It’s hard to get a good price for a home with a bad history.
Overseas, they are called ‘Stigma Homes’, where something terrible has happened in the past, usually a murder. Stigma homes – or ‘Murder Homes’ as they seem to be called in Australia – can be hard to sell – as at least one irate home-owner in Melbourne is discovering.
Every time likely buyers punch the address of Judy’s home into a search engine, they discover that, in 2008, a man bludgeoned his wife to death inside the home and then buried her in the back garden until the police dug her up a few weeks later. Such a discovery is enough to turn many buyers off.
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