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Wind Farms Cause Property Value to TANK by FIFTY SIX PERCENT in Vermilion County Illinois.

December 28, 2014   ·   35 Comments

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Vermilion Co., IL. (ECWd) –
Wind Farms Cause Property Value to TANK by FIFTY SIX PERCENT in Vermilion County Illinois.
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We have been witnessing a lot of issues with wind farms for the past 2 years.  We are now monitoring and watching to see what happens to a property when wind turbines are constructed nearby.

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This summer, APEX Wind Energy constructed a wind farm which is now owned by IKEA (the build-it-yourself furniture company).
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This real life example of property value loss due to wind turbines constructed nearby is a 5.19 Acre tract of land featuring multiple outbuildings, grain bins, mature trees, nice home, and swimming pool situated on a very attractive well-maintained property.  The address is 36178 N 990 East Rd, Rossville, Illinois.
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This property sold approximately May 27, 2014, at $295,000 BEFORE any wind turbines were constructed.
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During June/July/August/November, the landscape surrounding this home took on dramatic changes.  Giant industrial wind turbines, which are known to cause sleep depriving noise and terribly uncomfortable shadow flicker, were constructed in adjacent fields, perhaps 1,500 feet away from this property.
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Now, on December 21, 2014, just 6 months after selling for $295,000, this property was listed for sale at a starting asking price of $129,900.
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THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT PRICE DROP OF 56% – FIFTY SIX PERCENT !!!!
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The reason for such a horrendous price drop is because of the known health issues caused by living near wind turbines.  Sleep deprivation is the most common side effect from the low frequency noise these machines produce.  The “heavy thumping” air pressure pulse easily penetrates through the walls of homes and creates a level of discomfort for many people.
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If a wind company or local decision maker tries to tell you or simply believes that wind turbines are quiet and/or do not cause property value losses, they are either insane, stupid, joking, lying, misinformed, criminals, heathens, or are in some sick state of mind.
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Some wind farm opponents (victims) have made explicit suggestions to people who live near proposed targeted areas:
1.)  If a wind company salesman/attorney comes knocking on your door promising a whole lot of good things to come, get out whatever you use to protect your property and loved ones and run them off your land.  Tell them to never, ever come back again.
2.)  Immediately seek help in making sure none of your neighbors or absentee landowners have signed up any of their properties.
3.)  Wind farm developers prey on vulnerable people.  Especially seek out and assist those who are elderly so they don’t mistakenly sign any contracts with these wind energy companies.
4.)  Don’t be shy about taking a stand for what is good, proper, and right.  If there is anything you can count on, the fact that wind energy is a giant scam is something you can take to the bank.
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Look at the below document as detailed proof of exactly what can happen when noisy wind turbines are constructed around your property.
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Print them and show them to your neighbors, school district officials, church family, and political decision makers near and far.  It is best to make everyone informed of what is going on within industrial wind turbine clusters.
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Readers Comments (35)

  1. Ted Hartke says:

    The wind company, APEX, purchased the 5.19 acres in May, 2014. The former owner, Mr. Eyrich, looks to have been way smarter than his neighbors……choosing to sell his home to the wind company rather than sign any sort of so-called “good neighbor agreement.”

    Here’s another house currently for sale within a different Vermilion County wind farm. This is where my wife and I were raising happy kids until Invenergy began operating their machines. We abandoned our home because we could not get relief from Invenergy’s noisy wind turbines which were causing severe sleep deprivation. Many people say this is BS, but we tried to get accustomed to the noise, tried many coping mechanisms. Those coping mechanisms did not work for us. We researched the possibility of soundproofing, but there is no insulation or windows which abate the low frequency noise of a wind turbine. The simple fact is that industrial wind turbines produce low frequency noise at levels which are known to cause sleep disturbance and discomfort for a significant percentage of humans. We are not alone, and many families have abandoned their homes worldwide. It is a consequence of poorly sited wind turbines.

    If there is someone out there who loves “green energy” and is able to “sleep through anything,” our perfectly wonderful home is available for immediate possession. It is true that we have nearby neighbors who say they are unaffected by the turbine noise, so maybe there is a chance for a better outcome than we had. Here’s OUR listing:
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2121-E-2350-North-Rd-Fithian-IL-61844/2106868722_zpid/

    I would NEVER give up the use of my property (sleeping in my own home) in exchange for payments to cover the taxes. I will NEVER purchase any property which may have wind turbines placed nearby. I would consider allowing a person to try my home before he or she purchased it to be sure the noise does not cause sleep problems or intolerable discomfort. It is difficult to sell a home within a wind farm.

    Below is text taken directly from Jeremy Deck’s real estate listing. When I read it, lots of red flags and warning bells are grabbing my attention.

    “WOW! 5.19 acres come with this 3 bedroom ranch home. The house has an updated kitchen, wood fireplace, family room and living room, some updated windows and siding. The property offers a HUGE pole barn with tall door. It is also set up for horses, cattle, etc. It offers another metal building for storage. 5 grain bins, 5 acres, above ground pool with deck, and shed. The property also has a heated and cooled building that would be excellent for at home business, beauty shop, daycare, etc. ALSO, this property is a part of the GOOD NEIGHBOR AGREEMENT which the Hoopeston Wind LLC will give the new owner $2,500 per year for taxes. So buy this home and you won’t pay taxes! Motivated seller! All room dimensions, sq. footage and year built are approximate. Choice between Bismarck & Hoopeston HS. Agents see private remarks.”

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    • Mary Hartman says:

      Unfortunately, this won’t end until decision makers STOP making policy based on perceptions instead of reality. I called the Vermillion County leadership when this proposed project first hit the news. I forwarded them an abundance of information so they could zone turbines far enough away from homes to provide protection for people. They ignored it and signed away the lives of their citizens for pennies on the dollar. This is one of the single largest scams EVER concocted by industry, used to push perception based global climate chaos as an excuse to shift billions of dollars from citizens to global elite. There is NO net benefit to humans, to the environment, or the economy as a whole. It is lunacy.

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