You know what they say… curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back. Have you ever wondered if someone died in your house?
It’s important information to know because it could impact the value of your home. Here is a list of strategies you can use to answer that question, thanks to Omega Home.
Ask the homeowner or agent
Sometimes it’s easier to just flat out ask the question when you’re in the process of buying a home. Some states actually require the seller to notify the buyer if a death has occurred in the home.
A free way to find out any dirt about your property is to search the address on Google. You might be able to find news articles or contemporaneous information on blogs or forums.
Check out historical newspapers
This is particularly a good strategy if you live in an older home. Omega Home suggests NewspaperArchive as a go-to website.
Talk To Your Neighbors
Talking to the locals is another free strategy that can give you plenty of valuable information. Chances are your neighbors have lived in their home for many years or inherited their home from family members.
There is a website called DiedInHouse.com that was founded in 2013 to solve that very question. Each address search costs $11.99 and will show you if your property is stigmatized in any other way, like have been used as a meth lab or to house sex offenders.
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