Renters charged too much

Okay anyone who reads this knows my occassional rant about realtors on crack. Well I was looking at the houses for sale in my hood and noticed this beauty on the 1700 block of 4th St. 1700 block is the block I don’t like walking through but I’ll ride down hill very fast through. Anyway read the following:

“First open sunday 2-4. Please stop by this renovated town home in shaw with 4 brs, 2.5 bths, fireplace, hardwoods, w/d, cute front yard and fenced back, all just 4 blocks to the metro. Currently rented for $2400 a month, this home makes a great rental or that place to call your own. Tenants move 8/31/04. Decorated in cool pastels, this home really shows well and offers so many possibilities”

$2400 for rent! Okay, my bad math skills tell me that works out to $600 per room. Reasonable price for say, 2 blocks over. But for the block *with* the crackheads AND dealers. A bit much.

Note that it is in one of those thin townhomes, you ain’t getting much for your $2400.

Also I remember looking at the house across the street when it was for sale, it was reasonable size. Compare to the little red dot house, smaller. @ $350K, I guess the price for a buyer/ non-future landlord it’s ok.