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Raleigh, NC Neighbors Want Couple’s Dream Home Torn Down

March 2nd, 2014

shutterstock_124589956Imagine this: you and your spouse have waited years to build your dream home, and you finally get the chance. You design it yourself, and can’t wait to see it come to life in an old, historic neighborhood in downtown Raleigh, NC. Midway through building, your neighbors start protesting the construction because the style of the home doesn’t fit in with the other current homes. Unfortunately for one couple in the historic downtown neighborhood of Oakwood in Raleigh, they are currently dealing with this situation.

Prior to beginning construction, the couple obtained the proper city building permit, intending to breathe new life into an old neighborhood by building a modern-looking home on an empty lot. The couple will now have to go to court to fight for their dream home, which begs the question — is this a simple case of property rights?

A Simple Case of Property Rights?

While the neighbors argue that the modern home is “inappropriate for the neighborhood,” the couple is determined to see their dream home come to life, intent that their property rights allow them to build wherever they like, as long as they receive permission beforehand.

Do you want more information on property rights and what you are entitled to as a homeowner? Please don’t hesitate to contact the Mission Possible Team today. Our Raleigh REALTORS® have more than 10 years of experience buying and selling homes in the Triangle area, and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.