To hell with local rule?

Important enough to make the main page, from Curbed:

Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren want to force cities to adopt YIMBY policies. Can they?

The state of Oregon has effectively banned single-family zoning. Minneapolis upzoned nearly the entire city, 75 percent of which was zoned for single-family houses. California’s Senate Bill 50, up for a vote in 2020, would eliminate zoning restrictions around transit lines and job centers.

As affordable housing crisis has taken hold, state and local governments across the country have targeted low-density zoning laws for reform in hopes of spurring more housing developments in cities that are starved for more supply.

And with housing affordability becoming an issue on the 2020 campaign trail for the first time in recent memory, the Yes In My Back Yard (YIMBY) movement is going federal, as Democratic candidates for president Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker have both released housing plans that attempt coerce local governments into zoning reform by offering or withholding money from federal housing and transportation funds.

But given zoning laws are administered at the city or county level, how effective would wielding the power of the purse be at inducing change in local zoning laws?

Warren and Booker’s plans take diverging approaches. Warren proposes a new $10 billion competitive grant program that communities could use on infrastructure, roads, parks, or schools. But local governments have to reform their land use laws to be eligible for the grants.

Conversely, Booker’s plan would withhold $16 billion in existing federal funding from a handful of housing and transportation funds if local governments don’t reform their zoning laws. Warren’s plan uses the proverbial carrot, while Booker uses the proverbial stick.

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71 Responses to To hell with local rule?

  1. xolepa says:

    first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. xolepa says:

    My town here in Hunterdon wouldn’t take Warren’s blood money.

    Eight acre zoning keeps out the riff-raff.

    Another town here in the county has 15 acre zoning. Gotsto watch the water table

  3. Juice Box says:

    Power still out since 7PM last night, my portable generator has been humming away, 2 fridges powered, tv, internet, and sump pump, but no AC. I have 5 gallons of gas + 3 gallons in generator left BUT JCP&L just said no timeframe on restore. Time for a run to the store? I can get a cheap window AC for a 100 bucks, so I might pick one up and another 5 gallons of gas.

    Glad I was somwhat prepared.I would have lost my stash of lobster tails and other pershiables in my fridges by now.
    .

  4. Juice Box says:

    Humm JCP&L requesting additional crews, might be a while until power is back

  5. chicagofinance says:

    Juice: tree dropped across Sycamore and 35 around 6:30PM. I drove to Trader Joe’s after work and actually was outside for that “gust”. My yard is a mess.

  6. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Wtf?! This is unbelievable. Income inequality is destroying the beautiful landscape of our country. Move over single family homes, let’s replace you with legions of apartment buildings for the new rental class. What a f’en joke and great sign that the economy is working only for a few. Always a price to pay…

    Answer to income inequality=change zoning and build apartment buildings. Did they not see what happen with govt “projects?” How is this any different, except it’s now on a massive scale?

    “The state of Oregon has effectively banned single-family zoning. Minneapolis upzoned nearly the entire city, 75 percent of which was zoned for single-family houses. California’s Senate Bill 50, up for a vote in 2020, would eliminate zoning restrictions around transit lines and job centers.”

  7. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Worst part, Democrats are using this dilemma to gain votes to push cheap housing that will destroy this country as we once knew it. Sad…

  8. chicagofinance says:

    Nothing is going to happen….. shut up

  9. chicagofinance says:

    Crudele:

    You’ve probably heard that the city of Berkeley, Calif., is banning the use of the word “manhole” because it isn’t gender-neutral — meaning it has that deplorable word “man” in it.

    Instead, the city — where, in case you’re interested, I once had the pleasure of seeing a young woman walking on the street with a live rat adorning her shoulder — wants to use the phrase “maintenance hole” to describe that thing people go butt-first into to fix stuff underground.

    The city probably could have come up with a better gender-neutral phrase except that “ass hole” — for the butt-first maneuver, you see — was already in use in a much different context.

  10. The Great Pumpkin says:

    It’s already happening. This is music to the ears of people that can’t afford housing and politicians love playing them the song for their votes.

