Hiway in China Built Around A House

Date: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

This has to fall to under the bizarre real estate news category. Homeowners Luo Baogen and his wife refused to allow the government to demolish their home in Wenling, Zhejiang province, China, claiming the relocation compensation offered was not enough to cover the cost of rebuilding. So, adjacent neighbouring homes were dismantled and the road was built around the intact home.

Whether or not they made the right decision, this would not happen in Canada. In Canada the home owners would be forcibly removed through expropriation and compensated at what the government deems as fair. CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association) is lobbying the conservative government to make changes to ‘partial takings’. This is where the government is allowed to expropriate part of Canadians property without compensation and deem the property (you owned) as restricted land.

Lawrence Kobescak

Lawrence Kobescak

Lawrence Kobescak, the creator behind OntarioMortgageSuperstore.com is a real estate sales representative, mortgage agent and real estate investor. OntarioMortgageSuperstore.com has reached over 240,000 Canadians since 2009. Lawrence has been quoted in the Globe & Mail and MortgageBrokerNews.ca.

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