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Old 10-21-2015, 03:22 AM
 
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We will never consider a property that has power lines anywhere close. Period. No matter how pretty or good deal it is.
We will never consider a property that is lower than someone else's.
we will never consider property that sits on a steep slope or has one in the backyard.
We passed on a very nice property as it had water retention pond in it. Nope.
We generally scope neighborhood ahead of time on say Google maps and generally avoid mobile homes etc areas.
We will never consider a property on street corner or close to a FWY. Or, next to busy arterial.

I think, reasons are pretty common sense obvious.
What is wrong with a steep slope? How steep are we talking here?
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:56 AM
 
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What is wrong with a steep slope? How steep are we talking here?
I've passed over properties that have had steep slopes in the yard. The kind that you could sled down.

Flat yards are more usable that ones at a 20-30 degree angle.





Here's another one to add to the list... cigarette smoke. Looked at a house last night that reeked so bad I had to stop the tour 10 mins in and leave.
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:06 AM
 
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I've passed over properties that have had steep slopes in the yard. The kind that you could sled down.

Flat yards are more usable that ones at a 20-30 degree angle.





Here's another one to add to the list... cigarette smoke. Looked at a house last night that reeked so bad I had to stop the tour 10 mins in and leave.
I was in a house where they just pained or refinished the wood floors, but the stench was so bad, I could barely breathe. Let the place air out before you list!!

I hate nicotine smells. It's just so gross, and such a huge deterrent.
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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A house that is listed with "Environmental Issues". I don't even want to bother looking at the disclosures.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:15 AM
 
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After buying quite a few houses, we have learned the hard way to pay attention to drainage (how the house sits on the lot) and how it smells. Bad outcomes for us for both of these overlooked items. Have also learned that location is the most important attribute. It's funny but we have been watching a lot of very large, expensive homes replace the tear-downs in our hood. The quality of construction and materials doesn't begin to match that of the older homes. They look real nice but one wonders what issues will come up in 5-7 years due to the way they are thrown together.
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:15 AM
 
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I don't know... the cul de sacs in the neighborhood I grew up in were full of kids and one actually did have a park at the end on one side of the street.... now I housesit in a similar closed in neighborhood and I can list 3 dead ends in there that have kids stuff set up. The house I stay at had a basketball hoop in their area for years (they actually have a grass island bordered by a curb in the middle). The owners car has been hit by a school bus going around it and there were a few times I parked on the street in snow storms as their driveway is incredibly steep and icy and have stayed awake most of the night in fear of getting hit by a plow coming around the corner. That's not (as much as) an issue on a straight road.

I do get that people with kids would enjoy the fact their kids can skate etc right in front of the house without much traffic so it's appealing to them. But it would drive me nuts.

Kids tend to be cyclical in my neighborhood, and the area I grew up in as well. Some years we have tons and then they all disappear for a while.

Old post but I live on a cul de sac now and many of my neighbors have kids yet they are rarely outside playing. its a shame because i grew up in a cul de sac and was outside playing every day with my friends. Kids just dont play outside like they used to.
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:10 PM
 
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Big barking dogs in the neighborhood, and if they are Pit Bulls......exit ... stage left......!
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:24 PM
 
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Old post but I live on a cul de sac now and many of my neighbors have kids yet they are rarely outside playing. its a shame because i grew up in a cul de sac and was outside playing every day with my friends. Kids just dont play outside like they used to.
It depends on the neighborhood. The neighborhood where I'm temporarily living right now has tons of kids playing all time. My sons can always find kids at the park playing basketball. It's lower middle class to middle class. I think a lot of the parents must work long hours and the kids need to get out and keep themselves entertained.

Go in an upper middle class neighborhood, I never see kids outside, except late in the evening, after the parents get home from work. I rarely see kids outside in wealthy neighborhoods. One wonders if there are kids at all in those places, LOL!

I'm only speaking to a small section of my world, so I don't want to generalize, but I definitely see more kids outside in lower working class neighborhoods
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Old 10-24-2015, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Purgatory
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It depends on the neighborhood. The neighborhood where I'm temporarily living right now has tons of kids playing all time. My sons can always find kids at the park playing basketball. It's lower middle class to middle class. I think a lot of the parents must work long hours and the kids need to get out and keep themselves entertained.

Go in an upper middle class neighborhood, I never see kids outside, except late in the evening, after the parents get home from work. I rarely see kids outside in wealthy neighborhoods. One wonders if there are kids at all in those places, LOL!

I'm only speaking to a small section of my world, so I don't want to generalize, but I definitely see more kids outside in lower working class neighborhoods

The upper middle class ones are getting fat while playing computer games.

Or, if older, having sex on their parents' bed after smoking weed in the backyard.
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Old 10-27-2015, 12:28 AM
 
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According to me living in noisy street or near to railway track,ugly or dirty kitchen, bad smell and week foundation. These things can scare off the buyer.
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