Neighbors

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How to Deal with Neighbor Harassment

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In a perfect world, we’d all be able to trust our neighbors. Maybe we’d read more

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Ways to Practice Your Music and Still Be a Good Neighbor

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“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life-bringing peace, abolishing strife.” — Kahlil Gibran Music is universal, and something that we all appreciate in our lives in one form or another. As Gibran says, it’s the “language” we all understand. Still, you’d be pretty hard-pressed to find anyone who appreciated […] read more

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7 Gift Ideas for Apartment Neighbors

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Just like family, you can’t exactly choose your neighbors. Nonetheless, most neighbors can act as a helping hand when you’re in need of a screwdriver, a ladder, or simply a person to look after your place when you go out of town for the weekend. Even if you’re not best friends with your neighbors, the […] read more

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7 Strategies for Dealing with Noisy Upstairs Neighbors

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Owning a house used to be one of the first steps on the path to the American dream. But with market prices rising all over the country and no relief in sight, that concept seems to be rapidly changing. A recent report by the Pew Research Center even found that more U.S. households are headed […] read more

Settling a Neighbor Dispute

Tips for Mediating Neighbor Disputes

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While the concept of “being neighborly” is one that most neighbors seem to grasp and achieve, tiffs can sometimes flare up when you’re living in close quarters (particularly in apartments where you have to share walls). Arguments can arise over anything: from noise levels to dogs barking to stolen parking spaces. Whatever the argument is […] read more

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Befriending Your Neighbors

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Unfortunately, a lot of apartment dwellers rarely — if ever — get to know their neighbors. These people live right above or next to you, and while you probably recognize their faces, you may not have taken the time to learn their names or form friendships with them. read more

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7 Ways to Be a Considerate Neighbor

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What kind of neighbor do you want to be—or better yet what kind of neighbor would you want living next to you? It is quite the balancing act when your brain is obviously going to be more biased to your needs when it comes to living happily and comfortably. read more

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Non-Aggressive Strategies for Dealing With Noisy Neighbors

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Moving into a new home is always an exciting experience, right? read more

Diplomacy with a Noisy Neighbor

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Having neighbors is something that goes with the territory when you live in an apartment and with neighbors can come a whole host of compromises. The most important compromise, however, has to do with making too much noise, as there is just a wall separating one apartment from the next in most cases and that […] read more