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    • MSE Sam M
    • By MSE Sam M 11th Oct 16, 1:38 PM
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    MoneySaving Poll: Would you live at a murder scene to bag a house price discount?
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:38 PM
    MoneySaving Poll: Would you live at a murder scene to bag a house price discount? 11th Oct 16 at 1:38 PM
    Poll started 11 October 2016

    Would you live at a murder scene to bag a house price discount?

    Last year a North London flat sold at a £100,000 discount to similar properties because a serial killer committed his murders there. We want to test your attitudes to prior property history.

    In which circumstances would you NEVER buy, even at a big discount?



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    • scotsbob
    • By scotsbob 12th Oct 16, 12:08 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:08 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 12:08 AM
    Many years ago I shared a student flat in which a famous murder had taken place. We regularly had TV companies, journalists, authors etc. coming round.
    It provided a regular source of income as they always gave us a fee for the inconvenience.
    • rhialwencomp
    • By rhialwencomp 12th Oct 16, 4:18 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 4:18 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 4:18 AM
    The known criminal kind of depends what they did, and the drugs den depends on how long ago it was.

    Either one I'd only be concerned about in case of people thinking the previous occupants were still there.
    • tain
    • By tain 12th Oct 16, 11:54 AM
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    • #4
    • 12th Oct 16, 11:54 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 11:54 AM
    Is there anywhere we can find these corrupted properties? We could really do with a bargain!
    • 999pez
    • By 999pez 12th Oct 16, 1:14 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 1:14 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 1:14 PM
    Yep. We bought our current home after the husband had strangled his wife in the house. Needless to say the estate agent didn't tell us about it, but we did know before we bought it.
    That was in 1997 and we're still here, and still no sign of her ghost...
    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 12th Oct 16, 1:56 PM
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    • #6
    • 12th Oct 16, 1:56 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 1:56 PM
    No I could not.
    • looby28
    • By looby28 12th Oct 16, 3:09 PM
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    • #7
    • 12th Oct 16, 3:09 PM
    discounted house.
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    • 12th Oct 16, 3:09 PM
    my parents bought their house which I grew up in. my dad died in his bedroom 9 years ago and 4 years ago my mum died and I bought my sister share of the house.


    so I now live in the house and sleep in the bedroom where my father passed away. do I enjoy this house, yes as it makes me feel safe and secure. however I wouldn't like to live in a haunted house or in an area which would make me feel insecure.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 12th Oct 16, 10:27 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 10:27 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 10:27 PM
    I'd be willing to pay extra!
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 13th Oct 16, 11:11 AM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 11:11 AM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 11:11 AM
    "Would you live at a murder scene to bag a house price discount?"

    Well I'd want them to clear the bodies and stuff first.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • happyinflorida
    • By happyinflorida 15th Oct 16, 6:00 PM
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    I answered this completely wrong - I thought it was "which one would you be willing to live in" lol
    • plebeian
    • By plebeian 16th Oct 16, 10:38 PM
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    People are still scared of mobile phone masts? Did they not get the memo?
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