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    We almost did but for an investment property only. I wouldn't live in it I don't think. Well for long. If they are having trouble selling then so will you.. The place we looked at was priced so cheap too and we knew why when we saw what it was near.. If it won't be in the back of your mind always about being so close to one then do it. Otherwise just keep waiting

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    No. We have recently been in the same situation, dream house with a big electricity tower very close by. The health concerns are just too much for me, from what I have read, children are particularly susceptible.

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

    No - we have a few streets in the suburb next to our office with towers and lines running through them and we cringe anytime an owner calls and wants to sell as they are really , really hard to sell, even at a cheaper price unless you find a buyer with cash or only requires a small mortgage the banks shy away or make the lending criteria harder if there is an electricity easement over the property ( we also charge more to sell them as well )

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    I was in that same situation, found an amazing house we could afford right next to a big electricity pylon. We tossed and turned about the health issue but then decided against it because wether you believe or not that there are negative health implications you will have a hard time selling and the value will never be true to market.

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    Nope, sorry.

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    No I wouldn't. I have a friend who lives next to one and in wet weather and humidity it crackles all day and night!

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    No way! Too many what ifs imo.

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    What are the proven health risks?

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    No but more from an aesthetic standpoint than health (although that played a factor). We saw several houses we loved when we were house hunting a few years ago but as soon as we saw they were near a tower, they were off the list straight away.

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

    We've had numerous buyers put forward studies linking them to increase risks of childhood leukaemia , there are some studies proving it but as you'll see the government website does address it but says it's still unsure , we've also had numerous owners put forward studies showing they don't but the doubt is enough to scare most people ( me included)

    http://www.arpansa.gov.au/radiationp...lectricity.cfm

    Based largely on this limited evidence the International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified ELF magnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans.

    the evidence related to childhood leukaemia is not strong; however people should be aware of the issue in order to make informed decisions
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