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Bad-neighbor horror stories you won't believe

Cheapism Logo By Saundra Latham of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 24: Buying a home can be a minefield, especially in today's overheated market. Unfortunately, no amount of money or preparation will guarantee you good neighbors — and plenty of people have the horror stories to prove it. The next time you're annoyed that the guy next door fired up his leaf blower at 7 a.m., read these tales of horrendous neighbors and take comfort: You could have it much, much worse.April Neale contributed to this story.Related: These Horror Stories Will Make You Fear Homeowners Associations

The Nutcase Next Door

Buying a home can be a minefield, especially in today's overheated market. Unfortunately, no amount of money or preparation will guarantee you good neighbors — and plenty of people have the horror stories to prove it. The next time you're annoyed that the guy next door fired up his leaf blower at 7 a.m., read these tales of horrendous neighbors and take comfort: You could have it much, much worse.

April Neale contributed to this story.

Related: These Horror Stories Will Make You Fear Homeowners Associations

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