    If you can’t improve their wages, you sell them on affordable housing.

    chicagofinance says:
    July 23, 2019 at 8:49 am
    Nothing is going to happen….. shut up

  11. 3b says:

    You jack up housing prices with ultra low interest rates for years plus throw in high property taxes and a dash of student loan debt and this is what happens. It’s not that surprising. Rental housing being built up and down Bergen Co.

  12. Fast Eddie says:

    So, Booker and Warren want to turn hospitable, residential areas into ghettos. It’s really not surprising, this a long term plan for the charlatan elites to placate and control the masses. Riff raff is their voting bloc. It defies success and confirms that failure is acceptable.

  13. No One says:

    Looks like Laqueefa’s family is going to be movin on up to some new govt subsidized housing on that ping pong site.

  14. Cotton Candy Grapes says:

    Lick my elongated oval appendages.

  15. GdBlsU45 says:

    Forced resettlement of third worlders to areas with productive people is a crime against humanity. A strategy executed perfectly by Clinton in Minnesota.

  16. JCer says:

    No one that is how I’d get an approval on that site, push for affordable housing high density. Than paint the homeowners as elitist, against the working class, etc. The political climate in the people’s republic of NJ means you’d likely get the state to force the approvals, Laqueefa is their voting base……

  17. 3b says:

    Grim pleas unmod.

  18. DerrickMub says:

    Hello. And Bye.

  19. Juice Box says:

    power back!!!! Yippeee now I can get back to the real world where I don’t have to worry about how much gasoline I have stocked up and I don’t have to cook 8 lobster tails for lunch.

  20. No One says:

    As a friend of liberty, I’m not a big fan of restrictive zoning laws. I’ll bet these Democratic anti-zoning efforts are only looking to change the elements of zoning that they favor, and they probably still oppose zoning changes that would actually help create profitable business opportunities. Yes for zoning new eco friendly high density housing dedicated to LGBTXYZ+ non-resident aliens of color, no for zoning a new single family home housing development.

  21. Fast Eddie says:

    Democrats want a society that resembles something like the movie, “Total Recall.” Let’s house all the misfits in one collective society and make them dependent on their leaders. They will comply or they’ll get no pellets.

  22. Libturd, seen crazy things done with ping pong balls. says:

    Republicans want a collective society where laws are based on a shrinking religion’s beliefs. But you are only impacted if you were lucky enough to be born with matching X chromosomes. Yet, they play xenophobia when it comes to Sharia Law. It all makes perfect sense I guess, if you’re really stupid.

  23. Libturd, seen crazy things done with ping pong balls. says:

    Hat tip to the Teresa at the Globe:

    So Trump is manipulating his gullible supporters again (I could start an item with those words every day), trying to convince them that replacing decrepit barriers on the southern border — a regular maintenance item that every recent administration has done — is the same as building new, i.e. additional, wall as he promised during his 2016 campaign. Let’s be clear: Trump has replaced about 50 miles of existing barriers and added zero miles of new wall.

    He’s also still obsessively continuing his attacks on four congresswomen of color who disagree with his policies. Good God, man, give it a rest. Maybe try governing for a change.

    Meanwhile, Afghanistan officials are demanding an explanation today for Trump’s shocking statement that he could wipe Afghanistan — a US ally! — off the face of the earth in 10 days. What?!? He mentioned this casually during an Oval Office media huddle with the prime minister of Pakistan, and said he has decided not to do it because he doesn’t want to kill 10 million people. Gee, thanks, said Kabul.

    Again, to clarify: Afghanistan has 37.2 million people, not 10 million, and the only way to wipe it off the the face of the earth and kill millions is by nuking it. Some fantasy, Donald. Truly stunning.

    The US has been at war in Afghanistan since 2001, the longest war in US history. That’s when it launched airstrikes to root out al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks and help the Afghan resistance overcome the Taliban. We then supported the new government with troops that have stayed to fight the ever-resurgent Taliban as well as al-Qaeda militants.

    We’re currently in negotiations with the Taliban for a political solution, but they refuse to talk to the current Afghan government. Trump wants Pakistan to pressure the Taliban to talk by denying them safe haven in that country. If it doesn’t, I wonder if he’ll think about nuking them, too. Maybe throw in India for good measure; it’s a bigger target.

  24. Joe says:

    Any politician pushing for that zoning change should be forced to live the same way or they better shut the F up about it. Scumbag hypocrite democrats.

