I’ve lived in my current house for 13 years. During that time, there’s a certain set of houses that are up for sale every few years. In some cases it’s been months since the for sale sign came down.
For a while I blamed the economy. Bad prices. Maybe even lost jobs.
Compounding matters, I know I live in a transient state where most folks only come for 3-5 years before moving on.
But these homes have a shorter life span than that. One house has been on the market and sold for 9 years out of the 13.
Something odd is going on there.
Given that I’m a writer, I’ve come up with my own ideas. My favorite is that the house is haunted and about the year mark after creepy signs, some disembodied voice tells them to get out. And they do.
Option 2, the house just doesn’t like them. And so it causes the families to fight and bicker until they just can’t take it anymore and split up, forcing them to sell the house. This is what my mom calls Sour land.
Option 3, the house is an attention whore causing things to constantly break thereby bankrupting the owners and forcing them to sell.
Which option is your favorite or do you have one to share?
Until next time.