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SUSAN727 Posts: 1,879
10/29/13 9:26 A

I believe in bad vibes so I would not have bought the death condo but don't see anything wrong with a home where an elderly person passed.

I had (3) grandparents (at different times, of course) passed away in the house where I grew up because my mother took care of them when they were not able to live alone anymore in their houses. As a result my home place always had a homey, welcoming spirit to it.

MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (32,853)
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10/29/13 9:07 A

I think I would have passed on both. The first one kind of speaks for itself in my opinion and the other one....well it just seems odd and too odd.

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
10/29/13 7:20 A

Real estate disclosure laws vary from state to state.

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
10/29/13 2:54 A

Realtors are required to disclose that sort of information. He was just being honest.

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
10/29/13 1:03 A

I wouldn't feel superstitious about either house but it'd just be depressing right off the bat to be told the death stories. I'd decline to even go in and look at them and would find a more cheerful realtor.

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,334
10/29/13 12:39 A

I probably would hesitate over a home where someone killed themselves or died young. I feel that I would think about that person a lot if I lived there and feel sad about being there.
I wouldn't be afraid that I would die just because former owners did.
If a lot of people in the area seemed to be dying of cancer, I might be wary of the whole area as unhealthy.

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,317
10/28/13 4:49 P

I don't believe in ghosts or spirits....but if enough people die of cancers, suicide, or suspicious causes in the same general vicinity, I start wondering if their is some type of carcinogenic or toxin in the area that is affecting the health of those people.

10/28/13 3:17 P

If someone older had passed away in a house I would completely understand. The 3/3 thing would weird me out.
If the house had any violent past of any kind I could not/would not settle my family there. I would have a hard time making happy memories in a home where I knew other people had met their demise.

LEC358 SparkPoints: (11,135)
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10/28/13 2:59 P

Yeah, no way on earth. I have no problems with old ghosts (I'm almost certain I've met Jimmy Stewart in spectral form while in college) but 3/3 for owners dying in the house would be too much.

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
10/28/13 2:57 P

Anarie and are so right about how a house makes you feel. I could never feel right in a house where someone was murdered. Just thinking about the violence that happened in the house would make me feel icky and I doubt I'd ever totally just forget about it. It wouldn't be anything superstitious, just bad feelings about the place.

The death condo,'s like a streak of badness has gone on in that house. One thing after the other. I'd never have felt right there because I would always be wondering if I or my husband would be next. Superstitious? I'm not sure about that. I think it's more like the recognition of a run of bad luck and you wonder if it's going to continue. Like, if you flip a coin and you get heads 9 times in a row. Strange? Yes. It's definitely going to catch your attention if something like that happens. Supernatural? No, at least not IMO. Just a run of heads vs tails. But if you go to flip the coin the 10th time, you're going to be kind of expecting heads, even though it's probably going to be tails.

ANARIE Posts: 13,179
10/28/13 2:34 P

I'm not superstitious or religious, but I would have passed on the death condo. When you buy a home, you should feel joy every time you look around it. If you're an empathetic person, you can't feel pure joy if you know that someone else had sorrow there. That sorrow will always be on your mind. Living where elderly people had passed away peacefully from natural causes wouldn't bother me the same way, although I would change the rooms around.

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
10/28/13 2:29 P

Oh, I forgot to mention that, when we said no to the "death condo," not only had the 3 previous owners died, but, the house had only ever had 3 owners (and the house was only about 16 years old). So, everyone who had ever owned that house had died prematurely (accident, cancer, suicide). So, when we said no thanks, it was 3/3 owners. Then, we heard that the 4th owner had died (cancer, younger). I cannot imagine how they sold it to the 5th owner.


Edited by: LOVE4KITTIES at: 10/28/2013 (15:01)
TACDGB Posts: 6,136
10/28/13 2:16 P

I am a big believer in spiritually cleaning a home.........go through each room and praying over each room......I have done that and it works. So if I really liked the home I would do that before I moved in.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
10/28/13 1:59 P

A previous owner that died of cancer would not deter me.

Not sure how i would feel about the "fell from the roof and died" incident. That would cause me to pause, for sure. If i was really wild about the house, I don't know if it would be a dealbreaker. If i was iffy on the house, it probably would be a dealbreaker.

When i moved into the town where I live now... our realtor was taking us around to look at homes. There was this one place that seemed to be a really nice house/nice area at a very low price, so, he was going to take us to see it. Except, before we ever got through the front door, he discovered it was a home in which a young family had been murdered (murder/suicide by father, of wife and young daughter). Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh nope. Nope nope nope nope nope. Not thinking of "superstition" or "ghosts" or anything like that, just seemed to me I would never feel right about laying my toddler down to sleep in a room where the previous family's toddler had met such a violent demise. Nope nope nope nope nope.

10/28/13 1:51 P

Probably. Hard to say for sure.

ELLELARS08 Posts: 404
10/28/13 1:44 P

I think I would have passed on both.

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
10/28/13 1:42 P

In the spirit of Halloween...Would you have bought either one of these houses? Would you have moved if you'd bought then found out?

I'll start by saying that I don't consider myself to be a superstitious person and I don't believe in ghosts or anything like that (at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it). But, sometimes, it's just too much even for me...

About 12 years ago, we were making a move to another area and were looking at houses. We looked at one that we have called the "Death Condo" ever since. We met the realtor in front of the house and he told us the story. He said, "before we go in, I want to let you know that..." Well, what he told us was that the house (well, condo) was for sale because the owner had killed himself (in the house). The two previous owners had also passed away in the house. One had died young, from cancer, and the other one had died as the result of a really bad accident that happened in the house (well, on the house--he fell off of the roof). We passed on that house. It was just an immediate, "no, thanks" from both of us. We didn't even consider it--didn't even want to go in and take a look. It was just too much, too coincidental...too much bad stuff. Yeah, I admit it. We were a little worried that we'd be next if we bought that house. Made me feel a little silly, but, I was always glad we'd passed. One day (about 8 years after we'd moved to the area--ended up buying a house a few blocks away) we were talking to some neighbors about the "death condo" and they let us know that the person who had bought it (after we passed on it) had died about 6 years after the purchase (cancer, we were told, and he'd been younger). Evidently, we weren't the only people who were calling that particular house the "death condo" because that's what our neighbor called it when he told us about the death.

We did buy a house (condo) a few blocks away from the "death condo." The owner had passed away in the house (and not been found for a few days). But, we didn't have a problem with that. Evidently, she'd been older and it was natural causes. After we bought the house, we found out that she'd been a nice lady and that everyone in the neighborhood had liked her (and that her husband had died a couple of years earlier, also in the house). I kind of liked knowing that someone really nice had lived in our house before us.

But, the day we moved in, we also found out that the lady who lived next door (in the condo attached to the one we'd bought--it was a duplex) had passed away (in her late 40s) from pancreatic cancer that very same month as the lady in the side we bought had passed away. Her friend was actually there, cleaning out things, when we moved in. Creepy? We found it a bit odd that the people in both sides of our duplex had passed the same month. To make matters even more strange, we then found out that the woman in the other side of the duplex had been my niece's ex-mother-in-law. Small world, I guess. At least that's what we told ourselves. Truly, we always have found it all a little odd.

Edited by: LOVE4KITTIES at: 10/28/2013 (14:30)
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