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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187 Indigo Ave
Raeford, NC 28376
Sold
187 Indigo Ave Raeford, NC 28376
 
$235,000 ( $6,000 )
Subdivision: Wedgefield
BEDS
6
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2011
SOLD ON
10/17/18
MLS
540590
-Gorgeous 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home plus bonus with closet, could be 6th bedroom!Located on a cul-de sac. Large open kitchen with granite counters, tile backsplash and large pantry.Downstairs master...
231 Weston Woods St #332
Raeford, NC 28376
Sold
231 Weston Woods St #332 Raeford, NC 28376
 
$245,000
Subdivision: Wedgefield
BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2018
SOLD ON
10/17/18
MLS
548203
-Gorgeous 2 story home with island in kitchen and desk area. All bedrooms upstairs along with laundry. Master has 2 walk-in closets. Front and rear porches. Total Connect Security System by Holmes...
1420 Harvest Hill Ct #135
Fayetteville, NC 28314
1420 Harvest Hill Ct #135 Fayetteville, NC 28314
1 of 36
$219,000
Subdivision: Little River Farms
BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2014
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
550625
-YOUR SEARCH IS OVER!!! Better than new home in Little River Farms, Located on cul-de-sac with excellent open floor plan. 4 Beds, 2 Baths and 1 Half Bath. Large family room open to designer kitchen...
7024 Pope Cashwell Court
Hope Mills, NC 28348
7024 Pope Cashwell Court Hope Mills, NC 28348
1 of 36
$239,500
Subdivision: Cashwell Farms
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2008
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
550635
Fabulous home on 2.11 acre lot in cul-de-sac. Downstairs features great room with a fireplace, formal dining room and eat in kitchen. Upstairs is the master suite and 2 additional bedrooms with a...
3641 Ambition Rd #44
Fayetteville, NC 28306
3641 Ambition Rd #44 Fayetteville, NC 28306
 
$175,000
Subdivision: Lakeside At Snowhill
BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2007
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
550641
-Corner Lot! Large fenced yard! Move in ready! This home is truly a gem, and is ready for its new owners. Living room is semi open to kitchen and formal dining room. Kitchen has stainless steel...
330 Maplewood Drive
Sanford, NC 27332
330 Maplewood Drive Sanford, NC 27332
1 of 18
$329,990
Subdivision: Carolina Lakes
BEDS
5
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
550645
-Welcome to the remarkable Windsor home in the gated community of Carolina Lakes! New Construction with all the bells and whistles, plenty of space, and nice flat yard! Open floor plan features...
2736 Plum Ridge Rd #9
Fayetteville, NC 28306
2736 Plum Ridge Rd #9 Fayetteville, NC 28306
1 of 36
$255,000
Subdivision: Camden Woods
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2009
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
550656
-Awesome floor plan. Immaculate, ready for move-in custom kitchen, granite,stainless steel appliances, sun room, formal dining room, fenced back yard, storage shed.
3738 Glencourse Way #316
Fayetteville, NC 28311
3738 Glencourse Way #316 Fayetteville, NC 28311
1 of 3
$340,675
Subdivision: Stonegate
BEDS
5
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2019
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
550662
-STONEGATE $340,675! Custom home with third car garage that features 5BR, 4.5BA, open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, glamour bath, oversized tile shower, his/her WIC, sitting room in the master BR,...
130 Brummel Ct #375
Raeford, NC 28376
130 Brummel Ct #375 Raeford, NC 28376
 
$248,500
Subdivision: Wedgefield
BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
550673
-Gorgeous 2 story home with island in kitchen and desk area. All bedrooms upstairs along with laundry. Master has 2 walk-in closets. Front and rear porches. Total Connect Security System by Holmes...
1300 Cotten Rd
Sanford, NC 27330
1300 Cotten Rd Sanford, NC 27330
1 of 18
$224,500
Subdivision: Not In Subdivision
BEDS
3
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2008
ON SITE
1Day
MLS
550679
A quiet & peaceful setting to come home to everyday. 3.36 acres of serenity & seclusion close to town/shopping etc. & US Hwy 1. Off-frame modular home with stairs leading to unfin Bonus Room. Huge...
6513 Draycott Rd #145
Fayetteville, NC 28311
Sold
6513 Draycott Rd #145 Fayetteville, NC 28311
 
$287,900 ( $1,100 )
Subdivision: Fairfield Farms
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2007
SOLD ON
10/16/18
MLS
540432
Beautifully maintained "Custom" executive home with numerous special details and features! Hardwoods thru out except wet areas and upstairs bedrooms. Bright, open floor plan with high ceilings,...
Address Withheld
Raeford, NC 28376
Sold
Address Withheld Raeford, NC 28376
 
$329,000 ( $8,000 )
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2007
SOLD ON
10/16/18
MLS
544681
-LOOK NO FURTHER!!Beautiful Custom Built Home on 1.59 acres with a separate Guest Cottage.Custom finishes throughout!Gourmet Kitchen with Viking Appliances.Cathedral ceiling in Living/Dining area....

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