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5 ways you can be a good neighbour – detached edition

Posted by Chris and Angela Dinnell on April 21, 2022

You would think it was much easier to be a good neighbor when you are living in your own home, versus a condo-style situation, simply for the fact that you are in different buildings. It can be. But you can also do things to make or break the relationship with the neighbor just as easily as you can when you live in a condo.

Read on for our third installment of how to be a good neighbor, tips on what to do, and not do, to keep things kosher when living in a detached home!


1. Say hello to your neighbors when you see them, but don’t lock them into a 20-minute conversation each time you see them.  That’s just too much and will make a situation of avoidance startup.

don’t lock them into a 20-minute conversation each time you see them.  That’s just too much

2. Keep up your garden and landscaping.  This means a lot to neighbors, as it really helps the curb appeal of the neighborhood overall.  This is so important, and if you can’t manage it yourself, hire out.  If you have shared grass in the front yard space, offer to rotate weeks to cut it, and keep your word!

3. Try not to keep excess items on your lot in plain view.  Things like old cars, vans, building supplies, old paint cans, scrap metal- etc.  This list can go on and on, and we have all seen these homes around every town, they can really bring the vibe down in the neighborhood.

4.  Don’t leave dogs alone to bark for hours on end in the yard.  This is a common issue amongst neighbors!

5.  Offer to help each other out with maintenance while the other is on vacation.  Things like bringing in the mail, taking out the garbage, and watering the garden can go a long way to building a great relationship with the neighbor!


If you would like more information on how to be a better neighbor, reach out to us. We are always happy to help.

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