Posts Tagged ‘Inauguration Housing’

Inauguration Housing: The Market’s Weak People!

Finally!
Much praise to Politico reporter Nancy Cook for writing a piece about how the inauguration housing market just plain sucks.
Of the roughly 550 listings on inauguralhomes.com, a paid classified website devoted to Inauguration rentals, only 5 percent have been snatched up, according to the site's co-founder, Kevin Diamond.
A similar site started by the D.C.-area Long [...]

Renting Your House Post-Inauguration (Why Not Keep the Money Flowing?)

Benny Kass:After the inauguration, people still may want to rent your property!
After deciding "I am not sure that we can sink much lower," Washington Post housing columnist Benny Kass projects some positive developments in next year's real estate market in his latest column. First, Kass acknowledges some obvious truths about today's circumstances: that interest rates are low, [...]

The Best Inauguration Rental Craigslist Advertisement Ever

This is for real:
want a place to stay on inauguration, but cant find a hotel? don't have $1000 for 1 night? want to party, but don't know where? We can Help.
Announcing DC's 1st and only Drunken Hostel. We give you a place to crash and a place to party. ALL YOU CAN DRINK. crap loads [...]

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 [...]

Inauguration Housing Report:Empty-Nester Opens Home to 12 Middle Schoolers

And yes, she's doing it for free. Finally, a little good will in this money-grubbing madness...

4,500 More Hotel Rooms Available for Inauguration

Sorry Craigslisters! Here's one less reason to believe your $20,000 inauguration rental offer is going to bring in the big bucks (via the Washington Post):
About 1,500 rooms inside the Capital Beltway and 3,000 outside the Beltway became available last week, when advance room contracts were not signed, said William A. Hanbury, president of Destination DC, [...]

Fred Thompson Offers Up Condo For Inauguration

He's clearly not expecting to be one of the Republicans appointed to the Obama cabinet. So why hang around and suffer the inauguration crowds? According to the New York Post: Former GOP presidential hopeful, senator, "Law and Order" actor Fred Thompson is reportedly offering to rent his one-bedroom condo in Washington, D.C. for [...]

Inauguration Housing: Film, Document Everything

U.S. News and World Report relays nine tips for people renting out their properties for the inauguration. Most of them are pretty obvious, except for the one below. While it may appeal to your paranoid side, it's probably a good idea:
9. Document the Condition. In the event that your tenants leave your home in poor condition, [...]

George Washington University Administration to Students: No Inauguration Rentals Allowed!

The National Journal's Lost in Transition blog has an interesting story out today about how college administrations are tamping down on students' attempts to rent out their dorm rooms for the inauguration. With their great downtown location, George Washington University units are especially marketable. G.W. has an official Inauguration Overnight Guest Policy up on [...]

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 [...]

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