The March 2010 death of Rifkin's mother, Jeanne Rifkin, prompted the sale of the 1952 two-story, ranch-style home in East Meadow on Long Island. The original asking price was $424,500, but, after some negotiating, the new owners managed to pick it up the "handyman special" at a discount.
"The home closed for $322,000," Greg Berkowitz, vice president and manager of Laffey Real Estate, told AOL News. The difference in price is $102,500.
Joel Rifkin, then 34, was arrested in 1993 after he crashed his pickup truck into a utility pole and police found the remains of a 22-year-old woman in the back of the vehicle. Authorities later connected Rifkin to more than half a dozen homicides that occurred between 1989 and 1993.
In 1994, Rifkin was found guilty of committing nine murders and was sentenced to 203 years to life in prison. He is incarcerated at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Clinton County, N.Y.
According to TruTV's Crime Library, while some of Rifkin's victims were killed in his vehicle, others were slain and dismembered inside his East Meadow home.
Berkowitz declined to comment on any other details of the sale.
"I've gone down this road already with [the media] and I'm not doing it anymore," he said.
Berkowitz directed further inquiries to Peter Hirschhorn, the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage employee who represented the buyer. Hirschhorn told AOL News he was "not allowed" to discuss the sale.
"It's a great house, and we got it for a great price," said Tracy, whom the newspaper identifies as a teacher.
Tracy and her fiance acknowledged that they were aware "something happened in the house" but said they are not going to dwell on the past.
"A house is a house. People die all the time in houses," she said. "We're bringing all positive vibes ... no more bad."