Would you Buy House Next to a Water Easement/Detention Pond?
I have a bit of a strange question. My husband and I are looking to buy our very first home! We have found a great neighborhood with a nice, 2 story house on a private cul-de-sac. The only issue is that the house is right next to a huge detention pond. The pond is dry and used for storm water run-off. There usually won't be standing water in the pond, but after thunderstorms, water could stay in the pond for a few days until it drains completely. My question is this: Would a large detention pond/water easement be bad for re-sale value? Would this deter people from buying this home? Buyers with kids? The advantage is that there are no neighbors on one side of the house, but will the pond be an "eye-sore"? Please give me your two cents on this!!! ALL comments will be much appreciated. Thanks!