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How can one research the death history of their house?

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Users can research the death history of their house on the website DiedInHouse.com. The website produces a report that contains the record of anyone who has died at a given address, as well as the cause of death. The report costs $11.99 as of 2015.

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How can one research the death history of their house?
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In most states, a death in a home does not have to be reported to potential buyers or renters, according to DiedInHouse.com. A disclosure of a death in a home, especially a violent death, can decrease a home's value and make it more difficult to sell.

Using an address, DiedInHouse.com searches millions of records to determine if a death has occurred at that location. The report may return information on whether or not a death occurred, the identity of the person who died, when the death occurred and the cause of death. The report may also provide a list of previous residents of the house and any history of criminal activity such as methamphetamine labs located at the house.

DiedInHouse.com uses some sources that individuals could search on their own without purchasing a report, including public records and news reports. The company also partners with private data search firms, giving them access to information that is not easily accessible in the public record.

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