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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2900 Northbank Street #7
Fayetteville, NC 28306
2900 Northbank Street #7 Fayetteville, NC 28306
1 of 33
$364,000
Subdivision: Mariners Pointe
BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2009
ON SITE
1Day
MLS
553284
GORGEOUS STONE & FIBER CEMENT EXTERIOR, 4 BEDROOM,3 FULL BATH,1 BEDROOM DOWN WITH FULL BATH,MASTER WITH TUB AND TILED SHOWER,LARGE WALK IN CLOSET,HARDWOOD FLOORS,GOURMET KITCHEN,CUSTOM TRIM AND...
413 Edwinstowe Ave #9
Fayetteville, NC 28311
413 Edwinstowe Ave #9 Fayetteville, NC 28311
1 of 36
$239,900
Subdivision: Stonegate
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2007
ON SITE
1Day
MLS
553287
-Stunning home! This beauty offers 3 bedrm, 2.5 baths, large bonus room, HUGE great rm, formal dining & extra spacious kitchen! No carpet on 1st floor! Master bath features relaxing jetted tub! The...
2921 Hampton Ridge Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28311
2921 Hampton Ridge Rd Fayetteville, NC 28311
1 of 13
$355,000
Subdivision: Kings Grant
BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2015
ON SITE
1Day
MLS
553307
-HOME SWEET HOME! Look no further. Move in ready home in well established subdivision. 4 bedroom 2.5 bath. All bedrooms are located upstairs, away from all your entertaining downstairs. Where you're...
380 Legends Drive, #25
Raeford, NC 28376
Sold
380 Legends Drive, #25 Raeford, NC 28376
 
$214,900
Subdivision: The Legends
BEDS
5
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2018
SOLD ON
12/13/18
MLS
538572
-Awesome Ranch home to accommodate a large or growing family on a huge lot! No city taxes! This home features 5 bedrooms with 3 full Baths. Open family room, large kitchen with eat-in area & Study...
289 Weston Woods #347
Raeford, NC 28376
Sold
289 Weston Woods #347 Raeford, NC 28376
 
$242,500 ( $2,500 )
Subdivision: Wedgefield
BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2018
SOLD ON
12/13/18
MLS
546299
-Gorgeous 2 story home w/ island in the kitchen and desk area. All bedroom upstairs along with laundry. Master has 2 WI closets. Front and rear porches. Granite in kitchen, tile back splashes,...
4728 Ritson Lane #58
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Sold
4728 Ritson Lane #58 Fayetteville, NC 28306
 
$249,900
Subdivision: Peartree West
BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2018
SOLD ON
12/13/18
MLS
546468
The Drayton CC2325 - This beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath floor plan features an open kitchen to great room layout with the great room being prewired for surround sound, making it perfect for...
140 Bristle Oaks Drive #2
Raeford, NC 28376
140 Bristle Oaks Drive #2 Raeford, NC 28376
1 of 36
$272,700
Subdivision: Birkland
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2013
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
553241
Amazing home on over an acre lot w/2 master suites!Spacious open flr plan w/family rm w/built-in's open to kitchen w/granite counter,tile backsplash, SS appliances & dining area w/bay window.Wood...
5907 Daybrook #309
Fayetteville, NC 28314
Open House
5907 Daybrook #309 Fayetteville, NC 28314
1 of 36
$215,000
Subdivision: The Bluff At Treyburn
BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2012
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
553243
-Marvelous two story home with 4 bed/2.5 baths and great curb appeal! Has stainless steel appliances with gorgeous granite countertops. Updated cabinets in the kitchen. Living room and eat in kitchen...
155 Rachel Rd. #9
Fayetteville, NC 28311
155 Rachel Rd. #9 Fayetteville, NC 28311
 
$219,950
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2019
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
553246
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2135 Stafford Drive (Lot 58) #58
Fayetteville, NC 28314
2135 Stafford Drive (Lot 58) #58 Fayetteville, NC 28314
 
$227,500
Subdivision: Highcroft
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2017
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
553251
THE MOORE FLOOR PLAN B H&H HOMES IS A BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM,2.5 BATHROOM HOME.IT HAS A LITTLE OVER 2,000 SQUARE FEET AND OFFERS AN OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH A FAMILY ROOM AND CASUAL DINING AREA.ALL OF THE...
81 Countess Ct #129
Cameron, NC 28326
81 Countess Ct #129 Cameron, NC 28326
1 of 35
$180,000
Subdivision: Yorkshire Plant
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2011
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
553255
-Well maintained Freshly Painted Move-In Ready home,features Brightly Lit GreatRoom Gas FP, Hardwood Floors in Living Rm & Formal Dining Rm. Stainless Steel Appliances, Lrg Laundry Room. Go Upstairs...
2248 Mannington Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Sold
2248 Mannington Drive Fayetteville, NC 28306
 
$325,000
Subdivision: Village At Rockfish
BEDS
5
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2018
SOLD ON
12/12/18
MLS
548974
2018 Idea House! Offers considered beginning Oct. 8. TRULY ONE-OF-A-KIND HOME. Home features lighting, fixtures, flooring that showcase its uniqueness and custom design. Kitchen opening to the family...

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