Sunday, March 19, 2006

A Recent Ad for a Luxe Condo

A reader sent me this ad (thank you!) -- "It's offering to rent a unit that was clearly renovated to sell as a luxe condo". I love the lines about it 'being better to rent now and wait for the bubble to burst since it is impossible to buy' and asking to state what you (the renter) can actually afford:
LUXURY APARTMENT FOR RENT DESIGNED FOR YOU! NOW! HERE!

perfect for the loving couple
give your loved one the perfect home he/she has always wanted
prices of single homes have skyrocketed to $850,000 after closing
interest only mortgage payments close to $4250 mo. ((850k*0.06)/12)
it is impossible to buy, so why not just rent for around 1/3 the cost
get the luxury now, save some money and buy when the real estate bubble bursts.

... [snip photos]...

$5,000 to move in.

Please contact us by email.

When emailing, please include your full name, address, phone number and cell phone number. Also state your current housing situation, work location, credit score, number of people moving in. If you are unable to pay the full rent or deposit, please state what you can afford. Thanks.

4 Comments:

Blogger fredtobik said...

This is funny only because there is someone right now typing what they can "afford".

Mar 19, 2006, 5:45:00 PM  
Anonymous rejunkie said...

Where is this condo? Is this local or in FL, AZ or Vegas?

Mar 20, 2006, 8:16:00 AM  
Blogger Marinite said...

It's in San Francisco.

Mar 20, 2006, 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous rejunkie said...

When emailing, please include your full name, address, phone number and cell phone number. Also state your current housing situation, work location, credit score, number of people moving in.

Hopefully I am stating the obvious here: Anyone interested in this should NOT email this personal information to someone you do not know -- this could be a front for ID theft. Call him/her, look at the place in person and fill out a legitimate credit/rental application form once you know that this is legitimate. This seems very shady to me.

Mar 20, 2006, 4:59:00 PM  

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