I remember when the property was simply rezoned so the taxes went up. This usually enticed the homeowner to sell because he didn't want to pay commercial taxes on farmland.
I did notice that the government couldn't take over the property unless it's in a "blighted" area. I've seen nice, normal neighborhoods suddenly become "blighted" when the government wants to put a shopping mall in there.
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