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New Real Estate Website Unshrouds Homes' Dark Pasts

DiedInHouse By Alan Farnham via Good Morning America Shopping for a new home or apartment? Worried it might once have been the scene of murder, suicide or murder-suicide? Then there's a new real estate tool for you: DiedInHouse.com, which answers the question, "Has anybody ever died in this house?" DiedInHouse is the... Continue Reading »

Serial Killer Site Featured on Sacramento Home Tour

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A former boardinghouse run by a California woman convicted of killing her elderly tenants and burying them in the yard became a tourist destination over the weekend. The Victorian duplex in Sacramento that had been operated by Dorothea Puente was one of five featured houses on the Sacramento Old... Continue Reading »

Notorious Schaffhausen House Dismantled for Charity

KSTP The two-story home where three young girls died at the hands of their father in River Falls, Wis., is being dismantled piece by piece this week. The land it's set on will ultimately be sold so that proceeds can go toward building a playground in the memory of 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie, and 5-year-old... Continue Reading »

Home Where Schaffhausen Killed Daughters Going Up for Auction

July 10 will mark the one-year anniversary of the day Aaron Schaffhausen killed his three young daughters (pictured at left) in their River Falls, Wis., home. That four-bedroom house is set to be auctioned off in a sheriff's sale next month, according to a notice from the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office. The auction... Continue Reading »

Jane Bashara Murder Home: Scene of Notorious Crime Up for Sale

On the market: A cute and spacious 2,800-square-foot Colonial in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., with four beds and baths, remodeled kitchen, wine cellar and bar -- and one heck of a backstory. This quaint abode can be all yours, if you're OK with the fact that it's the notorious scene of a national-headline-grabbing... Continue Reading »

Full Disclosure Laws: Janet Milliken Sues Seller, Realtor Over Home's Notorious Past

By Susanna Kim Stigmatized homes are tricky. It can be hard to sell a home where a murder has taken place (as the owner of Jeffrey Dahmer's childhood home can attest). These homes often sell at deep discounts because of their grim histories, but sometimes that works out for investors. In any case, some states have... Continue Reading »

Jeffrey Dahmer's Former Home in Akron, Ohio, on the Market for $329,000 (House of the Day)

Flanked by towering trees and wildflowers and nestled in the lush woodlands of Akron, Ohio, this stunning three-bedroom ranch looks like the perfect getaway home ... but behind its pretty doors lies a gruesome history. It's also the place where serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer lived and claimed his first victim in 1978. (It... Continue Reading »

Jeffrey Dahmer, Andrea Yates, the Lemp Family: Life Inside Homes Where Grisly Deaths Took Place

The handsome, Spanish-style home on the corner of Beachcomber Lane and Sea Lark Road in Houston couldn't look any more idyllic. With its charming brick exteriors, and leafy, tree-flanked lawn, the cosy three-bedroom property is picture perfect. But behind its pretty doors lies a gruesome past. It's where 37-year-old mom... Continue Reading »

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