Be A Caretaker

By Patrick   follow   Mon, 1 Oct 2012, 9:39am PDT   ↑ Like   ↓ Dislike   828 views   2 comments   Watch (0)   Share   Quote  

The caretaker of an apartment or vacation house often gets to live there rent-free, in exchange for keeping up the place.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/21/nyregion/for-caretakers-a-rent-free-life-in-new-yorks-historic-homes.html

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perpetuallyastonished   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Tue, 2 Oct 2012, 5:16am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 1

Not in the Seattle area. The property managers think they're giving people a deal by discounting the rent by a couple hundred dollars, in return for having to move out at the drop of a hat.

curious2   befriend (4)   ignore (5)   Tue, 2 Oct 2012, 5:21am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 2

That might actually be the Republican plan for housing: (1) cut taxes on the top 1% of income earners; (2) they buy 10 houses each and let their friends and family live there as caretakers. The issue is, most people would rather afford their own place to live. Those people are just unreasonable I guess, they've got to get with the new economic program of "helping homeowners" brought to us by Bubbles Ben.

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