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General Area in Quakertown : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Sep 3, 2015
Jules0580 answered:
The 9 extra acres are going to be the reason.. your paying tax on the land as well not just the house
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Thu Sep 3, 2015
Justinek answered:
Hi Stacie, It is nearly impossible to judge the EMF (electromagnetic fields) just by looking at the line but I would only be concerned if it is the main distribution line for the community, in most other cases the EMF would not even be measurable when you stand directly beneath the line, let alone at 100-200 ft. To determine if it is a main line follow it in both directions -> it will be higher than other lines, run straighter & cross major roads.
Regardless, I'd still have someone come out to take some measurements if only for peace of mind. Maybe your realtor can include that as part of the home inspection clause (???). The tool used to measure EMF is called a gaussmeter and the inspector must be able to make readings as low as 0.5 mg (milligauss) to provide an accurate picture.
I'm not an expert, just a parent who after the birth of my daughter became very concerned about a line running behind my home (30ft). I purchased a gaussmeter (online approx. $150) and I discovered that things like sitting with a computer on my lap, having the baby phone on my nightstand, driving my car exposed me to much higher levels of EMF than the power line. That said my husband & I are lucky that although the line behind our home is part of the main distrubtion system for our community we are near the end of the line so the measurements were very low. The numbers I measured in other parts of my community were far higher the way, you'll need to decide for yourself what 'acceptable' is since this is also subject to extreme debate. I settled on
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Mon Feb 23, 2009
Gita Bantwal answered:
There are many sellers who have decided to rent so there are rentals every where. You may want to decide on a county first. If you work with an agent be honest and tell them you are looking in several counties. They may decide to refer you to an agent in another county if they do not service the county. ... more
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