> But the sellers could still claim -- but cannot prove -- that their
> homes would have sold at a higher price if it were not for your tower.
> There is no way of *proving* either assertion because it is impossible
> to compare the results of selling the same property to the same
> purchaser on the same day when your tower is there and when it isn't.
Where does it end???
My neighbors house next door is for sale. Should I take my tower and
antennas down so they could possiblty get more for it. Could my neighbors
get more for their house if I maybe, painted MY house (even though it don't
need it) and put on a new roof. Maybe re-sodded the lawn and planted a nice
new one. Or, maybe I could put some flowers along the road. Also I could
sell my RV so that there wouldn't be an 'unsightly' RV in my driveway. Or
maybe tear down the shop I have behind my house??
Why should we have to worry about what the house down the street is going to
sell for? Most of the time hams move into an area, put up a tower, then
people start moving in around them. Then, somehow, it becomes the ham's
fault because he has one of those 'house price driving down' towers.
I have enough to worry about on my own 40 without having to lose sleep about
what the neighbors house is worth.
Off my soapbox. 73
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