Great article in yesterday’s Washington Post concerning relationships between neighbors in economic downturns with suggestions on how to effectively communicate so that issues get resolved.
The potential for conflicts between neighbors can deepen during a housing slump like this one. Homeowners worried about their property values are prone to get more agitated more quickly about smaller things. Add to that today’s mounting economic worries, and the likelihood for disputes grows because people have fewer financial or emotional reserves to tap.
Great suggestions in the article include: