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    Default Would you buy a house with an electricity pylon next door

    As the title suggests... We found a house online... Was everything we wanted just in our price range only problem was... When we Google earthed it we noticed an electricity wire tower sort of thing...

    I just received an email that the place had been dropped by $50 000 and I'm finding myself really wanting it... You can't see it at the house at all but do when you drive up on it... Most of the research health wise suggests if you have electricity hooked to your house and/or a microwave then your exposed to more EMFs than these poles contain.. I know it will be a factor when we go to sell it but honestly it's got everything we want, huge back yard and a pool... It's hard to think of wanting to sell on the near future....

    Just would like some opinions on what you would do???
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    As a real estate agent I would say make sure you go in cheap then when you sell expect it to hard to sell and selling for cheaper! Personally I wouldn't buy next to one at all for re sale factor

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    No we wouldn't.

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    No I wouldn't

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    I'd have to really love the house and I'd be wanting to get it for a lower price than if it was on a different block.

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    With a young family no. If I was over 50 yes.

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    No, I wouldn't. Research from the UK has found a correlation between living close to those towers and cancer. Not causation - just correlation, but its enough to make me wary. I found my dream house recently and we were so tempted to buy it, but it was 100m from a high voltage pylon. That's when I did a lot of research and it was enough to make me back away from the house.

    I am a particularly risk averse person though.

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    How far away is the pylon from the house? I grew up in a house near a pylon but it was several hundred meters away from the house so not really all that close. Having said that though you could still hear it buzzing in the rain which is off putting. Not sure I would buy a house that was really close to a pylon.

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    Nope No way I would risk our family's health, and given they have dropped it 50k you (or your kids) are going to struggle to sell the place.

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    I really want to say yes I would, because I can feel your excitement mixed with hesitation through my computer!

    I don't think I would though... It would depend on 'next door', as in how far away from your house.

    And as someone who has had trouble selling a house in the past (4 years on the market, because it was a 2 bedroom house), I wouldn't be keen to put myself back into that position again. All the inspections, all the stress of 'will they or won't they'? Nope. Sorry.


 

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