  25. Libturd, seen crazy things done with ping pong balls. says:

    Joe Biden. Is that you?

  26. Libturd, providing your daily dose of fukced up NJ regulations says:

    Was looking over the recent polls. Happened upon Politico’s Governor’s polls. I see Drop Trow Murphy is now the tenth least popular governor in the country. Way to go Phil!

  27. No One says:

    Libturd, sadly both major parties are collectivist. Ayn Rand lumped the religious conservatives as “mystics of spirit”, and the leftists as the “mystics of muscle”

    As products of the split between man’s soul and body, there are two kinds of teachers of the Morality of Death: the mystics of spirit and the mystics of muscle, whom you call the spiritualists and the materialists, those who believe in consciousness without existence and those who believe in existence without consciousness. Both demand the surrender of your mind, one to their revelations, the other to their reflexes. No matter how loudly they posture in the roles of irreconcilable antagonists, their moral codes are alike, and so are their aims: in matter—the enslavement of man’s body, in spirit—the destruction of his mind.

    The good, say the mystics of spirit, is God, a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man’s power to conceive—a definition that invalidates man’s consciousness and nullifies his concepts of existence. The good, say the mystics of muscle, is Society—a thing which they define as an organism that possesses no physical form, a super-being embodied in no one in particular and everyone in general except yourself. Man’s mind, say the mystics of spirit, must be subordinated to the will of God. Man’s mind, say the mystics of muscle, must be subordinated to the will of Society. Man’s standard of value, say the mystics of spirit, is the pleasure of God, whose standards are beyond man’s power of comprehension and must be accepted on faith. Man’s standard of value, say the mystics of muscle, is the pleasure of Society, whose standards are beyond man’s right of judgment and must be obeyed as a primary absolute. The purpose of man’s life, say both, is to become an abject zombie who serves a purpose he does not know, for reasons he is not to question. His reward, say the mystics of spirit, will be given to him beyond the grave. His reward, say the mystics of muscle, will be given on earth—to his great-grandchildren.

    Selfishness—say both—is man’s evil. Man’s good—say both—is to give up his personal desires, to deny himself, renounce himself, surrender; man’s good is to negate the life he lives. Sacrifice—cry both—is the essence of morality, the highest virtue within man’s reach.

  28. Libturd, seen crazy things done with ping pong balls. says:

    I say religion has no place in government. The Repulican’s would like to adorn a big wooden cross on top of the Capitol Building.

    (well not really, but if it get’s out the stupid vote, then why not?)

  29. Juice Box says:

    Existing home sales down 1.7%

  30. No One says:

    Lib,
    I get what you are saying, but I don’t really see a groundswell of religious activists coming to change much in government. Maybe I’m not looking in the right places, but as an organized political force, I don’t see that threat coming, besides getting a few mangers approved in some towns, or a few token items. At most a couple of states could conceivably make abortion illegal, mostly leading to longer drives to the blender and a few more really bad moms.

    In contrast, my exposure to local high school and college “though leaders” and the nation’s online and offline journalism leads me to fear a big wave of collectivist/altruist/identity-politics-tribal-driven statism over the next 20 years. The AOC lovers of the world would like so send certain hated groups re-education camps, stripped of their “privilege”. One weirdo who thankfully left the forum was actually fantasizing about bringing back guillotines.

  31. The Great Pumpkin says:

    There’s hope. The light becomes more visible as they age. The part you seem to miss, income inequality is responsible for this breeding ground for collectivism/social!sm. You blame education, but education is only reflective of the society we live in. That’s why I’ve been hell bent on trying to convince people to address the income inequality issue and throw crumbs before it’s too late. In 10 to 20 years, I’m going to be a moving target due to my wealth if things don’t change with income inequality. Lots of jealous angry people out there and you have to appease them before it gets out of control and becomes a real problem.

    “In contrast, my exposure to local high school and college “though leaders” and the nation’s online and offline journalism leads me to fear a big wave of collectivist/altruist/identity-politics-tribal-driven statism over the next 20 years. The AOC lovers of the world would like so send certain hated groups re-education camps, stripped of their “privilege”. One weirdo who thankfully left the forum was actually fantasizing about bringing back guillotines.”

