Sunday, May 30, 2010

If you like Dutch Colonials, try the Amityville Horror House

If you want real estate on Long Island, check out the Amityville Horror House

In the market for real estate? Why not look into a three story, six bedroom, Dutch Colonial? There is also a swimming pool and a boat house. It’s located in a quaint Long Island suburb. It’s only a few minutes from the beach and the Atlantic Ocean. The asking price is pretty reasonable, only a cheeky $ 1.15 million. Oh, and it's the house where The Amityville Horror took place.

Article Resource: If you like Dutch Colonials, try the Amityville Horror House

The Amityville Horror

The book, The Amityville Horror, and later the film, are about the experiences of George and Kathy Lutz and their children. The couple got the vacant large Dutch Colonial on the cheap. The house had been where Robert DeFeo Jr murdered his entire family the year before. It cost the Lutzes just $ 80,000. You would never need payday loans to keep up with those payments. The house, according to the Lutzes, was either haunted or demon possessed, and they abandoned the home less than a month after moving in.

At the movies

A book was written about the Lutzes and their experiences the year after they moved out. The accuracy of the book, The Amityville Horror, has been in doubt for some time. That aside, a film was made in 1970, along with several sequels. Ryan Reynolds starred in the 2005 remake. The interesting thing is that the Lutzes left in 1976, and a new owner, James Cromarty, moved in the next year and lived there for a decade. According to him, "Nothing weird ever happened, except for people coming by because of the book and the movie."

Making a killing buying a home

This is something the National Association of Realtors probably won't tell you, but when a murder takes place at a residence, the bank or loan company holding the mortgage will list it for sale at rock bottom prices. They want to get rid of the home quietly and quickly. Oh, you think I’m full of it, right? See for yourself at HousingWatch.com. The only thing you have to ask yourself is if you're alright with knowing someone met a grisly end in your living room.

Sources

The Amityville Horror

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amityville_Horror

HousingWatch

http://www.housingwatch.com/2010/02/11/fate-of-a-murder-house/



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