Our neighbors are planning to sell their house this spring. It's larger and nicer than our house, and we've been planning a home upgrade for a while. We love our current neighborhood and location but our house is just not big enough for us (and can't be added onto in a cost effective way).
Assuming we could work out a good price with our neighbors (they would like to avoid agent fees), are there any downsides to buying their house?
And maybe an even more important question: Are there downsides to living next door to the people who would buy our house? Would they blame us for every future thing that went wrong with the house?
We like their house and are tempted to put in an offer. It would be such an easy (and inexpensive!) move.
Any thoughts, good or bad?