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Old 03-08-2010, 07:45 AM
 
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...there's any way to know if someone died in a property before buying it? Let's say the property is about 5 years old. Does the seller's agent have this information and is it required as part of the disclosure in North Carolina?

If it is required as part of the disclosure, can your buyer's agent legally withhold that information to make the sale?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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As a buyer and seller I've never been asked to disclose this information nor have I seen it during negotiations regardless of the house's age.

Death happens to us all. Why so squeamish about it?
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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It is not a material fact in NC. So it does not have to be disclosed. If asked Brokers have to tell the truth if they have that knowledge. So ask.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:10 AM
 
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faabala, Thanks for your reply. Do you think the seller's agent (or seller) for that matter would be turned off if a buyer's agent asked that question on behalf of their client?
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Why don't you take a oujia board to the house and ask the spirits?
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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You probably need to build a brand new house to be sure.

Stop watching "Medium."
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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faabala, Thanks for your reply. Do you think the seller's agent (or seller) for that matter would be turned off if a buyer's agent asked that question on behalf of their client?
It is perfectly fine to ask. If the home has had numerous owners, no one may really know. If the seller is the original owner, they should know.

You should be able to ask your agent anything! Of course, Fair Housing prevents us from answering some questions but your question is fine to ask.

Vicki
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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Is this something that concerns you? The home I'm living in right now had someone die in it, my grandmother. But, I would never think it would be something to disclose, much less even consider talking about.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:48 AM
 
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Thanks for all the replies. I've gotten the answer to my question.

LOL, I also enjoyed some of the amusing commentary referencing Medium and ouija boards, etc.
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