When you’re looking for your new home, or looking into areas to invest, one of the most time consuming aspects can be debating whether the area will be worth the investment in terms of likeability and livability. Sometimes, an eyesore can be really off-putting to potential buyers. If you’re not sure by what we mean by eyesores, we’ve got a list of the top 5 things to look for when you’re in the market for a home.
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This next eyesore can pop up more times than you think and can often be out of your hands. We’re talking things like homes in disrepair and outdated buildings, overgrown grass and patches of land, or areas where rubbish has been discarded. This last point will also likely attract pests.
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Living near a highway can only lead to misery in terms of noise pollution, unless, that is, you live at the top of your apartment building. This type of noise pollution on major highways can occur at anytime of the day, but generally speaking, the worst time will take place during the morning and evening rush hours.
Plus, if you’re living near roadworks, you may have to look forward to hearing construction noises at all hours of the day, as well as seeing huge trucks, blinding lamp lights and massive piles of rubble and dirt.
Sometimes, you just can’t help this one. Cemeteries are pretty scattered around and there’s generally a rare chance that you’ll actually find yourself in the midst of one. However, whether you’re buying a home or looking to invest in a property, you’ll need to consider the possibility that potential tenants might not feel entirely comfortable living near a cemetery.
Power lines are not the nicest thing to gaze upon when you look out your window on Saturday morning. Not only are power lines a hindrance to live around due to their unattractiveness, there is also a rumoured health risk that is constantly up for debate. A recent statement from the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency claimed that although this issue is on the rise, there is no definite and condemning evidence that proves that consistent exposure to power lines brings on health risks. However, they did not deny the possibility that exposure can increase the chance of leukaemia in children.
Another aspect that is by no means visually unappealing, but can still be regarded as an eyesore, are towering apartment buildings next to or around a home. As these tend to block a home’s view, and can interfere with day to day life (potential lack of parking, for example), buyers tend to stay away from these types of homes.
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