Georgie Murray, co-owner of Galloway Murray, a Logansport-based real estate agency, said she doesn’t think whether it’d be difficult to sell a property near a wind turbine “is a moot question.”
“Would I want one next to me?” she asked herself. “No. I guess I think we need some questions answered before this is allowed to happen.”
Bev Spitznogle, a broker with Logansport-based Terra Realty Unlimited, said the marketability of a property near wind turbines would depend on the beliefs of those involved. She supposed turbines would have positive effects for some. There’s an abundance of “turning down opportunities to grow” locally, Spitznogle continued before expressing a desire to see the area economy expand and draw businesses.
“Quit being so negative and let some of these things happen,” she said. “I don’t know a whole lot about turbines. I think they’re beautiful, striking. I see no reason why not to give them a chance.”
HEY BEV SPITZNOGLE - even if you are right and even if 50% of people's beliefs were that we need wind power, that would mean 50% don't. Using the law of supply & deman, the demand just weakened when 50% said they don't believe in wind power meaning prices drop. Are you prepared to say that the believers in wind power's environmental value would make them more eager to buy a house near a turbine? If not, a turbine can only lower, not raidse or not affect property values.