1413 Pearl
Posted by Kacey (+3153) 9 years ago
I see this house is for sale again. I hope the realtors do the truth thing and tell any potential buyers about what happened there.
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Posted by Levi and Destiny (+174) 9 years ago
Well it happens to be my cousins house!! And as we all know what happened there and are all sickened by it, do we need to ruin the possibility of it selling? It still can be a home, others have lived in there since and before him! There are other homes in this town that people have lost their lives in does it make them unlivable? Do we really expect a real estate agent to tell the story of a home!! Both homes I've bought I had to find the history myself! ~destiny~
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 9 years ago
I don't think past tragedies (I'm gleaning... since I don't know the events) are considered part of what a Realtor must divulge, legally, are they?

"Truth" in what sense?
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Posted by Kacey (+3153) 9 years ago
According to law they don't have to disclose anything that happened more than three years ago unless they want to. I just know that I'd want to know if I were buying it.
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1910) 9 years ago
Before I but 1413 Pearl, what happened there?
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Posted by Ms Dinger (+192) 9 years ago
Kacey, since you are concerned, why dont you tell us what happend???
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14239) 9 years ago
Let me guess... there were oysters in the basement.
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Posted by Tracy P. (+91) 9 years ago
I don't know what happened there, but I would want to know, especially if it had anything to do with death. I believe in spirits and ghosts though and that would just be eary to me. Guess I should stop watching ghost hunters. LOL
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Posted by Kacey (+3153) 9 years ago
A dead baby was found in the basement. The mother was sent to prison. It's all a matter of public record.
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Posted by Levi and Destiny (+174) 9 years ago
Hence, home buyers should do background checks themselves? I would think so!!
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Posted by Tina Bean (+421) 9 years ago
Wow you are something else.
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Posted by Denise Selk (+1664) 9 years ago
I would wager that a good chunk of houses in Miles City have had someone die within the walls, and for your information, the first person to purchase the house after the tragedy had the house blessed.

Why are you drudging up something that happened a decade ago?
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+10021) 9 years ago
Good grief! How ridiculous can you be! You are aware that people used to die at home all the time! Joseph Farnum died in the house I grew up in. He died of pneumonia in 1923. Does that mean my great great aunt shouldn't have bought the house in 1928 and all those years my family has lived and still lived there was a mistake?!?!

This sort of stupidity really sets me off. As a historian, I know that people die. In fact, I am pretty sure that EVERYBODY dies. And houses have people die in them and live in them and be born in them and eat lunch in them and NONE OF THAT MATTERS.

My advice before buying a house? Check to see that the roof, electrical, plumbing, heating etc. are in good shape and don't worry if some dust mites once passed to life eternal under the front hall carpet.
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Posted by Tina Bean (+421) 9 years ago
It is really sad to me that there are friends and family of this woman that are on here. I understand that people have a right to their own opinions, however I find it sad that the families get drug into peoples ignorance. They have to live with this event every day and just when they think maybe they can lead a normal life someone has to bring it up again. Fact of life I know...still sad.

I really struggled with what to write here if anything, and maybe others should have the same struggle before their hot little fingers hit those keys and they put something out there that can't ever be taken back.
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Posted by Ms Dinger (+192) 9 years ago
Well said Amorette
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Posted by momofthree (+312) 9 years ago
Go away Kacey.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6171) 9 years ago
This is the weirdest thread yet. I think Kacey needs her arteries cleaned out.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+14053) 9 years ago
If Sarah Palin had died in the basement, Kacey would be paying ten grand over the asking.
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Posted by Bruce Helland (+592) 9 years ago
Some people with an axe to grind may think they are sharpening it when really all they are doing is dulling their minds.
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1910) 9 years ago
When my family moved to Miles City, the house we moved into had suffered many atrocities, and even more when we got there.
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Posted by Meriah Joy (+513) 9 years ago
I agree that just about every house in Miles City (unless brand new!) has some kind of "bad history". This does not mean that they are not good houses, just some bad things have happened there. If you need a GOOD house to buy, then check out the foundation, electrical, heating, roof, etc...and leave the history up to those people that want to know.
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Posted by dudemeister (+91) 9 years ago
Amen. If you are gonna buy a house, look at what it has to offer. If it turns out to be like Amityville, check with Amorette on the history, she seems to know this stuff or move.

Sorry for those who knew of the tragedy & had to think about it again.
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Posted by Cory Cutting (+1278) 9 years ago
Amorette, I think I told you this story before, but when I was about a 3rd grader, I do not believe your house was "in use". We used to stand on each other's backs and peer into the door window and every one of us little kiddies thought the house was haunted. We used to swear a ghost rocked in a rocker in the upstairs bay window. I remember very vividly running home and telling my parents over lunch that we all saw a ghost in the window. My very sweet sister (who was quite a bit older than me) even went with me so I could show her. Every time I drive by your house I chuckle to myself about all of that. Man, a child's imagination is wonderful!

Just so you know.... your house had a history! But you knew that...
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Posted by C.Kee (+370) 9 years ago
A house is simply that - a house. A home has a complete different definition. Good luck to whomever makes 1413 their new home.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3718) 9 years ago
If Sarah Palin had died in the basement, Kacey would be paying ten grand over the asking.


Thank you Gunnar. I was trying to figure out what the snarky comment was for this thread and coming up dry.
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 9 years ago
According to law they don't have to disclose anything that happened more than three years ago...



Kacey, that's not what I asked. I asked if the tragedy you're referring to is one of the things Montana State law requires to be disclosed? Time limit or terms wasn't my question.

I'd make a point that you probably are, once again, off base but I think every post prior to mine has already done so?
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Posted by Bill Freese (+473) 9 years ago
Still, the construction industry could use a shot in the arm. If, as a culture, we decided to abandon every house that had a tragedy in it...
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 9 years ago
...frat houses alone would keep the construction industry going in that case.

[This message has been edited by Dan Mowry (11/3/2010)]
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+10021) 9 years ago
Cory, there are still kids who avoid my house on Halloween! I usually have fewer trick-or-treaters than the neighbors. Which, since I am a chocolate fiend, is not necessarily a bad thing.
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Posted by dmbohlman (+16) 9 years ago
Is your house on Dickinson and Lake? I was absolutely terrified of that house growing up.. That is the only "haunted house" that i was spooked of when I was a kid. I bet it is actually a pretty cool house. Although back then, it reminded me of the house from Nightmare on Elm St so much that I would cross the street every time I walked past it to Lincoln..
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Posted by Gail (+40) 9 years ago
As a family member of the person convicted of the crime, it does not bother me for someone to talk about the event, but it does bother the children, which 2 of the 3 of them are now adults. They have had to grow up without their mother, 2 of them without their dads. No kid should ever have to go through what they have. Even though the support system that they have has been great, their lives still are affected by the gossip (true or not) of some people that bring up stupid crap like this thread.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4454) 9 years ago
Kacey, if I decide to become really concerned about weird things, should I let you know so we don't waste our collective energy being concerned about the same things? I think everyone is better served if we're concerned about a greater range if issues. What are your thoughts on pregnant women in public?
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Posted by Russell Bonine (+239) 9 years ago
What are your thoughts on pregnant women in public?



I don't think it necessary to ask them if they have been busy!
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Posted by Julie (+413) 9 years ago
I wish I was as perfect as Kacey.
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