Why Landlords Should Charge Market Rent (and Why the Affordable Housing Crisis Is Not a Landlord Problem)

By Dr. James M. Dahle, WCI Founder

We published a post recently about investing in mobile home parks, not terribly different from a post we ran about it in 2015. The reaction to the post in the comments section and across social media, however, was dramatically different. Part of that may come down to tone, writing style, and specific words used or actions described. But mostly, it was a reaction to rising rents, rising home prices, and the ensuing affordable housing crisis that has appeared on the scene in the seven years between the posts.

I was most concerned about knee-jerk reactions and the lack of understanding of basic economic principles seen across the WCI community. So, I thought it would be worthwhile to spend some time today on the concept of market rent and talk a bit about REAL solutions to the housing crisis (which naturally will have to get a little political. If you hate that, stop reading this post right here and come back tomorrow).

 

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This article was written by The White Coat Investor and originally published on www.whitecoatinvestor.com