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Monday, December 17, 2007

By the Way . . .

This blogger is basically being forced out of the house she has lived in for only two years by a corporation that wants to build a condo behind her property. They are refusing to pay her a fair price for her home. They say she has to make a decision tomorrow. Does anyone else want to help make some noise on her behalf?

7 comments:

Joyce said...

Stick to your guns and your price. A few years ago I was approached by a company that wanted my house that I had only been in for a few months. I told him it wasn't for sale. After going back and forth for a year, he gave me three times what I paid for the house, so it pays to stick to your guns. I had never planned on leaving, so it was easy for me to turn down all offers. The day he came with the 3X offer, I figured I could replace my home in a good location, and still be ahead. I did. And, the same thing is happening to me again. Condo developers have approached me, but I'm not selling this time. Well -- if the price is right, I will. Good luck and if you want to stay there, don't sell.

Pitbull said...

What irks me more is that our government helps corporations do this to us. Whatever happened to the freedom this country proclaims loudly?

Hang in there as long as you can, but do not put your safety at risk. Who knows what companies will do these days. Be careful.

Jaelithe said...

Can everyone comment over on Mimi's site, too? That way she'll be sure to see the support.

Mimi said...

Thanks for drumming up the support, Jaelithe--I am really beginning to feel a lot stronger since all the bloggers have come out swinging, with all this good advice and good experience. Still, I've had my morning cry, and given my cell phone to Pynchon because I'm too freaked out to be fielding calls from lawyer / agent / developers all day.

Jaelithe said...

You are quite welcome. I have very strong views on this issue. When I was a child, my parents were pushed out of their home by an airport expansion, along with hundreds of other families. The airport never even tore down a good third of the houses it snatched up-- just left them standing as crumbling empty shells. This destroyed property values of nearby homes which were not part of the deal, and the airport-owned ghost houses soon became unofficial storefronts for drug dealers and prostitutes.

Needless to say, that affected the surrounding area such that a neighborhood that was a family-friendly place to raise kids 20 years ago is now one of the most dangerous parts of the county.

Raquita said...

y you mention that area J - I grew up there too.. 6 degrees man

Joyce said...

Please throw those "comps" away. When you're property is needed for development, you can get 10 times the comp value. If you love your home, and love the area, stick to your guns and stay! Think of a number in your head that would be a "make me move" figure and tell the buyer that's what you'll take, no matter how outlandish it is. Be sure it's at least $50K more than you'd take.