Real Estate where Really Awful Things Happened

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The house which was the site of the 1974 mass murders and inspired the movie "The Amityville Horror" is currently for sale. It has a waterfront location with beautiful views and includes a renovated boat house. But even if the price was a lot less than its current asking price... would you buy it?

The Sotheby's listing begins: For Sale: Pristine, Charming 3-Story, Waterfront Dutch Colonial Commanding Beautiful Views. The photos are lovely and its obviously been updated and has tons of room and great views. Even so, even if we had the money, we would never even consider buying a house that had something awful happen in it.

To be fair, for this particular house we wouldn't even be tempted because its not our style (and we couldn't touch the price with a 10 foot pole). But ... what if it were? Would that change things for those of you who (like us) say No Way? What if instead it was a charming cottage bungalow on the water with wisteria and a farmers porch. Would you forego the house of your dreams if it were the site of an awful crime? Even if you loved the home, could you live somewhere a murder was committed?

Images: Sotheby's International Realty