I have been spending the last few months focusing on getting my broker's license. I finished my last correspondence class just before leaving for D.C. but I wasn't in time to take the test before the end of the year. So, I'm taking my prep course today and tomorrow and will take my test on Friday.
A lot of stuff that is covered in the prep class is basically the same stuff that one learns in the principle courses one takes for a regular salesman license. So today we went over the basics and I learned something new about disclosures. I guess it's been covered before but it wasn't significant to me then.
A seller is required to disclose if her house has a ghost. All this time I was thinking that it was NOT required because I couldn't understand how a court could uphold a suit for damages since "ghosts" can't be "proven". I think it boils down to there being a stigma associated with the property.
This summer, I had a woman lease a property from me who was frantically trying to get out of her current home because it was haunted. She had a poltergeist. She had only been in her place for about 3 months. I'm not going to claim that I'm a great judge of character but I could tell, she wasn't lying.
A lot of people seem to want to come forward with their ghost stories.
My sister bought a house in the historic district in Arlington VA. I remember her telling me that she had bought the house from a recent widow who moved to a nursing home; they built the house in the 20's. My sister said the dead husband was visiting the house regularly. Both she and her husband felt his presence. About a year and a half ago he disappeared. My sister encountered a neighbor who told her that the wife has passed away and she thinks he left to join her.
Anyway, I'm totally fascinated by ghosts.