Post # 1
I don’t know about where you live, but the market in our city is CRAZY right now. We’ve been on the hunt for our next property since September, but everything that we like in our price range is sold in as soon as 9 hours after it was listed.
Anyway, we FINALLY were able to put in an offer on a condo we realllllly liked last night, my ONLY concern (or non concern, haven’t made up my mind yet) is that is’s about 1/2 of a block away from a (very nice!) funeral home. It was actually where my friend’s service was only 1 month ago. You can’t see it from our future unit, and it’s definitely not an eyesore or anything.
Would that bother you at all? Make you nervous? I’m not afraid or anything, just not sure how others visiting (particularly my sister who’s very sensitive to spirits/the other side) or future sales would affect the property…
Post # 3
It wouldn’t bother me living right next to one, much less living far enough away that I couldn’t see it from my home. And it’s not a run down janky one? That’s all the better.
Post # 4
@Ryansgirl: The ONLY reason it might bother me is if there is a lot of traffic because of it!
Post # 5
@Ryansgirl: I use to rent a townhouse with some roommates and accross the street was a cemetary and funeral home. The townhouse was BEAUTIFUL, actually nicer than the home my FI and I own now. Our house sat up on a hill so we didn’t have to look directly at it from our windows. It was beautifully kept land and was actually famous where many former Presidents are burried. It didn’t bother us one bit.
Here’s a pic
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I do not have a problem with that in the slightest, but then again I don’t know anyone “sensitive to spirits”.
I did try to sell a house and had an offer fall through once the wife realized the house was a block from a cemetary. I thought that was a stupid reason, but ended up getting a better offer, so no harm no foul.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
@MrsJX3: +1 that’s the only concern I would have
Post # 8
haha! That’s my thinking too. I hate getting stuck in or around a funeral procession. Imagine trying to get out of your driveway.. Yeesh.
Post # 9
they actually just built a brand new funeral home at the entrance of my FILs neighborhood. Its nice, and i have yet to pass by during a funeral to deal w any traffic. they didnt get a say in the matter, but i dont think it bothers them
Post # 10
I wouldn’t mind being near it other than the fact that there maybe lots of traffic very often.
Post # 11
@Ryansgirl: my only concern would be traffic related, but I work next to a funeral home and really don’t even notice a ton of traffic so it probably wouldn’t stop me! At least funeral homes usually look very nice, are kept up well, and have lovely landscaping! There could be waay worse neighbors to have!
Post # 12
I wouldn’t care if I had a driveway! FI and I live pretty close to one now, and they take up ALL the parking spots on the street (we live in the city and there’s really only street parking, unless you want to pay an arm and a leg for private parking). And it’s not like you can be angry at someone who’s family member or friend just died!
Post # 13
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
Wouldn’t bother me at all.
Post # 14
Thanks everyone! I didn’t think about the traffic, but it’s usually a very quiet street with lots of access and ways to get around the traffic. Very valid point though!
And yes, there are definitely way worse neighbours to have. 🙂
Post # 15
@Ryansgirl: The only thing that would make me nervous is the parking/traffic situation. The last thing you want is difficulty getting to work on time because there is a huge funeral procession leaving at the same time.
As for the “creepy” factor, no, it wouldn’t bother me.
Post # 16
@Meant2Bee: Yay for RVA 😉
Me and my DH walk around Hollywood Cemetary all of the time, it’s so gorgeous.