The Washington Post has an interesting piece about a home in Washington, D.C. going on the market for $3.25 million after a brutal quadruple homicide occurred there earlier this year, and, more broadly, about what happens to houses in which someone has been murdered. Often they have to lower their prices below market value to overcome "the stigma," as brokers refer to it. But just as often, buyers are unfazed in the face of a good deal. And it's not difficult to see both sides of it—on the one hand, houses aren't cheap and a deal is a deal. On the other, it must be mentally taxing to keep thinking about whatever horrible thing happened inside your own house.
· 'Murder houses': The haunting final chapter in true-crime stories [Washington Post]