32 episodes

The real estate market has never been hotter. Houses sell as soon as they’re listed. Bidding wars lead to all cash deals far above the asking price. But there is one kind of property that often sits on the market for years, no matter how much of a bargain it seems to be. Potential buyers come and go, the price keeps going down, and still the house stands empty. 



In real estate jargon, it’s called a “stigmatized property” because the home comes with a history. An unfortunate one – a horrible death occurred here. But what few people know is exactly what happened.... or why. 



Each week, Murder Homes tells the story of a single property. Who lived there? What secrets did they keep, and what did they leave behind? Part history, part murder mystery, this podcast mixes expert interviews, witness accounts, and court records to pull back the curtain on the hidden stories each property has to tell. 



Would you be able to live somewhere that seems perfect, if it weren’t for the ghosts of its past?

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    • 4.4 • 212 Ratings

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The real estate market has never been hotter. Houses sell as soon as they’re listed. Bidding wars lead to all cash deals far above the asking price. But there is one kind of property that often sits on the market for years, no matter how much of a bargain it seems to be. Potential buyers come and go, the price keeps going down, and still the house stands empty. 



In real estate jargon, it’s called a “stigmatized property” because the home comes with a history. An unfortunate one – a horrible death occurred here. But what few people know is exactly what happened.... or why. 



Each week, Murder Homes tells the story of a single property. Who lived there? What secrets did they keep, and what did they leave behind? Part history, part murder mystery, this podcast mixes expert interviews, witness accounts, and court records to pull back the curtain on the hidden stories each property has to tell. 



Would you be able to live somewhere that seems perfect, if it weren’t for the ghosts of its past?

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Cavalier Landing Court

    Cavalier Landing Court

    An overzealous detective trying to infiltrate a betting scheme in Fairfax County, Virginia, targets an innocent and well-liked optometrist named Sal Culosi in a three-month undercover investigation, culminating in his shocking death.
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    • 26 min
    Westminster Drive

    Westminster Drive

    It’s just before Thanksgiving in the upper middle class suburb of Rock Hill, South Carolina, and a young man named Jimmy Robertson is standing in the den of his parents’ home, contemplating the unthinkable. After squandering all the opportunities he’s been given in life, and freshly kicked out of an elite college, he has a diabolical plan for those who love him the most. 
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    • 26 min
    222 Brooklyn Avenue

    222 Brooklyn Avenue

    In the summer of 1975, a maniacal preacher named Vernon LeGrande hits upon a brilliant scheme to use fake nuns to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in the New York City subways. His forty disciples operate out of a three-story brownstone in Crown Heights and a summer camp called "LeGrande Acres" in the bucolic Catskills, where the bodies of his followers are still being discovered to this day. 
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    • 19 min
    Hinterkaifeck

    Hinterkaifeck

    The "Hinterkaifeck Murders" are one of Germany's most infamous crimes and one of its most puzzling cold cases. In the winter of 1922, the Gruber family's nerves were shattered by signs that someone had been watching them. Footsteps in the snow. Strange noises in the attic. A broken lock on a barn door. On March 31st, 1922, all six are found viciously slaughtered with an ax and a hunt begins for a maddeningly elusive murderer.
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    • 28 min
    Special Episode: Crime-Scene Clean-Up

    Special Episode: Crime-Scene Clean-Up

    Matt and his producer JB travel to a location they cannot disclose to meet a crime scene cleanup crew. A shocking triple homicide has occurred and the murderer is in custody, but a gruesome crime scene still has to be dealt with. An up-close, visceral look at what happens behind-the-scenes at a real murder home.
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    • 25 min
    Vanderbilt Avenue

    Vanderbilt Avenue

    On a chilly night in September, 1958, an intruder breaks into a two-bedroom home and fatally stabs the mother and father living there, leaving three children alive. Days later, the homicides will cause mass hysteria across the country as attention focuses on a suspect that no one could have imagined – their eight-year-old son.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

duolingo in spanish ,

Potentially awesome!

This show has good bones but needs some fine tuning. Some of the stories featured seem to stray away from the main topic in a genre that isn’t lacking for subject matter. Example, the latest goat episode. While quirky or strange, doesn’t really make sense with show. The first season was great and I think the creator has something really interesting to capture crime enthusiast from a different perspective. Lean back into the original format of the effect the murder had on the real estate and the community. Fantastic concept!

alaskanalligator ,

Not sure what this is about

These stories are loosely connected to houses. I think the author really missed the ball with these stories and could have made them more about the house and real estate market for murder homes. This show really has the potential to see a different perspective but ends up sounding like every other true crime podcast.

Jill Zie ,

Disappointed

I don’t think the host has a good way of storytelling. I had to dump this Podcast after he was interviewing one of the leaders of the satanic temple and he said they were on the right side of many social issues.
Nope!

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