What is Housecreep?
Housecreep is a Canadian based company founded by Albert and Robert Armieri. Our website, which launched in the spring of 2013, began making headlines across North America in just under a year, and has been steadily growing ever since.
Housecreep started with the goal of consolidating publicly available information and firsthand experiences relating to the history of a home, but has grown to be much more. Housecreep has quickly become the go-to source for finding stigmatized properties, homes with an intriguing past, and original content covering topics that other real estate websites might shy away from.
Where does Housecreep get its information from?
Well, in short, we get it from you! Our database is entirely crowdsourced, meaning our members contribute news articles, personal accounts, pictures etc. themselves.
So how do you verify the accuracy of crowdsourced information?
We encourage our members to attach at least one source (news articles, scanned documents, images) for posts that make verifiable claims (i.e. murder, former grow op etc.). We are always reviewing the posts made to Housecreep to ensure that inaccurate information is removed or corrected. Our members can flag/report a listing to alert our moderators. A flagged listing will display a caution message at the top of the page until the listing has been removed or corrected.
Some types of posts cannot be verified, such as those that claim paranormal activity, or consist solely of the first-hand experience of the poster.
Due to the nature of the website, we cannot guarantee that the information is 100% accurate, so we encourage you to do your own independent research before acting on any claims posted to our website.
What types of posts do you remove from Housecreep?
We remove posts or listings that make false claims, contain libelous content, or violate the privacy of a current occupant by publishing their personal information. In cases where a former grow op or neglected property has been remediated, we encourage the home owner to update the listing on Housecreep detailing that the home has been remediated.
How do I remove a listing that makes false claims?
On the listing page, sign in, and submit a report/flag explaining the issue. Our moderators will then review the listing and attempt to resolve the issue. If the matter has not been resolved to your satisfaction, please contact email@example.com.
How do I delete my account?
To deactivate your account, please contact us with your request at firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address you used during signup. Please note that any posts associated with your account will remain on the website, even after your account has been deactivated.
I have more questions/concerns. Who do I contact?
Please contact us by email at email@example.com