Following a rapid decline in rent prices, San Diego fell off of the U.S. News & World Report’s list of most expensive places to live in the U.S. in February. “Now it’s the cheapest place to live in the nation,” said one second-year student, Trent Khantrol. “Thanks to this new system I’ve never heard of before. It’s like a mortgage, but without the burden of private ownership!”
“My rent is finally that golden appropriate share of my monthly income,” Khantrol elaborated. “It will never be any more or any less, and I don’t ever have to move again. My landlord lowered my rent 50% in exchange for a 30-year installment plan. It’s fixed at 33% of my monthly income, no matter how much I make when I get a real person job, so I don’t have to worry about budgeting.”
Khantrol gestured to his “humble abode” as he offered further comment. “This 50-square-foot plot of grass on La Jolla Village Drive is mine forever, to pass on to my children in spirit. It’s a win-win-win!”
Kaz Nuckowski is a Copy Editor for the Muir Quarterly. They are usually found in Half Dome laughing and encouraging students to share their wit or giving their own suggestions to make everyone else laugh. Never doubt Kaz and their skills because they will surprise you, especially when the spread has a comic open and they are feeling inspired!