Power line/poles right next to house

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Jun 8 22 Comments

Wondering if these are major obstacles for selling houses with power lines/poles right next to the backyard.

What are the implications or this is normal? I personally would avoid such houses when buying.

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Power line/poles right next to house

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  • Oracle DjWaleBabu
    Besides the fire risk in an event of tornado etc., these power lines cause radiation which is not good, specifically for elders and children.
    Jun 8 4
    • New / Eng
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      Any scientific studies or you read that on Fb?
      Jun 9
    • Oracle DjWaleBabu
      There are lot of scientific studies. As a matter of fact you can buy a radiation meter and check it out yourself.
      Jun 9
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      Radiation existing does not mean it has harmful effects. Any peer-reviewed serious studies?
      Jun 9
    • Zillow Group ckrbsgjly
      You're swimming in electromagnetic radiation every day and that's all you get from power lines.
      Jun 14
  • Oath Atinlay2
    Those are residential lines, not high voltage. It’s fine
    Jun 8 3
    • Microsoft 🦍Ape
      My thoughts exactly
      Jun 8
    • Oath Atinlay2
      OP just has a case of the NIMBY.
      Jun 8
    • Microsoft @FB
      Agreed, there’s a big difference between high voltage lines and residential. But that being said hopefully op is earning enough to be able to be picky. At one point you should be able to avoid any power lines up your ass. Nothing wrong with wanting that.
      Jun 8
  • Oath Atinlay2
    I would worry more about that house falling down first.
    Jun 8 0
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    That sucks, avoid
    Jun 8 0
  • Microsoft @FB
    Even in the crazy boom market houses close to power lines took longer to sell and sold for less. It’s like a shit stain that will never go away no matter how much lipstick you put on that house.
    Jun 8 1
    • AT&T / Eng
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      Then tell the picky people to just live without power, then. Next thing you know, no one will want a car with an engine because they’re “loud” and “dirty”.
      Jun 8
  • New / R&D upi
    I won't buy it.
    Jun 8 0
  • Check the radiations if it is producing. It can lead to severely damage your body - cancer etc
    Jun 8 0
  • Microsoft 🦍Ape
    These are on every street corner in cities
    Jun 8 0
  • Microsoft no-sql
    Check if they are high voltage lines. There will be reports like inspection which clearly state that . I had see one such house a while ago back when I was in Bay Area in Fremont. As per inspection report, they were high voltage lines and much closer to house and I can clearly hear sound. Owner dropped price and it stayed on market for more than 3 months even after upgrade and that too in hot Bay Area housing market. I would say- just avoid it. When I drove in that area , I noticed wires everywhere and relatively closer.
    Jun 9 0
  • AT&T kOqG40
    One-over-r-squared is your friend.
    Jun 8 0
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    Some people would avoid it, certainly.

    Doesn’t mean much besides when it comes down to large purchases people are super cautious (beyond common sense)
    Jun 8 0
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Not major, but an obstacle.
    Jun 8 0
  • AT&T / Eng
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    Sounds like a personal hang up. Where are you going to find buried utilities on the west coast with a house / development of that era?

    I’d tell you to get real. Utilities will most likely be overhead, unless you’re in a planned community or apartment, in either the front or back of the property, take your pick.
    Jun 8 0
  • Cisco yya
    Same question
    Jun 8 0