Okay.. I live adjacent to a large tract of undeveloped land that has laid pretty much unused for 20 years. In fact, that wilderness area is one of the reasons I bought my home. Anyway.. a large company bought a large parcel of this land and is putting a large office building on it. This is fine with me also, since it's on the opposite end of the wilderness from my house. However, now the city in which I live is excited to get this land developed. So, now they're proposing a TIF district in the area (that may possibly include my home) to create a business park. At this point, it's only in the feasibility stages whether it would be worth it to do the TIF and whether my home will be included. So, here's my problem. In the last business park the city "TIF'ed" some residents who were displaced by eminent domain were offered 2 times the value of their home (it's rumored some residents even got 6 times!) So, part of me wants to ride it out to see what I can get... however, another side of me says, "I don't want to live in the middle of a business park and put up with all the traffic and construction" so, that part of me wants to get out while the getting is good and cut my losses. My wife and I really love our house and think we'll be hard-pressed to find another that we like as much. Another point is, if the TIF doesn't go through, the area may still be lucrative to businesses because of this large "anchor" business in the area... so, we may still be "bought out" by businesses directly someday. And when I use the word "someday" it means nothing may happen in my area for 10 years! With the economy still shaky, businesses may not be so eager to invest in new real estate and the park may just sit undeveloped like it is now. Anyone here have experience with something similar?