How can a loss in property value be calculated and how can it be
proven to be caused by a ham antenna? House values fluctuate greatly
in most active home markets. They can vary by +/-5% in a month.
It's just not possible to quantify the small effect a ham tower could
have. What about neighbors that don't mow their lawn regularly? What
about kids playing in the street when a potential buyer dislikes kids?
What about the paint color of the house next door? Gee, there are
snooty people that drive nothing but Mercedes that wouldn't want to
buy in my neighborhood for a number of reasons. How would you ever be
able to quantify the effect of a ham tower?
On 5/14/07, Bill Turner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> ORIGINAL MESSAGE:
> On Mon, 14 May 2007 9:57:52 -0500, <email@example.com> wrote:
> >Because it would be a blank cheque (sorry, that's Canadian for check) to
> >anyone whose property value declined for any number of reasons. YOU
> >would be the reason the property declined, not general market weakness,
> >not because the neighbour forgot to paint his porch for 25 years and not
> >because the neighbour's house was built over a sacred burial ground.
> >Your proving otherwise would be very expensive, so much so that it might
> >be cheaper to just pay the difference and shut up.
> >Not sure anyone wants to sign a blank check like that.
> ------------ REPLY FOLLOWS ------------
> Exactly right, and that was my point. If you are not willing to take
> that (considerable) risk, how can you ask your neighbors to?
> Bill W6WRT
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