If you checked out GraftonTimes.com this morning, you’ll notice a story that’s somewhat familiar to Greater Grafton readers — LeClaire’s default on my neighborhood.
But the story goes beyond LeClare and certainly beyond my street. There are five subdivisions either in default or on their way there and that, ultimately, makes it something the town is going to have to look at closely.
Could this have been predicted? In my case, I still say no. We built with a local builder who was well-established in the community who, when I looked at his background (you think I don’t use every resource at my disposal when it comes to buying a house?), had no apparent history of up and abandoning projects, and at the time we bought, the market was going strong,
I wonder if the town could turn down plans from these developers in the future when the market comes back? Probably not, but what else could the town do to protect itself?
I hesitated before writing this story. Was it personal? Did I have a grudge? But it affects more neighborhoods than mine and involves more than one developer. Better to read it now than on the warrant, I guess.
Anyone else find my need to disclose I lived in one of the neighborhoods a bit goofy?