Yes, you read that headline correctly – Nearby Power Lines Can Increase Home Values. A recent article published in The Appraisal Journal said that property values can be affected in both positive and negative ways by their proximity to transmission lines. The article found that transmission lines that have greenways located beneath positively impact some homes. The research covered 125k home sales over a 14-year period. The Appraisal Journal is the quarterly technical and academic publication of the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers.