RNC rental: Cleveland man hoping his apartment’s great location will bring in some big bucks

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CLEVELAND - It's the view that sells the place. You can see the lake and FirstEnergy Stadium from one Cleveland man's apartment and he's hoping that really helps when it comes time for the RNC.

“That's a selling point. That and being able to walk to the lake or walk to The Q," apartment owner, Dwayne Caldwell, told Fox 8 News.

The Buckeye fan said he will even rent to a Michigan fan during the Republican National Convention if they're willing to come up with his $2,100 per day asking price.

He's one of many folks who love downtown living but are willing to give up their West 9th Street address for a week this summer.

Caldwell said being in the heart of the city should be an advantage to delegates or anyone who wants to be in the action.

“I think it's somewhere that you can relate to as home. It’s not a hotel; you can actually relate to coming home every day and every night," he said.

Dwayne’s main selling point is convenience. His place is about a ten-minute walk to Quicken Loans Arena or the Convention Center and that alone he said should be worth the money he's going to charge.

He is one of several hundred house owners and apartment renters who are looking to sublet to the folks coming to Cleveland for the RNC.

Dwayne said he knows there is money to be made. But this is also about hospitality; showing off the city to people and making them feel at home.

“Help promote Cleveland in a positive way. I was born and raised in Cleveland and I’m really proud of Cleveland has progressed."

The average suggested rental price is around twice one month’s rent.

However, prices range from about $700 a day for a place in Ohio City, to more than $3,000 per day for an apartment on East 4th Street just across from The Q.

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