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There’s a creepy reason why some Texas homes are being discounted

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 14: In this handout provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriffs Office, OPSO, Robert Durst poses for a mugshot photo after being arrested and detained March 14, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Family member of a prominent New York City real estate empire and subject of a HBO series, Durst has been arrested on a first-degree murder warrant issued by police in Los Angeles related to the death of his friend, Susan Berman. (Photo by Orleans Parish Sheriffs Office via Getty Images)

There’s a reason some Texas homes are sold with hefty discounts -- they could have been the location of a gruesome crime scene.

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that some Texas homes are purposely discounted because they were the scene of murders or other gruesome events. 

The Texas Association of Realtors says home sellers should include whether or not the home was the site of a murder in the seller’s disclosure, a document that sellers fill out about properties. But it’s technically in a legal gray area. Regardless, TAR recommends that sellers disclose the information.  

“Since a murder occurring on the property might be considered a material fact a buyer would want to know, it's prudent for sellers to disclose,” the TAR website said. 

Homeowner Nir Golan in Seabrook recently asked for his money back after he purchased a home with a less-than-shining reputation, according to the Chronicle. Golan found out the previous owner was a sexual predator and was shot to death in the home. Golan told KHOU-TV, "he wouldn't move into the house now if the owners paid him."

So if you’re in the market for a home, and you find one with a price that’s too good to be true, it just might have a creepy backstory.