Hoarding can be an emotionally devastating disorder. The effects of obsessive hoarding can be hard on the hoarder themselves, and equally as troubling for friends and family. There is a distinct difference between someone who is a pack rat and someone who would constitute a hoarder. Let’s start by providing information you can ponder to see if you or someone you know might be a hoarder, followed by some suggestions for what to do.
We’re back for Part 4 of Decorate Your Digs because we still haven’t yet gotten all the crazy out.
Forget about keeping up with the Joneses, you’re going to be the Wizard of Oz:
14. Skate-park Room
15. Fire Pit Table
16. Balcony Pool
Decker Properties has other great spaces for you to live in across southeastern Wisconsin. Two hip apartments are on the northeast side, in Shorewood at the Jarvis Street Apartments and in Whitefish Bay, at the Diversey Manor Apartments. Call (262) 785-0840 for an appointment to set up a tour.
Toss out that lava lamp! Throw away that picture of dogs playing poker. We’ve got some real decorating ideas for you:
9. Hammock Bed
If you’ve already got the swing set table (see Part 1), may as well get the hammock bed. Take 10.
10. See-through Bathtub
There’s something holding the water back here isn’t there? Probably goes well with the glass floor over the open shaft in Part 2.
11. Vertical Herb Garden in Your Kitchen
It almost hurts to include something practical, but every once in a while, exceptions must be made.
12. Treehouse Room For Kids
Forget the kids, I’m moving in!
13. Pirate Ship Bedroom For Yourself
OK, the kids can have the treehouse room if I can live in this thing.
Come back next time for more!
Decker Properties has great spaces for you to live in across southeastern Wisconsin. Two great (and NEW) apartments are in Fond du Lac: City Center Lofts and The Fairways Apartments. Why not set up a tour? Call (262) 785-0840 for an appointment.
Come back next time for more innovative apartment decorating ideas in Part 4.
Back again to explore some better than ho-hum decorating ideas. Continuing from Part 1 of Decorating Your Digs:
5. Beach Sand Under Your Work Desk
6. Cat Transit System
7. Glass Floor and an Open Shaft Below Your Bathroom
8. Fusion Dining And Pool Table
Clear the dishes and rack ‘em up!
Come back next time for more innovative apartment decorating ideas in Part 3.
Were you expecting normal? If the mundane is your thing, you’ve come to the wrong place. We do out of the box stuff like three car garages at Wilson Heights and Catalina Crossing and walk-in showers at Mayfair Apartments.
Now to go along with that, here’s a few out of the box decorating ideas for when it’s time spruce up your new apartment at Rivercourt Apartments in Milwaukee:
1. Aquarium Bed
2. Indoor-Outdoor Pool
Ok, this one may be a little impractical in our Wisconsin climate, not to mention being a bit of a budget buster. But what if you hit the lottery? You’ve got to be ready for when good fortune smiles your way!
3. Chandelier That Turns Your Room into a Forest
4. Swing Set Table
California was already the land of lefties before the 2018 election, but now Democrats dominate in the Golden State like never before. And what has one party progressive politics brought about?
One third of all people on welfare in the entire USA live in California. California is also home to the more illegal immigrants than any other state and has a bountiful homeless population too.
The public schools stink, sales taxes are high and the state income tax at 13.3% is one of the highest in the country.
Income equality gets Democrats riled up, but they need look no further than California to find it in abundance.
Lately, the billion-dollar boondoggle of high-speed rail to nowhere is the butt of late-night talk show jokes.
Businesses are overburdened with regulation and let’s not even talk about the traffic.
We talked about it being considered, but now rent control is the law of the land in Oregon. In the past, rent control has been limited to certain cities, primarily in New York and California. But for the first time, an entire state has decided to drink this kool-aide.
Rents have been going up fast in Oregon and it’s not hard to understand why. According to the Wall Street Journal, for every 100 new households formed in Oregon, there has been only 63 new housing units built. Rising demand in the face of inadequate supply always results in higher prices.
So why aren’t the builders building more?
Government regulations designed to reduce urban sprawl and preserve land for farms and forests have resulted in sky high land prices and cities with nowhere to go. Take for example Bend Oregon. In 1990, the population was 20,000. Previous state legislation established an urban growth boundary limited to 20,600 acres. Today the population is 95,000 but available land for development is limited to only 24,000 acres. That’s about 75,000 people, nearly four times as many, competing for a 16.5% increase to land area of just 3,400 acres. No wonder prices are going up.
In other words, government regulation created this problem and now the regulators are going to step in to fix it with additional regulation. Rent control always results in decreased supply of new housing. While the ink is hardly dry on this new law, multi-family permits are already down 64% from a 2017 inclusionary zoning policy that forced landlords to rent 8%-15% of their units at below market rates. This new rent control meddling will precipitate further decline.
In the meantime, places like Dallas, Texas are surprisingly affordable and while Dallas has also enjoyed rapid household growth, housing cost have not sky rocketed, for one simple reason: In Dallas, the government will let you build.
If you want to stay in southeastern Wisconsin, we have just the right apartment for you, and affordable too! Where do you want to call home? Fox Lake? Hartford? Milwaukee? Racine? Decker apartments in all of these cities, and many places in between, all the way out to a brand new apartment complex in Madison. Give us a call, we’re right next door.
Also see “Insanity in Seattle – An Update”
Oregon is poised to become the first state to enact rent control state wide. Frustrated with increasing rents, officials believe something must be done.
Never mind that rent control is a bad idea that even lefty economists like Paul Krugman condemn. The problem is, rent control results in diminished supply of new rental units and accelerated deterioration of existing rental housing stock because landlords can’t afford to maintain their properties and why should they? The resulting imbalance of diminished supply to ever increasing demand means that tenants are clamoring to live in poorly maintained junk.
Ironically, exploring the causes of high rent points us right back to government. Government regulation of housing and building codes makes it more difficult and more expensive to supply the market, resulting in higher cost of construction and fewer apartments being built. Higher rents result.
One of the leading proponents of rent control in Oregon is Margot Black of Portland Tenants United. She has this to say about landlords: “Homegrown Oregonians tend to be white and racist…I think the faster they can get out of the landlord business, the better.”
Before anyone reacts to the idea that passing judgment on an entire group of people is itself racist, I want to assure you that as a white landlord, we are all in fact the same! You can generalize about all of us based upon the experience you had with any one of us, particularly if that experience was a bad one.
Rent control will be a disaster for Oregon tenants, but I’m sure Margot Black will get her wish as plenty of Oregon landlords of all stripes abandon the market.
Also see “Insanity in Seattle – An Update”
Hey, you’ve got some nice stuff, why put it all in some dump? That’s why you should be calling the Skyview Apartments home. We’ve got everything you need and it’s all like brand new. Spacious room sizes, heat included and available garages because you’ve got a nice car too. And all at a price that won’t break the bank.
I was going to blather on at further length, but why not let the pictures do the talking?
Click here for the full photo line up.
The picture of dogs playing poker is never going to look right in a living room with 70s shag carpet, so come to Skyview today!
The other day, I was reading about tricks and tips for dressing up your floors without spending a lot. Good luck with that!
Why put perfume on a pig? Don’t you walk barefoot on those floors? Isn’t the flooring one of the most eye-catching elements of your home?
Come see one of our beautiful new units today!
Also read “Decorating Your New Digs“