The suspected Golden State Killer was arrested two weeks ago. This man is said to be responsible for more than 50 rapes and 12 murders throughout California. It’s crazy to think about the path of terror this monster blazed for so many years. Well, let’s talk about him, but from a real estate angle.
Take a Quick Survey: I thought it would be interesting to do a quick survey to gauge public perception. If the Golden State Killer’s house was listed for sale, what sort of price discount if any would you expect to see? Vote below or HERE, and I’ll publish results in two weeks.
Real Estate History: It’s sobering to think that Joseph James DeAngelo, the accused killer (aka East Area Rapist), was pursuing the “American dream” of home ownership all while destroying people’s lives. Here’s a history of his real estate happenings:
- 1980: Bought a house for $77,000.
- 1993: Refinance
- 2003: Refinance
- 2012: Refinance
The Golden State Killer’s Neighborhood: If you wondered what homes are selling for in the accused killer’s neighborhood, here’s a graph. The neighborhood is a well-kept area of Citrus Heights. I’ve seen a few national media outlets report the alleged killer lives in a luxurious community, but that’s not true.
Dorothea Puente House: While we’re on the subject of mass-murderers in Sacramento, let’s talk about the duplex where seven bodies were discovered on F St in Sacramento in the late 80s compliments of Dorothea Puente. She lured victims to her “boarding” home, drugged and buried them, and then cashed their social security checks. This property has sold four times in the past, which is interesting as a case-study in terms of detrimental property conditions.
I look forward to more conversation in a couple of weeks. Thanks for voting in the survey above too. Fame and real estate can be complex and it’s definitely something to keep on the radar for this situation.
Questions: Would you buy this house? What advice would you give to a prospective buyer? I’d love to hear your take.