Its probably not because of my tower farm, but my property value has gone up
every time its been reviewed for the last 23 years. Having towers sure
hasn't lowered the value, at least according to the tax assessors!
David Robbins K1TTT
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:towertalk-
> firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Alan NV8A
> Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 00:23
> To: towertalk reflector
> Cc: K8RI on TowerTalk
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Towers and property values
> On 12/13/06 06:27 pm K8RI on TowerTalk wrote:
> >> It just occurred to me to look at this issue differently.
> >> I have read that one reason municipalities demand building permits is
> >> that they can up the value of a property based on the improvements and
> >> then collect more property tax.
> >> Are there cases where people have been granted a permit for a tower on
> >> residential property and had the value raised as a result?
> >> (Neither of these applies here: (a) Michigan property values can be
> >> raised by more than the CPI only when the property changes hands; (b)
> >> this municipality -- and many surrounding ones -- permits are not
> >> required for towers and antennas used by FCC-licensed amateurs.)
> > Here in the Midland (MI) area it varies by township. In Homer township
> > I live a building permit is required only if the tower will be taller
> > 80 feet. They will accept the engineering specs in the ROHN catalog.
> > The county board told me they do not consider non-commercial towers in
> > evaluation.
> > As to property values and the CPI in Michigan, I think I'd talk to tax
> > attorney as my take is that applies to your property "as is". I think
> > improvements such as finishing the basement, adding a room, or
> > *will* raise the property value.
> I was just asking out of curiosity. People sometimes complain that a
> tower will lower their property values, so I was wondering whether there
> were any cases of towers doing the opposite.
> Alan NV8A
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