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Apr
11
2019

This Website Can Tell You If Someone Died In Your House - Forbes

This Website Can Tell You If Someone Died In Your House - Forbes
By Natalie Sportelli FORBES Staff Reporter

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nataliesportelli/2015/10/26/this-website-can-tell-you-if-someone-died-in-your-house/#71a16ab54153

If you could find out if someone died in your house, would you want to know? Founded in 2013 by software engineer Roy Condrey, DiedInHouse.com allows users to search an address to see if it had a dark former life (or even accommodates the afterlife). From murders and suicides to meth activity and arson, DiedInHouse uses data from over 130 million police records, news reports, old death certificates and more to determine if your house has seen horrors.

The website’s creation begins like a ghost story. Three years ago, Condrey received a text message in the middle of the night from one of his tenants that read: “Did you know that your house is haunted?” Condrey went down a cyber rabbit hole seeking, but not finding, an easy way to determine if his property had indeed seen a gruesome crime or fatality.

“I went online to find a ‘Carfax’ of sorts for deaths in homes and I didn’t find anything, but I did find pages and pages of people asking if there’s a way to find out if their house is haunted,” says Condrey, who rents his a number of his properties. He later learned through his data collection that, in fact, at least 4.5 million homes nationwide have had documented deaths take place on the premises. The number of homeowners that know about the history of their home is unknown.

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Feb
21
2019

Buyers beware: Realtors not required to disclose gruesome crimes

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by Danielle Malagarie

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) -- Buying a home is the American dream, but what if your dream home was really the scene of a nightmare?

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Dec
3
2018

Did the Seller Die in the House? How to Find Out and What You Can Do About It

BY ELIZABETH WEINTRAUB Updated December 03, 2018


When you begin the process of buying a home, the issue of whether the seller or anyone else has died in the probably is probably the last thing on your mind...unless this sort of thing would really bother you or someone mentions to you that it might have occurred. A death in the house is a real deal breaker for some prospective buyers.
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Nov
2
2018

Someone died in this house. Do selling agents need to disclose it?

NOVEMBER 2, 2018

BY MIKE WHEATLEY

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Nov
1
2018

Do Realtors Have To Tell You That A House Is Haunted?

By Awa | Nov 01, 2018


Buying a house is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your life.
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