Would you buy this house?

posted 4 months ago in Home
Post # 16
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Busy bee

I personally wouldn’t because I’m a bit superstitious and in some ways wouldn’t like the negative energy. 

That being said, my dads a realtor and he always says for every house you love, there are two more out there that you will love more!

so good luck with whatever you choose!

Post # 17
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Busy bee

I personally wouldn’t because I’m a bit superstitious and in some ways wouldn’t like the negative energy.  That being said, my dads a realtor and he always says for every house you love, there are two more out there that you will love more! so good luck with whatever you choose!

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - City Hall

Lots of homes/apartments have had people die in them… I would still be considering it. 

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

It wouldn’t bother me at all, personally. But I could definitely understand how it would bother some. 

From a more logical perspective though, I’d check into the legalities of selling a “stigmatized property” – factors like a murder and in many states, suicide, have to be disclosed to future potential buyers even if it didn’t occur during your ownership. I don’t know that a suicide that occurred many years ago would have significt impact on the ability to sell the house or its value, but it’s hard to say. 

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

beemyhoneyy :  I’m not sure if I would TBH.

Our current house is 48 years old. We moved in and then met the street ‘Nosey Parker’ who had lived in his house across the road since childhood. He told us in great detail about everyone who lived in our house since the day dot. Our neighbour told us that 15 years ago in our house, a teenage boy stabbed his physically abusive father, to stop  the father hitting his mother. He didn’t die of the stab wounds but it gave me the heebie jeebies and sometimes a a result of that I look around my house and wonder which room the guy got stabbed in. Im also in bed currently, looking around our master and thinking good knows what acts of violence occurred in this room.

I don’t think I could live in a house where someone committed suicide or was murdered. I have a hard time enough in a house where someone got stabbed. I try not to think about it and it takes all my might to not go and give our neighbour a kick up bum for telling us about the stabbing. Ignorance is bliss. 🙄

OP, if your first gut reaction was a resounding NO, you most probably won’t ever feel comfortable in that house, no matter how much of a bargain it was. I also remember a news story a many years ago where a couple unknowingly bought a house where someone committed suicide. They found out after they moved in. They weren’t too bothered about living in the house but in the meantime between them purchasing it and selling it, the laws surrounding ‘disclosure’ changed. When they went to sell, the house had many people through to view  but when they found out that it was a suicide house, people withdrew their interest or low balled the offers. It took a couple of years to sell as a result and they ended up selling for less than they bought it for and taking a financial hit just to move on with their life. Something to think about if you decide its worth a look. 

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If this home checks your boxes, then if it were me, I would buy it. I have been in homes where really tragic things have happened (my cousin committed suicide and a really close family friend was murdered). In both cases, I was not phased to be in the home after the incidents. If anything, I thought about the people that aren’t with us anymore, and had a bit of sadness for everything they are missing, but more happiness for the memories I have. Neither home felt “creepy” or “uncomfortable” to me after the tragic events, and I would not have any trouble living in either house. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

It wouldn’t affect my decision one bit, but then again, I’m not the least bit superstitious. Only you can say how the history of the house would affect your ability to feel comfortable there, so if it truly makes you uneasy and you can’t get past that, then I would suggest you keep looking. It’s important to feel comfortable in the house you plan to make into your home!

Post # 23
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Busy bee

Would you buy it if you did not know the back story, and the house was still cheap but you couldn’t figure out WHY?

If the answer is ‘yes’, then go for the showing. Seeing it is not a commitment. You will need to see it regardless of whether someone committed suicide in that house or not. Maybe you will find other glaring issues with it. Maybe the price is not because of someone’s untimely depature but the house requires ridiculous amounts of upgrading/repairs. (Fixer uppers dream). You will only know once you set foot INSIDE it. Don’t leave yourself in a ‘what if’ scenario.

Also, many people die in their homes, some by suicide, some by forces of nature. It’s just that is not shared information. Otherwise so many homes will not be sold.

Post # 24
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Helper bee

I would still go to look at it and see how I feel. At least you know why it is cheap.

If you do get the house, you could do a “cleansing” ceremony inside the house if you believe in that sort of thing. 

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Hell yeah. I would jump on that cheap price.

Post # 26
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Helper bee

I’d go to the open house.

It wouldn’t both me.

Post # 27
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d probably go look at it and see how I felt about it in person.

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