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(Boston.com)   Boring article about zoning law turns pleasantly schadenfreude-y when rich people complain that 8,400 square feet of undeveloped land is no longer worth $400,000   (boston.com) divider line 17
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2013-02-23 03:54:21 PM  
But that's truly the saddest part of this!
 
2013-02-23 05:48:38 PM  
Jewish people problems.
 
2013-02-23 06:22:55 PM  
Assachusettes.
 
2013-02-23 07:09:54 PM  

Gosling: But that's truly the saddest part of this!


The truly sad part is the registration needed to read the article.
 
2013-02-23 07:10:58 PM  
Step 1:  Pay lower taxes for decades because your second lot has been deemed "unbuildable."
Step 2:  Sell second lot to a developer who has greased some palms in the permits department so he can build on the "unbuildable" lot.
Step 3:  Profit!
 
2013-02-23 07:20:25 PM  
And some of those property owners were hoping to put the value of their second lot toward retirement

Now you can eat cat food in your old age just like the rest of us.
 
2013-02-23 07:55:28 PM  

TomD9938: And some of those property owners were hoping to put the value of their second lot toward retirement

Now you can eat cat food in your old age just like the rest of us.


Cat food is more expensive than people food. Miss Kitty here at Casa MFAWG approves of this.
 
2013-02-23 07:58:47 PM  
8400 square feet isn't that small. Sounds like the people who are restricting building to lots over 10k square feet are the assholes here, the way I read it.
 
2013-02-23 08:00:56 PM  
rugman11
Step 1:  Pay lower taxes for decades because your second lot has been deemed "unbuildable."
Step 2:  Sell second lot to a developer who has greased some palms in the permits department so he can build on the "unbuildable" lot.
Step 3:  Profit!

thats almost 100 years of lower taxes. i've seen these garages have a history of being an auto repair garage or light manufacturing before ww2 but the family doesn't talk about it. toxic stuff  you don't even want to think about have been dumped and buried on the lot. the buyer doesn't bother to have every test under the sun done on the property and the shiate really hits the fan.
 
2013-02-23 08:45:27 PM  

pdieten: 8400 square feet isn't that small. Sounds like the people who are restricting building to lots over 10k square feet are the assholes here, the way I read it.


Pretty much this.  We live very comfortably in a 1550 square foot house in a <3500 square foot lot in the same state less than 20 miles away. lolnewton
 
2013-02-23 08:48:49 PM  

MFAWG: TomD9938: And some of those property owners were hoping to put the value of their second lot toward retirement

Now you can eat cat food in your old age just like the rest of us.

Cat food is more expensive than people food. Miss Kitty here at Casa MFAWG approves of this.


The real value is in dog food.

I have to admit too that the Old Roy brand actually looks and smells pretty damned tasty. Looks even better than Campbell's chunky soup.
 
2013-02-23 09:39:52 PM  

Ghastly: I have to admit too that the Old Roy brand actually looks and smells pretty damned tasty. Looks even better than Campbell's chunky soup.


The inside of my toilet after a weekend binge at Taco Bell looks better than Campbell's chunky soup.
 
2013-02-24 12:27:35 AM  
"I'll probably end up taking their house down and building a very large home," said Rogers. "I'll have to do that because of what I'll have to pay for the property."

This happened in my parents' neighborhood. Someone was renovating their house (neighborhood dates to the 50s), and a lot of people were outraged at him doing things like digging a pool etc. The HOA was brought in, lawyers were brought in, and the owner out of spite demolished the house and built an ugly fence-to-fence McMansion. I laugh a little every time I see the place.
 
2013-02-24 10:13:54 AM  
It sounds to me more like the protesting neighbors received the free benefit of unusually wide standoff from the next house over for years and are now being total dicks about losing something that was never theirs to begin with.  I'm usually for peace love and understanding, but in this case I hope the new structure includes a t0,000 megawatt "security light" that's aimed directly into the asshats' bedroom and is on the "turn on if an errant leaf blows by" setting.
 
2013-02-24 12:53:05 PM  
Could be worse

meanspirited.net
 
2013-02-25 12:07:05 AM  
And some of those property owners were hoping to put the value of their second lot toward retirement or a child's education, said Rogers, who added that the lots would be worth a minimum of about $400,000.

Remember when people bought a house with the only goal being living in it?
 
2013-02-25 12:11:36 AM  

LemSkroob: And some of those property owners were hoping to put the value of their second lot toward retirement or a child's education, said Rogers, who added that the lots would be worth a minimum of about $400,000.

Remember when people bought a house with the only goal being living in it?


I'm 33 years old, and before the 'housing crash' (which I personally refer to as a reality check) I can't say that I do.

/So glad that market crashed
//Bought a nice house on an acre and am paying less on my mortgage than I did to rent a 1br apt
 
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