Letter: Greed fuels home rentals in South Portland

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Residents, non-residents, and businesses have purchased houses within South Portland residential neighborhoods. These houses are non-owner occupied and are rented out as mini hotels, for one purpose and one purpose only: to make money. There is certainly nothing wrong with making money, but when the need to make excessive amounts of money has a definitive negative impact on the fabric of a neighborhood, then that is defined as greed. In the movie “Wall Street,” Gordon Gecko famously said “greed is good.” Sorry Gordon, you were wrong then, and you’re wrong now.

Barry Zuckerman
South Portland

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