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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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Errectile Dysfunction?  You're right... I ain't worried.

Nov 05, 2019 06:51 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
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Eminent Domain has been around for 150 years, and there are rules on when it's supposed to be used. I've never been involved in the process so don't know if it's only used as specified. But, I'm not too concerned. Are you?

Nov 05, 2019 05:50 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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It's been in existence since I  have been licensed and long before.  I have never been involved in any eminent domain issues so far.  No thoughts.  

Nov 05, 2019 06:05 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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It's been in existence for well over a century. 

I have never been involved in any ED cases to this point and living in a metropolitan area, am not really concerned with it...at least for now.

Nov 05, 2019 08:23 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Why worry, be happy? 

Nov 05, 2019 06:59 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not a concern

Nov 05, 2019 06:11 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I've never given Eminent Domain two minutes of thought except when the subject was raised in real estate school.

Nov 06, 2019 03:53 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I know of no incidents in Dallas, maybe need to be in a rural area.

Nov 06, 2019 03:23 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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It is a concern, as it should be for all citizens.

Nov 05, 2019 06:32 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Not concerned with it in my area, at least at the moment

Nov 05, 2019 08:44 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Mott, now you ask questions like students from RE school. 

:)

Nov 06, 2019 06:36 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It is a tool sometimes improperly used, but here to stay!

Nov 06, 2019 04:28 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

I have no interest in ED at all. Not my problem lol. 

Nov 06, 2019 06:24 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Not a concern til it effects you or someone you know. In my case, it hasn't.

Nov 06, 2019 04:58 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Alexia and her husband Cecil owned a fiberglass fabrication shop for over 40 years in Clearwater FL. The adjacent St Pete College wanted their location for a parking lot.

They said.."Hmm, ok. But you need to help me find or exchange a property on which I can relocate my shop. No such real estate was found. So, the college exercised their influence on the city leaders and convinced the leader to exercise Eminent Domain to kick the owners out and bequeath the real estate to the college.

The problem with Eminent Domain is it violates property owner rights which is being eroded EVERY day.  Remember last months question about compelling landlords to accept voucher, claiming refusal is discriminatory.

Nov 06, 2019 04:48 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

You are 100% correct in your statement that I am not concerned about ED at all. 
It has been used a lot in recent years in my area. 

Nov 06, 2019 07:41 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
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The question implies the Eminent Domain is something new - nothing new about ED - the older I get the better I understand...

Nov 06, 2019 07:33 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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REfer it to a lawyer. Not in my pay grade.

Nov 06, 2019 06:59 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Eminent Domain will continue to exist when city, county or state government can make money off seizing land by claiming a greater need. A friend owned a thriving antiques business on the same property as her home. Both were leveled, along with several other homes to make room for a huge high end complex with businesses on the bottom floor and apartments on the other 3 floors.

Nov 06, 2019 06:46 AM
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Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
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It can swing both ways. I actually bought my apartment because Columbia University was expanding their campus nearby. Part of the 17 acres needed for the campus expansion used E.D. It was a rough area- and extremely underused. I mostly supported the E.D. but not entirely. Like it or not, it's here to stay. Without diving too deeply into the politics- I don't support using E.D. to build The Wall. I did like one senators suggestion to instead build out broadband in those areas instead- which serves the purpose of  not only increasing access to poorly served communities, but can also used for more effective surveilance than The Wall could.

Dec 05, 2019 03:48 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have not been involved with this.

Nov 14, 2019 05:07 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Understanding law is important in our business.

Nov 06, 2019 01:49 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Really? Should I be concered? In what way?

Nov 06, 2019 01:20 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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Eminent Domain as a way for govenments to take private land for public use has fallen into disfavor in many areas. 

Nov 06, 2019 11:09 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I have no thoughts on it.... does not apply to me now nor will it in the future....

 

Nov 06, 2019 07:42 AM
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Jason E. Gordon
AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA - San Diego, CA
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Eminent Domain isn't necessarily a bad thing provided the Government is responsible and selective when using it.  Then again, using "Government" and "responsible" in the same sentence is a bit of a leap.

Nov 06, 2019 07:32 AM