“Lets Talk Real Estate! ” DISCLOSING A DEATH IN A HOME” July 13th, 2023

Mid Realty officeJarlynn Hyde


Some home buyers may have concerns or superstitions about purchasing a home where someone has passed away.  Most sellers know they are legally obligated to disclose physical defects, but that doesn’t necessarily apply to a death in the home.  In many cases, when someone passes away peacefully at home, there’s no legal obligation to disclose the information in most states.  However, there are exceptions, such as California, Alaska, and South Dakota.  Violent deaths are different, and many states require that murders be disclosed.  Keep in mind that regardless of the state, if the buyers asks whether a death has occurred, the seller is legally obligated to tell the truth.  Death in a home isn’t deciding factor for all buyers.  There are many aspects to buying and selling real estate that you may not be aware of, and as experienced real estate agents, we make it our business to be sure our clients and customers are kept informed of anything that may affect the sale or purchase of a home.  If you are thinking of buying or selling property, it is in your best interests to turn to the expertise of a professional.  “OUR SUCCESS HAS BEEN BUILT ONE SATISIFIED CUSTOMER AT A TIME.”

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