Os, Home Buyer in SF Bay Area

Five Canyons homes and high-voltage power lines location

Asked by Os, SF Bay Area Mon Jun 2, 2008

Five Canyons homes subdivisions in Castro Valley are located within close proximity (0-500 ft) of high-voltage transmittion power lines.
- What's general 'real-estate' consenus on the health-related concerns of living near high-voltage poower lines
- Do these homes have a 'reputation' because of that and are they hard to resell?

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Hi Os,

I lived in Five Canyons for 6 years in Whispering Oaks on Crestfield Dr. Our house was built in the last phase by Centex. I have been selling homes in Five Canyons and Palomares Hills for a long time.

Please click on the following link to see all the home I have sold in these two areas:

There are some homes in Abbeywood, Creekside and Whispering Oaks that are close to the power lines and will sell for less than the homes away from the power lines. As far as real health issues, there has been a lot of research that has been done but there is no for sure answer.

If I have a listing close to the power lines, it will take a lot longer to sell than on the other side. Buyers strongly belive that they are not good for their health. I have a huge package of research documents by PG&E on power lines and if you would like to have a copy, please call me at 510-279-9580.

At this time I have a beautiful house listed at 25558 Crestfield Dr in whispering oaks development of Five Canyons. It is not close to the power lines and is the largest floor plan(3,526 sq ft). It is listed for $949,999. We just reduced it today by $200K from the original listed price of $1,150,000.

Here is the link to the virtual tour on this property:

You can also go to my Castro Valley blog for more information about Five Canyons:

I would love to help you find a home in Five Canyons since it is the area I specialize in. Please call me at 510-279-9580

Meena Gujral
Help-U-Sell Achievers Realty
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There is no relationship between the two theoretically. It is emotion and personal choice that rule the day when issues like this occur. Best of Luck! The Coach
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