New website allows you to check if someone ever died in homeBy Mason White 1:17 PM August 17, 2014
By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) Home buyers who do not want to buy a home that someone died in it, can now check the house’s record on a website.
Diedinhouse.com offers the service that analyzes more than 118 million public and private records to reveal something that realtors do their best to hide.
“In most states, a death in a home, no matter how it occurred, is not considered a material fact and is not required to be disclosed. A murder may have occurred and the seller does not have to let you know,” the company wrote on its website.
“A death in a house, especially a violent death, can decrease the value of a home by 25 percent and increase its time to sell by up to 50 percent more than comparable homes. Would you like to know that a murder, suicide or even a strange death occurred on the property before signing the contract?” The company also wrote.
Diedinhouse.com claims to be the only website of its kind in the United States.
Users pay for a report that lists the names of people associated with the property, if they are alive or dead, and if available, how the individual died.