Marin rentals down in rates, up in availability

There are 13 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Apr 23, 2009, titled Marin rentals down in rates, up in availability. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

It's becoming cheaper and easier to rent an apartment in Marin, thanks to the economic doldrums.

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Clancy

San Francisco, CA

#23 Apr 25, 2009
Death N Taxes is such an brain. What about the employer who boasts they laid off all the employees with Obama bumper stickers wow in your next life you will come back as a rag picker living on the side of a dump site in India. Karma is going to be a bitch when it comes knocking on all the nasty employers and Marin Slumlords and most of all Death N Taxes is going to have a low paying job with the IRS. SWEET!!!!
Death N Taxes

Chino, CA

#24 Apr 25, 2009
Clancy wrote:
Death N Taxes is such an brain. What about the employer who boasts they laid off all the employees with Obama bumper stickers wow in your next life you will come back as a rag picker living on the side of a dump site in India. Karma is going to be a **** when it comes knocking on all the nasty employers and Marin Slumlords and most of all Death N Taxes is going to have a low paying job with the IRS. SWEET!!!!
....I didn't endorse what that person was doing in regards to firing Obama-sticker-having employees.....re-read my post. You're the idiot who thinks that voting "yes" on every initiative won't have an impact on your rent...guess what: it does!....and I don't believe in re-incarnation, but thanks for blending your religious beliefs into a rental-rate discussion....you're a religious goof
Tenant

San Francisco, CA

#25 Apr 25, 2009
Well, the trouble with you r being a landlord is that instead of working for more money you suck it out of your tenants and employees. How nice for you that you are sucking even more for yourself these days.
Renter for Luxury Living

San Francisco, CA

#26 Apr 25, 2009
Death N Taxes wrote:
<quoted text>......then don't rent here. Stop complaining about supply/demand and MOVE!!! FYI: when Liberals vote in every initiative, OWNERS have to pay via higher taxes...that increase gets passed onto idiots like you.
I have rented for decades in the Bay Area and elsewhere. Never have I encountered the disgusting breed of landlords I have met in Marin.-- evidently your kind of downright decent conservative folk. I don't know where they get their inflated sense of entitlement.

So you think $1300 is reasonable rent for a dingy, moldy 350 square foot studio in the bottom of your house, plus an additional $125 for utilities (which your prospective tenant will not know about until you spring it on him when he comes to see your as-advertised Taj Mahal)-- with no stove, let alone laundry -- And you want to dictate how your tenant lives? You prefer the tenant be away during the day? Gee, maybe your tenant should just show up once a month to hand you a fat rent check. No auxiliary heater allowed? No visitors? You like to keep track of your tenants' comings and goings? Why, just last weekend I was asked by a prospective landlord what my car looks like because everyone parks on a private road, and she said someone had looked at the place who had a broken down looking car and she "just can't have that." Of course, anyone who would rent such a studio obviously should be able to afford a Rolls Royce! And, gee, poor landlords have to pay for their property? Taxes? No problem, you just make your tenant pay for the whole thing. It's easy for you! And, if tenants don't like it, we should just leave? Oh! Just a minute! I understand: YOU'RE the one who said, "Let them eat cake." >sigh<
LIBTARDS

Oakland, CA

#28 Apr 25, 2009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090425/ap_on_re_...

Breaking News from Mexico. Yes, we need more Illegal Aliens. Way to go Libtards!
Death N Taxes

Chino, CA

#29 Apr 25, 2009
LIBTARDS wrote:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/200 90425/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/med_sw ine_flu
Breaking News from Mexico. Yes, we need more Illegal Aliens. Way to go Libtards!
.....what does this have to do with rental rates? Are you mentally handicapped?
Death N Taxes

Chino, CA

#30 Apr 25, 2009
Tenant wrote:
Well, the trouble with you r being a landlord is that instead of working for more money you suck it out of your tenants and employees. How nice for you that you are sucking even more for yourself these days.
...you have no clue who I am, or how I treat my tenants. Stop complaining and buy your own house if you don't like to rent....then you'll be complaining about how high your property taxes are
Death N Taxes

