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Old 01-22-2012, 11:59 AM
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We went house hunting in Carmel Valley and it looks like there are numerous homes that are close to power lines. Is that an actual power plant in CV? These were not just some random power lines that we saw. It looked like an actual power plant. Do potential home buyers not care about this? I can't imagine buying a house close to power lines, especially if you have small children.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:45 PM
Location: Santaluz - San Diego, CA
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What development were you looking in? We looked at several houses in Carmel Valley and I didn't see any huge power lines near the houses we were going to buy. But I'm sure there are several in various neighborhoods.

We looked at some homes in the development of Santa Monica in Santaluz and we ended up passing in part due to the big power lines close to the homes. Here is one that we saw and liked but passed due to the power lines:

14640 La Plata, San Diego, CA 92127 | MLS# 110029858

I'm not sure if there is any true correlation of power lines and cancer or any other serious problems. But to me it was just ugly being able to see that from your back yard.

I don't think some people care about it while others do. I think it's a personal type thing. Me personally I would prefer not to see big power lines. But I know others where it's not a big deal to them. They say the power lines are just buried below rather than above. That house sold very quickly after we saw it so obviously someone didn't care about it.

And when we toured it, an ex-NFL player was renting it with his family with 2 young kids. He didn't seem to mind about the power lines either.
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:42 PM
Location: Sunny Sandy Ego
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There is a power line distribution site near Ocean Air Drive. This is in the Torrey Hills area, on top of the hill. Some houses have ocean views due to the restricted construction area around the power lines. I have to say, the houses are distanced further away from the power lines than other areas, but those are some huge structures.

These will affect resale, but it could be a nice way to get the pricepoint down to live in a desirable area. Must weigh pros/cons based on your feelings, but I wouldn't spend $900k on a property with powerlines in sight.
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