Certain neighborhood features near a home – like cemeteries and power plants -- could drag down a home’s price. Realtor.com® recently identified which of those features could have the biggest impact.
Some of theses might surprise you, check it out.
Bad school: -22.2% (translation: homeowners near a bad school received 22.2 percent less than an average home in the same county could get)
Strip club: -14.7%
High renter concentration: -13.8%
Homeless shelter: -12.7%
Funeral home: -6.5%
Power plant: -5.3%
Shooting range: -3.7%
Source: “The Neighborhood Features That Drag Down Your Home Value – Ranked,” realtor.com® (March 28, 2016)
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