could meet the person and if you thought they were good people and were satisfied that they would be good tenants then you could let them rent your house. That privilege no longer exists. You now have to accept anyone who is qualified to financially to pay the rent even if you think they are scum bags. I never want to be in such a situation with a house that I own.
I like renters. If it weren't for them I would have to get a job. Management Companies handle problems. And not all scumbags are bad. My dog is a scumbag, but I feed him anyway.
Give Me a Break

Foley, AL

#97 Apr 6, 2013
"I like renters. If it weren't for them I would have to get a job. Management Companies handle problems. And not all scumbags are bad. My dog is a scumbag, but I feed him anyway."

Snap, you are an honest man. I like honest men.
Linnie52

United States

#98 Apr 9, 2013
Callie wrote:
Moving to Gulf Shores next month and need to rent before I buy a home. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!!
There are some lovely furnished town homes and condo at The Peninsula. I would likely rent for a while while I found the exact area I would like to be part of. We have owners here for 10 years, rent our condo, but sure wish we could be here full time. Wishing you luck and happiness in your new area.
New Yorker

Millbrook, NY

#99 May 14, 2013
Calle, quit apologizing and thanking gimmeabreak......HOW About give us a break from your trailer trash mouth. Only people with a lack of education and morals think they can get away with talking to people like that....loser! Yes there are renters out there who don't take care of the property we all agree however that should not be a stereotype of renters... As well as the stereotype that all southerners are all redneck idiots!!
Give Me a Break

Foley, AL

#100 May 14, 2013
Renters and Rednecks create their own stereotype--I don't.
Nessun Dorma

Houston, TX

#101 Sep 3, 2013
Nessun Dorma wrote:
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Get over yourself.
Just plain ignorant & prejudice to say all renters reduce property values. Not at all true in the real world. "YOU" OBVIOUSLY ARE VERY JEALOUS. Shame that you are a resident of our state-Alabama. You should be very ashamed of yourself. DO YOU THINK ANYONE GIVES A RIP WHAT YOU THINK?? News break-Not. You must hate "yourself" is the problem.
Think about this for a moment because its been proven to be so true - What you hate so much in someone else-is usually the way "YOU" are!That certainly sounds like the case with you. So.. clean up your property instead of crying. You are probably embarrassing a renter. Are you a hoarder? I do not think you even own any property.
If not for rental property where would tourist destinations be?
Praying for you. I'm sad for you-why are so spiteful?

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