So the number of Renters goes up as local populations drop……….so what?

Marietta Renters increase, as population drops

“The trend is subject to many interpretations.”

I desperately want our community to wrestle with these interpretations. There are some good and some very very bad interpretations to be made.

A dialogue should be had on this issue, and yet I don’t know that there is will to do so. I would gather many in our community don’t think of the repercussions of having a growing renter base and aging home stock.

For the sake of discussion, let’s pretend that your neighbor is an elderly widow and has a family that lives in Columbus. It’s five years from now, what do you anticipate being the status of your neighbor’s house?

Ponder this and tell me what you think is the most likely outcome and ultimately what you would like to see happen?