It’s that time again when the weather cools and pumpkins start popping up on everyone’s front porch. That’s right Halloween is here!
When you think of Halloween, you think of creepy things and nothing is creepier than the thought of someone dying in your home.
If you read by previous blog post, Death, Meth, and Guns: 3 Things Every Home Seller in California Must Disclose, you know that a home seller in California must disclose if someone has died in the house within 3 years ago. But, what about all of those other years? So a home seller can just wait four years, then this is no longer material fact, and the unsuspecting home buyer picks up a home where poor, old aunt Gertrude passed away in four years ago? In theory, yes.
Fear not. We are in the information age, remember? So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that an enterprising company came up with a website to help people find out if someone died in a house.
The website is DiedInHouse.com. As website names go, it gets high marks for clarity.
According to the site…
“DiedInHouse.com is the first of its kind, web-based service that helps you find out if anyone has died at any valid US address.”
Users go to DiedInHouse.com, enter an address, and for $11.99, you instantly get a report on the home. Every DiedInHouse.com report includes the following information:
- Death at the Address and any Details
- Names of Associated People
- The Vitality Status of Associated People
- Cause of Death (if available)
- Deceased Information
- Reported Meth Activity
- Reported Fire Incidents
This website was founded in 2013 by a software development company based in Chapin, South Carolina. The Died in House™ service is the first of its kind; it provides users with death records associated to a specific address. Their system searches over 118 million records and that number is growing daily. This company is not only focusing on increasing the quantity of data it gathers, but also increasing the age of the data. Currently, the Died in House™ system contains data for all 50 states and they are working on making this service available in other countries.
So if you’re tired of eating candy or dressing up in questionable costumes, try running reports on DiedinHouse.com for some Halloween fun. Who knows, maybe someone died in your home?
Bwa ha ha ha!