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With Halloween a few days away, I have a question for you. Would it bother you if you found out that someone died in your apt/house before you moved in? I have some good friends who always check this fact each and every time they move. As they laughingly joke, “We are afraid of ghosts.” 

 The truth is that some people are just uncomfortable knowing that life ended in the space they call home. When Eliot and I bought the apartment next door to us in New York, we knew that our dentist neighbor was dead in the bedroom for a few days before his wife called the authorities. She didn’t want to give him up. The truth is another couple rented the apartment before we bought it, so it was kind of a second-hand death purchase.

In New York City you can’t be picky. Space is a premium and for the most part, death is not a deal breaker. The website, DiedinHouse.com, was founded in 2013 by a software development company based in Chapin, SC. They built a database that contains all the information you need to conduct a search.

I have no personal experience with the website, but I know a few satisfied customers. Mashable recently wrote a story about the company.


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