||09-14-2010 09:07 PM
In MI, the big cities are much more regulated than the small cities when it comes to rentals. Its actually state law, not just a trend. Obviously not a western state, but other states may have similar laws on the books. the Tentet Landlord rights ration is heavily towards the tenent here, so even if we were a western state, I'd say look elsewere
I'd assume the more conservative states would be more landlord friendly in general, so I'd start my search with Idaho and Utah. If you look at Colorado, in many respects the Denver area is under a whole different set of rules than the rest of the state. It really is EastCalifornia. I wouldn't want to deal with the illegal imigrant problems of being a landlord in the SW states. Oregon and Washington, I don't know. Just a gues, but Washington is probably more regulated. I wouldn't even consider California. My brother rents in LA, and couldn't come close to making payments on a house for what his rent is. Buying property just doesn't make sense in that atmosfere.