From the Star Ledger:
Five years after purchasing their Westfield home and receiving threatening letters from a mysterious “Watcher,” Derek and Maria Broaddus have finally sold it — but for much less than they bought it for.
The couple claimed the previous owners failed to disclose the existence of the “Watcher,” a letter-writer who said he was carrying on a family tradition of stalking the house and its occupants.
The Broadduses never moved into the property because they were spooked by four threatening letters from the “Watcher,” including the first letter received just three days after buying the home.
But now another couple has taken the infamous property off their hands.
The deed filed with the Union County Clerk’s office on July 1 shows the Broadduses sold the home for $959,360 to Andrew and Allison Carr. The Broadduses bought the home for $1,355,657, and it was originally listed for $1.25 million in March 2016.
One of the brave new homeowners, Andrew Carr, declined to comment on the purchase when reached by phone. The Broadduses did not immediately respond to calls seeking comment.
“I’m happy for them they sold it,” said Lee Levitt, the Broaddus’s lawyer who represented them in suing the former owners. “I hope this nightmare is behind them, and I look forward to the Netflix version.”