Saturday, May 24, 2008
"Truth In Housing" At The Apartment Complex Of Anarchy
Photo from MLS, used under First Amendment "fair
comment and criticism."
Thanks to the oh-so-anonymous person who forwarded me information from the MLS listing about 3101 6th Street North, the recently shut down "Apartment Complex of Anarchy," including a link to the listing itself.
Just like I did with 416 30th, I find it is possible to mine the MLS data for bits of arcane humor by comparing reality to the real estate listing.
Or, shall we say, reality versus realty?
And yet it's surprising how TRUTHFUL these listings can be. Take this picture, for example. Yes, it focuses on the lovely tree in the foreground but if you look to the right you'll clearly see the piles of garbage in the back yard. Notably, the listing says the annual gross and net income from the property are both "1.00." What does THAT mean? The tenants aren't paying their rent except somebody sarcastically threw a dollar at Shirley? And Shirley picked it up?
In any case, one slightly-misused Apartment Complex of Anarchy can be yours--the foundation of a slumlord financial empire!--for a mere $339,000. (Seller takes no responsibility for Evil Pink Pony poltergeist activity on the property. Buy at your own risk, and that includes your soul)
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