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Old 04-25-2005, 08:47 AM  
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Re: Property Value Crap

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h1: the condition of the neighborhood seems like everyone's responsibility. Perhaps getting together with your neighbors about keeping the neighboorhood clean would be a better option than automatically fining those who aren't related to each other in one house.
The property owners in our neighborhood do keep their property clean. Are you suggesting that we all get together and clean yours too? Are you that spoiled? Or are you just saying that you are like a two-year-old and we need to remind you to clean up after yourself?
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:10 AM  
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Re: Whiners rule

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If the City cracks down on rental properties in this town your property values are going to crash. What will owners do with houses they can no longer rent to the biggest market in the city?(students) It is simple supply and demand. A new glut of houses on the market and a loss of student renters pushes home prices down. The City should focus on behavior of home dwellers and not screw with the market by excluding people from renting and living where they want. You are digging your own grave and don't even know it.
Not really. There are about 45,000 residents in San Marcos and that is projected to hit 70,000 in 2020 and 100,000 in 2030. There are about 25,000 students at SWT and there have been that many for quite some time.

Of those, 18% live on campus, 31% live in town and 51% commute from other towns. So, there are about 7500 college renters in town. Of those, a large number live in apartments.

In fact, 37% of the housing in San Marcos is single-family. 30% of the housing in San Marcos is owner occupied. That means that 7% of the housing is single-family, but renter occupied.

So, if EVERYONE who rented a house had to move out because of the new regs, 7% of the property would be unoccupied. We both know that is not what will happen. There are plenty of small houses that are rented by two people and many of those who are living 3 or 4 to a big house will either find a way to get by with two or move into a smaller house with just two people. There will also be those who go unreported and undetected, probably the ones who are clean and quiet. So, maybe 2% of the housing would be open.

Of course, these would be the larger houses, so assuming that the renters did not trash them, they might be snatched up by residents looking to move to a bigger home, who in turn might rent their smaller home to a couple of students. Or, they might just be snatched up as a function of the 5% annual growth rate of San Marcos.

Either way, the impact would be a momentary blip on the timeline. All of these numbers are available on the San Marcos website. Check them for yourself if you think I am wrong.
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Old 04-28-2005, 02:22 PM  
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this is a college town. who fcking cares about anyone else. poor excuses for human beings flood the streets yet the college students who are educating themselves must suffer. kick everyone else out. san marcos is growing and no longer has any need for these older folks who have no connection to reality. you want to stack paper then remove the zoning regs for most of the poorer neighborhoods and bring in the college students to push the poorer communities out. you can relate poor neighborhoods to college neighborhoods, with the trash and the unsavory characters so bring in the college students with their parents money that stimulate the economy. who cares about property values because it is san marcos. more money the merrier. do you think the most important people in the town, students, give a damn about property values. realize that the town relies on the college so you better respect the college students or you will finally be able to experience the backlash from such ignorance.
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Old 04-28-2005, 02:39 PM  
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wow you're edukashun is really paing off for you you are so articulate it is frightening you must be an english majer!

The town is growing. The school is not. There are 45,000 residents here, do you really think that you support them?

Each year you pay $5000 fpr tuition, $5000 for rent (if that), $1000 for books and probably another $10,000 for gas and beer. Hell, it would take every penny spent by half a dozen students each year just to support my family and myself. So, the 25,000 of you might pump enough money into the economy to support 10% of the population. Even that is a stretch. It's more like 5%.

Wake up and study. You appear to be getting dumber by the day.
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poor excuses for human beings flood the streets yet the college students who are educating themselves must suffer...san marcos is growing and no longer has any need for these older folks who have no connection to reality
Hey dumbass, where do you think the growth is coming from? Many of the residents are college graduates. Just because you will be a poor excuse for a human being when (if) you graduate does not mean you should assume the same about the rest of us.

Now, would you please Whatasize my order? I have things to do.
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Old 04-30-2005, 12:05 PM  
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The University has been here since 1903! Gary Job Corp. The Baptist Academy. San Marcos has been thiving on education ever since. What other "industry" do we have? The outlet mall? Staffed mainly by students. Go to any resturant in town. 98% of the time your waiter/waitress will be a student. True we do have a few industrial warehouses.(walmart, H.E.B.) and a few industrial businessess (Thermon, Widelite) but surely none has had the single impact that the School has. Next time you drive around town take a good look. Everything you see has been directly or indirectly impacted by the school. Without the school we would be in the diminutive state that is Luling, Martindale, Hunter etc... Recognize the fact that progress is good for our community and that someday like it or not, we will be part of a Austin-San Antonio Metro Area. Just like DFWA. It is inevitable.
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Old 04-30-2005, 12:21 PM  
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The University has been here since 1903! Gary Job Corp. The Baptist Academy. San Marcos has been thiving on education ever since. What other "industry" do we have? The outlet mall? Staffed mainly by students. Go to any resturant in town. 98% of the time your waiter/waitress will be a student. True we do have a few industrial warehouses.(walmart, H.E.B.) and a few industrial businessess (Thermon, Widelite) but surely none has had the single impact that the School has. Next time you drive around town take a good look. Everything you see has been directly or indirectly impacted by the school. Without the school we would be in the diminutive state that is Luling, Martindale, Hunter etc... Recognize the fact that progress is good for our community and that someday like it or not, we will be part of a Austin-San Antonio Metro Area. Just like DFWA. It is inevitable.
That's right, you pump money into business that support students and you pump money into the university. You put very VERY little money into the city. We pump money into those same businesses that employ students and we pump tax money into the university. We also put a hell of a lot of money into the city.

The fact that the city is growing 5% a year has little to do with the school. It has to do with Austin and San Antonio, like you said. That is where the money comes from.
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Old 04-30-2005, 12:23 PM  
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someday like it or not, we will be part of a Austin-San Antonio Metro Area. Just like DFWA. It is inevitable.
That's right and 10 kids renting a house in a single-family district would never fly there, either.

Now, where are my fries?
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Old 04-30-2005, 01:46 PM  
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if you like san marcos enough to stay in san marcos then by all means you know what you are doing. to be so ignorant to say that the students do not make a significant impact on the community is unfortunate. it is a "college town"; get it "college" or maybe this will help; "college" "college" college"; now that you have successfully pulled your head out of your ass then you can realize that the college is the reason it exists. without it, call us martindale, hunter, or boondock sally. would you like fries with that or maybe a college education? looks like you need it man. it is okay though because if you live in san marcos, there is a college there or maybe you missed it among the skyscrapers and big businesses that blanket the town like austin. dont forget to tip your student waiter/waitress.
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Old 04-30-2005, 02:01 PM  
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Businesses in San Marcos thrive upon college students. Without them there would not be such a thriving community nestled comfortably between Austin and San Antonio. Urban Development that extends up and down I35 and out on hunter and post roads exist because of the students. Students spend all the money, maybe not buying cars or houses but all commerce thrives upon the 25,000 students that go to college.
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