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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

If you don't control the land it may get up and move elsewhere. That would leave a huge gap where it used to be, and you may fall in. That's why there are so many sinkholes in Florida. The landowners didn't discipline the land when it was young and now it's coming back to bite them.

Aug 20, 2017 05:08 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there can be more problems than you could shake a surveyor's tripod at.... 

Aug 20, 2017 04:45 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

The sky is the limit. 

Aug 21, 2017 05:54 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The problems can be numerous and involve many moving pieces that will vary by city(sometimes even neighborhood or homeowner association), county and/or state.  

The answer by Dave Halpern is a classic and I hope he has other smart responses the next time this question is asked.   

Study hard.  Take lots of practices exams.  Do well.  

Aug 21, 2017 05:44 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The biggest problem is that we allow the govt to do this to us.

Aug 20, 2017 08:19 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

OMG I just learned why Fl has so many sink holes from Dave Halpern - who knew!!  Holy smokes we'd better do more disciplining of our land in AZ!

Aug 21, 2017 09:18 AM
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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

Barbara Todaro nailed this one!

Aug 21, 2017 04:50 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

All are regulated by the government - that's the 'common problem!'

Aug 20, 2017 07:33 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Government.

Aug 20, 2017 06:15 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 Dave Halpern answer. Priceless 

Aug 20, 2017 06:07 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Zoning is government controlled, so planning is limited to the parameters they set unless you appeal the zoning.

Aug 20, 2017 05:17 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Your local government has the control. You are compelled to attend your planning commission meetings to learn what is happening.

Aug 20, 2017 04:59 PM
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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

Getting information.

Aug 21, 2017 07:51 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

None, if you sell residential homes. 

Aug 21, 2017 09:44 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

The answer has filled many books. 

Aug 21, 2017 08:44 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Control.

Aug 21, 2017 06:51 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The question is too meaty and broad. However, all problems are solvable

Aug 21, 2017 06:44 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Taylor Robinett The biggest issue is obtaining a special use permit or changing the zoning. Special use permits take at least six months to obtain and rezoning can take a year or more. The Comprehensive Plan dictates what can usually be done with a parcel.

Aug 21, 2017 06:42 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Just watching a news story about the Middle East over the last 25 years;that'll give you more than enough to work with as an answer to your question.

Aug 21, 2017 05:44 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

this is too state specific to answer here

Aug 21, 2017 05:35 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Here is an interesting Florida story about a big time developer who thought private property rights is simply a 'token,' a bone if you will, tossed to the small people to keep the happy.

Read this story and controlling land, zoning and planning problems become clear.

Westgagte Resorts  Orange County Florida.

If the link does not work:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orange/os-westgate-sues-to-open-tower-20170813-story.html

Aug 21, 2017 05:31 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Others have answered.

Aug 21, 2017 05:26 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The biggest problem is the corrupt politicians approving what should be denied and denying what should be approved. What happened to them looking out for the best interest of the town/city?

Aug 21, 2017 05:12 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've never been involved in controlling land, zoning, or planning either as a real estate broker or as a private individual.

Aug 21, 2017 03:44 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Taylor Robinett Government controls this (and I believe we indirectly control the government....lol!)

Aug 20, 2017 11:05 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Taylor,

Each marketplace and governing bodies differ from city to city, county to county, state to state.  You are going to have to do some homework on that. A

Aug 20, 2017 08:07 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

YOu name it it has happened

Aug 20, 2017 08:07 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

As Barbara Todaro said, there are many!

Aug 20, 2017 06:54 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Local government issues - long and short term planning and development, zoning restrictions, lack of planning

Aug 20, 2017 06:40 PM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

There's the U.S. and then there's the greatest state of California! Time limits my reponse as does my paitience in writing the obstacles to your three categories--Land, Zoning and Planning. We have groups who do nothing but throw up an objection so they can be paid off to disappear. There's one organization in my area of Northern California who will sue for many types of land use issues--clearing old orchard to plant vineyards, being 2 miles from a protected habitat--they don't sue for much and figure the land owner will NOT want to go to court but pay them $5,000 to $10,000 to go away. We also have CEQA, the California Environmental Quality Act which is a California statute passed in 1970, shortly - a statewide policy of environmental protection. This single-handedly slams the door on many land use projects. I could keep going but it is so frickin' depressing. We have a major housing crisis today in California and allowing building of affordable housing is taking an act of God or Jerry Brown's deft pen to get things done!

Aug 20, 2017 06:25 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

The people that own adjoining properties like to protest the rezoning stating infrastructure overload and traffic congestion will be created diminishing their property values and enjoyment.

Aug 20, 2017 06:15 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

GREED

Aug 20, 2017 06:11 PM