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Website Will Find Out if Someone Died in Your House
by Lisa Rollins,posted Oct 22 2013 12:00AM
A house with a past as a site of violent death is a horror movie staple, perhaps most famously in The Amityville Horror, but even if you're not afraid of ghosts and evil spirits, you still might be creeped out if someone died in your house or a house you're considering buying, and may want to know about it. Enter DiedinHouse, a website that, at a cost of $11.99, will search 118 million public records to see if your current or prospective address shows up in connection with any deaths, violent or otherwise. You'll get a report documenting who died in the house, if anyone, and if known, how they died. If you don't do the research on your own, real estate agents and sellers in most cases aren't required to disclose that there was a death on the premises unless it was the direct result of the house's condition or a newsworthy event.
So, would you want to know if someone died in your home or in one you're considering buying? I mean if you knew someone died in a home you were considering buying, would it make you less likely to go through with it? Would it only influence you in certain situations, such as if a murder had taken place there instead of someone dying of natural causes? Do you think real estate agents and sellers should be required to disclose there was a death on the premises in all situations?