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About drrent

Wausau, Wisconsin Landlord, past president of the Wisconsin Apartment Association, Host of the Dr Rent Radio Show on WNRB-LP, 93.3 FM, Wausau, WI

The World Loses Another Hero – R.I.P. Gen. Schwartzkopf

Last night a personal hero of mine died.  General (Stormin’) Norman Schwartzkopf passed away at the age of 78. I had the distinct pleasure of serving under his command for just over six months during Operations Desert Shield and Desert … Continue reading

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Initial Thoughts on Licensing Wausau Landlords

If you have read this Sunday’s Wausau Daily Herald or watched the news last night on Channel 9, you are aware that the City of Wausau, yet again, is starting to make some noise about licensing rental properties. The Wausau … Continue reading

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2012 Elections – My Least Worst Choices are…

It is finally here, election day. Time for the robo-calls to stop calling, time for the radio and TV ads to stop playing, time to get back to some sanity.  That is until the next round of recall elections. What … Continue reading

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Free Political Speech in Wausau – Only If Properly Zoned

I received an interesting call from Wausau’s inspections department yesterday.  Apparantly, we are violating Wausau’s zoning codes and someone complained about this violation and now the City is following up. So.. what did we do?  Trash can out too early? … Continue reading

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Since When is it MY Job to Ensure my Tenants Have a Healthy Lifestyle?

If it seems like forever since you saw a blog post here, well I can assure you it has felt like forever.  I have gone through some changes, professionally and personally, that has got me to spend less time on … Continue reading

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Put Up or Shut Up

It truly has been a very long time since I have posted a blog entry, and I do apologize for that.  And there has been so very much that I should have blogged about.  But the truth is that a … Continue reading

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Weston’s Final NO to Bus Service (P.S. I Don’t Think It’s About the Money)

The events of the last few months has me confused… perplexed… even somewhat baffled one could say.   What events are those?  The republican presidential primary battle?  The recallWalkerefforts?  The occupy movement?    Nope.. what has me at nearly a … Continue reading

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