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Screaming Eagles

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William Goldfarb

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Design Review Board in > $ 500,000 house neighborhood approves collosal entry gate to dwelling. Homeowner puts Painted Plastic Eagle Lawn Ornament on approved Stone Gate. Is there a devaluation criteria for bad taste ? If anyone has listed guideline please advise. i.e. Minus $ 5,000 per Eagle. or Text Criteria "The inclusion of personal items for presentation in plain site reduces value by "x".
 

David S. Roberson

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Sounds like curable functional depreciation to me.
 

Terrel L. Shields

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We have a local who runs a Drive thru Safari....concrete elephants on the driveway. Big Jesus on corner of lot. Camel in the back yard....when it rains the elephants sometimes topple over and they probably weigh about 1,000 # apiece. Garish but curable
 

Don Schram

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(Wow! My first post!)

Ahem...

In my area, such decorations fall into a "personal taste" catagory and no adjustment is made.

A "for instance" would be a house color that may be perfectly acceptable to the seller, but totally stomach wretching to a purchaser. It may affect marketability, but not value. ie; someone may like it.

Don Schram
 

Blue1

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Maybe the adjustment should be based on just how much "grease" was pumped into the DRB in order to "lube" them into accepting this garish ornament..... :mrgreen:
 

Pat Butler

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Is it just plastic? It would seem to me that any prospective purchaser would realize that that might possibly be able to remove this eysore without a lot of effort and it probably wouldn't affect value.
 
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