NOISE Tops List of Neighbors’ Most Annoying Habits
Homes & Land surveys more than 1300 homebuyers about their neighbors
Tallahassee, FL (September 22, 2008) – If you want to be a good neighbor, you might want to keep the noise down. According to a survey by Homes & Land, one of the nation’s top real estate marketing companies, nearly a third of respondents cite noise as their chief complaint against their neighbor. The poll was conducted over a three month period between July – September of this year and included comments from more than 1300 active homebuyers from the U.S. and Canada.
“We offer several polls throughout the year through our Homes & Land Relocation Service Center to gain insight into various issues that affect homebuyers and sellers,” says Homes & Land CEO Patrick Nadler. “This particular survey generated some interesting responses.”
Kids and pets were also nuisances to many respondents as well as unkempt homes and neighbors who constantly borrow things.
Some of the other comments from respondents include a neighbor who:
· steals her plants and plants them in her own yard
· had an affair with her husband and caused divorce
· killed his cats
· shoots guns for fun
· has karaoke at night in his home garage
· peeks in their windows at night
· goes through her mail
· undresses in front of their open windows
· interfered with sale of her home
· talks too much
· stole her dog
· walks through her house without permission
· talks about Dick Cheney too much
Perhaps the most surprising statistic generated from the survey is that 21 percent of respondents claim to have never had a negative confrontation with a neighbor.
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