After a long stretch of nothing, we’re heading into the weekend with FIVE active listings in La Costa Valley, which should make for an exciting open-house weekend! There were rumors of an offer on the Davidson Plan 4 on Camino Serbal, and if the highest-priced listing sells first, it should give a boost to the others.
Our listing on Corte Cidro looked even better when Vista Acedera was priced at $2,275,000, and Camino Robledo was at $2,499,000. But now that both have smartly lowered their prices, it tightens the race.
Of the five contenders, we have the best backyard and the only listing with two bedroom suites downstairs so we might have an audience the others don’t. But our location is near the utility easements which might provide a challenge to those who have visceral reaction to power lines.
We don’t back to the power lines – they are off to the side – but they are visible.
I made a conscious decision to leave out photos that showed the power lines, and made no mention of them in my remarks. People can figure it out if they know the neighborhood and/or are using their Google Maps efficiently. I want people to see it in person, and then judge if they can live with it.
It is only a visual thing, because there isn’t a physical threat from power lines. The microwave oven tested 10x higher, and you don’t hear anyone tearing those out:
Less than 20 hours on the open market:
Good information but I still would never even consider a home that close to powerlines. They are so ugly and over the years only get bigger and bigger as the cities expand. Jim, does your home have powerlines in the backyard? To me, it’s not worth the risk. Doctors used to think smoking was good for you. Asbestos used to be considered safe. I don’t trust SDGE tech with a little amazon.com device.
Jim, does your home have powerlines in the backyard?
Yes but it depends on the viewer. I have the standard telephone poles that bring power lines to each house in the neighborhood, and I used to think they were normal. But then I go to sell that house in Ramona and literally had a buyer say that she would have bought the house except for the power lines – and I’m thinking, “What power lines?” They were the same types of poles and lines that virtually every area has that wasn’t a master-planned community, but yet to her, they were bad enough that they stopped her from buying a house.
To me, it’s not worth the risk. Doctors used to think smoking was good for you. Asbestos used to be considered safe. I don’t trust SDGE tech with a little amazon.com device.
Do you have a microwave oven?
That’s exactly why they are a bad investment IMHO. If others see them as a liability, then why buy it. Carmel Valley has some of the worst.
then why buy it
Because you can get a discount for an imaginary non-issue. Live there forever and enjoy.