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Sep
25
2016

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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Sep
25
2016

DiedinHouse.com Comprehensive Reports Now Include: Property, Neighborhood and Hazardous Flood Zone Information!

Each DiedinHouse.com Comprehensive Report Now Includes: Property, Neighborhood and Hazardous Flood Zone Information!

Each DiedinHouse.com Comprehensive Report Now Includes:

  • Has a death occurred?
  • Who died at that house?
  • When did the person die?
  • What was the cause of death?
  • List of Names Associated to the Address
  • Vitality Status of Previous Residents
  • Additional information about the death
  • Reported Meth activity, including labs, "dumpsites" or "chemical and glassware" seizures
  • Reported Fire Incidents Related to the Address
  • Indicator of Registered Sex Offender Living at the Address
  • Number of Registered Sex Offenders Living in the Area and a List of Addresses
  • Property and Neighborhood Information
  • Hazardous Flood Zone Information

Before Buying or Renting Your Next Home, Get Informed About Everything! Use DiedinHouse.com to Learn the House History.

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Sep
15
2016

After Couple Learns Serial Killer Lived at Their Home, Are Some Houses for Sale Hiding a Dark Past? - Inside Edition

After Couple Learns Serial Killer Lived at Their Home, Are Some Houses for Sale Hiding a Dark Past? - Inside Edition

by Inside Edition 5:23 PM EDT, September 15, 2016

http://www.insideedition.com/investigative/18677-a...

After Couple Learns Serial Killer Lived At Their Home, Are Some Houses For Sale Hiding A Dark Past? image

After Couple Learns Serial Killer Lived At Their Home, Are Some Houses For Sale Hiding A Dark Past?

Inside Edition went undercover to find out just how much realtors are telling potential buyers about homes with a dark secret.

A home is the biggest purchase most people ever make – so would you want to live where a murder took place?

An investigation conducted by Inside Edition has found there are plenty of houses with a dark past for sale. But do prospective buyers have the right to know about it?

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Sep
14
2016

Was your house the scene of a murder? Website tells you dirty secrets of a home.

Was your house the scene of a murder? Website tells you dirty secrets of a home.

By: Angie Koehle 4:44 PM, Sep 14, 2016

Buying a new home is an exciting time! There are thoughts of backyard barbecues, decorating for the holidays and having a place to raise a family. But what you might not think about is what happened at that home before you got the key. Roy Condrey saw a need for home buyers to have that information so he launched the website Died in House . He often uncovers information he wasn't necessarily looking for...

"I ran a report and found out there were 11 dogs murdered in one house. That's something to note because people are driving by pointing at your house (saying) that's the house with 11 dogs that died," Condrey said.

Condrey, speaking to us from his home in South Carolina, said an extreme case of a homeowner unknowingly purchasing a house with a violent history was when a Mesa couple bought the home of murder victim Travis Alexander. Alexander was shot and stabbed in June of 2008. Jodi Arias was sentenced to life in prison for his murder.

"The new home buyers bought that as an as-is property," Condrey said. "When the trial started it hit national news, tourists were driving by, you can get on YouTube and see the videos."

In Arizona, the seller is not legally required to disclose that kind of information, no matter how heinous the crime was.

"Arizona state statute protects the owner or seller of a property, as well as the licensee selling the property from having any duty whatsoever to disclose that there's been a death at the property," Nathan Pierce of Strong Tower Real Estate Group in Scottsdale said.

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Aug
23
2016

Startup Q&A: Roy Condrey, Founder, DiedInHouse.com

Startup Q&A: Roy Condrey, Founder, DiedInHouse.com

DiedInHouse.com founder Roy Condrey is breaking new ground in property transactions in the US, with a service that can search the history of a property to determine if it carries any dark secrets, prior to your signing the contract. Roy spoke to AGENT about the history of his startup to date.

DIEDinHouse.com solves a significant problem, both for household property owners and tenants in the United States. Roy Condrey, founder, DiedInHouse.com, set up the business as a database to help property hunters find out everything about the history of a particular house before signing any contracts.

Roy was inspired to create this due diligence database when one of his own tenants texted him in the middle of the night, asking if he knew his house was haunted. A curious—and probably spooked—Condrey was unable to find any proof or data online confirming whether his property had been the site of some gruesome crime or fatality. He also discovered that in many US states, death in a home is not regarded as a material defect on the property and so does not have to be disclosed.

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