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Facebook page outs landlords

October 20, 2013

Editor’s note: This introductory piece is the first part in a three-part series examining the increase in rent rates in the Ohio Valley that is a direct result of the oil and gas industry boom....

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Oct-20-13 5:40 PM

I don't understand exactly what these landlords are being 'outed' for.

If you have something for sale or rent, the highest price get it. That's how a capitalistic society works, isn't it?

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Oct-20-13 7:44 PM

Apparently, two consenting adults deciding to engage in commerce is not to be allowed in the valley without a 3rd party determining whether or not the deal is "fair." If the market were to drop, forcing landlords to reduce their prices, I wonder what these people would think of outsiders stepping in to artificially prop up the prices given that the landlords faced losses through market forces that were no fault of their own.

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Oct-20-13 8:03 PM

Thanks to the two posters below. Saved me time.

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Oct-20-13 10:15 PM

EVERYTHING has skyrocketed since the pipeliners came to town

Motel rooms have doubled and tripled in price, restaurants have raised their prices and reduced to quantity

Used car prices have soared

New and used truck prices have skyrocketed

Virtually everything has increased in price as a result

While this mat be fine for retailers, consumers are being forced to leave the area or shop online to save money

It's pretty sad when you can get a beachfront motel room for LESS than here!

And there are LESS out of state vehicles at Myrtle Beach than there are here

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Oct-21-13 7:16 AM

Well I won't say where I lived but I'll tell you what happened. Apartments were barely surviving, rent was competitive and people had roofs over their heads....especially older people on fixed incomes. The boom hit, leases expired and 400.00 month became 1600.00 for people living on 1100.00 a month social security. Where do they live now? The facebook page is a good thing...exposess greed not capitalism.

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Oct-21-13 8:08 AM

Some people used to complain that this area was no-man's land. Are those same people griping because something IS happening? Leaving the area to shop or shopping online has not changed because of the energy influx. Liberals misuse of "Greed" does not make it so. It used to be called "getting ahead". Thank goodness for those greedy colonialists who opened general stores to get supplies to folks, or greedy merchants who opened banks during the 1800's so people would have access to cash for homes, horses, farm equipment, etc.

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