I think most people do shy away from the High Voltage Line, but it's a personal preference. The value of the home would be a little less than homes not close to High Voltage Lines. Ask the neighbors what they think about living there. You can probably get a better deal on this house, if you really like it.
As far as being a health risk maybe you should read this article and make you own opinion. http://www.midtod.com/9603/voltage.phtml
Have a nice day Bunnyin, and Good Luck.
Old West Realty Inc.
1. It is unarguably not something that will add to the visual appeal of living there. 0.2 miles to the tower is pretty close, and
2. Many people believe that it is a danger to health. This means that the value of the home will be less than an equivalent home without the proximity of power lines.
Obviously people do buy homes near power lines. I doubt that I am ever likely to do so.
Bernard Gibbons, Realtor, e-PRO Certified Internet Specialist
J. Rockcliff Realtors, 15 Railroad Avenue, Danville, CA 94526
Phone (925) 997-1585
All joking aside, it's a concern for alot of people. I don't have any studies or research about living near power lines, but it definately puts a damper on resale ability.