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City will demolish donated house

January 28, 2014

A house on property being donated to the city of Marietta will be demolished instead of being renovated by Habitat for Humanity, according to the chairman of city council's lands, buildings and park......

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Jan-28-14 3:04 PM

Even though they work and pay some, they get to own a home. Something they could not have done on their own! I still say complaining would be "slapping a gift horse in the mouth"!

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Jan-28-14 2:17 PM

Habitat for Humanity home recipients have to provide a set number of 'sweat equity' hours by physically working on the home. After that, they purchase the home by obtaining a mortgage, usually low-interest or no-interest with assistance from HfH. They most certainly do not receive the homes for 'free'.

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Jan-28-14 1:15 PM

This property must be sold ASAP. The taxpayers of Marietta are not in the real estate business. Sell it and apply the funds to efforts to reduce burdens of City Income Tax.

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Jan-28-14 11:48 AM

Drill here, drill now! The city would gain much financial benefit.

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Jan-28-14 10:18 AM

Thanks Tessie, you said it much much more effectively than I.

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Jan-28-14 9:56 AM

They can't renovate because that isn't part of their mission. That's not to say that someone else can't renovate the home. Attempts to sell it in the past have failed because the cost to renovate it far surpasses the finished value. Just because it's old doesn't mean it needs preservation. What's salvageable should be salvaged, eg. oak woodwork, doors, and floors and other wood if it's reusable.

People who receive homes through Habitat for Humanity pay for them though low interest loans and through sweat equity. They aren't free.

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Jan-28-14 8:57 AM

If someone is given a house for FREE 

the homes aren't FREE, do some research...but I don't see why Habitat can't renovate homes that aren't in bad shape...

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Jan-28-14 8:37 AM

Don't the recipients of a residence have to bear any financial responsibility?

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Jan-28-14 8:09 AM

It's our entitlement society, Kombat. Everyone thinks they deserve something for nothing. Our citizens have mostly forgotten what hard work can do for someone, and have become dependent on the government teet for survival. Unfortunately, this drags us all down with them.

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Jan-28-14 7:07 AM

"He said Thomas was concerned that Habitat normally builds new homes for clients, and there could be a conflict if one client was offered a renovated home instead of a new one." WTF!!!!

If someone is given a house for FREE they shouldn't care if it's new or reemodeled!! What is wrong with people even thinking like this??

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