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Old 02-01-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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Would you buy a house in a new development thats is being built within site of a major highway??
Would their be noise you think?
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Central Connecticut
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Personally, no I would not. Yes, I do think there would be noise pretty much all the time.

It amazes me how many vehicles are on the highways around here at all hours... We have left in the middle of the night (2 or 3 a.m.) to drive on vacation and there are lots of cars and trucks in CT at that hour!!
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:27 AM
 
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No. Never.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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No, I would not. But then again I am very noise sensitive, some people aren't bothered by it at all.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:32 AM
 
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I wouldn't, it is always going to be a re-sale issue.

Even if you plan on staying a long time and the noise doesn't bother you, you have to realize you are limiting your potential group of people that would consider that home in that location.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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I wouldn't, but not because of the noise. My problem with being too close to the highway is that the unsavory malfactors (scumbags) have too-easy access to your living area. I like to be a little "off the beaten path."
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:38 AM
 
Location: New England
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Would you buy a house in a new development thats is being built within site of a major highway??
Would their be noise you think?
NO! and

YES!

My wife used to live in a house backed up to the Merrit Parkway with a decent amount of distance. I would never ever live in a place like that.

But as I've heard a realtor say "There's a buyer for every house, you just never know!". Just not this guy.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Upper Midwest, USA
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I was a real estate appraiser for many years on Southern California, and there's definitely a measurable negative effect on homes within earshot of freeway noise. Even homes 4-5 blocks away from a freeway or busy highway experience the constant hum of traffic noise. Not only is there the noise factor, but consider the poorer air quality as well. Soot, smog and other vehicle-producing residue do land on your property, comes in your windows, in the air you breath, etc. No, I personally would not buy a residential property nearby the freeway. GOOD LUCK with your home purchase (and don't overspend----you wouldn't want to end up like the thousands going through foreclosures in our country at this time).
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:35 PM
 
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I'm with the majority. No way would I ever buy the house, and yes, I believe there would be negative noise factors as well as other issues.
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: West End-Hartford
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Your resale value will decrease and time on market will increase with a property that is "close" to a highway. Can you see it? Can you hear it inside? Can you hear it outside? These are all things a buyer will take into consideration and will typically pay less, depending on the overall impact. It's nice to have "convenient highway access" but not be on top of the highway.
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