What should be done about the rising cost of housing?

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increase supply (build more houses)
decrease demand (stop having kids, normalize living at home)


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Line up all the landlords against the wall and execute via firing squad.


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increase supply (build more houses)
decrease demand (execute the homeless)
This.


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1) Work-from-home mandate. So people can buy places in remote towns.
2) Rapid construction of massive apartment blocks, so people have a place to live in now and drop the rent price down.
Now that everyone has a place to live and the rent is fair, ramp-up construction of houses.
People who want to buy can start saving and people who do not, simply rent.
Reduces the competition between prospective buyers and eliminates those who want to rent for life from the property-buying market.


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Both are happening in Florida but all this is doing is raising the prices even further.

With the first point we end up getting a lot of remote workers who used to live in high earning locations like NY and Cali but they're keeping their large wages so they're brining the average income up beyond what workers in the area really get paid, causing rental owners to charge far beyond what most people here can afford to pay because the only people who were able to afford these places to begin with were those remote tech workers.

With the second point, all new apartments being built in the area are being labeled "luxury apartments" and thus still charge well above what would be considered a fair rate because the label is an excuse to them not having to build and charge for a basic minimal living.

1) Work-from-home mandate. So people can buy places in remote towns.
2) Rapid construction of massive apartment blocks, so people have a place to live in now and drop the rent price down.


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Building affordable housing instead of repurposing every old building downtown in to "luxury apartments" would be a good start.
But, you can't make as much profit doing that...


 
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kill the rich
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- Heavy taxes on Holiday homes, 2nd± Homes, and whatever AirBnB's are.
- Heavy Tax on property investors and multi national rental agencies which goes directly into council housing construction programs.
- Council taxes on the wealthier estates go to council property buybacks of places given out in the 70's and 80's (for countries that sold all the council housing).
- Council house construction mandated in every district or suburb. Reduce the ghettofication, stratification of class housing, and stigma of living in a council estate.
- Actual fucking livable council housing. Alterlaa in Vienna is fucking neat and it's better than most private homes in the area.
- Rent control and financial assistance for the poorest and/or minorities and/or disabled who have had a harder time getting a place.
- Abolish 'student housing' apartments. They're intentionally shit and then overcharge rent for cramped conditions when inevitably no student will bother with them.
- Landlord accountability by having them live in the same region as the rental property, contact information and their properties on public record, and government housing advice for renter's rights
- Tax the rich, offer mortgage support for first time buyers and particularly those who have only rented in their family.
- Restrict or outright ban foreign investments into housing markets unless they can prove they will also use 25% of profits to build more affordable properties in the area.
- Landlords who fail to pay mortgages on 2nd homes will have the property repossessed into the respective bank's "rental division", allowing the renter to continue living there at a negotiated rent rate, or even to take on the mortgage themselves. Alternative is government buyback programs mentioned above.
- Landlord purge day, (date to be determined), landlords are rounded up and...