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Buying in interstate area

I found a nice house that I really liked with a decent price. The only problem is it's close to the interstate 80 (not next to it) but I can see the interstate from the front door (one mile away) and still can hear the interstate hum from outside but not inside. I don't mind this as we rarely if ever sit outside due to the bad weather all year in Iowa City. Would this mean that the house is in a bad location and would be difficult to sell in future?
  • May 19 2013 - Coralville
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Find comparables with similar location issues.  Make sure your property aligns with those properties in value.  If you are not over paying and it doesn't bother you...no worries. 
  • May 22 2013
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Yes and no. Just like you some buyers might not be bothered by it. However, it is not necessarily a positive factor of the home. I always tell my clients when they are thinking of resell that people will have the same concerns as they do. If you don't like it-others won't either. And in this situation that is not something you can change or update. A house like this will also most likely sell for a little less compared to other homes in the neighborhood who aren't as close to the Interstate. Make sure to have an agent do a comparative market analysis of similar homes in the area that have sold so you know you aren't overpaying. Good luck to you!
  • May 22 2013
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