The well-known story of the Broadduses home in Westfield, New Jersey proves that even with due diligence and an attorney, when it comes to New Jersey real estate, anything can happen.

The infamous house purchased by the Broadduses in 2014 for 1.3 million, built in 1905, finally sold on July 1 for about $959,000, according to records filed with the Union County Clerk’s office. The Broadduses never even moved into the home.

Three days after the Broadduses closed on the home in 2014, Mr. Broaddus received the first of many creepy and disturbing notes from someone who called themselves “The Watcher.” The writer — whose identity the couple said they never learned — appeared to be spying on the family from somewhere nearby.

The writer noted the make of the couple’s car and the comings and goings of construction crews and observed that the couple had three young children. He or she wrote:

“Was your old house too small for the growing family? Or was it greed to bring me your children? Once I know their names I will call to them and draw them too [sic] me.

The Broadduses bought the six-bedroom Colonial home in the affluent suburb sold for a $400,000 loss. The nightmare appears to be over for the Broadduses after the closing took place in July 2019. Netflix is developing a movie about the story of “The Watcher”.

Due diligence on buying a home is of utmost importance and hiring the right attorney will help you make the right decision when buying a marital home.