‘Stigmatized’ homes can be bargains

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Inman Connect San Francisco, Jul 16-20, 2018

Editor's note: The following story excerpt is republished with permission of AOL Real Estate. See the entire article, "Jeffrey Dahmer, Andrea Yates, the Lemp Family: Life Inside Homes Where Grisly Deaths Took Place." By KRISANNE ALCANTRA The handsome, Spanish-style home on the corner of Beachcomber Lane and Sea Lark Road in Houston couldn't look any more idyllic. With its charming brick exteriors, and leafy, tree-flanked lawn, the cozy three-bedroom property is picture perfect.But behind its pretty doors lies a gruesome past. It's where 37-year-old mom Andrea Yates drowned her five children -- including her 6-month-old daughter -- in a bathtub in 2001. Yates was later convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.Three years later, a man named Peter Muller purchased the house -- which had, unsurprisingly, become a neighborhood "attraction" -- and has been living there ever since. Unlike many house hunters who are uneasy about purchasing a stig...