This area is not Zoned for Cluster homes . . . Sunday Photos

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

As real estate agents we understand the necessity of respecting zoning in order to preserve the values of homes, and also to prevent homeowners from creating a burden on the resources available on a given plot of land. This is more critical where homes are serviced by wells and septic systems.

Also being a real estate agent, with a reasonably good sized property, I need to make sure that I do not get unwanted squatters trying to move in and take over a portion of my property.

Last year I noticed that a bird had created a home in one of the light posts that line my driveway. I dropped some anti deer treatment into the house and thought that I had rid my self of these squatters.

Unfortunately, as I came into my driveway today, I heard knocking very close to the house. As I looked about, I noticed what appears to be a woodpecker starting a hole in another one of my posts.

I will have to remove the squatter, especially as this neighborhood is not zoned for multi-family housing, nor for cluster housing, not to mention that no permits were pulled for this job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Andrea Swiedler
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Ed, in this economic time, hardships and all, one would think you would just collect rent...

October 03, 2010 04:27 PM
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Vickie Nagy
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HaHa. Cluster housing!

However it is frustrating that wildlife can cause expensive damage to your home and amenities! Deer can surely eat a lot of landscaping quickly!

October 03, 2010 04:27 PM
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Ed Silva
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Andrea, in this market we do need to be creative about a revenue stream, but I couldn't let this type of rental go for just bird feed.

Vickie, deer have done a job on my arbovitae very close to this light post.

October 03, 2010 04:41 PM
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Brian Rugg
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Hello Ed:

 

I'm not an attorney, but I think this is adverse possession, by open notorious and continuous use.  Hope they don't cloud your title.

October 03, 2010 05:17 PM
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James Quarello
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Well at least he's not making holes in your house.

October 03, 2010 07:04 PM
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Hannah Williams
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ED..That is adorable ..I am sure you are not laughing ;but it is a great post

HelpfulHannah

October 03, 2010 09:04 PM
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George Souto
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Ed, you need to give the little guy a little slack.  Look at it on the bright side it's not me moving in :)

October 03, 2010 09:36 PM
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Shelley Rowton
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LOL - I am sure there are hundreds of trees around.  Maybe you can relocate them for a referral fee!

October 03, 2010 09:59 PM
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Ricki Eichler
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Hi Ed,   What's the big deal? He's not taking up much room and his house has a big hole in it.

October 03, 2010 10:34 PM
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ha,ha, this is a cute post and some creative comments! Yep, you have to solve the problem Ed before they take over but what a good looking bird

October 03, 2010 10:37 PM
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Nick T Pappas
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Ed, personally I think you should let him stay...the way I look at is; that's one less woodpecker trying to make himself at home at my house!  Enjoy your new friend/s.

October 04, 2010 12:33 PM
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Joan Whitebook
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Ed -- Looks like this squatter was getting ready to put an addition on to your home.

October 04, 2010 12:49 AM
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Patricia Leary
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Ed, Let me know if he needs a mortgage? are you going to start charging him?

October 04, 2010 07:26 AM
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Bill Gassett
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Ed I never knew you were a home wrecker:) I have had one of these lovely birds feeding on my siding as well.

October 04, 2010 09:16 AM
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Craig Rutman
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Ha! Ha! Ha! I would alert the HOA immediately! Your property values are at stake here!

October 04, 2010 09:18 AM
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Ellie McIntire
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Ed- You could put him to work. He could announce the arrival of guests to your property. Might add value!

October 04, 2010 10:06 AM
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Debbie Walsh
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Ed what a cute post!  I can't believe how much damage he did to the post!  You will have to provide housing so he doesn't continue to ruin your posts!  LOL

October 04, 2010 10:25 PM
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