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Tami Satterl…, Other/Just Looking in Springfield, OR

How much would a 10 foot sewer easement in my 16 foot deep front yard affect my property values if i am unable to do any landscape improvement?

Asked by Tami Satterlee, Springfield, OR Tue Mar 9, 2010

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The easement would have little effect on home value. Most clients I work with would not object to a water easement. Other easements that take up more room such as power supply, electrical boxes etc, have some effect but it highly depends on the type of community you are in. If the homes are close together and the front yard is only 10X20 and the easement takes up 1/4 or more of the space it could detour some buyers.

If you can able to add flowers/ small shrubs to distract from the area. As far as the county is concerned you can plant bushes and flowers as long as they can gain access to the area.

Farah de Verteuil\
Principal Broker
John L Scott Market Center
http://www.johnlscott.com/or/portland/farahv
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I think they do allow for some landscaping just not large trees or bushes that would have roots that might affect the sewer. There are many types of landscape any more that would improve it. You might look at that instead of thinking you will lose value.
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Tough Question. I would think you could landscape it somehow. It is probably of little effect. Make sure it is not near your structure however. Is someone buying or taking the easement right of way from you???

More info would help.

Thanks

Dirk Knudsen
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Re/Max Metro Gold
Web Reference: http://www.theknudsens.com
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