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Mulletworthy, Renter in Oakland, CA

How much cheaper is rent in a murder house?

Asked by Mulletworthy, Oakland, CA Wed Apr 17, 2013

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I think you would get a killer deal.
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8 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 17, 2013
It might matter if you were the murderee or the murderor;
but other than that, it is just a matter of whether it would bother you or not.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 17, 2013
There are lots of variables that can affect this. How recently the murder happened, if it was a random killing or domestic issue, how grisly the murder was, etc. Sometimes if the market is booming and renters are having trouble finding homes, you won't get much of a discount at all.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 22, 2015
You should be able to secure a solid deal.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 23, 2015
If you're renting in Oakland, wouldn't the rent be the same?
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 23, 2015
hahahahahaha at the answers, I used to think that realtors were stuffy, now I find they have a killer sense of humor. I read of a story of some woman who suddenly discovered that she had bought a house where a murder occured. Apparently she was able to sue the realtor for not disclosing the house past. I think homes near cemeteries might have lower rent if you are looking to lower your rent.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 1, 2013
It all depends on the state and locality involved. Many states do not require any notification whatsoever of a death in a house. If it's really important to you to understand the history of your house, do some research on your own. Look at old maps for burial plots or contact the police department. Not everyone buys into the fact that a death nearby has anything to do with the value of a home currently.
Flag Thu Jun 26, 2014
It might be more expensive.
Why are you asking?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 17, 2013
I am guessing you think it should be free. What difference does it make what happened there?
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