How can you graciously mention that it would be nice if people cared about how their homes looked? Some do not fix the exterior perhaps due to saving on taxes..Is it worth hurting the neighborhood? Some homes have trash that could be taken care of . However they look out at houses in good repair and their neighbors look at houses that are neglected. Would you like to look at your uncared for home every day as your neighbors do? Such neglect can also make property values drop..So dear friends, take an interest in your home and neighborhood. Be a caring neighbor.