There are a lot of things you can tell about living in a particular a house in Asheville, NC from a quick visit or two. There are even some things you can tell just from driving through the surrounding neighborhood. But, while you can know how much available storage a house has or how new the windows are, you won't have as easy a time knowing what your prospective neighbors are like and what it'll be like living next to them.
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, more likely than not, you'll be able to 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.