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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on the municipality.

Some officials have been unelected for over regulating.

Others are still in need of a pink slip.

Mar 15, 2017 01:17 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

It's CA, you have to kiss the tree-huggers, environmentalists and defenders of rare butterflies and cactus.

Mar 15, 2017 10:18 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

iT IS NOT HARD IF ONE KNOWS WHAT TO DO....NEED TO KNOW THE CODES.

Mar 15, 2017 09:26 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Was easier in Ft. Myers than Chicago!

Mar 15, 2017 01:27 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Andrew Mooers I don't know about residential real estate, but with commercial real estate it takes about six months. If there are special use permits or zoning changes, it could take a year or more.

Mar 15, 2017 01:17 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

We have a number of municipalities in my area.  Each has different hoops.  Sometimes variances need to be obtained.  It may be a partially political process.  Appeals to the OMB can also occur.

Mar 15, 2017 01:02 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It isn't that difficult in my town. You take your set of plans with a site plan to Building and Codes and pay your building permit, water, sewer and gas permit fees and the Adequate Facility Fee. Individuals can build their own home without being a licensed contractor. There will be 3 building inspections and water, gas and electrical inspections. There are also sidewalk inspections.

Mar 15, 2017 12:55 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

It is easier to build 1 home than it is a subdivision. Lots ready to go can be built on in less 14 days. Lots being sub divided can take a lot longer

Mar 15, 2017 12:40 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

the process is very reasonable in our area.... follow the rules and you'll not have a problem... much of our area is town water and town sewer and that saves alot of time, money and aggravation....easy source of water and sewer...just pull permits to connect (they jab you on the fee, but it's worth it)...the rest is submit a plan that conforms to the code and will fit on the lot properly.... 

Mar 15, 2017 12:39 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Each Twp. can be different

Mar 15, 2017 12:21 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It's a process. Most rural land here has different zonings, protected areas, varities of soil, water protections, etc. Land needs approved perc site. Well must be installed before you get a permit. Building and development need to approve the process. Access, utilities, setbacks, height restrictions, inspections, grading, etc, etc. If lot is on public water and sewer, basically the same process, but you have to buy a water and sewer tap. In some towns now, the taps cost over $50,000.00

Mar 15, 2017 11:30 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Its a battle with no love....

Mar 15, 2017 10:44 AM
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Choice of Professionals

Permits to build and install wells and septic systems. Depends on neighborhood may have to comply with CCR's, minimum sq footage, roof stype i.e. shaker, regrading for culverts. We built a house here and the permits cost was OMG. Then we have to have grass laid within 2 months, a regrade prior to that cos neighbors complained and it seemed to go on and on. Never again here, that's for sure.

Mar 15, 2017 10:31 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Really there is no land left so I don't worry myself about it.

Mar 15, 2017 10:25 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

I have no idea... most of the building in my area is done through the big builders.

Mar 15, 2017 09:51 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Just pay the fees and ye shall build in Oklahoma City.

Mar 15, 2017 09:33 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Everyone is different...it has become more of a builder restriction that is tougher than the city specs.

Mar 15, 2017 09:23 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

In Martin County it can be challenging with the County permitting and impact fees.

Mar 20, 2017 05:35 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

very easy in Arizona

Mar 19, 2017 05:40 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Very difficult, yet the politicians claim to want to see new housing; doesn't make any sense.

Mar 16, 2017 06:55 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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The permit process is complex in our area.

Mar 16, 2017 06:03 AM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Andrew Mooers - checking other answers as I am not yet there....

Building connections with the builders and hope that will help.

Mar 15, 2017 11:04 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Depends on the city. It is not that bad in Los Angeles, but Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, etc. might stretch getting permits for years. 

Mar 15, 2017 08:18 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

Some ciities are more challenging to work with than others. 

Mar 15, 2017 06:37 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

The biggest hoop is the Coastal commission.

Mar 15, 2017 05:16 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

The city takes forever to get something done.

 

Mar 15, 2017 04:26 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Getting harder and harder in our neighborhood.

Mar 15, 2017 02:19 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Hire an ex-mayor to help make "campaign contributions" and you can get around any city ordinance you want.  We have a long standing "no buildings over two stories" ordinance and they just green lit a three story mixed use building where a long standing, iconic restaurant was.

Mar 15, 2017 02:02 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

We have a $15K+ IMPACT FEE as a starter in our county. Regulation nation . Most of the home builders I knew when I started 30+ years ago have fled the area

Mar 15, 2017 01:56 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      In the counties surrounding Tallahassee (Leon County), it's a piece of cake. 

    In Tallahassee proper (Leon County), which is governed by a corrupt mayor, corrupt commissioners, a corrupt sheriff, and  buildings full of obstructive, overpaid bureaucrats, it is very time-consuming and very difficult.

    The builders held a tar-and-feather party yesterday.  Read about it in the far-left rag, "Tallahassee Democrat"

Mar 15, 2017 01:54 PM