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Old 02-13-2013, 09:44 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Just remember one thing...if it MIGHT be an "issue" to you, it will be to others as well. Two homes - one without the issue, one with. Which one would YOU buy first?
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:23 AM
 
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I think it will be an issue but think of it this way.
It bothers you, but you're still considering buying it.
When you're ready to sell, as long as you price right, there will be a buyer.

What you really have to ask yourself here is if it's bothering you now, is it going to bother you more the longer you live there or less?
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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FWIW, Most of the neighborhoods that I have seen that have buried utility lines don't have much to look at anyway. Unless a sea of asphalt roofs, identical looking houses, billboards and towering signs of the nearby multitude of national franchises is what you call scenic. When I bought my home years ago I looked at the home, the neighborhood, the neighbors and overall feel of the area. I liked what I saw and how it felt. Telephone poles with utility lines in the alley never even entered into the equation. And yes, OMG, it has an alley. The alley has nice green grass and raised garden beds along the fence. Sometimes when we have BBQ's and party's we play horseshoes in the alley. I love my alley, it's an extra little yard. Power lines? Big deal. My alley even has a little green phone junction box about 8 feet from the telephone pole. It makes a great place to set my beer while I'm throwing horse shoes. And as mentioned earlier, it's fun to watch the squirrels do their acrobatics along the phone lines. In one more month it will be paid off. It will feel even better then.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:52 AM
 
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You guys are so funny. So many different opinions. And yes, it is a "pole" not a "poll" of course. My bad. Just not sure what to do. Surely it will be a an issue to some when I sell it. Of course it will be. I'm already worry about selling it because it's a 6 bed 4 bath home with a four-car garage. Most people don't want that much space. It will be the biggest home in the neighborhood, and likely the most expensive already, and it has telephone poles in the back yard. I know I'll lose money on it. But I have six kids and not many homes are designed to accommodate that many people. Frankly it's absolutely perfect except for the telephone poles. I may have to overlook them and just realize I'll take a financial hit when I sell. I'm just hoping it won't be financial disaster. I guess I can take comfort in the fact that about 50 other people in the same neighborhood also have the same wires in their back yards too. Evidently it didn't bother them too much to buy ...
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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You got a chainsaw?!? If so, you can fix that problem real quick!
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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Just remember one thing...if it MIGHT be an "issue" to you, it will be to others as well. Two homes - one without the issue, one with. Which one would YOU buy first?
How big a difference is there in price?
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:33 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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You're not going to lose money on the house if you stay in it long enough. Like you said, the issue will more likely be the size of the house. There's a market for it, you'll just have to get the right buyer.

Go to saws.org and check out their recommended tree list, get some faster growing ones, plant 'em, and fuggetaboutit.
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