Zillow Advice: Buying a Foreclosure - Is the government required to compensate you if they need part of your property to build a highway? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-the-government-required-to-compensate-you-if-they-need-part-of-your-property-to-build-a-highway/210054/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Annie,I believe this is the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-the-government-required-to-compensate-you-if-they-need-part-of-your-property-to-build-a-highway/210054/ Annie,<br/>I believe this is the house we were going to purchase and elected not do to the highway! Sun, 20 Sep 2009 16:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-the-government-required-to-compensate-you-if-they-need-part-of-your-property-to-build-a-highway/210054/ 2009-09-20T16:54:00Z You would be compensated, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-the-government-required-to-compensate-you-if-they-need-part-of-your-property-to-build-a-highway/210054/ You would be compensated, but the amount depends on the budget for the project and the strength of your eminent domain laws in your state. Generally, they only pay for the area that they need. That may mean that this houses entire backyard could become a freeway. You have to consider that. It is also possible that the project will be delayed because of budget problems and the freeway will not be built when planned. Sort of a basket of unknowns at this point. Fri, 13 Mar 2009 15:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-the-government-required-to-compensate-you-if-they-need-part-of-your-property-to-build-a-highway/210054/ 2009-03-13T15:32:00Z