Would you renting or buying a house near power line?

Google eUSR41
Mar 13 32 Comments

Hi,

We found a nice house except that there is a high voltage power line besides its backyard. We plan to buy it, but now we are just hesitating as we don't know how easy it will be for us to rent or resale that house. The house is currently located in North Rose Hill area in Kirkland, WA. Do you guys have any thoughts? What would you do to help you make the decision?

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  • Google trolDtrols
    Should be ok as long as everyone regularly wears a tin foil hat while sleeping.
    Mar 132
    • Intel / EngDonaldDD's
      I use only high-grade premium, grassroots, locally sourced, ethically raised, and verified organic aluminum foil.
      Mar 14
    • New / Product
      cipher

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      ciphermore
      Hah! Reminds me of ... Better Call Saul
      Mar 15
  • No no no. Completely anecdotal, but I know a family in Florida that lived near power lines. 8 year old daughter, dad, and horse all died of cancer. That's not a coincidence.
    Mar 135
    • SAP
      marchiear

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      I climb the stairs every morning. The elevator is for Democrats!
      marchiearmore
      Anecdotes are just that.
      Mar 13
    • 3 people in one house?!
      Mar 13
    • SAP
      marchiear

      SAP

      BIO
      I climb the stairs every morning. The elevator is for Democrats!
      marchiearmore
      Mar 13
    • Intel / EngDonaldDD's
      1) "Most of these studies have found no increase in the risk of any type of cancer. In fact, the risk of some types of cancer was actually lower in the animals exposed to the ELF radiation."

      2) I'm glad that we have proven that the Floridian family had no exposure to carcinogens in the water, carcinogens in their foods, chemicals used at the farm, chemicals used in the paint, chemicals used in building construction, and genetics (which definitely doesn't link the entire family). Seems like a solid scientifically backed anecdote.
      Mar 14
    • New / EngTC++
      I know a family in California who lived near power lines. Whole family and their cow turned gay. I know it's totally anecdotal, but living near power line makes mammals gay.
      Mar 15
  • New sparked
    Haha I like that this house has a reputation on blind; I’m clearly out of the loop
    Mar 130
  • Amazon jefe_bezos
    How long has it been on the market compared to its peers? Are you willing to wait that long when you go to sell it in the future?
    Mar 130
  • Capital One / OtherxTrb96
    The fact that you are concerned about it is reason enough not to buy it. You'll always be questioning the decision.
    Mar 140
  • Zenreach PrezDTrump
    Buy life insurance with that
    Mar 130
  • Synopsys ccIU82
    Dont go for it if it is with in 50 ft. Get an EMF meter from Amazon. You will be surprised.
    Mar 130
  • Facebook mj8A8
    (sorry wrong thread)
    Mar 130
  • Intel 018’!
    They are pretty loud, particularly in rainstorms. The noise doesn’t bother you?
    Mar 133
    • Google eUSR41
      OP
      Why louder in rainstorms? Noise does bother me. But we didn't hear anything when checking out that house
      Mar 14
    • Intel 018’!
      Not sure on the science, but we have some a mile or so away and they buzz v loudly during rainstorms when I’ve been walking by.
      Mar 14
    • Google eUSR41
      OP
      Oh no
      Mar 14
  • Microsoft AbYK56
    I looked at a brand-new house near a power line, I could hear it from inside the house with the doors and windows closed. Hell no.
    Mar 132
    • Google eUSR41
      OP
      What did you hear?
      Mar 14
    • Facebook Probe
      bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
      Mar 14
  • Verizon G.Jetson
    The inverse square law is your friend.
    Mar 140
  • Intel superrr
    The radiation from the phones when kept next to your pillow might be good enough to cause cancer
    Mar 130
  • New sparked
    It makes it less desirable for sure but that’s generally priced into the price.

    I’d look online to see if anyone has any general comments regarding issues living near these sorts of power lines
    Mar 130
  • Microsoft / Engmdnfh
    This one is two close to the tower... Avoid it...
    Mar 131
    • Google eUSR41
      OP
      Anything special dangerous with tower?
      Mar 14
    • Google eUSR41
      OP
      no, but close
      Mar 13
  • ConsenSys / Engdackjorsey
    Just like having your desk next the the wifi router, feels ...
    Mar 150
  • Apple comm109876
    Don’t do it, hard to resell and most importantly your health!
    Mar 130
  • Rubrik PartyStick
    Link for the curious?
    Mar 130

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