owner / developer standoff.

Looking for a nice hill-top home? How about this one that stands alone in the middle of a 30 foot deep pit in Chongqing City China? The owner wants the equivalent of just under 3 million dollars CAD$ or he’ll ‘stay until the end of the world’.

The developer is using the time-tested ‘dig a giant hole around your house’ bargaining technique to encourage the owner to accept a lower price.

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"Actually, I feel sorry for the guy."Gee, do ya think?It's not like there's any kind of obsessive/compulsive disorder going on, or anything weird like that. It's called property rights.Kind of sad, in a way.


Actually, I feel sorry for the guy.


That is hilarious!Nice find.

the pope

betamax: Here's another <a HREF="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=san+jose,+ca&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=19&ll=37.331106,-121.898715&spn=0.001154,0.002503&t=k&om=1&quot; REL="nofollow">house isolated in a parking lot in san jose, Ca.I also remember hearing about a feud in San Franscisco where the guy who owned the land around the guy who wouldn't sell built a 50 foot high concrete grudge wall around three sides of the isolated property eclosing it in a dark chimney.


LOL. Reminds me of years ago, in Texas, I visited a large shopping mall and, right in the middle of the asphalt parking lot was someone's house with a little lawn and white picket fence around it. I guess sometimes they just refuse to sell.


Any idea what the developer is offering? It would be classic if they were 3% away from each other.




According to the latest census results, most folks ARE moving to suburbia.


i bet bob rennie could of talk him into selling that land and then sold it back to him with granite counter tops and a yale town lifestyle.remember: be bold or move to suberbia