  32. Byatander says:

    Only one zoning change, ping pong in Wayne. Show your support Aug 19th at Wayne Town Hall. No ping pong, no peace.

  33. adexr483 says:

    Hello. And Bye.

  34. The Great Pumpkin says:

    That zoning changes, and I’m out. Lol no more Pumpkin ping pong jokes.,.

    Byatander says:
    July 23, 2019 at 2:51 pm
    Only one zoning change, ping pong in Wayne. Show your support Aug 19th at Wayne Town Hall. No ping pong, no peace.

  35. Young Buck says:

    The Teachers Union Secession Crisis

    An exodus of NEA locals prompts new, restrictive bylaws.

    The National Education Association, America’s oldest and largest teachers union, faces a revolt from its member unions. In the past five years at least 11 local teachers unions have departed from the NEA and its state affiliates. In response, the NEA recently passed two bylaws to impose roadblocks and crushing penalties on locals seeking to leave the national body.

    I’m not surprised. Most teachers I know value their local unions, but many are fed up with the bureaucratic, hyperpolitical and remote NEA. The national union has long maintained an all-or-nothing approach to membership. Under a strictly enforced system called “unified dues,” a teacher who joins an NEA-affiliated local is automatically enrolled in the state and national unions. An individual teacher can decline to join, but a local that wants to leave has a harder time. The new restrictions are an effort to bar the exits completely.

    The first requires locals to give 60 days’ notice of plans to disaffiliate, allowing the NEA to gear up a defense. Locals must also give NEA officials time to speak at a membership meeting. A two-thirds majority is required to leave the national union, not the simple majority required to affiliate in the first place.

    The second restriction allows the NEA itself—not only state affiliates—to establish trusteeships over local unions. Trusteeship permits the NEA to invalidate any attempt to disaffiliate and to conduct what amounts to a hostile takeover—directing the local’s books, funds, actions and officers.

    It’s little wonder NEA officials are undertaking this crackdown. Locals are slipping through their fingers across the country. The two largest are in Memphis, Tenn., and Las Vegas’s Clark County.

    In 2015 the 3,500-member Memphis-Shelby County Education Association left the NEA and its state affiliate, the Tennessee Education Association. Keith O. Williams (no relation), the local’s executive director, told me the parent unions were tone-deaf to what Memphis teachers wanted. They failed to stop a short-lived 2013 merger of city schools with surrounding suburban ones, which the local urban teachers opposed, and made insufficient efforts against new teacher evaluations many considered unfair.

    The 11,000-member Clark County Education Association, which accounts for about half of NEA membership in Nevada, left in 2018, the largest local to disaffiliate. The rift began in 2017 over issues such as the state affiliate’s failure to support a bill to improve teacher pay.

    For local unions, independence offers transparency and accountability, as well as low overhead. Clark County leaders reduced annual dues to $630 from $810. In Kansas another 1,800-member union left the NEA this year. Others have done the same in Indiana, Florida and Ohio. In each case similar problems prompted locals to leave: The state affiliate was dictatorial, dismissive of local priorities, or opaque about finances.

    The NEA’s corporate executives, like any monopoly, fear competition above all else. But their attempt to lock in their revenue streams may prove too little, too late to stop the local revolution.

    Mr. Williams worked as a public-school teacher for 21 years and is director of Americans for Fair Treatment.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-teachers-union-secession-crisis-11563835111?mod=hp_opin_pos_3

  36. 3b says:

    I am much more concerned with the radical left than the religious right. Re education camps are not as bizarre as they might sound. We have already been re educated to remain silent if we disagree for fear we will be labeled.

  37. Joe says:

    Historically the far left has always been more dangerous than the far right.

    Pick up a history book and all the worst atrocities have happen when the far left is in control. Ideological intolerant idiots.

    “3b says:
    July 23, 2019 at 3:45 pm
    I am much more concerned with the radical left than the religious right. Re education camps are not as bizarre as they might sound. We have already been re educated to remain silent if we disagree for fear we will be labeled.

  38. joyce says:

    Historically,
    The left/right pendulum is a distraction. The fight is over who controls the ever increasing amount of power of the state. When the amount of power is threatened or a new power grab is there for the taking… the left/right move in lock step.

