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If someone died in your home, would you really want to know?

One of the creators of a new website thinks you might and they're doing the homework for you.

Would you really want to know what has gone on inside the home you're living in? A new website is attempting to answer an eery question, has anyone died in your home and how?

Roy Condrey is the co-creator of diedinhouse.com. The website for a fee allows you to enter an address anywhere in the country and it will inform you whether someone has died in that home.

"Of course real estate says you should always disclose the truth and all of those things and a lot of laws say if you know, you should tell. But, no action can be taken against them for not telling," Condrey said.

"There are probably a hundred other things that I'd be a lot more concerned about."

Matt Farrell is a realtor. We wanted to find out whether it's something people want to know so we visited a home where 5 people were killed nearly 25 years ago.

"I'm guessing people die in their homes every day, so I'm not sure that's really a statistic that's all that interesting," Farrell said.

Elena Ortiz is good friends with the woman who lives in the home but declined to go on camera. She told us they've heard things when they've been in her friend's basement apartment.

"I hear like footsteps that somebody walked through the living room to the kitchen, but nobody is there," Ortiz said.

"There's that whole ghost aspect to it. If you're scared of ghosts or what have you or enjoy them, whichever one you choose. Then there's a second aspect, you may not believe in that, but you just don't want the stigma," Condrey said.

Remember, real estate agents do not have to disclose a home's history, like a death, if it doesn't affect its value even so, Ray Condrey says. "That is information that would impact my decision and it would impact many others decisions I believe."

Realtor Matt Farrell disagrees.

"At the end of the day the buyers are looking to see what the home could be for them and what they can do with it moving forward. And it's not so much about who the previous owner was," Farrell said.

The cost can vary for how many addresses you want to check however it is not a subscription. A single search is $12 whereas $30 searches can run you $270

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