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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower and / or property
From: W0MU Mike Fatchett <>
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 16:59:47 -0700
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I am a real estate agent in Colorado and Montana.  In my practice there 
are just not enough hams buying property compared to the overall public, 
so there is very little value in trying to sell the home with a tower.  
What I would do  would be to market the house to hams first and see if 
you can find a buyer.  If not I would tear it down.  To a non ham the 
tower will be a negative to the property and will cost you money.

In a contract you can write to include or exclude just about anything 
from the sale of real estate.  If there are things attached to the house 
that you want to keep I would recommend taking them down prior to 
listing and replacing them with something else or providing $$$ at 
closing for the replacement of those items.

As others have said before you will get more if it is laying on the 
ground, if you can get someone to take it down reasonably, which might 
be difficult.  I just sold a stick of 45g that was at my parents house 
and I made a little but I probably would have been better off to hire a 
crane and removed it and then sold it piece meal.  I found a local guy 
that gave me a fair price and he took it down and hauled it off with 
some other aluminum treasures that were lurking in the weeds HI!

Mike W0MU

W0MU-1 CC Cluster

On 12/8/2011 4:51 PM, Kevin Normoyle wrote:
> Value is what someone would pay for it.
> I can't imagine another ham paying more than $10k for any existing used tower
> setup (which is probably in very used condition)
> on the other end, it might be worth -$10k due to the cost of teardown and 
> repair
> to original conditions.
> So given a possible -$10k to $10k effect on the price of a house, I can't see
> how a tower adds any value.
> I would think the best possible scenario is to tear it all down. If the next
> person wants it, it won't cost more than $5k to put it back up.
> It's kind of liking having a used car in the driveway, and hoping the next 
> owner
> wants it and will pay something for it.
> Or the expensive chandeliers you love inside.
> Is there anyone here who pay more than $10k for an existing tower or towers
> setup, when they would buy a house?
> Me, I would expect that the seller (ham) is overvaluing the tower, and gouging
> me on the price. Because I bet he wouldn't admit it's not worth more than 
> $10k.
> Cost to replace is not the issue here. See, as buyer, I know there's not many
> others that put value on it. So the tower has low market value.
> (free would be reasonable, for instance).
> -kevin
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