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

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 61
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I wouldn’t have a problem if the elderly owner died in his home from natural causes. If anything, it probably shows that the home is livable even for an elderly person, which can be helpful if you plan on keeping the house for awhile. 

Post # 62
688 posts
Busy bee

stringofpearls:  No…I don’t know if I believe in ghosts or not. I hope and pray they’re not real. But for some reason the thought of seeing a ghost is like one of the scariest things to me. I’d rather not have to deal with unnecessary unease. 

Post # 63
2569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would definitely buy a home I love, regardless of if someone died in it or even the manner in which they died. A house is a house. 

Post # 64
378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Natural causes maaaaaybe..nothing violent or suicide-though I’m all about vibes and do think that if you pick up on something (good or bad) that you should go with it and listen to your feelings, for whatever reason they appear.

Post # 65
2639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

The house two doors down from my in-laws was the scene of a murder a few years ago. To the best of my knowledge, the house is still for sale. I feel so bad for the owner/landlord who lives out of state, because the value of his house went way down until people forget about it.

Though I couldn’t buy a house where a murder or suicide occurred, like PP. I still feel bad for the guy, though! 


Post # 66
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Surprised by the number of people who wouldn’t buy a house where a murder occured…it’s not like houses have a supernatural power to make you want to kill your husband!


Post # 67
194 posts
Blushing bee

The thought of an elderly person coming to their end in a home (that hopefully they loved) To me is beautiful. I have seen too many elderly folks have to die in “Old folks homes”.  I would look to this as a good vibe!

Post # 68
2639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

turnanewleaf:  I think it’s more to do with unsettled spirits- so if you don’t believe in that sort of thing, I guess there’s no problem! 

Post # 69
3113 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

Our house is over 120 years old, I’m assuming someone has died in it. I did a sage cleanse when we moved in, lol but I wasn’t too worried. If i knew of a murder or something I definitely wouldn’t feel comfortable though, natural death not a problem but I would probably just want to clean it really well, paint it etc, I don’t know why but those things make me feel like it’s fresh and new again.

Post # 70
1289 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Honestly… Probably not. Im sure it’s not haunted or anything, but it would always be in the back of my mind. If you love it though, you could always have a priest bless it or a medium do a sage cleanse. 

Post # 71
12506 posts
Honey Beekeeper

turnanewleaf:  It’s not necessarily a personal belief in anything superstitious, but the very practical consideration that other people feel differently, and that it may be harder to sell the house down the road. 

Post # 72
9092 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

My childhood home had the previous owner die in my mother’s bedroom. It’s no big deal and didn’t affect us in any way. It wouldn’t be a blip on my radar.



Edit: Ful disclosure, I am not religious and I do not believe in spirits, bad juju, karma, or ghosts, so there is no “stigma” for buying a house someone died in other than the fact that somebody died in it.

Post # 73
3111 posts
Sugar bee

I would buy a home where a natural death occurred.  

That being said, I would not buy a home where something truly violent happened, like someone broke in and murdered the whole family in their beds.  My first thought when I read this was Sharon Tate’s house.  Regardless of how irrational some may find it, that would be a deal breaker for me.

Post # 74
1597 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

stringofpearls:  Yeah, I’d still buy it, why not??

Think of it this way: if your agent never told you that bit of news, would you still want the house? Of course. 

I’m not sure why your agent felt the need to disclose that info in the first place…. but…. whatevs

I’m pretty sure someone died in our house, but oh well. My grandfather died in my parents’ house because they were taking care of him while he was sick. 

No big deal.

I think the only thing that might deter me is if it was, like, a horrible murder or something….

Post # 75
1084 posts
Bumble bee

stringofpearls:  unless you’re having your house built, someone or something has died in a house at some point.

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