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

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 91
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1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

pinkcorsage:  Oh my god! I’m not selling my house! I’m living in it happily! If I decide to sell it, I will let you know and you can cone stand out front and tell potential buyers!

Post # 92
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Bee Keeper

MammaPants:  Wow calm down, you said yourself you weren’t going to say that your mom had died in your house so I commented on it, thinking that you may get yourself in trouble with your state laws and then when you said you don’t have to disclose in your state, I said I found it shady, because your mom died of natural causes, why would you hide the fact?  It’s not like she was murdered, most people don’t have issues with people dying in a house if it’s a natural cause and the person was clearly elderly.  Sorry to piss you off.

Post # 93
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

stringofpearls:  yes I would. If it were a mass murder or something I would feel differently. But a perfectly natural death would not bother me.

Post # 94
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I said I wasn’t going to advertise it, that is not hiding it or being shady. I don’t introduce myself to people by mentioning that my mom died in my guest room. Its something that over time won’t even get a second thought from me. I also plan not to disclose that my husband and I have done it in every room of the house, and my kid peed on the carpet once while she was potty training. What happens in my house is of no consequence to anyone else. 

Post # 95
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Banquet hall

I would definitely still buy a house if the previous owner died a natural death. I’m superstitious, and would not live some place there had been a violent death, but I would not mind living in a home where a 95 year old died a natural death. I’m sure they loved the house, and even if there was a spirtual presence, it would be a positive, protective one.

Post # 96
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I feel sorry for MammaPants: !

Who even cares if someone died in her house? Unless the house itself killed them, or there’s some reason to believe that the new occupant might be at a higher risk of death/injury etc, who TF needs to know? Why would it even matter? None of their business, like she says.

TBH, I find it a bit bizarre that some places even force you to disclose this sort of thing upon sale. There could have been mass murder, a BDSM dungeon, or a neo-Nazi rally at my place, for all I care. All that matters to me is that these things don’t happen whilst I’m living there!

Post # 97
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

stringofpearls:  we did buy a home someone died in (previous owner, older dude who lived here for decades and died a natural death ). Love our place. Death is a sad but normal part of the cycle of life. 

Post # 98
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Rachel631:  I agree!

MammaPants:  For what it’s worth, I think it’s lovely that your mother passed away in the comfort of your home, in the presence of her family and those that she loved.

Back on the original topic, personally death scares me so I wouldn’t be able to live in a house where I knew someone had passed away, as my mind would cause me to scare myself! I know it’s irrational, but it’s a fear I’ve had since I was a child. Finding dead animals scares me half to death, and I am still avoiding a spot on my deck where the neighbour’s cat left us a “gift” in the form of a dead mouse. But I know that’s just me.

Post # 100
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

stringofpearls:  Sorry you did not get the home. This has been a really interesting thread to read. I think I’m with the majority of folks who would be okay with a home where someone had died of natural causes (again, considering the odds of that happening in most old homes, which I prefer anyway), but would be skittish about a home where I knew that anything gruesome or tragic had happened. Not because I’m superstitious, but just because I have an active imagination and I feel like I’d have a hard time making a place like that “my own.”

 

But for a bit of levity, here is what this thread reminded me of. From SNL’s Weekend Update:

Cecily Strong: “A man in Pennsylvania is selling a house that he describes as slightly haunted, featuring ‘phantom footsteps, strange knocking, and hardly noticeable screaming.’ In other news, a fully haunted house is being sold by a slightly deaf guy.”

Post # 101
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

There are tons of posts already, but here ya go. There are 3 people that I know of that have died in my house and I’m fairly certain that one of them haunts it. Our ghost is a woman wearing a purplish/mauve dress with a pretty brooch in the hollow of her neck. The dress has long lacy sleeves and a lacy chest that goes up her neck. Her hair is brown in a pretty turn of the century up do. She likes to tromp around the house espcially when I or my fiance is the only one home doing laundry in the basement. We both swear that the other came home early for some reason to find that no one is upstairs. She gets cranky sometimes in the night and everyone has woken up to the sound of a giant china cabinet crashing down in the dining room. We do not have a giant china cabinet. You might think I’m bat sh*t crazy, but I swear I’m not. My mom, Future Mother-In-Law, Future Father-In-Law, and others have spent the night and heard it too. I’ve seen the appirition (sp?) floating up the vaulted ceiling. When we researched our house, we found that she commited suicide by jumping off the roof in the early 1900’s. We have learned to live with her and when our kids mention hearing something or think they see something, we just tell them it’s an old house that creaks. If they knew, they would be in our bed every night I’m sure of it.

Post # 102
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

stringofpearls:  Odds are most places you buy that are older homes will have had someone die in them at some point, in some cases long enough ago that it doesn’t need to be disclosed. If it was a murder related to gang activity or drugs I would be apprehensive since there is the possibility of someone coming back thinking the previous occupants still live there. But natural causes wouldn’t bother me at all

Post # 105
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

soon_to_bee_trophy_wifey:  She hasn’t tried to hurt us or anything. We’ve tried getting her to move on but she’s just not ready. 

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