DEAR BENNY: My wife and I own a condo in a two-unit building. Our downstairs neighbor, who bought the property only two years ago, recently put her unit on the market. Her inability to cover her mortgage obligation is the reason she is forced to sell now, instead of waiting for the market to improve.

During the last two months, the listing agent has had three open houses per week: two hours on Tuesdays, and three hours each on Saturdays and Sundays. This is creating quite a bit of interference in our lifestyles in terms of commotion, driveway blocking, etc. In addition, the asking price now has been significantly reduced, thus lowering our "comparable" value.

Do we have the right to limit formal "open houses" to the more respectful one time per week? Do we have any rights in the agent’s publication of the lowered price (i.e., "Price Reduced" on the for-sale sign on our building)? Do we have any rights of "approval" of the financial condition of a prospective buyer? –Mark

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