I posted on our challenges with inconsiderate neighbours a few days back. The original post is here.
One neighbour has already sold their house. They move out next month.
Yesterday, as we endured yet another round of screaming and yelling from the other neighbour, I tried to encourage my wife. I assured her that the other neighbour would soon have to sell.
That neighbour is under financial stress. Aside from bill collectors coming to our door asking for their whereabouts, I have noticed other symptoms of financial stress.
Their air conditioning system broke down and they have not repaired or replaced it despite some of the hottest weather on record for the past several weeks. They got into their upscale luxury house on a lottery win. And the odds of lottery winners being able to sustain a high income lifestyle are remote. Lottery winners usually spend all of their winnings and find themselves no further ahead after a few years. These neighbours have no education and no job skills. The only asset is the house. If they need money, they have to sell.
And the final bit of evidence that they need to sell? A high-profile real estate agent just walked out their door. A For Sale sign will soon be on the lot.
Sad to say I am ecstatic with this development. I hope the house sells quickly.