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Neighbour put us off
There's a recent thread about a neighbour putting people off buying. I thought about that today. We viewed a house, shown round by the estate agent, and made an offer before we left. Then as we were driving away we saw the man from the house opposite in his garage. He was looking at us and making a weird gesture - his arm was outstretched with his thumb up and he was moving it up and down slowly. He wasn't smiling. I don't know what this means but it spooked us enough to look at the police.uk crime map. There were 5 reports of "violence and sexual offences" on that road in the last 18 months, and there's only 3 houses. So it's that neighbour or another one, which is worse. We withdrew our offer. The estate agent said they would ask the vendor if they knew anything, but what can they say? I'm disappointed because I liked that house. There were also 2 burglaries and a bicycle theft so maybe just as well. We backed out when the agent rang to say the seller was looking for the full asking price (we had offered a little less). Was I wrong or is this gut instinct protecting me?
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