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scarecrow house

scarecrow house
 n.— «Even when potential buyers know what happened within the walls, attractive homes with lethal histories often are quickly snapped up.…Wilmington agent Vivian Kelleher said buyers eligible for Veteran’s Administration mortgages often swoop in and buy the properties she dubs “scarecrow houses.”» —“Real estate’s ‘scarecrow houses’” by Kathy Canavan News Journal (Wilimington, Del.) . (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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