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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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6833 Hunters Den Rd Hope Mills, NC 28348
$253,000
Subdivision: ROSLIN FARMS WEST
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,476
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
6/25/19
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603736
MLS
This better than new construction home offers all the features of new construction but already located in a well established community that is great for families! This popular Caviness & Cates floor...
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Address Withheld Fayetteville, NC 28306
$192,500
Subdivision: GRAYS CREEK VILLAS
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,718
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
6/25/19
Sold On
553918
MLS
-THE YATES PLAN FEATURES FOYER GREAT ROOM W/ FIREPLACE, KITCHEN W/ ISLAND AND DINING AREA DOWNSTAIRS. ALL BEDROOMS INCLUDING THE MASTER BEDROOM ARE UPSTAIRS. MASTER BATHROOM INCLUDES DOUBLE VANITY,...
$225,500
Subdivision: BAYWOOD VILLAGE
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2013
Year Built
2
Days on Site
554703
MLS
-Great open plan with 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths. 1st floor master. Formal, siting and breakfast area with chair rail and wainscot. Kitchen with custom made cabinets, SS appliances, granite countertops and...
$240,000
Subdivision: SAND HILL PRESERVE
3
Beds
3
Baths
2009
Year Built
2
Days on Site
609378
MLS
Charming home in desirable Gray Creek school district! 3 bed 3 bath with bonus room. This home boasts a large living room with vaulted ceilings. Open kitchen with stainless steel appliances and bar...
$217,900
Subdivision: COMMONS AT BRIDGEPORT
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
0.19
Acres
2019
Year Built
2
Days on Site
609540
MLS
Beautiful Northbrook is a two story home featuring covered front porch, large great room & dining area. Kitchen w/ granite counters, stainless steel appliances and plenty of cabinets looks into great...
$250,000
Subdivision: THE PARK AT SOUTHPARK
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2019
Year Built
2
Days on Site
609523
MLS
New Construction Great New Floor for the area. The Open first floor plan provides the openness from the family room to the dining area into the kitchen with large island. The first floor has a 1/2...
$250,000
Subdivision: THE PARK AT SOUTHPARK
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2019
Year Built
2
Days on Site
609525
MLS
.Open plan floor features a Great Kitchen with Granite and Island that opens into the large family room, the flex room can be used for a formal dining room or office area. The Over-sized master suite...
$230,000
Subdivision: THE PARK AT SOUTHPARK
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2019
Year Built
2
Days on Site
609527
MLS
Great New Floor Open first floor plan provides the openness from the kitchen that features island, granite counters, stainless steel appliances tile back splash and opens into the dining area,family...
$223,900
Subdivision: COMMONS AT BRIDGEPORT
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
0.29
Acres
2019
Year Built
2
Days on Site
609535
MLS
The Winston plan Features all the space you need for your growing family! Formal Dining off foyer & large family room w/ electric fireplace that is open to the well appointed kitchen. All bedrooms...
$224,900
Subdivision: COMMONS AT BRIDGEPORT
4
Beds
3
Baths
0.29
Acres
2019
Year Built
2
Days on Site
609516
MLS
The Palmetto Plan features all the space you need for your growing family! Formal Dining off foyer & large family room w/ electric fireplace. Well appointed kitchen looks into family & morning room....
$223,900
Subdivision: COMMONS AT BRIDGEPORT
4
Beds
3
Baths
0.19
Acres
2019
Year Built
2
Days on Site
609546
MLS
Enter the Raeburn from covered front porch into foyer w/ archway. Formal dining w/ arched opening into kitchen that looks into spacious family room & large breakfast area. Master & 2 additional...
$282,500
Subdivision: CAMDEN WOODS
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
0.23
Acres
2007
Year Built
2
Days on Site
609552
MLS
Stunning Ranch style home. 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bath. Great Room has stunning hardwood flooring and fireplace. Formal Dining room has Trey Ceiling. Spacious Kitchen has lots of storage, Granite...

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