By Tom Henderson • Staff Writer • 

Real estate listing has troubled history

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Seriously? People are blaming the house for its previous owners' crimes? What's the purpose of making sure everyone knows the "history of the property"? Beyond insuring that no one else suffers the trauma of--walking through an empty house?

This isn't American Horror Story. This whole article is ridiculous. Although the thing about the well is good to know. I was interested myself until I got to "no bank financing". Hopefully the end result of this nonse.nse article will be someone seeing a good deal they otherwise might have overlooked. And, you know, making sure it doesn't turn into an abandoned property that never sells and ends up back in the paper for being an eyesore or a fire hazard.

The lister ought to take down the chandelier, though. That's not going to help anything.


Might not hurt to paint over the obscenity too?

Christmas has Talons

The evil that permeates that home should be disclosed if you do not believe places can store evil actions then take a trip to Gettysburg or the Arden forest in Germany where past actions wrap the area like Saran wrap.
If it doesn't bother some people then great they can submit an offer but be fair to buyers and disclose.


Definitely paint over the obscenity. It's like they want the place to stay empty.

I can't believe this needs to be said, but this scenario is actually completely different from a battlefield where thousands fought and died in prolonged and bloody combat, leaving everything from bullets to buttons to their very teeth and bones behind in the soil. It's also been fully disclosed, in the notices on the door, in the local papers (HELLO), and online.

Mr. Scales saying he doesn't want anyone to "go through what I went through" is melodramatic nonsense. What he "went through" was a 2000 square foot, 3 bed, 2 bath house with water problems, on 28 acres of wooded land. If the history that was fully disclosed (always read the paperwork that the feds nail to the door, is rule one of real estate buying) and freely available online turned him off from buying, that's fine. It's his call. But to compare his experience of viewing a home for sale to some great trauma, like the one the child victims experienced, for instance, or to use your example, soldiers in a major war, is insulting to the children, their parents, readers of The News Register, and soldiers, both active and veterans, everywhere.

Dude made a wasted trip to Carlton. That's his big trauma. He needs to get a grip.


Mr. Scales needs to grow up before he sues for emotional distress.
He's the one who jumped on a too-good-to-be-true deal.


P.S. It's spelled Ardennes.


"Scales said he assumed the property was listed as the result of a bank foreclosure."

Another buyer looking for a steal. It's well known that foreclosures are fraught with issues, delays and financing problems. "Cash Only" is the biggest clue....either the property isn't financeable or it's owned by an entity other than a the feds. The property is still a good deal for someone with the intestinal fortitude to see it though...this is if they want it bad enough. The broker did what he was supposed to do. Mr. Scales sounds typical of "deal" shopper that wants everything for nothing...including a "good vibe." Paint, new carpet and some remodeling and it's good as new. It's history is only an issue if you let it be.

Christmas has Talons

I can't speak to Mr. Scales motivations but aside from whatever his ideas were it's important to disclose major things that have happened in a home. When I sold my home in California thirty years ago I disclosed that my spouse died in our home. It may be of no consequence to some but they should be able to decide what they feel they can live with.
Having children and molested and trafficked in a home is no small thing I can't even fathom how someone could see it any differently. I remember a story the NR did on some girls who had been abused, rape and molested in the mushroom structure at Airport park and how that place held such back memories they had PTSD just returning there.

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