(Closed) Would you buy a home that someone died in?

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 2
47254 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

stringofpearls:  Absolutely. Death is a part of life. It’s going to happen to all of us. It wasn’t anything dramatic like a horrendous murder. He simply stopped breathing and his heart stopped beating.

Post # 3
1392 posts
Bumble bee

Yeah….I’m not superstitious and the death wasn’t something horrifying.

Post # 4
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

A house where someone who was 95 died is not likely to be “haunted” as the death was expected, and there is nothing strange, no “unfinished business” about it. Murders, suicides or sudden deaths of younger people are more to be concerned about.

Post # 5
209 posts
Helper bee

We know of at least 6 people who have died in our house (although we have no idea of the circumstances, they seemed to be illness or other natural causes.) To me, it actually harkens back to a time when people stayed in their homes until their deaths. I wouldn’t say it’s a “positive” thing, but it’s part of the history of the house and it would be hard to find an old home that doesn’t have such history.

Post # 6
4238 posts
Honey bee


Absolutely. Brenda Lee Johnson on The Closer tv show did that very thing. A double homicide may bring the price down on a certain property but not the entire neighborhood, you know? A homicide every day for a week along the entire street? Not so much. I’d also live adjacent to a cementery. Mostly quiet and well-maintained greenway. Yes, indeed.

If that makes me sound morose, so be it. I’m actually of a cheery disposition. 😉


  • This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by  NFLwidow.
Post # 7
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000


Post # 8
603 posts
Busy bee

Only if they were murdered in the house. Otherwise, why the heck not? Everyone has to die sometime.

Post # 10
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My mom died in my house, and I hope to sell it eventually. I don’t advertise that fact, and plan not to when it comes time to sell it. 

Post # 11
9342 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Agree with PPs. This wouldn’t be a big deal to me at all. Passing away at a ripe old age in one’s own home is probably the best way to go. Most of the homes in my area are old enough where I even go into it assuming someone must have passed away there at some point in its history.

Post # 13
592 posts
Busy bee

Natural death? Sure. Mass murder? Probably not. 

Post # 14
4242 posts
Honey bee

I grew up in a house that’s 150+ years old. Guaranteed someone died in there at some point. Doesn’t bother me.

Post # 15
742 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

My biggest regret was not buying my grandparents house which both died in. 

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