Also, it seems that even in the planning phase, people should be provided with the guidance from Michigan State University called "Landowner Guidelines For Evaluating Wind Energy Production Contracts.
Perhaps it is unwise to use the pejorative "tree huggers" for people who may be interested in living in and contributing to the success of Benzie County because of its understated beauty.
Real Estate Agents should tell people that wind turbines are being planned to be in the area as depending on how close these industrial wind turbines are placed to the homes there will be noise, shadow flicker and loss of enjoyment of their own property. And over all loss of property value. There should be full disclosure of industrial wind turbines.
Real Estate agents must disclosure other property problems, radon, lead, etc. this too should be disclosed.
These are industry-based models, and like those from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, they are biased due to their management by for-profit enterprises like Battelle.
Real appraisals, like those in Illinois, show property value reductions as much as 2 miles from industrial generators.
Also, consider the current state of knowledge about noise. The NY times article indicates a near certainty of impact .
seems like the same people that complain about not having "Green" energy also complain when they try to implement it. go to http://www.heritagewindenergy.com/projects.html and read some "FACTS"