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Bob Crane
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Not personally, but whe have had plenty of clients who were in the way of highways, powerlines, pipelines, and other ROW's.

May 28, 2017 06:32 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Mine is all progess and onwards and upwards and regeneration.

May 28, 2017 07:13 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Going to your post now

 

May 29, 2017 10:10 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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My comments align with Nina Hollander on this.  Progress. Redevelopment. 

May 29, 2017 07:22 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I wrote a long comment on how my city of Manchester NH has grown since experiencing decline. In the end i do think the recovery or decline is directly related to those in politcial power. 

May 29, 2017 06:48 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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We are moving forward especially since we got a new county mayor. He has vision and is not afraid to rattle some cages.

May 28, 2017 08:40 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

My town is trying but started a bit late

May 28, 2017 06:48 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
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Interesting post.  As for my city and community, PROGRESS is in abundance.

May 28, 2017 06:18 PM
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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
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We are small but progressive.

Jun 01, 2017 10:27 AM
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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

Thankfully, no.    It would be tough to move and start over.

May 31, 2017 06:30 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

May 29, 2017 12:08 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Progress. -Kasey

May 29, 2017 09:53 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Our council is trying to green light anything and everything, while the population is fighting against it.

May 29, 2017 09:42 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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   City of Tallahassee is both.  The south side is in serious decline (a major chain supermarket and a Walgreen's both announced this week that they are shuttering).   North side of Tallahassee is booming... both residential and commercial. 

  Here at Shell Point on the coast, it is virtually impossible to build anything commercial (FEMA, flood plain, insurance, etc).   With not one single restaurant, marina, store, or anything here (the nearest convenience store is 7 miles away) it will remain stagnant... and that is fine with me.

May 29, 2017 09:09 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we're a large town and soon to be considered a small city.... we're continuing to progress....

May 29, 2017 09:01 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
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Thanks for the read, John. 

May 29, 2017 08:08 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
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good read

May 29, 2017 07:50 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

They built over 3000 homes in my rural town. It is just another city. It was a village of 7500 residents before...

Progress no!  Human pollution yes definitely.....

May 29, 2017 07:29 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

'In the path of progress" or 'condemation."

Unless the location is populated by 1950s constructed houses on wheels, condemnation is not like.

Meanwhile citizens living in the area want the community to retain it 1960 charm. Yes, these citizens are in the way of progress. For example they keep crying, 'Oh the traffic" and will change nothing that could affect traffic.

May 29, 2017 06:29 AM
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John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

There's lot's of great answers so far on this question and subject. I you have the time you may want to read the post as well. It is much more comprehensive and informative. However, in any event I do thank everyone for some very good answers and participation.

May 29, 2017 06:26 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Progress

May 29, 2017 06:07 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There is growth...

May 29, 2017 06:05 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The path of progress continues daily in downtown Chicago!

May 29, 2017 05:40 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

I don't think my community has figured it out yet.

May 29, 2017 05:31 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

Progress

May 29, 2017 05:01 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

In small rural areas, avoiding the duplication of services is a must and the slower that progress, the harder on the tax payer, economic climate if property taxes too high,

May 29, 2017 04:40 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I think, both. Since people constantly coming here, it is never the same, some areas are deteriorating, some improving. 

May 28, 2017 11:42 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

John DL Arendsen - I'd say,  Progress.

May 28, 2017 10:25 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Seems like ours is on the roller coaster.

May 28, 2017 09:30 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Moving forward.

May 28, 2017 09:25 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Yes, John, Charlotte is definitely on the path of progress in both the economic growth, population trends, features/attractions and revitalization departments.

May 28, 2017 08:53 PM
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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

John DL Arendsen My community in the path of progress.

May 28, 2017 08:35 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I'm good.

May 28, 2017 07:43 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Progress.

May 28, 2017 06:37 PM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

On its way up

Aug 19, 2017 01:36 PM