I've been an appraiser for over 20 years and power lines (and cell towers lately) have been a chronic issue. Dan hit it well - I've been around them and have seen my truck pick up a charge, to the point where arcs will form. I've chatted with folks that tell me they have interference with electrical appliances in their homes as well. You can hear them popping, especially when wet...and the wind whipping through them makes for a steady howl. As he also said, toss in maintenance and the public perception....and obviously don't forget the wonderful views. They have a significant demonstrated negative impact on value and marketability.
But....if you're a Godzilla fan they might be just the ticket. If you need additional info or anything related to buying, drop me a line -
Hank Miller, SRA, ABR
Associate Broker & Certified Appraiser
Prudential GA Realty
Some people swear they can feel tingling from the power lines. We know that electricity does leak. It does give off magnetic fields. And some people think that means it could cause cancer or other health problems. So yes, because of peoples perceptions ( real or not ) the price of a house with power lines that close or even within a few hundred feet could be negatively affected.
I'd be more than happy to assist you with your home search if you are not currently represented.
Atlanta Real Estate Agent
Keller Williams Realty Consultants – Roswell, Georgia
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Since you're asking here, I assume you're not working with an agent you're committed to. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, contact me for trusted advice, market knowledge, and strong negotiation.
Tina Vliet, Broker
Berube & Company, REALTORS
Alpharetta, GA 30004