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Old 01-21-2015, 10:28 PM
 
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Let's say you found a great deal on a house. It's listed 12% below comparable listings, it has EVERYTHING you want - great size, updated, some features other comparable houses don't have that would be very expensive to add. To add to that, most of what is available is new construction, that's priced 10% HIGHER than comparable listings with builders playing hardball - an utter ripoff.

That house is a deal and is BY FAR the best deal out there, but the house has a history not publicly known. The previous owner of the house committed suicide in the house.

What do you do? I don't mean to be morbid - the house is an incredible deal, but I was really taken aback by that.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:43 PM
 
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I'd buy the house. Easy. People die in their homes all the time - of heart disease, lung disease, all sorts of diseases and ailments. That person died of brain disease (depression).

Every house has both a happy and sad story to tell, and certainly there was a lot of laughter and love in there too.
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:23 AM
 
Location: NC
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Buy the house.
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:42 AM
 
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I would buy it. If it has a great feel to it, go for it.

Only history I would worry about personally would be a violent death by murder or repeated deaths. With that said, apparently it's bothering you enough for you to post about it. If you can get over it, do it. But if it's still bothering you after a few more days, don't do it. You will have buyers remorse and really think about it as you live there. Hopefully as you will get used to it and don't worry about it. It's truly isn't that big of a deal, just sad.
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Let's say you found a great deal on a house. It's listed 12% below comparable listings, it has EVERYTHING you want - great size, updated, some features other comparable houses don't have that would be very expensive to add. To add to that, most of what is available is new construction, that's priced 10% HIGHER than comparable listings with builders playing hardball - an utter ripoff.

That house is a deal and is BY FAR the best deal out there, but the house has a history not publicly known. The previous owner of the house committed suicide in the house.

What do you do? I don't mean to be morbid - the house is an incredible deal, but I was really taken aback by that.
I come from a different perspective than most people. As someone who does energy clearings for homes, I would say buy the house. But for sure, if you or anyone who will be living there are sensitive to such energies, find someone who does space clearings to check out the place and clear out any negative energy that is still lingering there.

The problem with suicides is that they often don't cross over. You don't want that energy hanging around, as it can cause serious problems down the line, but the house will be fine if you get it taken care of.

It's kind of like the energetic equivalent of seeing a mouse inside the house--it doesn't mean you shouldn't buy the house, but you would most likely want to have an exterminator remedy the situation before you and your family settle in.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Buy the house. There is no such thing as ghosts.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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I am on the other side.

If you have to ask.. don't buy. Why? Cause you have to pause and think about it.

Would I buy such as house? If it is that much better of a deal? Absolutely but my wife would be against it so I would have to pass. Some thing affect a person more than others. Years ago, we found a really nice house that I didn't pay much attention to the address. Look at the house in person and really like it and was going to make the offer. Then we realized that the house number is "4". Well, my wife and I decided that we don't want a house with number four. Stupid reason for most but not something we want to live in.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:41 AM
 
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What do you do? I don't mean to be morbid - the house is an incredible deal, but I was really taken aback by that.
Only you can decide whether the house is right for you.

Just remember that if you don't buy this one, there are a lot of other good deals out there, too.
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Go for it. It's a better deal than you're going to get elsewhere and the odds are that the law in your locale will not require you to disclose the history to a future purchaser (you should check this, though).

Do not, under any circumstances, pay money to someone who claims they can feel or "clean" the energy left over from something that happened in a house: you have better things to do with your money than give it to scammers.
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I think it really matters if it would bother you. If you are ok with it, then don't worry about it just because you think someone else might be bothered by the fact that someone committed suicide there. But if you are the type who will keep thinking about it and get upset by it, then it's not the right house for you.

And to be honest, I'm really not even sure which of those categories I would personally fall into. It's probably something you can't know for sure until you are actually in that situation. I would think that if I really, really loved the house - not just that it was a great price for what you are getting, but if the house truly felt like home to me, I'd lean towards buying it.
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