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Re: What to look for when buying a new House?
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2018, 09:35:48 PM »
When I lived in town, our entire street was on a master septic system. No one else was allowed to connect to it.  The homeowners paid a yearly fee that covered upkeep.  Never had a problem.  We all did have our own individual wells, however.

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Re: What to look for when buying a new House?
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2018, 05:05:36 AM »
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Also keep in mind that trees grow. That view you had a few years ago might just be lost due to tree growth. Many trees can grow several feet a year.

Yes, but that is why there are chainsaws!!!  Remember a tree is just a wannabe stump.

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Re: What to look for when buying a new House?
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2018, 07:34:41 AM »
Does it have termites. For astronomy it would be a very small factor there are to many other things to consider, schools, crime, taxes, a nice place to have kids. Also the wife will overrule anything you want. A dark site close by would be good.

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Re: What to look for when buying a new House?
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2018, 04:03:15 PM »
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<p class="citation">QuoteAlso keep in mind that trees grow. That view you had a few years ago might just be lost due to tree growth. Many trees can grow several feet a year.

Yes, but that is why there are chainsaws!!!  Remember a tree is just a wannabe stump. [/quote]

If they are your neighbors trees they may not be amused!

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Re: What to look for when buying a new House?
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 06:30:23 AM »
A couple of things for astronomy criteria in a house search:

At these latitudes, make sure it's south of the city you're commuting to, for multiple reasons:

(1)  This would put the darkest skies to your south and the city's light dome to the north.  Even if you have a neighbor with an offensive in-security light blazing away, that means your "escape distance" to dark skies is a lot shorter.

(2)  Further south = less snow, all things being equal.  Snow cover dramatically worsens local pollution.

(3)  Further south = less winter.  That's good in its own right, but also because...

(4)  Further south = more time with leaves on the trees.  When the leaves fall off the trees, I notice about a 1/4-mag drop in naked-eye limiting magnitude, even if there's snow cover.

Clear Skies,
Phil

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Re: What to look for when buying a new House?
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2018, 12:09:14 AM »
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<p class="citation">Quote<p class="citation">QuoteAlso keep in mind that trees grow. That view you had a few years ago might just be lost due to tree growth. Many trees can grow several feet a year.

Yes, but that is why there are chainsaws!!!  Remember a tree is just a wannabe stump. [/quote]

If they are your neighbors trees they may not be amused! [/quote]

No they were not amused. However, coming from southern California trees were unique and rather special to them!!

Then the trees fell in their driveway just missing their house.

Now they sneak across MY property line to cut trees that they think might endanger their home!!! 

Common sense...it comes to people based on experience!!

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Re: What to look for when buying a new House?
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2018, 11:02:30 AM »
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A couple of things for astronomy criteria in a house search:

At these latitudes, make sure it's south of the city you're commuting to, for multiple reasons:

(1)  This would put the darkest skies to your south and the city's light dome to the north.  Even if you have a neighbor with an offensive in-security light blazing away, that means your "escape distance" to dark skies is a lot shorter.

<strong class="bbc">I'm surrounded by lights everywhere around the city. Montreal is one of the brightest cities distance wise, perhaps as much as New York City. You can escape to the north where it's nice and quiet, but than again you don't want that as you will have the city dome southwards.

I've driven through Ohio and I've seen how Cincinnati and Columbus are distanced from themselves, it's really not like that here... they use lights everywhere here! All that's missing is the Eiffel tower.[/b]

(2)  Further south = less snow, all things being equal.  Snow cover dramatically worsens local pollution.

<strong class="bbc">That's one thing I keep forgetting about! I need to move to Arizona or Utah!
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(3)  Further south = less winter.  That's good in its own right, but also because...

(4)  Further south = more time with leaves on the trees.  When the leaves fall off the trees, I notice about a 1/4-mag drop in naked-eye limiting magnitude, even if there's snow cover.

<strong class="bbc">True! I need to plant Cedar trees as they grow to the perfect size I find and are evergreen, I think they also repel mosquitos! My friend just bought a house with 20 year old 12-15 feet tall Cedars all around his land in the back of the house. I tell him how lucky he is, too bad he doesn't have a telescope, but all in due time![/b]

Clear Skies,
Phil

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Re: What to look for when buying a new House?
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2018, 10:41:00 PM »
I don't know what species of Cedar you have but I have Incense Cedars by the thousands and millions of mosquitoes!

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Re: What to look for when buying a new House?
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2018, 02:55:15 AM »
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However, coming from southern California trees were unique and rather special to them!!


One doesn't have to be from southern California to make trees unique and rather special to a person.

I personally know how long it takes to grow trees, as I planted one-footer evergreens, and trust me; it's many years for them to achieve any growth.  If trees are healthy, it's a shame to destroy them.  I saw hundreds in my area destroyed by the pine bark beetle; that area will never regrow in most of our lifetimes.