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Hot Eureka rentals

Need to rent an apartment in Eureka?  The opportunities here will blow your mind!  One look at this “large inventory” of urban flats and you’ll be like, dude, where am I?

  1. iPhone Prog. Liberal
    February 10, 2011 at 2:02 am

    I like the site makeover!

  2. pseudo
    February 10, 2011 at 3:56 am

    this level of reality is equivilent of Eureka real estate agents. They live in their own greedy bubble, head in the sand, “of course its true! would I lie to you?”

  3. Schwingerkönig
    February 10, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Too funny. I wish we had just one or two nicer, urban-flat style options in Eureka within walking distance of Old Town and shopping.

  4. Prop owner/manager
    February 10, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Have you seen the “Eurekan” apartments mentioned after the ad? If I remember correctly, it is a low budge place near the courthouse.

  5. February 10, 2011 at 7:09 am

    What city?

  6. Plain Jane
    February 10, 2011 at 8:22 am

    If what you mean by “low budget” is ghetto studios, you would be right, Prop Owner. (HiFi?) At $500+ a month they are way over-priced.

  7. Anonymous
    February 10, 2011 at 9:23 am

    $400-$500/mo is standard per bedroom around here, depending on the place. A 1 BR lower budget house can go for $800, 2 BR $1000. I have an upscale 1 br that goes for almost $1000 and a 3 BR for $1400.

  8. A-Nony-Mouse
    February 10, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Certainly looks like the Eureka apartments I’ve seen on every corner, eh? Reality, thy name is advertising. What a yuck!

    (hey, I’m starting to sound like Henchman Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  9. RAMDX
    February 10, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I pay $1,200 for a small two bedroom house (with laundry room, backyard studio) in Henderson Center. I have a dog, so there’s not much out there for pet owners. I know that’s a lot to pay for rent, but just check Craig’s List–it’s pretty much standard for houses in good parts of town.

    Some of those older and vacant buildings in Old Town could be converted into great loft-type housing. Don’t carpet the units and rent to pet lovers. We are generally great tenants with good pets.

  10. Anonymous
    February 10, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Well, I would rather rent to a pet owner (they like pets, there is something really good about them!) than a pot grower who cares not about keeping a nice house intact and as a dwelling for a people. There are issues with pets sometimes. Dogs ruin a yard and scratch up hardwood floors and doors. Cat urine is so hard to remove from any surface, the smell stays. You sound like a responsible pet owner though. I don’t think your rent is unusual at all. If it is any comfort, I bet your landlord is making very little profit on that.

  11. Anonymous
    February 10, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Realtor’s heads are not “in the sand”. They are part of the larger development community that has dominated local politics forever. After 30 years of building homes 80% of local residents can’t afford, they’ve contributed to our local version of the nation’s housing balloon, anxious to begin the third-one since the 1980’s.

    I remember when there was only one property management company 25 years ago, now there are dozens, including every other Realtor in town.

    They join the ranks of this areas growing predator-industries.

    Unsustainable and unwelcome.

  12. Anonymous
    February 10, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    “building homes 80% of local residents can’t afford”

    Balderdash. Home ownership around the country is 60% or a little more. Humboldt County may be less but not a lot less.

  13. Anonymous
    February 10, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    11:54 you are generalizing. Our local realtors are made up of a diverse community of persons who have different characters, talents, and ethics philosophies. People like you are ALL crazy. How does that feel?

  14. Anonymous
    February 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    felt great, all realtor’s are crooks.

  15. Plain Jane
    February 10, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    1:44 apparently hasn’t noticed that a large percentage of people across the country “own” homes they can’t afford. In reality, what millions of people “own” is a debt much larger than the value of the house the bank owns.

  16. Not an Expert
    February 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    According to HAR’s website, 29% of Humboldt County residents can afford to buy a house (most recent stats from Nov. 2010). According to the most recent economic index put out by HSU, the median rent is over $1300/month, and the median home price is $250,000.

    If you don’t already own and you make less than $50K/year, you’re pretty much out of luck.

