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

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 121
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

ABSOLUTELY! I really wanted the apartment my next door neighbor died in a few years ago because it was huge and rent controlled but another neighbor snagged it first! 

Post # 122
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Rachel631:  I have given up on trying to explain to pinkcorsage that not shouting things from the roof tops is not the same as hiding it. I will be sure to let her know when I decide to sell my house so she can tell potential buyers what she thinks they need to know. Lol! I think it’s funny that someone on the internet is worried about something that isn’t even happening. She can call me shady, or whatever else she pleases. I know that letting my mom come to stay with us was noble and selfless, and I dont go advertiaing that for the world. There are things that just arent for public consumption…I am super glad my mom chose to die at home, she was with the people that loved her most. 🙂

Going forward, I will always give full disclosure of all my personal things on the internet. 😉

Post # 123
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

MammaPants:  I know, right? I mean, I’m sure if someone asked you “did anyone die here” you’d tell them the truth! But it’s almost oversharing… I mean, it’s not like you give people the tour and say “and we conceived our baby there… and I vomited onto that worktop after 6 gin and tonics… and my dog was put to sleep there…” It’s just… not something you would even think to discuss!

I’m also wondering how my friends, A and B, who I mentioned earlier, would explain if someone asked them that question… Heck, in their shoes, I’d probably just lie!

Post # 124
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Worker bee

Yup, we’ve had prior residents die in our house.  100+ years old, it’s part of the house.

I honestly think we have a spirit hanging around, but she feels friendly and the critters aren’t bothered. Odd things happen, like big storm brought down several large branches that should have hit the house and our cars – all with major damage. Everything hit just the ground. Major divots and damage there, but that’s nothing. Stripping 14-23 layers of paint off wood work – contractors figured it’d be a huge task, it was extremely simple, closer to removing a few coats of latex. We’ll hear someone inside checking the locks, but everything is always appropriately locked. The bedroom we’ve picked as a future nursery, we’ll hear a rocking chair in there but we don’t have one. Go look, the critters are snuggled up quietly, it feels like a safe, comforting room.

It’s odd, took some getting used to. But I think she’s happy to have the house back to a single family home. So long as she stays nice, we’re ok with sharing our space.

Post # 125
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Like many PPs, the fact that this person was old and died of natural causes makes a big difference. Perhaps they are obliged to tell you in case some long lost relative shows up and tries to stop the house sale Or something?

In my DHs culture when someone dies, you take them home, if they weren’t already there, and do an all night vigil over the body. If you avoided every house where a body had been, you couldn’t buy any house!

Post # 126
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Busy Beekeeper

Sure would. i assume every house or apartment has had that happen at some point. 

Post # 127
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

chessiesnclumber:  Interesting. Curious, why do you think of it as a female spirit?

Post # 128
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

pinkcorsage:  Be nice and stop rubbing salt in someone else’s wound. What’s your problem?

Post # 129
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Newbee

yes, as long as it wasn’t a murder or anything like that. The previous owner of our home built it in the 1940’s and she passed away at home at the ripe old age of 97.

Post # 130
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Worker bee

anonocat:  I’m not sure really. I guess she feels like a she, for lack of anything else logical. Friends think she’s female, toddler nephew calls her grandma, and he’s seen her or described seeing someone who no one else saw. Nothing else follows earthly logic with this, so female it is. I admit, part of me can’t believe my very imaginative nephew, but given the feeling that she wants a safe, comfortable home with children and family, part of me believes he’s who would see her.

Post # 131
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Sugar bee

Yes I would. Death is a natural part of life. 

This is going to sound crazy but I feel like I’m quite perceptive and sensitive to energy. I would prefer a home someone had died in than one they were forced to leave. I got such a bad feeling once from a home being sold; I just got the feeling the older persons spouse had passed away and the living spouse was being forced to leave and face their own mortality without their love. Mind you this is based on nothing haha (yep, I’m a loon!)

 

Post # 132
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

stringofpearls:  Interesting question. I would imagine that if the house is old enough, there is a good chance that some family member over the years passed away in it due to natural causes. Houses are sold all the time because the owner passed away, although not necessarily in the home – they may have died in a nursing home. I would be taken aback when I first heard it, but I do not think it would stop me.

The exception would be a murder committed in the home. I do not believe in ghosts, but that would still freak me out.

Post # 134
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I don’t have an issue with death.  It’s a natural part of life.  Everyone has to die at some point, somewhere. . . I’d probably feel a little weird if there was any foul play involved (and I’m still not sure if that would deter me), but I wouldn’t even sneeze at buying a house where someone died naturally.

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