Would you buy this house?

posted 1 year ago in Home
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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beemyhoneyy :  I would buy it but if you feel uncomfortable than probably not a good idea.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Nooooope

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Go see it again, and reassess how you feel. If you think you will fixate on this, keep looking. I personally would buy the house, and I would avoid learning any more details about the further owners. I would paint, furnish and decorate to make it my family’s home.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

My parents always bought only newly built homes for that reason. Knowing the history of the home, because we’re the first and only owners when we move in.

My SO and I would probably happily show up for a look-see, and if everything else checks out, I don’t think we’d mind purchasing. A home with a history of suicide also bothers me less than murders. 

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’d go look at it. You might change your mind. It doesn’t hurt to look.

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Buzzing Beekeeper

Yes l would buy it . Murder, if a particularly awful one MIGHT give me pause, but not a suicide. A house of any age apart from a brand new may have had unhappiness or bad things of some sort in it. And good things too. 

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Worker bee

I would buy it. I think you should at least go look at it. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Suicide is almost always a result of severe mental illness.  Living in a house where someone passed away as a result of a physical illness is really no different, to me, than living in a house where someone passed away as a result of metal illness.  

You say the house is perfect and checks off all your boxes, and it is priced well below what you think it’s worth.  I do think it is very short sighted to write it off without even seeing the property.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

If your stepfather hadn’t said anything and you found out after purchase, then what?  The house and the person are not the same thing and plenty of happy things must have happened too. I’d try to look past it for a screaming deal. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

We found out after buying and moving in to our house that the last person to live in our house (we bought from flippers, so the man/heirs they bought the house from) killed himself in the garage. A UPS guy actually told my husband one day and we confirmed with our neighbor. It didn’t change our minds or make us feel any differently about living here. I say go for it. All homes have history and you won’t always know everything that has happened in a house when you are buying it. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

Hell yeah! I love creepy things and I’m a sucker for a good horror story. 

On a more serious note, my cousin committed suicide at her home. She had a beautiful home with a lot of amazing memories and it would be a waste for nobody to want to make more happy memories in it. My cousin would have wanted people to enjoy her old home 🙂 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

It wouldn’t hinder my decision one bit. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Yes I would buy it. I went through something similar several years ago. Found an *amazing* property priced suspiciously cheap. Turns out there was a particularly grisly double homicide in the home. I wasn’t bothered but my husband (at the time) was super creeped out. I just don’t believe in “bad juju” or whatever. 🤷🏻‍♀️ The only thing that would concern me would be running into this issue when you go to sell it.  

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

For me personally I don’t think I could. I think there would just be a vibe I’d always feel. Probably because I’ve dealt with a lot of suicidal ideation myself. But plenty of people think that houses having vibes or juju is ridiculous. So completely personal preference for you on that. 

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