In all the excitement of looking for and purchasing that perfect home, take some time to get to know the neighborhood. More than just the neighborhood features – the neighbors themselves too. They can be a treasure chest of information. Why bother? Neighboring homes can have a direct effect on your property value. Find out what the neighbors know. Check out this article from Smart Money, 10 Things Your Neighbors Won’t Tell You – The people living next door aren’t who you think they are.