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power pole 20% into the frontage of a block

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by melbournian, 26th Feb, 2016.

  1. melbournian

    melbournian Well-Known Member

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    just wanted to gather thoughts on a property where the power pole is like 20% into the block

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  2. Bran

    Bran Well-Known Member

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    That's council land right? I had one of those out front, and one day I came home and it was gone. I was pleased. It's presence didn't turn me off though.

    Better if it's not there, but not a huge issue for me
     
  3. EN710

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    Depends on market, that power pole right on the line with the front door is not good Feng shui.
    Otherwise no issue I guess?
     
  4. melbournian

    melbournian Well-Known Member

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    i am starting to think it is more than 20% into the block. it looks like it is more than closer to 35%

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  5. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    This would not turn me off, what would turn me off is high voltage power lines.

    BTW, find out if its earmarked for underground power?? Just a thought
     
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  6. Ace in the Hole

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    How is it into the block?
    The land you're buying is what's within that picket fence.

    It would just be a bit of a hassle when mowing the nature strip, that's all.
     
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  7. melbournian

    melbournian Well-Known Member

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    yes if it is the front door. this google maps plays its angles.
     
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  8. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    That pole is 10% outside the block of land.
     
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  9. Simon Hampel

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    I'm not seeing the problem here?
     
  10. melbournian

    melbournian Well-Known Member

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    Well not in the block sorry 20% or 35% into the block view.
     
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    melbournian Well-Known Member

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    just didn't like the frontage having a pole in front of the block. (might scare off some potential buyers in the future).
     
  12. Ace in the Hole

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    That's an easy fix.
    Just take marketing pics standing between the pole and the house.
     
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  13. Simon Hampel

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    Walk down the street. How many houses have power poles out in front of them? I'd suggest a large percentage?

    I just went outside and looked at our street - I estimate at least half of the power poles were in front of someone's property (ie not at the boundary between two properties or on a street corner or anything). I had really never paid attention to it before.

    This street has properties with a median value of around $2m ... nobody seems to care - at least not that I've ever noticed.
     
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    How many other properties on the street have power poles on the verge/nature strip? I'm sure there are plenty and I think it's what people would expect in any area that doesn't have underground power.

    It could also be less of an eyesore if you planted some shrubs along the fence line, maybe even see whether you're allowed to plant anything on the nature strip (small natives?).
     
  15. melbournian

    melbournian Well-Known Member

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    i believ you can apply for it but would i need permission from neighbours since lines are going across to their houses?
     
  16. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Or photo shop it into a beautiful tree;)
     
  17. melbournian

    melbournian Well-Known Member

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    Still 50-50 to turn up to the auction
     
  18. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    The astute investor turns a negative into a positive

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    Are you sure that poll is not too big and too hard to use? $5 per lesson?
     
  20. York

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    Just make sure the pole dancers don't go too high up the pole...otherwise they may be in for the shock of their lives.
     
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