Sure, we're as eager as the next website to regale you with stories about zombies and ghost hunters on Halloween. But you know what's really scary in real estate? The foreclosed house next door that drags down your property value -- or, worse, tries to blow it up.
So this Halloween, as you're unwinding toilet paper from the trees in the yard and cleaning egg yolk off the front steps, be glad you don't live next door to these scary neighbors from hell:
1. The Neighbor Who Advertises His Bad Behavior
One resident in Brighton, Colo. is doing his darndest to sabotage his neighbors' efforts to sell their house. His method? In bright red letters on the side of his RV, spray-paint a list of what potential buyers have to look forward to when they move in next door: "WARNING / 3 Rottweilers / Loud Parties / Loud Music / Loud Cars / Anti-Horse / Fireworks / Call for more info." So far the strategy has worked. "We have no legal recourse," the home's Realtor told AOL Real Estate.
2. The Neighbor Who Watches You Through Secret Cameras In Your Bathroom
5. The Famous Neighbor Who Lets His House Go to Seed
Any neighbor who lets paint peel and debris litter their lawn isn't a choice one. But when a neglectful homeowner turns out to be a respected congressman, that just kind of makes things worse. Local media reported the sorry state of Democratic Rep. John Conyers' Detroit home in June. Conyers' has since dropped some cash to clean up the place. But if he wants to appease neighbors living next to his other Detroit residence, he'll have to spend more: Neighbors say the other house is in a similarly sorry state.
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