Even on a drippy January day, Bruce Gutschmidt, 57, his longtime girlfriend, Christine Messer, 56, and their little Yorkshire terrier, Kiki, enjoy the relaxed, private setting at Gutschmidt’s home in Bothell with nearly two acres that he has lived on since the ’70s. Gutschmidt and other homeowners being bought out by Everett School District have until late March to move. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Even on a drippy January day, Bruce Gutschmidt, 57, his longtime girlfriend, Christine Messer, 56, and their little Yorkshire terrier, Kiki, enjoy the relaxed, private setting at Gutschmidt’s home in Bothell with nearly two acres that he has lived on since the ’70s. Gutschmidt and other homeowners being bought out by Everett School District have until late March to move. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Losing a home to eminent domain hurts — and leaving is costly

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