Unfinished home developments create problems
The Park Village development in Canton promised Amy and Geoff Buynoski everything -- from phone, cable and Internet service to lawn mowing through the homeowners association -- when they moved in three years ago.
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#1 Nov 23, 2010
Wish I could comment on this story on the AJC site but, since I can't, I'll "vent" here: The fault for these abandoned subdivisions lies squarley with the zoning commissions that permitted them. Any fiscally conservative, socially responsible could have told them (tried to tell them - DID tell them, but they didn't want to hear it) that bowing to the whims of the development community was NOT a responsible thing to do, unless those developers were going to truly be held responsible for the implications of the building of the developments. Y'all can claim - NO ONE saw the housing bubble bursting. Sorry -- I'm not an economist, don't have an MBA -- and I knew it was a distinct possibility YEARS ago. When my crappy little house was appraised at double what I paid for it; when my middle-income coworkers were buying up McMansions because the banks told them they could afford it -- even uneducated little me knew it wasn't right. But county commissioners and city councils are populated by the friends of realtors and developers, and just didn't know how to say NO to their (palm-greasing) buddies. Here's hoping they've learned a lesson -- but, sadly, I know better.
#2 Nov 23, 2010
Who was the original developer of Park Village?
#3 Nov 23, 2010
Believe it was Sivica Homes. See
I love how they talk about marketing their homes to the younger crowd, and how they're relatively "small" at 1850-2700 square feet. Not to sound too "Why, when I was a kid, back in the 'good ol days'..." but I grew up in a family of 9. We lived in 1250 square feet. Quite successfully. Bigger isn't always better.
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