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The Inauguration Rental Chronicles, Part 8: Hope Dies

The Inauguration Rental Chronicles follows the epic story of four roommates as they seek to rent out their Northwest townhouse for a glorious sum while battling the tides of waning consumer interest, pie-in-the-sky expectations, and an untested and entirely unknown market.
With less than 500,000 seconds to go before Barack Obama's inauguration, it seems the girls' [...]

The Inauguration Rental Chronicles, Part 7: Scammers, Opportunists Take Over

Hey guy—You like Obama. You know you want to stay at our house!
The Inauguration Rental Chronicles follows the epic story of four roommates as they seek to rent out their Northwest townhouse for a glorious sum while battling the tides of waning consumer interest, pie-in-the-sky expectations, and an untested and entirely unknown market.
For a while [...]

The Inauguration Rental Chronicles, Part 6: Nothing, Nothing, Nothing

Grab hold of your chunk of change.
The Inauguration Rental Chronicles follows the epic story of four roommates as they seek to rent out their Northwest townhouse for a glorious sum while battling the tides of waning consumer interest, pie-in-the-sky expectations, and an untested and entirely unknown market.
My last Inauguration Rental Chronicles update was posted a [...]

The Inauguration Rental Chronicles, Part 5: Tricks of the Trade

The Inauguration Rental Chronicles follows the epic story of four roommates as they seek to rent out their Northwest townhouse for a glorious sum while battling the tides of waning consumer interest, pie-in-the-sky expectations, and an untested and entirely unknown market.
Well it's been a busy week of disappointment for our opportunistic friends. In the last [...]

The Inauguration Rental Chronicles, Part 4: Exuberant Exchanges After a Response

The Inauguration Rental Chronicles follows the epic story of four roommates as they seek to rent out their Northwest townhouse for a glorious sum while battling the tides of waning consumer interest, pie-in-the-sky expectations, and an untested and entirely unknown market.
The last chapter of our story ended on a positive note. After three days [...]

The Inauguration Rental Chronicles, Part 3: Interest and Infighting

Today marks the third installment of the Inauguration Rental Chronicles, in which we witness the efforts behind one grouphouse's push to rent their four-bedroom, "Central Northwest" townhouse during the week of Jan. 20, without informing their landlord. 
As of my last update, the group had not gotten a single nibble on their $11,000 rental. But, on [...]

The Inauguration Rental Chronicles, Part 2

Today, we follow up on the first entry in the Inauguration Rental Chronicles. Oh, and believe me folks, as long as my anonymous participants continue to feed me info, we're going until the day of the inauguration. Maybe afterward. If there's some trashing of the house, a lawsuit, a friendship implosion of Heidi/Lauren-like proportions, [...]

The Inauguration Rental Chronicles, Part 1

So, a friend of mine is attempting to rent out her four-bedroom home for the inauguration week. After doing some early reporting on this craigslist phenomenon, I've decided to follow her story. Easy cash, or enormous hassle?
She and her three roommates are not informing their landlord of the plan, so I'm going to keep my [...]

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