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Is My Home Haunted?

When Halloween is mentioned, we think of grinning jack-o-lanterns and little ghouls scouring their neighborhoods,  trick or treating.  Our children celebrate this ghost time with darling costumes and fantasies of Fairies, Witches, Super Heroes and all kinds of FUN personal alternative personas. However, it wasn’t always about pumpkins and candy.  Halloween dates back to ancient times and was celebrated differently than the way we do today.

For example the Celts believed that on the night before the New Year, the boundary between the living and the dead became blurred. The Samhian on the night of October 31st, when the dead supposedly returned to walk the earth. Ghosts were thought to cause trouble and damage crops and enable the Druids and Celtic priests, to predict the future. To commemorate Samhain, the Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where people gathered to sacrifice crops and animals.

Well since we are speaking real estate here, how can you learn the history of your haunted home? How can you find out who lived or died on the property before you owned it or lived in it? It helps to know a friendly real estate agent or title company employee if you want to get the distant past history of your haunted land. Or better yet, talk to the neighbors, sometimes they know more than anyone.

A title company can run a title search and get what is called the “chain of title” for you. That will tell you much more than a property profile or the county records, which often go back only about 10 years. A chain of title can go way, way back-as far as Mexican or Spanish land grants in our area.

Sometimes the chain of title will also include, death certificates, so you’ll know if anyone died on the land or in the house. But don’t expect this to be absolutely perfect- no guarantees here! BOO!!!!

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$198,800
Subdivision: CAROLINA TRACE
3
Beds
2
Baths
0.2
Acres
2018
Year Built
1
Days on Site
613676
MLS
This home is Immaculate! Sitting on a Cul-De-Sac w/privacy. Seller added upgrades galore! 3 BD's Split floor-plan offers, Hardwoods in all common areas, including Master & Large Guest room. Kitchen...
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352 Fairfax Dr Sanford, NC 27332
$186,000
Subdivision: PITTMAN CROSSING
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,506
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
8/16/19
Sold On
606949
MLS
A well-designed, functional floorplan that has been so well maintained and shows like a new home. The large, vaulted ceiling family room features a gas log fireplace, a pre-wired space for flat...
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1705 Harrington (Lot 252) Rd Fayetteville, NC 28306
$269,000
Subdivision: VILLAGE AT ROCKFISH
5
Beds
3
Baths
3,145
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
8/16/19
Sold On
604168
MLS
THE CL-3145 PLAN FEATURES GREAT ROOM W/ FIREPLACE, KITCHEN W/ BREAKFAST AREA, FORMAL DINING ROOM W/ COFFERED CEILING, STUDY AND GUEST BEDROOM DOWNSTAIRS. ALL REMAINING BEDROOMS AND LOFT ARE LOCATED...
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2924 Eagle Crest Ln Fayetteville, NC 28306
$289,900
Subdivision: SURREY MEADOWS
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,580
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
8/16/19
Sold On
607752
MLS
Beautiful open concept ranch style home with architectural details located in the Jack Britt High School District. Featuring extensive Hardwood Flooring, Formal Dining Room with Vaulted Ceiling,...
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939 Montrose Rd Raeford, NC 28376
$223,170
Subdivision: CHARLOTTE PINES
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,000
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
8/16/19
Sold On
553812
MLS
-HH Homes, The "Kent" B-2 Brick features a 2-story Family Room, large Kitchen with Island, and eat-in area. First floor laundry room and first floor Master Bedroom. Master Bedroom has a trey ceiling,...
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3145 Hunting Lodge Rd Fayetteville, NC 28306
$251,810
Subdivision: PEARTREE WEST
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,548
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
8/16/19
Sold On
609821
MLS
-H&H Hatteras Plan features covered front porch, 2 story foyer, study, formal dining, spacious kitchen with breakfast nook that opens into family room. Kitchen boasts granite, island, plenty of...
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67 Starboard Bay Sanford, NC 27332
$286,000
Subdivision: CAROLINA LAKES
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,886
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
8/16/19
Sold On
610430
MLS
Ok folks..Make this your 1st stop into the gated community of Carolina Lakes..It will be your last! This gorgeous home is nestled on a dead end st where pride in homeownership is evident throughout....
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265 Apache Trl Sanford, NC 27332
$251,000
Subdivision: SUMMERLIN
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,416
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
8/16/19
Sold On
610586
MLS
This modern Farm House will leave you speechless. Experience the difference of Precision Custom as soon as you walk in. Gorgeous wood laminate flooring throughout main living area, beautiful ceramic...
$274,890
Subdivision: CYPRESS LAKES
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
0.46
Acres
2019
Year Built
2
Days on Site
613617
MLS
New Construction in Cypress Lakes Golf Community!! Wonderful two story home with master bedroom downstairs. Open floor plan with a great kitchen and formal dining room. Master bedroom has trey...
$230,000
Subdivision: THE PINNACLE@CYPRESS LAKES
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2017
Year Built
2
Days on Site
613367
MLS
This fabulous home in the very desirable The Pinnacle at Cypress Lakes subdivision. It has everything that you are looking for in a home. Let's start with; it has the 3rd garage, great for a...
$196,000
Subdivision: RIVER GLEN
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2017
Year Built
2
Days on Site
613274
MLS
RIVERGLEN(1541V)-Talk about Home Ownership Pride! This home has been so well loved and maintained your gonna think it is new construction! Bonus-its only 3 years old! Located in gorgeous River Glen...
$279,000
Subdivision: INVERNESS
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2007
Year Built
2
Days on Site
613351
MLS
Take advantage of this great opportunity to own this wonderful move-in ready 3Bedroom/2.5Bath ranch home on a cul de sac in the popular Inverness subdivision in north Fayetteville with a large Bonus...

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