Would you buy a house where a violent crime took place?

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: NO WAY!!! NEVER!! JUST STOP!!!
    Depends on how awful the crime was... but naw. I just couldn't. : (62 votes)
    37 %
    Well... if the price was really good and the house lovely, I might consider it. : (64 votes)
    39 %
    I see no reason why not. : (40 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 61
    Member
    48 posts
    Newbee

    I think if it was a domestic situation that caused the violent death, I wouldn’t be too concerned. If the violent death happened because of crime in the area? That’s a different story. 

    Also, not to be morbid, but I also think other circumstances are pertinent: Was the body found right away? Was the area cleaned properly via a biohazard team? 

    The only thing that grosses me out would be not knowing how badly a body decomposed before it was found… like what exactly leaked into the floor boards? yuck. 

    Post # 62
    Member
    587 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I think I would just always have an ‘icky’ feeling, so for me? No, I would not buy a house if I knew something terrible happened. I do believe ghosts and spirits exsist, and I just wouldn’t be able to risk it. Plus I have literally zero backbone and get squeamish about everything lol … I just imagine weird noises and nighttime and just .. Ew … 🙈

    Post # 63
    Member
    1018 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    My ex-boyfriends’ parents bought a house where the previous owner had killed himself in the living room. The house gave me the creeps even before I knew this story and after I found out I hated going over there. So yeah, that’s a hell no from me.

    Post # 64
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    1593 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Shesaidyes :  Housing affordability where I live is so bad that I’d buy a house which had a violent crime taking place during the auction, if it meant I could afford it. I am not religious, spiritual or superstitious so it really would not bother me.

    Post # 66
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    469 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    no i wouldn’t, but not for spiritual reasons/bad energy – it would bother me because i’d think about it a lot!

    For example, I’m at home alone a lot of the time and I’d hate to be lying in bed thinking about how the last lady was lying in the same exact spot when someone snuck through her window and murdered her…

    or I’d hate to be putting my folding away at night and think about how someone had to hide in the cupboard right before they were killed. 

    In saying that though my house is 100 years old so it’s likely someone has died here, but it is very unlikely that someone has ever been murdered here considering the rate of violent crime where I live is very low (or at least I can tell myself that). 

    Post # 67
    Member
    7425 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It wouldn’t bother me but I worry about what would happen if we tried to sell it. We took many factors into consideration when we were searching for a home that we didn’t necessarily care about but we knew it would make it easier to sell in the future.

    Post # 68
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    9444 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It would really depend on the crime.

    Murder groupies are a thing. I wouldn’t want people hanging around my house because Jeffrey Dahmer used to live there, ya know?

    It would also reeeeeally affect resale if it was a well known thing.

    Post # 69
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    1273 posts
    Bumble bee

    Depends on the location, depends on the crime. The house I grew up in had a sad murder story, even though nobody actually died there.

    Apparently, the young couple who owned it before my folks were high school sweethearts (guy was on the football team, girl was a cheerleader) that got married, had a couple of kids and built the house. Then the girl gets in a car accident that messed up her looks a little bit (not so much that she was deformed, from what I heard she was still attractive). She went into a massive depression and started doing drugs. The guy tried everything to help her out, took her to therapy, get her into rehab, etc. Then she started cheating on him and prostituting herself to get more money for drugs, so he demanded a divorce. They split, sold the house to my folks, he took the kids and left. She continued to spiral downwards and eventually ended up drowned in her apartment’s bathtub, murdered by her drug dealer when she didn’t pay him.

    As a child I had a friend swear she saw the ghost of a woman in our house, but nobody else ever saw anything. This girl would occasionally lie to get attention, so I was never sure whether or not to believe her.

    Post # 70
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    1936 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I lived in an old murder house that was epic local history. Even had a few people come and ask to shoot videos for documentaries and stuff. It was a beautiful century house that was taken over. Even as a child it didn’t bother me.

    I did get spooked now and then reading things that were written in secret spots. IT was an old house so there were TONS of built ins (shelves, closets, nooks, etc.) and over the years I found things written. Nothing gory, though, Mostly sad stuff

    Post # 71
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    1936 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Westwood :  Very true. We were bothered at least once a year for like a decade.

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