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The Indirect Costs of Litter on Quality-of-Life are Considerable
Indirect costs include the degree to which litter reduces the value of real estate, deters a customer from entering a business, or a new employer from locating to a community. To measure these impacts of litter, the 2009 study surveyed homeowners, realtors, and business development officials.
• 93% of homeowners say a littered neighborhood would decrease their assessment of a home’s value and influences their decision to purchase a property. And 40% estimated that litter would reduce a home’s value by 10% to 24%.
• 36% of business development officials say that litter impacts a decision to locate to a community.
• 55% of realtors think that litter reduces property values by about 9%.
• 60% of property appraisers would reduce a home’s value if it was littered.
• The presence of litter in a community decreases property values by a little over 7%, according to the National Association of Home Builders pricing model.