The State We’re In

A little peek into the highly competitive Portland rental market: Today we checked out a 3BR/1BA house in a decent NE neighborhood, and while the walls were all painted bright crayon-colors, the photos in the ad neglected to show that all the floors were covered by dog-hair tumbleweeds. Here is an owner who, facing the prospect of attracting tenant(s) who would pay him $18,000 a year to rent his house, couldn’t even muster the will to run a goddamn Swiffer around the place. Oh, and it smelled like dog piss. Oh, and it was completely run down (which the photos, of course, subtly obscured). Oh, and the property management company handling the rental was charging $40 per application per adult.

Kill me now.

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