Well, people are trying to tell it to you straight, it seems. For the
price, you got great advice, depending only on the quality of the info
If the tree is an Eastern White Pine, the wood is relatively soft and
brittle, and if that tree is exposed to the wind, it can easily be
damaged by wind/snow/ice, doing damage to the house below. Similarly,
were it a Silver Maple, it would consitute a serious threat when it
gets big enough.
If a Nor-easter is coming, I'd not stay in a BR on the same side. :')