It is a fact: a power tower will adversely affect the value of a property. It will also affect the ability to sell it. And depending on what you read, there may be health hazards.
The problem is that they are visually unappealing and there is a perceived danger with them. And acre lot is pretty large, but the affect is based on the size of the tower and it's proximity to the property. If it's close, and it's readily visible, it's a deal killer. Regardless of whether they are truly dangerous, or not, buyers run from them (smart buyers, anyway). So, yes, you can get a great deal...but you will lose any gains when you try to sell later. FYI, if you hear a "cracking noise" coming from something/anything near your house that ought to throw up a red flag right away.
Perception creates reality when it comes to buying and selling real estate. I would be very cautious if I were you.
The HomeBuyer's Advocate
Anything that makes a property stand out, even if it's an improvement, will cut the potential market. A swimming pool is a good example. Some people love them and others hate them. It's doubtful that anyone is looking for a house with a "power tower" but there will be others like you who won't really mind it...but most will have a problem with it.
Hope that helps!
Thoughts, opinions we all have them. BUT this is a fact. A power tower will affect the resale of the home. Keep that in mind. You may say to yourself, well we are getting a good price and like the home and we will just " live with it". But when you go to sell you will have difficulty in finding someone of the same mindset as yourself. Now on the bright side, if you get the home at a good price coming in, and home values keep moving up you might be able to walk away down the road with a gain even if you discount the property due to the power tower.
All the best to you and have a great Holiday Season!!
Jeffrey L. Paeltz