Would you buy next door to a messy house?
I'm going for a second look at a property tomorrow, but one major thing holding us back from this house is the one next door appears it's being let go, with the grass about a foot high, the siding visibly dirty and drooping, etc. This is on an otherwise great street of impeccably kept homes.
I've asked our agent if she can find out what the situation is with this house, if it's an elderly person who just needs extra help maintaining the property or if it's a less forgiveable situation we don't want to be "stuck" with. She said this man had his house on the market before, priced too high, and took it off.
Would you ever even consider a house next to such a property? And would you go so far as to knock on this person's door and ask a question about the neighborhood, to get a peek at what they're like? Or should we already be moving on? For what it's worth, I love the location otherwise.