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Posted on September 21 at 5:59 p.m.
Water rates, utility charges, repair costs, taxes. . . everything associated with maintaining an apartment building have been going up for years; to compensate for these massive increases, of course rents have gone up.
On The High Price of Renting in Paradise
Posted on September 20 at 8:52 p.m.
The profit margin on fruit is way higher than it is on rentals.
Why don't you people hate fruit salesmen too?
And what about those evil folks who sell pizza? They make 500% profit on each slice. They're the worst!
Posted on September 20 at 8:49 p.m.
You're probably a better person since your dad doesn't spoil you.
Posted on September 20 at 8:41 p.m.
Back when American Indians were around, you could trade beads for beach front real estate. It should still be that way. I have some beads. I deserve a beach front mansion.
Posted on September 20 at 8:15 p.m.
If you have a bad landlord, move.
If you kind can't find nice, affordable housing in Santa Barbara, move.
There are literally thousands of other cities in California alone -- hundreds of thousands of landlords to choose from.
Stop the complaining, people. It's your fault alone, nobody else's, if you're not happy.
Posted on September 20 at 6:41 p.m.
There's plenty of affordable housing in Santa Barbara if you have either a either a good, high paying job, or a nice fat bank account.
SB is a small, exclusive beach town. What the hell do you people expect?
Posted on September 19 at 11:57 a.m.
The fact that you think landlords are evil and greedy sums you up. You live in your own deluded world. Landlords are business people just like any others.
Again, if you have a problem with legal ownership of private property, there are other countries (Cuba comes to mind) you might wish to explore.
Posted on September 19 at 11:54 a.m.
"Everyone knows that the working class gives the most to charity as a percentage of income." -- Noletalady
Ummm. No. Everybody does not know that. But even if it were true, it doesn't matter. The big shots in SB personally support all the big charities. It's a fact.
Posted on September 19 at 11:17 a.m.
And Noletalady, the rich in SB certainly do not ignore the lower classes in SB. They give up the wazoo. Who do you think pays for all the homeless to be fed and sheltered, Santa Claus?
Posted on September 19 at 11:14 a.m.
It's also funny how folks like NoletaLady describe the wealthy as if they're somehow less human than the poor. People are people. How much money you've got in your checking account makes you no more or less human.
Economic diversity would be great, but not everybody can afford to live in an idyllic beach town nestled against the mountains in Southern California.
Only making SB less desirable, perhaps by increasing pollution, or perhaps by building ugly massive housing projects like in NYC, could the cost of housing be reduced substantially longterm.
Stop the whining. Crossing guards in Alaska make $30/hr. Where there's a will, there's a way, right?