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    Re: How much more would you pay for laissez faire property?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Some of us already know that all levels of government are imposing more and more restrictions, mandates and fees onto people's private property.

    When America was founded, a person could do just abouit anything he wanted with his own property, and officials would leave him alone.

    Now there are numerous and increasing abuses. A couple of extreme examples are $1000 for a mandated percolation test and $65 for a permit to replace a water heater.

    Let's assume you have a choice of two otherwise identical pieces of property onto which you wish to build a new home. One has the current excessive regulations; the other has essentially none, like in the old days, and the assurance that it would remain that way.

    Assuming you have enough money to do so, how much more would you be willing to pay for the unregulated property, percentage wise?
    I'd pay whatever they were asking as long as I liked it and could afford it.

    People are funny with property and regulations, they think government should exist to protect their investment.
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    Re: How much more would you pay for laissez faire property?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Perhaps.

    Indeed, "elitist impulse to exclude undesirables" is a very accurate discription.

    I was thinking more along the lines of "reasonable" restrictions.

    An obviously messy neighborhood demands lower property values.

    I would prefer a neighborhood that restricts the worst while allowing everything else. Although I currently live in one with very few, if any, restrictions
    I agree that there is or should be a reasonable standard. The original O.P. mentions perk tests. I.M.O., that is a reasonable restriction. Who, here, wants a neighbor whose septic system does not function because the property is too wet?

    The irony, for those who favor small gov't and local control, is that like minded people will choose to vote in the restrictions and amenities that help to maintain a homogenous affluent community. It is certainly not a "liberal" or big gov't impulse. It is a tribal /wealth impulse.

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    Re: How much more would you pay for laissez faire property?

    In areas where properties are closer together, regulation is needed, especially in suburban centres. In rural areas, I don't see the problem with a more laissez faire approach.

    The one thing I hate the most is neighbours who cut down big trees for their stupid gardening projects. I've filed complaints with the city many times to stop these people.

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    Re: How much more would you pay for laissez faire property?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    In areas where properties are closer together, regulation is needed, especially in suburban centres. In rural areas, I don't see the problem with a more laissez faire approach.

    The one thing I hate the most is neighbours who cut down big trees for their stupid gardening projects. I've filed complaints with the city many times to stop these people.
    why?

    what's wrong with people gardening?
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    Re: How much more would you pay for laissez faire property?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    why?

    what's wrong with people gardening?
    Trees increase property value, even for the surrounding homes. They provide shade, attract beautiful wildlife, and just make the area look more beautiful. Everyone benefits.

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    Re: How much more would you pay for laissez faire property?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Trees increase property value, even for the surrounding homes. They provide shade, attract beautiful wildlife, and just make the area look more beautiful. Everyone benefits.
    Depends on where you live. Where I am at, trees are everywhere. You'd be hard pressed to have a property without any trees. Whenever I buy a house/property, whatever trees are standing in the way of a view of the southern sky, are coming down so I can get DirectTV/Dish Network for football games.
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    Re: How much more would you pay for laissez faire property?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Trees increase property value, even for the surrounding homes. They provide shade, attract beautiful wildlife, and just make the area look more beautiful. Everyone benefits.
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    Re: How much more would you pay for laissez faire property?

    "We've lost two people in my family because you dickheads won't cut trees down," Warwick Spooner told Nillumbik Mayor Bo Bendtsen at a meeting on Tuesday night."

    It sucks that they lost two family members, but calling them dickheads is a total win.
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    Re: How much more would you pay for laissez faire property?

    When America was founded, a person could do just abouit anything he wanted with his own property, and officials would leave him alone.
    Hmm, could that be part of the problem? Yes.


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    Re: How much more would you pay for laissez faire property?

    I suppose it depends on what they intend to do on their property. Sometimes what you do on your property affects my property or my life. If you are going to open a pig farm on your property I won't pay a dime for the property next to you.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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