The Moorings HOA president Kerney Hall is a real estate agent. He said the eyesore at 2730 Riverfront Drive has plagued the subdivision since 2007.
"I think it should be tore down and started over," he said.
Channel 2's Jim Strickland was there in June, just as the weeds were approaching 5 feet in spots.
Thursday, Strickland found the lot in front was cut.
At a hearing in Gwinnett County Recorder's Court, Judge Patricia Muse gave the owner until mid-December to finish the outside.
"They're getting it so it will at least be satisfactory-looking from the street. That will make us happy for now, but there will be many more issues dealing with finishing the house," said neighbor Kay Summerville.
The owner's attorney told the judge the owner wants to sell it, but Strickland saw what neighbors are worried about.
The grading in back is such that the house backs up to a giant hill, with no room.
"You're looking into a wall of dirt. How they're ever going to get this in a condition to be approved by the county to sell is beyond me," said Hall.
A local number on a "For Sale" sign lists the owner's daughter.
A call to the number instantly went dead when Strickland identified himself. He redialed but the voice mail left went unreturned.