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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This is a very broad & specialized question. It is a Real Estate field unto itself.

Jun 13, 2016 01:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jamie,

I agree with Richie Alan Naggar .  Your best bet is to check with the cities involved for zoning and other restrictions.  Here in California, there are various hoops to jump through like the Coastal Commission...A

Jun 13, 2016 01:43 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The big problem is ...

People and Govt agencies who think that they have the right to Control land that others have paid for.

Jun 13, 2016 01:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I sent them to planning dept not wanting to be involved with such complicated subject. One agent got sued for claiming land is splitable(20 ac) to build. The brokerage lost at court and fired the realtor.

Jun 13, 2016 03:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I agree with Ron and Alexandra Seigel who agreed with Richie Alan Naggar 

Jun 13, 2016 09:46 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I agree with Richie Alan Naggar - try again with a less broad question

Jun 13, 2016 09:13 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

See Richie Alan Naggar comment

Jun 13, 2016 10:05 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

On Kauai one zoning issue that is a hot button is vacation rentals.

Jun 13, 2016 06:52 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

There are many levels. Some that may be overlooked at a very local level might be deed or subdivision restrictions that you may not find in your zoning regs; they go beyond, but may be risky if ignored. For example, number of pets or types of pets (could be an issue if your clients have two dogs and only one is allowed).  In our subdivision we can't have clothes lines, fences, fowl, big satellite dishes, RV's in driveways and so on.

Jun 13, 2016 06:22 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I agree with Richie Alan Naggar --- the question is very broad.   Even in my own market, there are differences between cities.   

Jun 13, 2016 02:40 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Richie Alan Naggar has the answer

Jun 13, 2016 02:07 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

City officials have to consider traffic congestion, infrastructure capabilities and conformity with surrounding properties.

Nov 20, 2016 07:38 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

The biggest challenge is the zoning board.

Jun 20, 2016 12:09 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Attend your local planning commission meetings for some good examples.

Jun 13, 2016 09:57 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jamie Anderson - many of them are related to the town-zoning. Each town can have a different guideline.

Jun 13, 2016 04:38 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If you can think of it it most likely it has been an issue

Jun 13, 2016 11:03 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I don't track such information.

Jun 13, 2016 09:21 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

This is not something that real estate agents get involved with very often.

Jun 13, 2016 05:40 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jamie Anderson Become familiar with the Master/Comprehensive Plan to avoid these potential problems and with the local zoning ordinance.

Jun 13, 2016 05:28 AM
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Sandy Williams
eXp Realty, sandy@sandywilliams.com - Sarasota, FL

I used to be a City Planner and have a graduate degree in urban planning.  There are not any problems with zoning, its the lack of knowledge from the general public; that is when it becomes a problem.  I know that we could argue about "takings" etc. or how some believe zoning can discriminate.  But without order there is chaos.

 

Jun 13, 2016 05:10 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Depends on the planning department for the individual communities and any other local/state agencies. Here in California we have the California Coastal Commission

Jun 13, 2016 04:03 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

problems begin and end with PEOPLE..... and when it comes to town planning and zoning laws, they are as solid as the people who plan them and pass those zoning laws.... some people have a real talent for shooting themselves in the foot....

Jun 13, 2016 03:16 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Government red tape and interference.  Do gooder groups, like the coastal commisssion.

Jun 13, 2016 03:03 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It depends on location. There are several zonings and methods etc that could be factors. Town limits, JLMA 1, 2, and 3, public water and sewer is differnet than well and septic, environments, building heights, sight distance, highway dept, speed limits, flood plains, wetlands, easements, access, etc, etc, etc can all come into play.

Jun 13, 2016 02:40 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What types of problems......hmmmm.

I trust you are aware that an entire segment of the practice of law is dedicated to address these problems.

The easy problems range from the grouchy person who want things to remain 1968 to the nostalgia dude who wants to preserve a 1926 shack that no one can live in, to the hugger who believes there a turtle in those weeds to the owner of the major league sports team that wants the city to impose emanate domain to get them to stay in town.

And it always made easier and less expensive by bringing in the attorneys, NOT real estate agents.

Jun 13, 2016 02:10 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Government agencies establishing growth restrictions and boundaries.  

Jun 13, 2016 01:59 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

That depends on where the property is located.

Jun 13, 2016 01:55 AM