Property listings give you plenty information about the house itself, like the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, when the house was built, etc. But it’s much harder to find out what your neighbors are like. Just one visit won’t determine if you’ll get along with them or not.
Fortunately, though, most Americans say they have good neighbors. In fact, according to the results of a new survey from the National Association of Realtors’ consumer website, three out of four people said they have good neighbors. That means that you’ll likely get along with the people living around you. But what exactly makes a neighbor good?
Well, respondents said being trustworthy and quiet were the most important qualities in a neighbor and being disrespectful of property was the worst trait a neighbor could have. But while everyone wants to have a good relationship with their neighbors, they don’t necessarily expect to become best friends. Very few participants said a close friendship was a must, with just 9 percent of women saying so and 20 percent of men.