(Closed) Nosy neighbors, and we aren't even in our house yet!

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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@vorpalette:  I totally understand. It’s kind of how I can’t help that one of my neighbors is shamelessly going a midlife crisis and having one random after another over on a nightly basis.

 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree with some other posters that they are just trying to make conversation with you. Are they older? I can totally picture someone like my grandmother saying these types of things! She is housesitting/dog sitting for my parents this week and every time I call to check in on her she gives me a recap of what the neighbors did all day! It depends on who your neighbors are, but it sounds harmless!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I live in a court and know most of my neighbors by first name, we smile and wave as we pass on the street and that’s about it. I’ll shoot them an email when we are going to be out of town. And yes when someone new moves in on the street and one of us meets them we’ll email the other neighbors on the street about the new neighbor, we are totally those people. Laughing If I’m out of town and a package gets delivered they’ll move it to my pack patio for me or if my mail box gets full they’ll empty it into a bag and put it with the packages on the back patio. Watchful neighbors are a blessing. All the info about the landscaping in your backyard and the type of stuff the previous neighbors moved out just seems like they were trying to make casual conversation. The neighbors on my street who knew the old owners of my house will tell me how my house looked before I moved into it (my husband did a full remodel before I moved in) sometimes people just like to chat and be friendly. 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@megz06:  Hahaha! We have nosy neighbors… and I’m pretty nosy myself! Granted the detail level is a little disturbing, if someone broke in to your house I’m sure they’d be able to describe them to the T!

Hopefully once you get to know them and have conversations aside from what’s going on in your house they’d settle down. Ours came stomping by a month after we moved in demanding to know how much we paid for the house and how much we put for the down payment. Where we got that money, etc. It was creepy! I get that our home price will determine their home value but still! It’s public record on Zillow and there’s much more subtle ways around it!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@Mrs.KMM:  I agree.  

OP, I think your new neighbors are just trying to make conversation but they have nothing in common with you yet except for your address.. so that’s all they have to talk to you about.  (Except for the cat- he sounds pretty nosy!)  I would guess that once you’ve moved in they’ll either have something in common with you and talk to you about that, or stop giving you the play by plays and kind of subside.  If it were just one person, I’d assume they were nosy, but since it’s everyone, I think it’s just their fallback conversation topic. 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

@megz06:  Oh No! Were they older people or people who don’t have busy lives?

I complained about my neighbour peeking thru the fence to my mother, and she replied that she does that to her neighbours. I asked why and she answered that since she retired she has been bored LOL

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@vorpalette:  LOL! +1 i am a totally nosy neighbor but what a buncha weirdos!

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

maybe they were just making conversation sometimes its good that you have people watching your back or in this case house who needs an alarm system with neighbors like these!

Post # 26
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@megz06:  I have no words of wisdom. I just had to tell you I almost choked on my coffee reading “damn nosey cat” LOL

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@megz06:  Ahaha. I know this. I used to live in a small town. Then I moved to Seattle and none of my neighbors even care. I think I prefer the nosy neighbors. Just make sure you have good curtains. AND they’re probably excited that they know the people who bought the house. Sometimes neighbors get worried when people they don’t know move in. You know, wondering: are the crazy? do they run around naked with the windows open? not mow their lawn?!

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@megz06:  Perfect. Just say it with a straight face 🙂

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

@megz06:  I don’t think they are nosey neighbors : I think they are naturally curious about the goings on and the new neighbors they will soon have. I think, from what you described, they were either trying to be helpful maybe? (the lady who mentioned the lawn and dog poop problems) or just trying to make conversation and potentially just be friendly and interested. And to be honest, im not nosey but I would notice if my neighbors didn’t keep up their lawn or something like that. Aside from the cat (he’s for sure just nosey!) I wouldn’t be too irritated just yet 🙂

Post # 31
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ll take your neighbors over mine anyday.  We’ve lived in our house for over a year and our next door neighbor has never said a word to us.  Her husband always stops and chats with us but if she’s outside and sees one of us, she quickly averts her eyes and runs inside.  WTF?

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