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Are we being ripped off by our property management company?

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Postby Winston » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:49 am

Repatriate wrote:
Winston wrote:Repatriate,
Me and my family do not live in the US and are not planning to. So we need a management company. I do not have the resources that they do to advertise, find renters, negotiate leases, check backgrounds, etc. I prefer to leave that to the professionals. I don't have time for that kind of thing anyway. Come on. Get real.

Stop lying Winston. You spend a lot of time driving around the southwest going on long nature hikes and generally doing nothing except dining at Vegas Buffets. I know for sure this is what you are doing because it's all you ever talk about and others who know you in real life say you aren't doing much. Just think of it this way, were the long nature hikes worth the hundreds of dollars (perhaps thousands in the future) you lost for not spending a relatively insignificant amount of time to do proper due diligence in business matters?

The issue here is you're just lazy and don't want to apply your effort in things that do matter. You seem to have plenty of time to create attack websites because you got owned by a couple of whores at a brothel but you don't want to pay attention to current losses right in front of your face.

Also, I predict right now that your response will be predictable. You'll lash out once again at people like me trying to help you out and show you the truth instead of enabling your eccentric lazy behavior.


Man you are one nasty hateful SOB. I shouldn't even be responding to your posts, since trolls feed off of getting a reaction.

Your avatar accurately reflects what you are on the inside - rotten and mean. So I'm glad that at least your avatar and your true self match.

You seem to think that free speech gives you the license to be as rude and nasty as you want. Well no way. You are one of those who ABUSE free speech. I ought to ban you for a while to teach you that behavior and common decency DOES MATTER.

FYI, I've spent four weeks traveling around the Southwest and seeing nature. Yeah. So what? I'm a nature freak. This is not a permanent thing. It's just a one month vacation. What's your problem with that? I need the exercise and the vitamin D from the Sun. Who the f**k are you to tell me what to do you little shithead?

I do not do long nature hikes. Just one mile hikes several times a day or once a day.

I NEVER said that I go to Las Vegas buffets. Only when relatives invite me do I go. Otherwise, I don't go to those because I always overeat. I already explained that to publicduende. You made that up out of nowhere with no basis. If you continue lying about me, that will be a basis to BAN you. You are one unhappy miserable SOB, you know that?

Also, the water heater incident happened BEFORE I went on my southwest tour. So your false blame is not even applicable. You are a stupid troll.

FYI, I've spent a lot of time improving this site and other productive projects. So yes I do keep productive. I ought to ban you right now for lying and extremely rude behavior. You definitely do not qualify for our new Expat Living forum which will be free of nasty trolls like you.
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Postby Winston » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:50 pm

Repatriate wrote:
MarkLambo told me that home warranty companies usually get the cheapest piece of shit they can find when they do replacements. So even if we had let them do it, they might have installed a low quality water tank. Is that true? If so, perhaps the actual cost is in the middle, somewhere between $416 and $1100.

A quick look at home depot or Lowes' website will show you the answers that you seek. A quality water heater is about $450 or so. I don't know what kind of water heater was installed by the property management company but it's important you get the invoice and look up how much that costs so you have a good idea on how much the pmc is ripping you off for.


Repatriate, I did some research and found out that you are not as knowledgeable as you claim. I went to Lowes and Home Depots website and they had many different costs for water heaters. Some of them run over $1000 dollars. So it all depends on the type and quality.

See this article which addresses this:
http://www.angieslist.com/articles/how- ... n-cost.htm
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Postby Winston » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:54 am

I just went to Home Depot to find out the true cost of water heaters and installation.

They told me there were too many variable and could not give me an estimate. They had me call their service tech on their own phone to get an estimate of the installation fee, but I couldn't tell him whether the heater was gas or electric, so they couldn't give me an estimate or even a ball park range.

I looked at all the water heaters in Home Depot and they ranged from $300 to $800. Most of them were in the $300 to $400+ range though. So I figure that's the average cost of them. The higher end one have more gallon capacity and longer warranty terms. The installation fee starts at $99 but usually becomes more because the installers will find reasons to charge more. The store staff told me that. But hauling away the broken water heater is free though.

So it seems the management company did lie to me, but will not admit it. They keep claiming that they did not overcharge and that Home Depot would have charged more than they did. I highly doubt that.
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Postby Winston » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:15 am

Eurobrat told me that it also cost him $1000 to replace the water heater at his apartment in the US. He said it was $500 for the water heater and then another $500 for installation. So maybe it's plausible after all.

However, the management company still refuses to send me an invoice or tell me what make and model the water heater is. I don't know why. They don't seem to want to tell me. Every time I email my contact there, she won't respond about it. It's weird.
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Postby Winston » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:19 am

Check this out. Our management company wants to do expensive repairs again because our new tenant says that the microwave won't work. They said that if it's an electrical problem, it could be dangerous. lol. That kind of paranoid thinking is so American. lol

Here's what they said:

I think the best option is to have our vendor remove the microwave and install a hood.
I am concerned that, if it is an electrical problem, it can become a safety issue. If we do nothing about that, you can face other problems.
We can have hood installed above range and tell the tenant that she is welcome to purchase a countertop microwave and take it with her when she vacates.
Thanks


My response:

"No it's not an electrical problem. I told you not to always try to select the most expensive solution to every problem. Your solution would cost hundreds of dollars. I inspected it before. It's just an electronic bug on the microwave that is easily fixed by setting the clock and pushing clear. Holly had the same problem but after I fixed it, she never had the problem again. I'll contact her and ask her what to push because I can't remember right now.

Thanks,
Winston"
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Postby newlifeinphilippines » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:23 am

I almost was considering buying properties in las vegas so i could evade california income taxes cause im making 16,000 a month and have long term investments but with traveling in future it seems like a headache. plus as you outline you could get ripped off. plus if i come back to california ill be backtaxed in income taxes maybe. plus hate livin away from my family.
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