Would you rent or buy the home of your dreams if a brutal murder had taken place there? What if you got to live there rent-free? Would you think twice if neighbors warned you that it was haunted?
I'm not sure it would matter. When I bought my house, I didn't know who lived here previously or what happened to them. While doing yardwork one day, I talked to a neighbor and found out that the previous owners were a family whose head of household died of natural causes. The remainder of the family lived there for quite a bit longer before they finally had to sell. Okay, I suppose if all other factors are roughly equal, I would choose the house where the murder did not take place.