Priscilla Nieto McDonald

Priscilla Nieto McDonald

Assoc. Broker, GRI, CRS, ABR, SRES

RE/MAX ACTION REALTY

Mobile:
215-962-8173
Office:
215-358-1100
Email Me
Priscilla Nieto McDonald

Priscilla Nieto McDonald

Assoc. Broker, GRI, CRS, ABR, SRES

RE/MAX ACTION REALTY

Mobile:
215-962-8173
Office:
215-358-1100
Email Me

Would you want to buy a Haunted House?

 So… does the Seller have to disclose that his house is HAUNTED?  What if a house has had a gruesome murder/suicide in its history?  In    2006, a man shot and killed his wife and himself inside his house. The gruesome event was highly publicized in the local media and on the        internet. That same year, the house was purchased at an auction by a couple, Joseph and Kathleen Jacono for $450,000 after learning of the  horrendous event. They made a few repairs and sold the house to Janet Milliken 9 months later for $610,000. 

However, they never disclosed that history their buyer.  A few weeks after purchasing the house, one of the new neighbors gave Ms Milliken the  whole scoop.  She was considerably upset, since she never would have bought the house had she known. She took the Jaconos to court and won, but when the sellers appealed; the judgment was overturned by the PA Supreme Court.  The higher court ruled that the “occurrence of a tragic event inside a house does not affect the quality of the real estate, which is what seller disclosure duties are intended to address" and they were not required to disclose this history.   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/milliken-v-jacono-home-seller-not-requ-28469/

If you get the creeps just thinking about living in a house where someone died; ask the Seller before you enter into a contract.  Or talk to the neighbors.  You could learn a lot, including that you do or don’t like your potential neighbors!  It may take a little time, but it could save you a lot of grief, aggravation and money, of course.

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Priscilla Nieto McDonald is an Associate Broker and Certified Broker Appraiser.  She started in real estate buying, fixing up, renting and selling investment property with her husband; then she made real estate her professional career.  Over the years, her clients have referred her to their friends and family members so that she has helped people through every state of life:  first-time Buyers, move-up Sellers and Buyers, downsizing Sellers and Executors of Estates. She is referred by estate and divorce Attorneys and Financial Advisors who have clients needing an experienced and compassionate negotiator.  Today, many of her first time buyers are children or nieces and nephews of past clients.  Priscilla has been with Re/Max Action Realty since 1986 and earned the Graduate of Realtors Institute, Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager, Certified Relocation Professional, Accredited Buyer Representative and Senior Real Estate designations.  Her clients have referred her to Philadelphia Magazine's 5-Star Professional.  She's a member of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and is a former member of the Montgomery County Board of Realtors and past Board President of the Salba Corporation, a non-profit 17 unit apartment building. 

Her busy personal life revolves around her Family, her Church and Community volunteer work.  She's a member of the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Washington Business Alliance, the Montgomery County Network Connections, and the Dickens Auxiliary and MLK Community Health and Benefit Committees of the Abington Jefferson Hospital.  Her greatest joy is to connect with her clients one to one.  She listens to understand and clarify her clients expectations.  She is a calm, reassuring professional who finds solutions to problems and gets things done.  



License #: BA002427L

Specialty: Residential Real Estate Buyer and Seller Brokerage Relocation New Construction Investment

Awards: Re/Max 100% Club, Re/Max Hall of Fame, Re/Max Life Time Achievement Award

Area Covered: Montgomery, Philadelphia and Bucks Counties

Languages Spoken: Spanish