Shelton MARKETWatch: October 26

How NOT to buy a haunted house
Shelton MARKETWatch:
Thursday, October 26

This past week in Shelton we had 23 new listings, 8 homes
that went under deposit and 10 homes sold. 

How NOT to buy a Haunted House:

With Halloween coming up next week, I thought now would be a 
good time to discuss haunted houses.  Most people believe in 
ghosts or paranormal activity, but some do not.  For those that 
do not, it would never occur to them that the house they are 
buying is haunted.  For those who do believe, it is something that
they may not think of to ask when purchasing a home.

Buyer’s may think that this is something that would need to be
disclosed by the seller.  In fact, in the state of Connecticut, the
seller is only required to disclose material defects on the 
Property Condition Disclosure.  They also would not have to 
disclose if a murder, suicide, or any other criminal activity
has occurred on the property.  The buyer would have to ask
in order to find out, but there is always a chance that the seller 
will lie about it.

The best way to find out the history of a house to see if 
any haunting’s or criminal activity has occurred, is to do the
research yourself.  The buyer can google the address, talk to the
neighbor’s who have lived in the area for a long time or research
public records.  

Even after all of the research, there may not be a clear indication
if a house is haunted or not.  It is a very subjective topic and most
people do not discuss it for fear that other’s will think that they 
are “crazy”.

Buying new construction may be the best way to assure a house
is not haunted…unless it was built on an old burial ground!

Here are the links to all the new listings that have come 
on the market in the last 7 days:


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I’ll be back next week with all new listings.


Joyce Marshall

Joyce Marshall

Joyce Marshall is a real estate agent with Carey & Guarrera in Shelton, CT who is a specialist in residential home sales in and around the Shelton area.

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