Is it hard to sell a house near a high-voltage power line?

Friday, October 29, 2021

Because of the concern about possible increased cancer risk due to living near high-voltage transmission lines, the pool of possible buyers will be less than for a home away from the lines. Unfortunately, we found no data about what percentage of homebuyers will not consider a house near those tall transmission lines and towers.

    But multiple studies of property values of homes within sight of big power lines show a decreased value of the real estate of up to 10%, and averaging around half of that. To learn more, go to our article Should I buy a house near a high-voltage power line?

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