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Old 06-03-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Good grief. Whatever happened to caveat emptor?

Someone dying in a house wouldn't bother me. Even if it were a violent death, I'd be assuming that the spirit of the deceased had no quarrel with me.

I knew that the previous owner of my first house had died in the house. If anything -- since I knew she'd lived a long, happy life from all the pictures of kids and grandkids on the walls -- I was hoping her spirit would protect me if a fire broke out in the middle of the night, etc.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:23 PM
 
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Isn't it funny how we get all superstitious about things like this? I do too, so I am not judging at all.

We looked at a house where it was known that the owner (2 owners ago) commited suidcide. I asked the selling realtor about it and she claimed she didn't know anything. Even though they don't have to disclose the death, can they outright lie when asked about it?

It depends on the state law. She may not have known though. In my state, if I knew and you asked, I would have to acknowledge it.
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Central NC
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Default This subject...

Skeevy!
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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There are many many historic homes, and especially in New England, Cape Cod, etc. where the antique homes actually have a special side entrance which was used to bring in the coffin, and wakes were held in the "parlor" or another room. I have a friend who is an antique dealer and historian, and lives year 'round on the Cape. Their home was built in the late 1700's; I questioned "the door" and that is what she told me and said it is very commonly left that way. Didn't skeeve me, I did think it was quite interesting, and she said all of the old homes on the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard in particular have them.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:13 PM
 
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I think this is comical. Let me get this straight.... SOME of you don't want a home that somebody else died in. Hmmmm...... well...... I sure hope you don't ever need to go to the hospital for illness. Do you have any idea how many people probably DIED IN THE EXACT SAME BED YOU ARE LAYING IN????? I'm not talking about sharing a house of a dead person.... I'm talking about sharing A BED of a dead person. E-GADS!!!! (ROFL)
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I think this is comical. Let me get this straight.... SOME of you don't want a home that somebody else died in. Hmmmm...... well...... I sure hope you don't ever need to go to the hospital for illness. Do you have any idea how many people probably DIED IN THE EXACT SAME BED YOU ARE LAYING IN????? I'm not talking about sharing a house of a dead person.... I'm talking about sharing A BED of a dead person. E-GADS!!!! (ROFL)
I know that the previous owner of my home (an elderly woman) did not die in the home itself but in the hospital. However, I wouldn't care if she had died in the house because she died of natural causes. It happens, and will eventually happen to everyone reading this if they're lucky (as opposed to 'unnatural causes' like being burned to death in a fire or being murdered).

However I wouldn't want to live in a house where someone had been brutally killed. I admit it would bother me, and I accept that some people might think it's silly. But I'm just being honest.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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I think this is comical. Let me get this straight.... SOME of you don't want a home that somebody else died in. Hmmmm...... well...... I sure hope you don't ever need to go to the hospital for illness. Do you have any idea how many people probably DIED IN THE EXACT SAME BED YOU ARE LAYING IN????? I'm not talking about sharing a house of a dead person.... I'm talking about sharing A BED of a dead person. E-GADS!!!! (ROFL)
I know this is another real old thread but I read your post and had to laugh. I never, ever, thought about that before and I guess now, I'll never, ever, forget it! Ewww...
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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I know this is another real old thread but I read your post and had to laugh. I never, ever, thought about that before and I guess now, I'll never, ever, forget it! Ewww...
Gave you a quick rep on that one Bronston .... tooooo funnnnnnny !
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:38 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I put in an offer on a house where the former owner killed himself in the garage. To me it just meant trying to get the place cheaper.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Perry South, Pittsburgh, PA
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Death happens. Sometimes it's nice, sometimes it isn't. Can't escape it. Why be bothered by it?
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