Turbines are concern for all landowners
There’s been much information from both sides as to whether wind turbines will affect property values. Put aside all the statistics and studies, be honest and consider this: As a buyer looking at two homes comparable in location, attributes and price, would you rather buy the one with wind turbines 1,250 feet from the structure (not the property line) or the one without turbines towering over it?
As a seller, suppose 50 percent (and I assume that is a low estimate) of prospective buyers would rather not buy a home with turbines close to them, wouldn’t that alone eliminate 50 percent (or more) of your potential buyers?
So how can these turbines NOT affect your ability to sell your home or the price you are able to receive? I do not begrudge anyone for wanting to maximize their land’s profit, but shouldn’t this apply to everyone? Just to be clear, this has nothing to do with jealousy over compensation; it has to do with ALL property owners’ rights.
Beth Juliot, Sharpsville