CNNMoney writes that Omaha real estate appraiser John Bredemeyer claimed a few years ago he saw a house in his area sell for 8% less than comparable homes nearby, owing largely to the large, snarling dogs next door. "Raising kids there?" he says. "I don't think so."

So what's your recourse? "You can move to the woods," Borzotta says. "Or you can expect issues and learn how to deal with them properly." See what CNNMoney suggests when facing intolerable neighbors.