U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Dallas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-25-2014, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
7,326 posts, read 11,591,054 times
Reputation: 11666

Advertisements

Buy a house in a new neighborhood built next to an asphalt plant that's been there for 30 years and then complain about the smell of the asphalt plant. Idiots.

Frisco residents say odor, dust from industrial plants ruining neighborhood | Dallas Morning News

Long before Exide I remember a time when Frisco had an airport that they wanted to transform into a corporate travel hub in the hopes of siphoning some traffic away from Addison and McKinney...that is until the NIMBYs south of the airport in the Starwood area complained that they didn't want air traffic flying over their houses. The airport was then bulldozed and the land was sold to developers.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-26-2014, 12:25 AM
 
153 posts, read 191,062 times
Reputation: 167
Next, they'll be complaining that since possible periodic drought was not mentioned in their HOA bylaws then they don't have to accept it, therefore, it must end today or they'll sue someone.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-26-2014, 12:36 AM
 
Location: North Texas
24,571 posts, read 35,518,751 times
Reputation: 28458
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluescreen73 View Post
Buy a house in a new neighborhood built next to an asphalt plant that's been there for 30 years and then complain about the smell of the asphalt plant. Idiots.

Frisco residents say odor, dust from industrial plants ruining neighborhood | Dallas Morning News

Long before Exide I remember a time when Frisco had an airport that they wanted to transform into a corporate travel hub in the hopes of siphoning some traffic away from Addison and McKinney...that is until the NIMBYs south of the airport in the Starwood area complained that they didn't want air traffic flying over their houses. The airport was then bulldozed and the land was sold to developers.
Yeah, I saw that story in the paper and rolled my eyes at it. You bought a house next door to it. You believed your realtor. Caveat emptor. Seriously.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-26-2014, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
326 posts, read 686,528 times
Reputation: 420
Zero sympathy for them. When I was purchasing, I looked at what was around the area (power lines, major roads, railroad tracks, commercial industries?), and what it was built over (toxic landfill, nuclear wate storage, Indian burial ground?). If I had purchased used, I would have inquired about previous occupants (murders, suicides, serial killers, devil worshippers, etc.). Gotta do your due diligence, and not believe every thing you hear from your real estate agents about what "might" happen in the future...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-26-2014, 08:18 AM
 
91 posts, read 131,341 times
Reputation: 60
It's just greed. First look for deals then complaint about existing issues. Realtors aren't really forcing anyone.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-26-2014, 09:20 AM
 
440 posts, read 452,174 times
Reputation: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeh19468 View Post
Zero sympathy for them. When I was purchasing, I looked at what was around the area (power lines, major roads, railroad tracks, commercial industries?), and <b>what it was built over (toxic landfill, nuclear wate storage, Indian burial ground?). </b> If I had purchased used, I would have inquired about previous occupants (murders, suicides, serial killers, devil worshippers, etc.). Gotta do your due diligence, and not believe every thing you hear from your real estate agents about what "might" happen in the future...
How do you go about getting all this information? I may need to do my due diligence soon.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-27-2014, 01:10 AM
 
153 posts, read 191,062 times
Reputation: 167
Quote:
Originally Posted by fwsavemoney View Post
How do you go about getting all this information? I may need to do my due diligence soon.

Common sense dictates that one does at least perfunctory research. For example, when I bought my house which had a huge empty field behind, I went to city codes to axe about the zoning so that I would not end up with Walmart in the back yard. The field eventually was zoned for residential, and so it became. Good luck.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-27-2014, 07:38 AM
 
1,257 posts, read 2,224,381 times
Reputation: 1901
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeh19468 View Post
Zero sympathy for them. When I was purchasing, I looked at what was around the area (power lines, major roads, railroad tracks, commercial industries?), and what it was built over (toxic landfill, nuclear wate storage, Indian burial ground?). If I had purchased used, I would have inquired about previous occupants (murders, suicides, serial killers, devil worshippers, etc.). Gotta do your due diligence, and not believe every thing you hear from your real estate agents about what "might" happen in the future...

"Due Diligence" ???

Texas is a non-disclosure state. Makes it very hard to "research" anything other than basic information.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-27-2014, 07:48 AM
 
10,819 posts, read 10,977,938 times
Reputation: 9866
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brookside View Post
"Due Diligence" ???

Texas is a non-disclosure state. Makes it very hard to "research" anything other than basic information.
Hmmm.... in this context does not "nondisclosure" only apply to pricing information? Texans get sued all the time for not disclosing filled-in pools, known HVAC problems, termites etc.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-27-2014, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
7,326 posts, read 11,591,054 times
Reputation: 11666
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brookside View Post
"Due Diligence" ???

Texas is a non-disclosure state. Makes it very hard to "research" anything other than basic information.
It's pretty hard to hide an asphalt plant next to a residential neighborhood. In fact if you look on Google Maps it says "Industrial Park" right on top of the plant.

Last edited by bluescreen73; 05-27-2014 at 08:49 AM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Dallas

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:22 AM.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top