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Sun Jan 4, 2009
Scott Godzyk answered:
You really need to see your accountant however i know that as it was your residence first, your capital gains will be limited, it is not the full amount you will have to pay. You can also go to and look up the new tax laws. ... more
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Thu Dec 13, 2012
Jacqueline Walker answered:
CC&Rs are recorded documents that are available to you prior to opening escrow. Many HOAs have websites that include access to the CC&Rs via an online system. You should google the HOA for the townhome that you are thinking about making an offer. Failing that, you could ask your agent to have his/her title rep get a copy for you - you may have to pay for that service. Once you open escrow, you will also be provided with a certified copy of the CC&Rs along with the HOA financials and the minutes from the meetings for the past 12 months, so unless you have some specific concerns, you may want to wait. ... more
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Thu Aug 13, 2009
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
I haven't seen it have a major effect; most people have a pole in the front or back of their property or in their neighbor's property, which if they were concerned about it falling, would have the same effect. Only time I see it affect value is if it has high voltage lines/transformer--some people just won't buy it then. ... more
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Tue Aug 31, 2010
David Dee answered:
Hi Anne,

That would depend on each person's taste. If it is not too much of an eye sore, then that should be fine. The drawback is that many people don't like the look of it next to their house. As a result, it may or may not lower the value depending on how unsightly it looks. The utility pole is just a utility easement. I have seen some in the driveway that is somewhat discreet so it did not have much of a negative impact on the property value. Hope that helps! Good luck. :)

David Dee
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