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Sb, Home Seller in Franklin Park, NJ

Does having private sewer, water well and propane gas affect home value? Looking to buy in robbinsville and

Asked by Sb, Franklin Park, NJ Mon Jul 28, 2008

visited a home with the above mentioned features, 2 years old home in the 700k range.We are used to public sewer/water and gas heat. Not very comfortable with the home being on private utilities plus costly propane heat. Also, worried that not having public sewer etc with a newer home might affect value more than having this in a older home.

Trying to think about operational convenience, costs and long term resale value of the house.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 31, 2009
Your agent should be able to provide you with comparables...every area is different. There are a lot of factors to consider that will apply to your specific area. At the beach, there are many, many homes on private utilities in all price ranges...people buy them.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 29, 2008
It is really a question of what a buyer would want. Being on well water and septic basically means you are in a more rural location. People that want that privacy and away from the hustle and bustle will appreicate the home. Also as long as the well does not run dry you are not tied to any water restrictions. As far as the Propane you can always convert to a different fuel source.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 29, 2008
In the Maggie Valley area where I live it is common to have a well and septic. It does not affect our home values but does usually affect our taxes. Chances are here if you have public utilities than you are in the city and have to pay county and city taxes. I would prefer to have private over higher taxes anyday. Our heat system is electric and will switch over to propane if it falls below 32 degrees outside. It can be costly but it heats the house much better. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 28, 2008
Have you requested your buyers agent determine IF the seller would disclose their expenses. I am sure the seller may not object for your review. It could assist you in making your decision.
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