Queens Couple Accused Of Scaring Buyers From neighbours' Home

Bronx old housesNot the Neglia’s home.

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A Queens couple is accused of undermining their neighbours’ attempts to sell their home so they could turn around and snatch it up themselves at a cheaper price, according to the New York Post.Guido and Milagros Florentin allegedly told people that the home was in disrepair and even defaced the vinyl siding of the house with tar. Now they’ve being sued for $1 million by the neighbours.

“The people who lived there were dirty,” Guido told buyers, according to court papers obtained by the Post. “The place is falling apart, needs a lot of work and it’s old.” 

The Neglias have plenty of reasons to be mad. The housing market’s still slow and renters are too deep in the hole to afford a home anytime soon, according to a recent Trulia survey. Some aren’t even sure whether they can afford a downpayment or would even qualify for a home loan.

The Neglias have had to lower their asking price five times since putting up the for-sale sign back in April. What started at $317,000 is now $235,000 as of mid-June. 

Of course, the Neglias aren’t the only homeowners dealing with obtrusive neighbours. Last month, a group of Fern Park, Fla. homeowners went public with their fight against a neighbour who was running an amateur junk yard in his front lawn. And an Arlington, Texas man was fined for failing to mow the front yard of a home he lost to foreclosure. 

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