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NFRC: do you think a fire hydrant would lower property value? Aka, would you buy a house with one?
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Posted to Thread #22202 at 11:48 pm on Jun 1, 2012
So, after 40 some odd years of everything being fine on our street...I get a early knock on the door (woke me up) informing me they are going to relocate the hydrant on the street (4 doors down) and I'm getting it. Tuesday. And because my neighbor has a decorative fence (split rail) they need to place it instead of the corner of the lot - 5 feet into my lawn. (We don't have a parking strip.) I can't see how this won't lower my property value - don't you think? I mean would you buy a house with a big old hydrant in the lawn? I measured the other one - it's 42 inches high and currently I have no plantings that would disguise it. I'd have to relandscape the front lawn to do so. It's also the same place the city told me I had to replant the city tree removed because of sewer line issues. Oh and also I'd lose 2 of the 3 parking spaces in front. There is five total between both houses, but because they are shifting it to my side, my neighbor would get 3 and I'd have only one.
Don't you think this will lower the value of my home?
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Other messages in this thread:
- 22202. NFRC: do you think a fire hydrant would lower property value? Aka, would you buy a house with one? - MariaDNoCA - 11:48pm on 06/01/12 (12)
- When getting insurance for my house, they asked where the nearest hydrant was - Tess - 1:02am on 06/02/12
- Yes, I may get lower insurance rates...but property value? - MariaDNoCA - 1:15am on 06/02/12
- You gotta fight this. Call your Councilman or whatever you have there. - Michael in Phoenix - 1:42am on 06/02/12
- OMG!!! Completely agree with Michael, get "fired up" (No pun intended) and seriously - barb_b - 2:16am on 06/02/12
- Yup. The squeeky wheel gets the oil. Make a nuisance of yourself. [NT] - Richard in Cincy - 1:05pm on 06/02/12
- I was thinking about your post this morning. I would consider putting the same split level fence - barb_b - 5:04pm on 06/02/12
- Just tell them no dice. You are not having a hydrant in your lawn. All fire hydrants in our area - KarenNoCA - 6:33pm on 06/02/12
- I've tried no, and no dice: I've contacted the city, the water co, the constuction co, & councilman - MariaDNoCA - 7:25pm on 06/02/12
- Be persistent. Be polite, but call your council office daily. Ask for a walk through and show them - Joe - 10:35pm on 06/02/12
- The hydrant should go on property line, but it needs access on all sides, so not next to fence post [NT] - MariaDNoCA - 8:24pm on 06/02/12
- Can you put a smiliar fence as your neighbors? I would do it just to be spiteful; Why do they need - barb_b - 2:44pm on 06/03/12
- This is a MESS! All my planning shot - they ARE playing musical chairs - moving 1-2 houses on all - MariaDNoCA - 5:34pm on 06/04/12