  17. Anonymous
    February 11, 2011 at 11:05 am

    4:21pm – maybe not all realtors are Greedy in Humboldt County but when the Humboldt Association of Realtors spokespeople come to every single public hearing and meeting to rant about sacred property rights and getting hysterical about regulations that are trying to ensure that people have access to affordable housing, it seems like all Realtors and Developers want the same thing: $. Increase the diversity of voices from the Realtor community then maybe people will begin to see that all are not the same.

  18. Anonymous
    February 11, 2011 at 11:36 am

    5:48 Realtors doesn’t have an apostrophe unless they own something, like a realtor’s dog. I have realtors in my family, four of them and they are great people, work hard to make a living. None of them are crooks and none of them are any more focused on money than anyone else trying to survive. Maybe some of the rules you are speaking of to effect their job more than the average person and so the vocal realtors speak out. There are two sides to every story. By the way, I do think there is some sacredness in private property rights. I also believe people should have access to affordable housing. It’s a shame that isn’t easier to make happen.

  19. Random Guy
    February 11, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Anonymous 11:36…been to Emeryville lately? Know what it was like 10 years ago? Didn’t think so. Realtors are “just following orders”, their jobs can fall off the map like buggy whip sales did 100 years ago for all I care…they want the phat commission like anybody else…and like anybody else, they won’t downplay the nature of their work to compromise their individual lifestyles whatsoever. Real homes can be affordable too…this is about income through density.

  20. Oldphart
    February 11, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Blaming Realtors for the price of homes is akin to blaming Safeway for the price of food. Get a grip. Look in the paper at rents for apts. and homes before you go off half-cocked.

  21. Anonymous
    February 11, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    They do compromise their commissions, work with people, and work for free a lot of the time. When a sale does go through (far and few between) most times they have worked hard for their efforts. A good real estate agent can save you money. I know this as I have purchased about 14 properties in my life and some of them have gone better than others, usually because of the work of a great realtor. Some states require lawyers to complete real estate transactions. Maybe you think that would be cheaper or simpler.

  22. Random Guy
    February 11, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I know three realtors and one car salesmen, both friends since highschool. STFU and cough up to reality, they want moolah as much as anybody and will “save people money” by getting them to spend whatever money they are willing and able to on the real estate they represent…because that’s how THEY make money…common sense, don’t blame the messenger.

  23. Anonymous
    February 11, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    People have to make a living. What is a worthy profession in your eyes? Are some worthier than others?

  24. Random Guy
    February 11, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    That’s beside the point, 222. Realtors aren’t even the issue whatsoever…they’re grasping at straws to put food on their tables as much as anybody. My first reply was simply to point out that within the money chain, realtors are aware of their business…but it doesn’t matter because the downfall of their individual livelihoods are simply “collateral damage” in the eyes of property owners and real estate investors, state and federal planning commissions etc. etc. etc. Nobody defending the sales industry will deny good business means taking as much money as possible while making the purchaser feel like they’ve made a good decision by giving up the money.

    Realtors are SALSEPEOPLE…not too many salespeople eager to hawk CRT televisions and monitors anymore, are there? etc. etc. etc.

  25. Random Guy
    February 11, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    er…salespeople…I type ridiculously fast. SALSA people are a different variety I will defend unconditionally to my grave.

  26. Anonymous
    February 11, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Good business means many things, and it doesn’t always mean getting the most money out of a person, in my opinion. Salsa people? I am with you on that one!

  27. Random Guy
    February 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I agree, 238…it’s about the individual…”the industry”, however, doesn’t even acknowledge the individual, let alone the potential for something entirely contrary to their practice. To do so would bury it.

    A worthy profession? I’d have to think about it for an answer you’d like, because it’d have to be within the confines of the current status quo. I’d jump to say the issue has to do with the very few people at the top of the global money ,who own and control the world’s natural resources. There’s no reason every Costco in america should be piled to the ceiling with food, half of which will be discarded, while a population greater than three america’s starves to death….etc.

