Today the Rocky Mountain News runs a story about metro-Denver area residents advertising their apartments or homes for rent during next year’s Democratic National Convention, and the outrageous prices they’re demanding:
Toby was one of 61 people in the Denver area with ads posted on Craigslist as of Wednesday, offering up their homes or apartments for rent during the week of the convention.
Prices ranged from $1,200 for a one-bedroom Capitol Hill apartment, up to $50,000 for a two-bedroom historic loft in LoDo.
Sure, you could try to stay in one of the 17,000 rooms the Democratic National Convention Committee has blocked off for the 35,000 people expected to flock to the convention. But wouldn’t you prefer a little more room to stretch out?
So I put the question to my faithful few readers: How much could I get for one week’s rent of the (fully-finished, 1 bed, 1 bath) basement of the luxurious Mount Virtus Estate? How much would really make it worthwhile to let a union hack, liberal activist, or other DNC delegate occupy part of my home for such a length of time? Hmmm.