Halloween is around the corner, and with that comes lots of spooky stories. Haunted houses and ghosts are only the beginning, though. Today, housing inventory is low, and the pickings are slim — sometimes scary. More and more desperate homebuyers say they’ll move in with ghosts. While most may be willing the shack up with Slimer, some other aspects of homebuying are even more concerning.
Title agents are the “Ghostbusters” of real estate, ridding the home of things that go bump in the public record, known as title defects. Their investigative work through a professional title search helps uncover ghastly occurrences that could affect your ownership of a property. It’s essential to understand their work and how title insurance protects a lender, but more importantly, a homebuyer too.
We scoured the internet to find some frightening stories of multiple owners, hidden secrets in a home’s history, and odd occurrences that happened to real people. Homebuyers, beware; let these tales be a warning!