  28. Anonymous
    February 11, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I think caring underpaid and even well paid health care workers rank up there, people who give away their services in special circumstances to those who are needy, people who change other people’s lives in the course of their job by nature of their commitment to their job, people who do any job responsibly and try to always do the right thing. Those people come to mind. A mail deliverer who notices an elderly person hasn’t come outside or picked up their mail in a few days and could have fallen- that person is making their job into all it can be…

  29. Not A Native
    February 11, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Realtors, as a group, have a lot to do with creating housing bubbles by urging property owners “Now is the time to sell, cash out while prices are high” and telling anyone with access to cash or credit “Now is the time to buy, get in before prices go sky high and you’re left behind”.

    Realtors thrive on panic and fear. Theres an old saying, realtors depend on three Ds, death, divorce and debt. And now theres another ‘D’ , desegregation. In urban areas, realtors spearhead ‘blockbusting’ to generate more sales by creating insecurity and irrational fear. Their whispering campaign:”Sell now before more of THEM move in and prices go way down”.

    All those bubble causing ‘get rich quick through real estate flipping’ schemes are created by realtors who’ve rebranded themselves as financial consultants. Truth is, realtors promote people to buy residential property and convert it to rentals to make sales that otherwise wouldn’t occur. Rental conversion is the number one reason when there’s decline in neighborhoods. Realtors also lobby for tax breaks that encourage holding rental property and depreciating it as quickly as possible. That creates slum housing, because after property is fully depreciated, the rental owner who values a tax break has little incentive to keep it well maintained but is very incentivized to run it as a cash cow while waiting for price appreciation.

  30. Random Guy
    February 11, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I agree with everything you wrote completely, not a native. I therefore have to ask myself, what the hell would make somebody do something like that??? Because that’s definitely what they’re doing.

  31. Anonymous
    February 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Gee, lots of blame and generalizations I have found to be only true of a small percentage of realtors as well as financial consultants that I know personally. There are people like the ones you described in every field. It’s always the loudest mouths that make a bad name for the others.

  32. pete
    February 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    One time I looked at a house that was for sale. It was really run down and was being rented for $1300 a month. The tenant was a drug dealer and his children were there while he was dealing. This house was a section 8 rental. A working person couldn’t or wouldn’t pay this amount for the dump. Many houses in Eureka are not available for working people because the are being used as drug half way houses, Section 8 and housing for the mentally ill. These residences are subsidized by the government. This makes many houses and apartments unavailable to the average renter.

  33. Anonymous
    February 11, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I bought a house that was advertised as a CASH COW. It was uncared for and being run into the ground. It is actually a very nice historic house. The realtor only saw it as something to sell to a slumlord. That seems to the attitude of some realtors and buyers. A Cash Cow that you milk till it’s dead, While providing sub-standard housing.

  34. Anonymous
    February 11, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I manage some properties and I don’t do section 8 any more. Too much trouble and you would think those people would be thankful but 90% of them have the worst attitude, like “you can’t kick me out”, “if I screw the place up I will get you to fix it as I can’t be in a screwed up place” kind of thing. Not all of them, mind you- the last 10% are so deserving and need this! They are the hard ones to find. Don’t think landlords are getting rich, at least the ones that keep up their properties. It takes tons of cash to keep those abused rentals in shape.

  35. tra
    February 11, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    It’s no secret that many houses and multi-family residential units in Humboldt are used, in whole or in part, as indoor marijuana grow-rooms. I don’t know what the totals are, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there were at least several thousand residential units being used primarily as indoor-grow spaces. This uses up space that would otherwise be available for actual residents, and it inflates and distorts the rental market, leading to higher prices for everyone.

    When full legalization is finally achieved, growing pot in residential units will no longer be economically viable (with outdoor, greenhouse, or even indoor warehouse-scale grows being much more efficient than growing in expensive residential units). This may not happen for another ten years, maybe even twenty years, but sooner or later it’s going to happen, leaving thousands of additional housing units available to Humbolt residents.

    Something to look forward to.

  36. Anonymous
    February 11, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    So true, TRA.

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