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Old 05-13-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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A house that was the site of a murder?? I watch alot of true crime stories and I wonder how the new owners feel knowing that people have been murdered in the homes that they have purchased.

I personally wouldn't feel comfortable in a house that I know that something bad has happened in. It would be too creepy.
I wouldn't. But then again, I'll probably never own a house as I prefer to rent. Even renting an apartment that someone got murdered in would be very creepy to me and I'd probably not do it.
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Ostend,Belgium....
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it all depends on the murder...if someone was mentally ill and killed his family, then I wouldn't worry so much but it also depends on the type house, if it was really nice with a huge garden for a good price, then I'd definitly see about it. I'd take advantage of the fact that no one else would want it probably
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:33 PM
 
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Too creepy for me!
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Leaving Montana for good...
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Heeeeeeeelllllll nooooooooooooo
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:10 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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It wouldn't bother me for a minute.

I'd probably check with my realtor about how this might affect resale, though.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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I wouldn't even want to see a house that a murder
had taken place in.
Resale value?
Are you kidding?
Read back over the other responses. LOL!
I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:45 PM
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Never. I'd be hesitant because I think the vibe of places like that lingers within the walls even long after the event. Or, it could.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I wouldn't, but if I was told I had to move into a house like that, or a house that was supposedly haunted and weird things happen there.................I'd choose the murder house.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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If it happened to be a great deal and exactly everything I ever wanted, maybe. I'd be concerned that someone involved in the past event might come to the house not understanding that there was new ownership, or not caring because they were crazy.
As for resale, I think this thread speaks for itself.
As for "vibes," I don't know if a teardown/building a new one would count for people who are concerned about vibes.
I once lived in a half-finished new house in the woods of Maine that was the site of Indian deaths hundreds of years ago. In a nearby old cemetery, there were several headstones, all the same date in 1813, with the same last names and different ages, including children. Turns out the family died when their house burned down in the area, if not the same spot. It did creep me out some, despite my logic. I mean, living out at the end of a dirt road in a half-finished house with no lock on the door, I got weird sometimes.
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