SANDY BOND STUDY -The Impact of Cell Phone Towers on House Prices in Residential Neighborhoods, by Sandy Bond, The Appraisal Journal, Summer 2005. Neighborhood Cell Towers & Antennas – Do They Impact a Property’s Desirability?, by National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy, July 3, 2014, available at:
The National Association of REALTORS® and other real estate organizations are urging the Federal Communications Commission to heed caution and ensure that its proposal to expand high-speed 5G networks nationwide doesn’t violate property owners’ rights.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development considers close proximity cell tower and high voltage power lines to be a hazard and nuisance.
State of California requires disclosure to buyers of cell towers near properties.
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“In 32 years of experience as a Real Estate Appraiser specializing in detrimental conditions, takings, adverse impacts and right-of-way, I have found that aesthetics (or rather the adverse impact on aesthetics) of externalities routinely has the largest impact on property values."
This article highlights a decrease in property values in Long Island due to cell tower/antenna installations.
This appraisal was prepared as an "exhibit " during an FCC Hearing on SREAMLINING DEPLOYMENT OF SMALL CELL INFRASTRUCTURE BY IMPROVING WIRELESS FACILITIES WT Docket No. 16-421.
Smart Communities Siting Coalition, highlight for the Commission the potential impacts of wireless facilities on adjoining property values (referred to herein as the Burgoyne Declaration). That declaration concludes many deployments of small cells could affect property values, with significant potential effects. Mr. Burgoyne is a licensed appraiser in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (You can find the appraisal in Exhibit 3 beginning on page 140-148 of the Petition).. .
January 27, 2021 - Streamlined 5G buildout puts ‘ground furniture’ in Houston’s front yards
Wireless companies are installing boxes in front of homes as part of their 5G network rollout. But homeowners aren’t pleased, calling the chest freezer–sized boxes a big eyesore in their front yards.