Chino, CA

#31 Apr 25, 2009
Renter for Luxury Living wrote:
<quoted text>
I have rented for decades in the Bay Area and elsewhere. Never have I encountered the disgusting breed of landlords I have met in Marin.-- evidently your kind of downright decent conservative folk. I don't know where they get their inflated sense of entitlement.
So you think $1300 is reasonable rent for a dingy, moldy 350 square foot studio in the bottom of your house, plus an additional $125 for utilities (which your prospective tenant will not know about until you spring it on him when he comes to see your as-advertised Taj Mahal)-- with no stove, let alone laundry -- And you want to dictate how your tenant lives? You prefer the tenant be away during the day? Gee, maybe your tenant should just show up once a month to hand you a fat rent check. No auxiliary heater allowed? No visitors? You like to keep track of your tenants' comings and goings? Why, just last weekend I was asked by a prospective landlord what my car looks like because everyone parks on a private road, and she said someone had looked at the place who had a broken down looking car and she "just can't have that." Of course, anyone who would rent such a studio obviously should be able to afford a Rolls Royce! And, gee, poor landlords have to pay for their property? Taxes? No problem, you just make your tenant pay for the whole thing. It's easy for you! And, if tenants don't like it, we should just leave? Oh! Just a minute! I understand: YOU'RE the one who said, "Let them eat cake." >sigh<
....I rent a studio (not attached to my house) for $1,000 month including electricity/water and wireless internet; it's small, but I lived in it myself for a few years....my current tenant will be moving out on June 1. I think that's reasonable...thoughts?
Death N Taxes

Chino, CA

#32 Apr 25, 2009
...the studio doesn't have a washer/dryer though....It does have a stove (no oven). At the end of the day, it DOES come down to supply and demand. I rent out my 1,100sq ft loft in San Fran for $3K/month...again, supply and demand...I charge $200 less than the norm b/c I want to find a good tenant; it's not always about money, but try to live without it and let me know how it goes.

“Marin”

Since: Feb 09

Mill Valley

#33 Apr 27, 2009
It's reasonable if someone pays it.
Renter for Luxury Living wrote:
<quoted text>
I have rented for decades in the Bay Area and elsewhere. Never have I encountered the disgusting breed of landlords I have met in Marin.-- evidently your kind of downright decent conservative folk. I don't know where they get their inflated sense of entitlement.
So you think $1300 is reasonable rent for a dingy, moldy 350 square foot studio in the bottom of your house, plus an additional $125 for utilities (which your prospective tenant will not know about until you spring it on him when he comes to see your as-advertised Taj Mahal)-- with no stove, let alone laundry -- And you want to dictate how your tenant lives? You prefer the tenant be away during the day? Gee, maybe your tenant should just show up once a month to hand you a fat rent check. No auxiliary heater allowed? No visitors? You like to keep track of your tenants' comings and goings? Why, just last weekend I was asked by a prospective landlord what my car looks like because everyone parks on a private road, and she said someone had looked at the place who had a broken down looking car and she "just can't have that." Of course, anyone who would rent such a studio obviously should be able to afford a Rolls Royce! And, gee, poor landlords have to pay for their property? Taxes? No problem, you just make your tenant pay for the whole thing. It's easy for you! And, if tenants don't like it, we should just leave? Oh! Just a minute! I understand: YOU'RE the one who said, "Let them eat cake." >sigh<
Renter in Mill Valley

Corte Madera, CA

#34 May 4, 2009
I agree with Supply and Demand being the indicator...and there is little demand now...thats the point of the article!....there are rentals in MV that have been advertised for MONTHS now...with no success, in the supposed 'elite' areas of town. Look at the inventory on craigslist and on Management agents books..time will prove the point..its May now...if MV is in the same boat by July because nobody has moved into the area, then landlords will have empty nests.
Death N Taxes

Chino, CA

#35 May 4, 2009
Renter in Mill Valley wrote:
I agree with Supply and Demand being the indicator...and there is little demand now...thats the point of the article!....there are rentals in MV that have been advertised for MONTHS now...with no success, in the supposed 'elite' areas of town. Look at the inventory on craigslist and on Management agents books..time will prove the point..its May now...if MV is in the same boat by July because nobody has moved into the area, then landlords will have empty nests.
....some people like to gouge their tenants...I don't. I posted my studio for rent a few days ago, and I have 3 people coming by tomorrow to see it. I also don't want to rent it so low that I have a bunch of trash coming by to see where I live either. If those places in MV are sitting empty for months, then the owners obviously don't need the money....at the end of the day, it's their choice since they own them.
MaryT

San Rafael, CA

#36 Jan 18, 2013
Here it is, 2013 and you have NOT had your taxes raised in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 or, in 2013.

So, of course the 'reason' for your unmitigated greed was false and remains false.

I thought your comment might be sarcasm and if it is, it is right on in 2013 as nothing in this county in terms of rentals or rents.

If you were lying just to ... oh make crap up - Well. How does it feel to be you - a false man.

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