Do Overhead Transmission Lines Impact Property Values?

Despite negative public perception, high-voltage overhead transmission lines have little impact on nearby property values, according to an article published in the Summer 2017 issue of The Appraisal Journal.

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“The Effect of High-Voltage Overhead Transmission Lines on Property Values: A Review of the Literature Since 2010,” by Orell C. Anderson, MAI, Jack Williamson, Ph.D., and Alexander Wohl, discusses articles written since 2010 regarding the impact of high-voltage overhead transmission lines on property values.

The article finds little data to prove sale prices are negatively impacted by the existence of nearby transmission lines, despite studies showing respondents are generally opposed to the lines’ presence. The article reviews studies in the United States, Europe and New Zealand.

Read “The Effect of High-Voltage Overhead Transmission Lines on Property Values: A Review of the Literature Since 2010” in The Appraisal Journal.