You are looking at a house, it’s gorgeous from the street, it’s possibly the one. The interior has been remodeled, the mechanicals updated, the bedrooms perfect for the kids, you feel this is the end of the search for a new home. Your Realtor is excited for you and has a contract ready for your signature, but there is the Neighbour !
Have you looked next door, do you want to look at that for the next “how many years of your life”? It may get worse and it may make it difficult to sell your house in a down market. In a booming market everyone wants to buy but the boom rarely lasts and then real estate often takes months to sell, neighbor’s who do not keep their property looking good can limit your pool of potential buyers when it comes time to sell.
The day you buy is the day you should be thinking about selling!