  39. Libturd, seen crazy things done with ping pong balls. says:

    The worst governor this state has ever has fukced up royally again. Of course, very little press coverage as we do live in a blue state.

    https://www.nj.com/politics/2019/07/dozens-of-state-workers-fired-from-nj-agency-after-review-finds-they-were-improperly-hired.html

    I told you all this bozo has absolutely no business being in government. I can only hope that he blows a lot of his wealth on his attempted ascension to the presidency.

  40. Libturd, seen crazy things done with ping pong balls. says:

    This is rich.

    “Delgado-Polanco, meanwhile, landed a job at a consulting firm founded by a senior Murphy adviser, Adam Alonso, after she left the SDA.”

  41. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    I’ve said it time and time again. The NEA and NJEA are borderline criminal organizations. The local is all that matters.

  42. Mächïne says:

    7:21 sometimes you gotta play hardball to ensure the rights are protected. Otherwise you get ground beneath the wheels. You want zero job security and no unions?

  43. Mächïne says:

    MICHAEL ELSEN-ROONEY
July 21 at 5:00 AM PT
When Mayor Bill de Blasio touted a long-awaited pay bump for certified Pre-K teachers at city-funded private programs, Aimee Pomaro thought she was a shoe-in for the raise.
Pomaro has taught for nine years at a nearly century-old family run daycare in Bay Ridge that contracts with the city. She holds a Masters degree and state teaching certification, and got such high scores on her evaluations that the Mayor’s communications team asked to feature her in a promotional video. Like other community-based teachers, she made tens of thousands less than her colleagues at public schools.
But Pomaro lacked one qualification: she, like two thirds of local childcare workers, doesn’t belong to a union. At least for now, the pay raise City Council Speaker Corey Johnson heralded as a “historic” only applies to about 300 certified, unionized teachers. Another 1500 non-unionized educators with identical credentials, according to city estimates, are still waiting to hear if and when they’ll be included.
“When I realized (the pay raise) was only going to be for unionized schools, it seemed like they didn’t really care,” Pomaro said. “They’re only going to make it work for schools willing to fight them on this.”

  44. Machine says:

    So this is my take on “who is important” enough to make a liveable wage.
    Childcare workers. Yeah, I know who can compete with the Island Nation special you got working for you now, but hear me out. Iffn create a much better world for these people, my feeling is that these formative years are spent in wonderous productivity and hell, after that its anyones guess how that goes. Get em/ early I say. Let’s hear it for Universal pre-K. State sponsored.

  45. D-FENS says:

    Conservatism is progressivism driving the speed limit

  46. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Unions are probably the only thing that has prevented a revolution in our country. Take away the remaining unions and you tilt the balance in the population towards complete and utter anger over working conditions/compensation. Just too many people will be underpaid and the result will be revolution. Society will not be stable after this for a long time.

  47. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Some people have no life. If you don’t like current apartment conditions or landlord, why fight? Go live somewhere that will make you happy and stop fighting with the landlord. What a waste of time. I swear, some people just love to fight and start drama with their landlords. We call these people crazy.

    “But in terms of changing the core reality that allows such a power imbalance to exist? That’s a tough nut to crack. While the issue can be fought in state legislatures by organizing massive blocks of renters into a coalition that shifts landlord-friendly states into renter-friendly ones, any advances seem like a pittance as long as the current system of viewing housing as a commodity remains in place.”

    https://apple.news/AOUqOmPUrRhebYvexQ-b3jw

  48. The Great Pumpkin says:

    There are also crazy landlords. Just love to f’k with their tenants and people in general. Avoid these kinds of people. Do not waste your time fighting them on an issue. Just move…

  49. homeboken says:

    Wait – So when the dynamic is tenant vs landlord, it’s the tenant that is crazy. But when it is labor vs owner, then the owner is the greed bastard and the union is the only thing stopping a revolution.

    Interesting to me how you are able to contort the same argument to fit your personal agenda and not see the hypocrisy.

    The Great Pumpkin says:
    July 24, 2019 at 9:54 am
    Some people have no life. If you don’t like current apartment conditions or landlord, why fight? Go live somewhere that will make you happy and stop fighting with the landlord. What a waste of time. I swear, some people just love to fight and start drama with their landlords. We call these people crazy.

