Right now in Cleveland, 94 properties are on the market and ready to be rented for the week-long GOP Convention in summer 2016.
Only a handful have actually been rented through local realtors. And the first to get picked up, are the big homes.
Realtors tell Channel 3 that three homes, from Willoughby to Lakewood, have been rented, two of them for $15,000 a week. Those homes are six bedroom residences.
But everything, from high-rise condos to suburban ranches, is up and on the market.
A two bedroom, two bathroom home inside of a west side condo tower is asking $2,400 for the week. A sprawling two bedroom space in The Nine building downtown is asking $8,500 for the week. What they actually rent for could be far less.
While hotels – some of them still under construction — will eat up the bulk of visitors, some big money donors, past presidents and current candidates will want estates.
Political aides, media members and service industry folks will also need places to lodge. That’s where these home rentals come in.
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