Reader Question: What Happens to Long-Empty Homes?

Photo by Flickr user AnyaLogic On today’s open thread Sweet Pea asks: My parents have been casually looking to buy their retirement home and have encountered houses that have been vacant for a year or more. Just wondering if there has been conversation on here about what happens to that inventory? Maybe it’s not trashed […]

Rental Market Semi-Scaremongering

Yesterday’s P-I had a big front-page story from Aubrey Cohen that seems to be at least partly designed to frighten renters and encourage landlords: Rent at an all-time high — if you can find a place “There are a lot of apartments available, but the desirable ones seem to rent very quickly,” said Kilbourne, a […]