  50. chicagofinance says:

    The NBA has deemed the term “owner” as racially insensitive. You should use the term “governor” in lieu of owner going forward…… thank you

    homeboken says:
    July 24, 2019 at 10:30 am
    Wait – So when the dynamic is tenant vs landlord, it’s the tenant that is crazy. But when it is labor vs owner, then the owner is the greed bastard and the union is the only thing stopping a revolution.

  51. machine says:

    I prefer the British. Guv’ner

    Why is everyone recycling three week old tripe?

    Live in the now people.

  52. Wednesday QuietPumpkin says:

    If you are of wealth and means, you got to be nice. Because as the eastern european lord of the manor Xolepa likes to say “the Riff Raff”, well the “riff raff” will get you.

    Xolepa, maybe that is why you are in this country. Your family were such a**h*l8s in their homeland that they got chased out.

    From King’s Speech, if they got to him, they get you somewhere.

    https://youtu.be/ZcjvH_shI5I

  53. The Great Pumpkin says:

    If you read my follow up post, I stated there are crazy landlords too. My point is not to waste your time with a crazy tenant, boss, or landlord. Remove yourself from the situation.

    I don’t support slum lords. Unfortunately, a lot of businesses run their operation like slum lords. This is why unions are needed. There are people being totally taken advantage by their bosses, and not a damn thing they can do unless they attack back collectively. I’m sorry you have never been in this situation, but it’s the reality for a lot of workers out there.

    You just don’t get who I am. I don’t want anyone taking advantage of anyone. Just fair deals. A handshake where both parties benefit. An owner must profit. That’s number 1. Survival of business is a priority for everyone, not just the business owner. The problem I have with these slum lord owners is the amount of greed. Given a huge tax break, which was given supposedly, to help the worker out. Claims they were paying too high taxes and couldn’t pay labor was said over and over. It was all bs. They barely gave anything to the worker in THAT FREE WINDFAll given off the backs of taxpayers. They have profits at all time highs, yet they still won’t throw a bone to their workers…just greedily take more and more of the percentage of profit for the simple reason that greed has taken over and there is no one to check that greed or power. So keep thinking unions aren’t needed..you are lying to yourself.

    homeboken says:
    July 24, 2019 at 10:30 am
    Wait – So when the dynamic is tenant vs landlord, it’s the tenant that is crazy. But when it is labor vs owner, then the owner is the greed bastard and the union is the only thing stopping a revolution.

  54. PumpkinFace says:

    If you read my follow up post, I stated there are crazy landlords too. My point is not to waste your time with a crazy tenant, boss, or landlord. Remove yourself from the situation.

    I don’t support slum lords. Unfortunately, a lot of businesses run their operation like slum lords.

    If a lot of businesses run their operation like slum lords, why shouldn’t people remove themselves from the situation?

    If that is one’s only or best option for employment… similar to one’s only or best option for residence, why shouldn’t tenants organize and attack back collectively?

  55. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Nba players are the biggest drama queens. They are making over 200 million dollars but don’t like the term team owner.

  56. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Tenants fightj with landlords because they are locked in for a year.

  57. machine says:

    These are times when words act like loaded weapons. I love to write but my first real love is visual art. Artists are the lowest paid species on the planet. NO “pride” or conceptions of minimum wage. I think the thought of guaranteed income is a farce here in the US. Most people will in fact judge you by how hard you work.

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  59. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Pumpkin face,

    “If a lot of businesses run their operation like slum lords, why shouldn’t people remove themselves from the situation?”

    I agree, but they won’t for a host of reasons. You have to understand that some people don’t know how to stick up for themselves. They just get walked all over by a$$holes who realize they can push them around. Lots of people working for low wages have no self esteem and these dickhe@d bosses running slave ships feed off it. They love low level workers they can push around and walk all over. Slum lords are no different, they feed off the weak and vulnerable.

