Decreased property values

How Much Will You Lose?

- Yellow Star Is Location Of Proposed Verizon Cell Tower.

- Within The Red Ring - Property Values Will Be Reduced.

- Within The Pink Ring - Properties Will Have Direct Line Of Sight To The Cell Tower.  Property Values May Also Be Reduced Within This Area Due To The Visual Impact.

Studies & CoURT Rulings

The effect of distance to cell phone towers on house prices in Florida.

by Bond, Sandy

Appraisal Journal • Fall, 2007


This article outlines the results of a study carried out in Florida in 2004 regarding the effect that cell phone tower proximity has on residential property prices. The study involved an analysis of residential property sales transaction data. Both GIS and multiple regression analysis in a hedonic framework were used to determine the effect of linear distance of homes to towers on residential property prices. The results of the research show that prices of properties decreased by just over 2%, on average, after a tower was built. This effect generally diminished with distance from the tower and was almost negligible after about 656 feet.

The Bond and Hue - Proximate Impact Study

The Bond and Hue study conducted in 2004 involved the analysis of 9,514 residential home sales in 10 suburbs. The study reflected that close proximity to a Cell Tower reduced price by 15% on average.

The Bond and Wang - Transaction Based Market Study

The Bond and Wang study involved the analysis of 4,283 residential home sales in 4 suburbs between 1984 and 2002. The study reflected that close proximity to a Cell Tower reduced price between 20.7%  and 21%.

The Bond and Beamish - Opinion Survey Study

The Bond and Beamish study involved surveying whether people who lived within 100' of a tower would have to reduce the sales price of their home. 38% said they would reduce the price by more than 20%,  38% said they would reduce the price by only 1%-9%, and 24% said they would reduce their sale price by 10%-19%.

Court Opinions

United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit upheld a denial of a Cell Tower application based upon testimony of residents and a real estate broker, that the Tower would reduce the values of property which were in close proximity to the Tower.

Wireless Towers and Home Values: An Alternative Valuation Approach Using a Spatial Econometric Analy

Magazine:  The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics 

Authors:  Ermanno Affuso, J. Reid Cummings, Huubinh Le

Abstract:  This is the first study to use an hedonic spatial autoregressive model to assess the impact of wireless communication towers on the value of residential properties. Using quantile analyses based on minimum distances between sold properties and visible and non-visible towers, we examine the relationship between property values and wireless tower proximity and visibility within various specified radii for homes sold after tower construction. For properties located within 0.72 kilometers (2,362 feet) of the closest tower, results reveal significant social welfare costs with values declining 2.46% on average, and up to 9.78% for homes within tower visibility range compared to homes outside tower visibility range; in aggregate, properties within the 0.72-kilometer band lose over $24 million dollars.

Cell Towers Do Catch Fire

Videos of Cell Tower Collaspe & Fires

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 A cellular tower caught fire in Wellesley, MA.  Watch it collapse.  It did not bend over on itself as Verizon has testified would happen.  It falls down straight like a tree.

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The cell tower was near the border of Wall, Tinton Falls and Neptune, NJ. (Caution: Firefighters use some very crude language during the video.)

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 A cell tower catches on fire on Byberry Road in Bensalem.  

May 16, 2013 a cell tower on fire along side of the New Jersey Parkway. 

Firefighters BAN cell towers on fire stations

What The Professionals Say ...



Position on the Health Effects  from Radio Frequency/Microwave (RF/MW) Radiation in Fire Department Facilities  from Base Stations for Antennas and Towers for the Conduction of Cell Phone  Transmissions

The International Association of  Fire Fighters’ position on locating cell towers commercial wireless  infrastructure on fire department facilities, as  adopted by its membership in August 2004 (1), is that the  IAFF oppose the use of fire stations as base stations for towers and/or antennas  for the conduction of cell phone transmissions until a study with the highest  scientific merit and integrity on health effects of exposure to low-intensity RF/MW  radiation is conducted and it is proven that such sitings are not hazardous to  the health of our members.