Being a good homeowner by maintaining your home is important to its value and your enjoyment. Being a good neighbor to your community is just as important – but for different reasons. Most likely, you won't see financial impacts by being a good neighbor, but you'll be rewarded by what it can offer you and your family.
3 tips for being a good neighbor
- Maintain your home. One of the many reasons people buy a home is to have a space that’s uniquely theirs that they can care for, inside and out. The same applies to your neighborhood. Most homeowners want to be proud of their community, whether it's the people, the schools, or neighborhood. Maintaining your home's exterior will not only help maintain your investment, it's good for your neighborhood and your neighbors' home values.
- Get to know your neighbors. Whether you’re new to the community or have been there for years, getting to know your neighbors is an important part of being a good neighbor. It strengthens connections within the community and allows you to create a strong “home network” where you can build important relationships that can offer security, friendship, and much more.
- Get involved. One of the best ways to be a good neighbor is to get involved. This allows you to get to know your neighbors and contribute in ways that can make your community stronger. There are many ways to get involved in your community, including volunteer work, attending Homeowner Association meetings, and helping in local fundraising events.
When one neighbor helps another, we strengthen our communities – Jennifer Pahlka