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Mike Phan, Home Buyer in 95843

General housing area and related environmental issue.

Asked by Mike Phan, 95843 Thu Sep 27, 2007

Hi,

I am considering buying a house at WestPart in Roseville California but these houses are built around the Pleasant Grove Wastewater Treatment plant and an energy power plant.

Home site:
http://www.westparkroseville.com/

WWTP site: http://www.roseville.ca.us/eu/wastewater_utility/wastewater_…

I have been searching on the Ethernet to see if there is any health or pollution issue when your home is so close to these plants but I could not find any precise answer and I don't know anybody who really knows the answer.

I hope you can help me out so I can make my decision correctly. My questions:

1- Is there any health issue if you live so close to a wasterwater treatment plant, half a mile away.
2- Is there any pollution issue if you you live so close to an energy power plant, 0.8 mile away.
3- Is home value affected by being close to them and what would be the future prospect of WestPark community.
Thanks

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These websites do not directly address the conditions surrounding the Pleasant Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant, but here are some resources regarding these types of plants in general. You may try contacting the California State Water Resources Control Board.

http://www.epa.gov/ebtpages/watewastewater.html
http://www.epa.gov/epahome/commsearch.htm
http://www.epa.gov/tri/
http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/ust/contacts/lop.html
http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/alpha.html
http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/education/justice.html
Web Reference: http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/
2 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 28, 2007
Erin Stumpf, Real Estate Pro in Sacramento, CA
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Mike, Although many consumers are unaware of this fact, most new home builders will allow you to be represented by your own real estate agent. The builder pays your agents fee, and does not add a penny to your price, or take away any of the sales concessions. The builders usually require that your agent accompany you on first visit to the new home development. You could call the agent that had previously showed you used homes if you were satisfied with their knowledge and professionalism.-
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Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
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I am in no way shape or form an environmental expert. If you are worried about it, then I am sure many others will be also, and that will effect the market value when you resell.

One more thing that could potentially adversely affect your value on resale in West Park is Private Property Tax. Some of the builders made a deal with the Environmentalist to tax all future Sellers. It is a tax that will generate millions that the future Home Owners will pay. Depending on the house it could cost you up to $5,000 or more when sell. That is something to consider when you buy a home now in West Park.

Good Luck,

Steve Ostrom
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Steve Ostrom, Real Estate Pro in Roseville, CA
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Every morning this winter as I return from taking my daughter to school I see a huge column of steam rising from that direction. Then it drifts off southward in the sky, high above Westpark. I nominate the name for the sports teams at the new high school in West park "The Steamers" -
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 27, 2008
Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
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I was considering that area but am not anymore after learning about the long term health effects of living near such pollutants.
Here is something I just found now, but you can do a search on living next to a wastewater treatment facility and also a natural gas power plant. There are also those large transformer things on Fiddyment and living close to one of those has been shown to increase the rate of cancer. Those are three factors against Westpark for me. I am disappointed because I did really like the homes they had in there, especially by Lennar. I feel the home values will definitely be affected, if you are questioning I'm sure others will as well.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071222021507AAKnwS1
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 27, 2008
I live about two miles from West Park in Diamond Creek (Blue Oaks and Woodcreek Oaks) Once in a great while we get odors from the Materials Recycling Plant and dump that is on Athens and Fiddyment up near the casino. Fairly rare, maybe five or six times a year. - Jim in Roseville
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Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
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