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Jul
17
2019

A Manson murder house is for sale. That’s a challenge, especially this year


By Los Angeles Times

Posted Jul 17, 5:34 PM.

LOS ANGELES — Rare is the real estate listing that really means it when characterizing a home as “truly, one of a kind.”
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Jul
16
2019

Newsletter: Essential California: Selling a house made notorious by the Manson murders

By JULIA WICKSTAFF WRITER
JULY 16, 2019 3:30 AM

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May
27
2019

Want a great deal on a house? Find one where someone was murdered. 

A gruesome death in a home can slash the sale price by as much as 25%. But is the discount worth it?

Top: A mint condition horror house (via Realtor.com); Bottom: The home’s value has decreased by 37% in the past 4 years

BY LINDSEY QUINN
MAY 26, 2019

On the morning of December 6th, 1959, Dr. Harold Perelson walked into the master bedroom where his wife, Lilian, slept and bashed in her skull with a ball-peen hammer. The deed done, he padded down the hall, locked himself in the bathroom, and took his own life with a lethal cocktail of acid and tranquilizers.

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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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