    “If that is one’s only or best option for employment… similar to one’s only or best option for residence, why shouldn’t tenants organize and attack back collectively”

    Absolutely, but on realistic terms. Rental lobbyists take the sh!t too far. Renter’s already have more than enough rights, wtf more do they want? The one’s lobbying for more rights for renters are simply the “crazies.” Nothing worst than a crazy renter that thinks they knows the laws and never leaves you alone because they always have a problem. They are never happy and just avoid these people like the plague.

  60. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I don’t lock my tenants in. I do month to month for my protection and theirs. You want to leave, just give my my right to notice.

    Blue Ribbon Teacher says:
    July 24, 2019 at 2:21 pm
    Tenants fightj with landlords because they are locked in for a year.

  61. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I’m not depending on rental income to pay bills. Landlords that depend on every dollar to pay the mortgage are the ones forced into risky yearly leases as opposed to month to month.

    I love when my renters leave, means I’m charging market rate again!! I usually don’t raise their rent too often.

  62. JCer says:

    Pumpkin you really should understand the law in NJ. The anti-eviction act firmly puts the power in the hands of your tenant. You cannot evict your tenant even though they don’t have a lease, non-payment is the only easy one, any other reason for eviction is difficult to get if the tenant fights you. Also the law makes it difficult to raise the rent unconscionably and most towns in NJ have some type of rent control.

    A tenant being locked in for a year is easy, the landlord must make a good faith effort to mitigate damages. Provided the tenant gives the landlord a heads up in NJ it shouldn’t take too long to find a tenant. It is unlikely a landlord whose tenant has broken a lease will get a judgement for unpaid rent. The landlord shouldn’t suffer undue hardship but at the same time nor should the tenant. It is only an issue in over market rate apartments.

    In the people’s republic of NJ your “Right” to your investment is superseded by the tenant’s right to a home. Just telling you how it is, this is not a great place to be a landlord………….

  63. Libturd, knows ICE is nice says:

    Elon Musk blew it again.

  64. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I def know…I got totally screwed in my first couple years being a landlord. Dirty f’en scumbags. Took me forever to get them out. They decided to become full blown alcoholics under my watch and throw their life away. They became homeless after I was able to get them out with the sheriff. Still homeless to this day, see one of them walking around the area every now and then.

    Learned a priceless lesson early. You start the eviction process the second you start seeing any type of problem. The faster you start that process, the faster you can get them out. I ate it hard, couldn’t get them out for a long time. Had to redo the apartment. They pissed and put out their cigarettes wherever they pleased. My uncle who is big dude was going to take care of them, but I said to relax. Like I said some people are crazy and pos. The law should not protect them when they are damaging your apartment and not paying rent. America…some crazy laws.

    “In the people’s republic of NJ your “Right” to your investment is superseded by the tenant’s right to a home. Just telling you how it is, this is not a great place to be a landlord………….”

  65. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    The person who learned the most today about what’s in the Mueller Report:

    Bob Mueller

  66. PumpkinFace says:

    They were rhetorical questions. As homeboken said, the fact that you can’t see your bias and hypocrisy when your own written words are right in front of your face is… well it would be stunning if you didn’t pull this same shit everyday. It’s pathetic. You’re hopeless.

    Follow your own instructions and stop posting.

    The Great Pumpkin says:
    July 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm

  67. Grim says:

    Totally psyched Laurence Yun accepted my LinkedIn invite.

  68. chicagofinance says:

    Grim: If you get David Lereah, I’ll hit the donate button on the spot.

  69. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I’m not one to be mean, but f’k it. Who isn’t a hypocrite? Show me one walking man that hasn’t contradicted themselves before? What’s the real reason you hate me? Is it because someone you feel mentally superior to is doing significantly better than you at life and making calls on this blog? Get off your f’en high stool and beat me at one or the other or stfu.

    PumpkinFace says:
    July 24, 2019 at 8:43 pm
    They were rhetorical questions. As homeboken said, the fact that you can’t see your bias and hypocrisy when your own written words are right in front of your face is… well it would be stunning if you didn’t pull this same shit everyday. It’s pathetic. You’re hopeless.

    Follow your own instructions and stop posting.

  70. chicagofinance says:

    A haunting echo of the NJ RE Report has been permanently silenced.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/24/movies/rutger-hauer-dead.html
    In 2011 he was the title character in “Hobo With a Shotgun,” a comic homage to vigilante action movies.

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