Would You Knowingly Rent Jeffrey Dahmer's Home

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Would You Rent or Buy Jeffrey Dahmer's  Home


Tonight on the national news, a segment about Jeffrey Dahmer's childhood home is on the market  for rent in July 2016 during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Ohio. 

Jeffrey Dahmer, a convicted serial killer, now deceased, used to live in a home built in 1952 in the city of Bath, Ohio and is 25 miles from Cleveland. This was his family home and the remains of his first victim was found in the woods behind this home.

The owner was renting the house for $8,000 for the month of July. In the past hour, the ad was removed and a new one appeared for $10,000. 

The home was purchased in 2005 for $295,000 and the new owner has been renovating it. It is a 2,170 SF home with 3 Bed/2Bath, 2 acres, a pond, and backs up to the National Forest. The home is on the market for $297,000. The insides look very nice and what a great secluded area.

Is this a 'Stigmatized' home? Yes, it is and apparently the history of the home was disclosed when it was sold. Though the crimes occurred more than 3 years ago and Dahmer was sentenced in 1992 but since this was a highly publicized case and had numerous victims, the history of this home will probably be disclosed for many years.

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Comments (7)

Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It would bother me and I wouldn't be interested. I like good karma not a negative environment or thoughts.

Apr 01, 2016 01:19 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    You will always be reminded of the  brutal killings / cannibalization committed by a demoniac on that property, and elsewhere.

   No, thanks.

Apr 01, 2016 01:19 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I suspect it will always be a stimgatized home that will create issues for buyers or renters. A former celebrity owner is one thing. A serial killer, well quite another. And no doubt everyone knows so it's not likely to fade away into obscurity

Apr 01, 2016 01:30 PM
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Worse yet was the commercial exploitation and various attempts to sell Dahmer's apartment building in Milwaukee as a tourist attraction. The building was eventually torn down in 1992.

Apr 01, 2016 01:37 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor . I probably would not. I would want a property that is full of love and light.

Apr 01, 2016 06:18 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I would not rent it . But I am sure it will be rented out during the convention.

Apr 01, 2016 08:49 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good mornin.  on this one ' no' would be the better answer. M

Apr 01, 2016 09:40 PM