We learned something a little bit creepy the other day about our new house.
No, no one was murdered in it! But if that's what you were thinking, you're not too far off.
A little background info: we are buying a house that is 5 years old. It's in a very small neighborhood (I think there are a total of 14 houses) with one street and a cul-de-sac at the end. The builder that built the house we are buying still lives in our neighborhood. Our house has a full security system on it, to include a camera that hooks up to a computer to show us who is at the front door. After speaking with several of the neighbors, we have learned that the previous owner of the house we're about to buy was a bit....paranoid. He and his family kept to themselves and were rarely seen except when going back and forth to work. In addition, he owns his own mason business (I think that's what it was) and did some of the work in several of the houses in the neighborhood, so he knew all of the builders and the developer.
We didn't think much of any of it, but then we learned something a few days ago from our real estate agent. It turns out that there may have been a reason why the previous homeowner was a bit paranoid.....
Several years ago (not sure exactly when this all took place), when the development was still new, the original developer and one of the builders had some sort of falling out. It got to the point where the developer told the builder to stay off of his property and never go on it again. The developer happened to live in the house directly across the street from the house we are building.
Apparently one day, the builder showed up at the developer's house when the developer was not home. The developer's son, however, was home that day, and he called his dad when he saw the builder on the property. The developer instructed his son that he was on his way home and then he called the police to tell them he was on his way to his property to shoot the builder!
Unfortunately, the developer beat the police to his property, and when he arrived, he shot the builder right in-between the eyes.....and killed him!
Right there.....across the street from our new house.
Now I get to think about that every time I look out my front window........oh boy.
Currently, we don't know who is living in the developer's old house. The developer was tried and convicted of murder and is currently in jail. We don't know what happened to the builder's family. All we know is that the guy that previously owned our house and knew them both, had a security camera installed on the front door.
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