Have Good Neighbors?

Here's how to be among the "good neighbors"!

The Yard
Everyone appreciates a nice view, but not necessarily directly into their neighbor's home. Be sure to place trees in areas that will benefit you both. Planting a tree that provides excellent shade coverage, but obstructs the neighbor's view of the local pond is inconsiderate. Instead try placing the tree in an area that will defer the direct view into one another's homes. Be sure to keep the grass mown and remove any weeds, fallen branches, or pieces of trash. Keep in mind that the neighborhood is a reflection of the homes that comprise it.

Noise levels
Living close to your neighbors brings many challenges, and noise levels are often one of them. Is the music too loud? Is the dog barking too much? While you and your neighbor might have the same taste in music, they may not want to hear it in the middle of a romantic dinner. If you are going to have a party or be particularly loud one evening just be courteous and let them know.

While birds chirping in the morning may be soothing, waking up to endless dog barking is not. With all pets, remember it's the little things that count. If there are children around be sure to keep a close eye on the animals. Cleaning up their waste in a timely manner is always appreciated. You may also consider lining your property with a fence.

If you see someone snooping around your neighbor's home in a suspicious manner, don't just sit there. Contact the appropriate authorities. Keep your eyes and ears open. You don't have to stop there. Setting up a neighborhood watch program is easy and will make everyone sleep a little better at night. 

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
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Blog article provided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor with Irongate Inc. Realtors. Christina can be reached via email at ChristinaCavins@aol.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. For Ohio real estate and homes see Ohio Real Estate.


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Comment balloon 3 commentsChristina Cavins • July 27 2008 06:52PM


Christina - These are certainly items that will contribute to being a good neighbor, this is especially important if the homes are close to each other.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 10 years ago


Thanks for the comment! The homes are VERY close together where I live in Oakwood, Ohio!


Posted by Christina Cavins, www.BuySellOH.com Search Ohio Homes For Sale (Irongate Inc. REALTORS) over 10 years ago

How about not mowing at the crack of dawn when your neighbor is trying to sleep.

Posted by Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros" (Redesign Etc. Home Staging) over 10 years ago