I've got a great idea for all of you developer scumbags who started turning every single shitty apartment complex in Portland into a "condo" just before the housing market took a big flaming nosedive: Turn them back into rentals.
You see, you took all of these rentals off the market, hoping some schlub from one of those places where you have to buy apartments as if they're houses would get stoked and make the purchase. Some of them did. Most clearly didn't, if the sheer number of festering condos are any indication. Shit. You must be hemorrhaging money right now (or about to go bankrupt). So put them back up as rentals. You make money, the assholes managing my apartment will stop feeling like they can keep raising rent without having to do any maintenance and Portland can go back to being halfway affordable on a part-time salary.
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