Helpful Homemaking tip...:
When shopping for a home...
Do your best to understand the character of the area you are moving into. What are nearby properties laid out like? How well do the neighbors maintain their areas? What future plans are there for nearby areas? Surely, the addition of something like a nearby sewage plant would have more dire value consequences than that of plans for a new steakhouse. A little bit of homework can go a long way when selling down the road.