Worth it? Buying a house/neighbor with junky yard?
Am considering putting an offer on a gorgeously landscaped house in a good area that's hard to find houses in (they get snapped up immediately!). It has an amazing series of terraces with fruit trees, viewing patios, and every plant and flower you can imagine...beautiful! Probably $20000 in landscaping. But the problem is that when you go up the gorgeous backyard hill to see the sunset, you see down into....
...the neighbor's backyard, which literally looks like a junkyard. There are various building materials, planks and concrete, random statues, boxing dummies, trash, weeds...you name it, it's packed with junk. The front of the house isn't too bad, just a little in need of paint. The guy who owns it also glared at us unnervingly when we stood in the driveway of the house for sale, looking at it until the realtor arrived. Not sure if it's because he thought we were trespassing, or if he's really unpleasant. Was afraid to ask.
And there's a small apartment complex directly across the street. I'm wondering if it's worth it to buy a house we love with these things possibly bringing down the property value or making it too hard to sell later on? Or being stuck with a neighbor who hates us if we report him? What do you guys think? Any advice?