While you spent a lot of time choosing your home, you can’t choose your neighbors!
Here’s how to keep the peace with not-so-perfect next-door neighbors…
Be courteous and kind.
Establish a friendly relationship up-front so that problems are handled calmly when they arise.
Politely establish ground rules.
Don’t be shy about letting the neighbors know you’re not comfortable with early morning pop-ins.
A stylish fence or a row of fast-growing arborvitae trees can provide necessary privacy.
Understand the situation.
Before you get angry about the neighbor’s overgrown yard, find out why.
A recent tragedy or family illness may be the cause, and extending a helping a hand may be in order.
Remember, when it comes to neighbors, patience, understanding and communication will always prevail.