Zillow may have the facts... (albeit skewed at times) but it's usually the neighbors who have the skivvy. Yes indeed... everything you ever want to know about a home or property, just ask a neighbor. After all, it's only neighborly, right?!
Sometimes neighbors can be so helpful. They love to share things... like the last time your house flooded from a broken pipe, or the year before last when you replaced your roof because it leaked. Some neighbors even know about your extra-curricular activities (if you know what I mean). Yes indeed, neighbors tell all.
If you're planning on selling your home or property, make sure you carefully consider the part on the Seller's Property Disclosure Statements about 'material facts.' What's a material fact, you ask? Anything that may possibly influence a buyer's decision to buy your home/property (or NOT buy).
A lawyer friend offered this advice... "You rarely get sued for disclosing too much." The point is... be honest and disclose everything (except your x-tra curricular activities... hee, hee). Even if you've repaired something, you should disclose it. If you don't disclose, your neighbors certainly will.
Neighbors... Tell All