Caution High Voltage!

by Nick Molnar on April 15, 2006

Power lines, such as these pictured in Mishawaka just east of Capital Avenue, can carry as much as 750,000 volts of electricity. Although no scientific study has ever found conclusive evidence that living near them is unhealthy, they can have an effect on property values. One recent analysis found that homes with views of the pylons may be valued 5-20% lower than comparable homes in other locations. Living near the easement, yet not in sight of a pylon didn’t have a significant impact on property values.

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