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21 October 2011 @ 07:53 pm
I know it's gotta go SOMEWHERE, but....  
Reading the local paper online, I found an article about a proposed connection road that may be built between the local motorway and points south. I was busily contemplating the benefits, and working out the proposed area where homes may be resumed, when suddenly I went cold - I live smack dab in the middle of that area.
Mad bin dive ensued as I tried to find the print version of the newspaper, which I never even opened before consigning to the rubbish. It was there, and it contained a map of the proposed affected area. Two blocks to the east of me *heaving huge sigh of relief*. I'd hate to be in that position, having my home resumed by the government and being forced to move.
Mind you, moving had crossed my mind lately, what with the travel time to work etc now I'm in the city. But I don't want to be forced into it. At the moment my mortgage is under control and should be paid off well before I retire, but if I had to move, I could end up with a larger loan than I have at present. I really don't want to work forever just to pay it off.
Current Mood: pensivepensive
Strike while the irony is hot: EMO -- CUPPA?draycevixen on October 21st, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)

It's actually really rather scary how that can happen.

This area is developing so fast that there are plans for new roads/new roads being built all over the place. When we were looking for our house we paid careful attention to the plans already in existence and I'm glad we did because they've since built roads right through the first two areas we were considering. prior to seeing those plans.

I can definitely see not wanting to spend too much of your day commuting -- some people commute for hours here -- but having your mortgage paid off would be a great thing.
miwahnimiwahni on October 21st, 2011 01:20 pm (UTC)
Lucky you did pay careful attention. There were no plans for any developments near my house when I first bought it, but things change. If I was going to move, I'd like it to be on my own terms, not something forced on me. And I'm just as happy to spend a bit extra time on travel - after all, I spend the time with my nose in a book! - rather than increase my home loan.