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Most People Are Cool With Buying a 'Haunted' House

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A new survey says that 62 percent of homebuyers might consider a house with a sordid history.

By MSN Real Estate partner

October 30, 2013

More than half of homebuyers are open to buying a haunted house, according to a new realtor.com report. Also, 35 percent of the nearly 1,400 people who took the survey say they have lived in a haunted home.

On Tuesday, realtor.com released the results of its, "Haunted Housing Report," which ran on realtor.com from September 25 to October 1 and explored consumer sentiments around haunted real estate. Survey results reveal consumer thresholds for purchasing haunted houses for sale, past experiences with spooky homes, popular, “warning signs,” of a haunted home, expected discounts when buying haunted houses for sale and intolerable, scary occurrences.

“When purchasing a home, buyers want to know what they are getting into and that includes anything potentially spooky,” said Alison Schwartz, vice president of corporate communications for Move Inc., which operates realtor.com. “Our data reveals that while the majority of consumers are open to purchasing a haunted home, many buyers conduct research on a home’s history to be aware of any weird incidences.

"Additionally, realtor.com data finds that while some respondents are willing to purchase a haunted home at a discounted price, many say levitating objects, ghost sightings and objects moving from one place to another would deter them from purchasing a home.”

Sentiment regarding a haunted home purchase:

• 26 percent indicated they would consider purchasing a haunted house for sale
• 36 percent might consider a haunted-home purchase
• 38 percent would not consider a haunted-home purchase

Consumer experiences with haunted real estate:

• 51 percent heard about someone else’s haunted-home experience
• 35 percent lived in a home they suspected to be haunted
• 25 percent have researched a home’s history to find out any eerie past incidents

Most popular warning signs a home could be haunted:

• 61 percent thought a cemetery on the property could be an indication
• 50 percent thought homes over 100 years old could be haunted
• 45 percent considered quick transitions in owners could be a sign
• 45 percent believe that an unexplainable low price on the home is alarming
• 43 percent suspected homes in close proximity to a battlefield could be haunted

Of the respondents who would consider purchasing a haunted home, many indicated that they would expect discounts on a property:

• 12 percent would pay full market value or more for a haunted house for sale
• 34 percent would purchase a haunted home if it were discounted 1 percent to 30 percent
• 22 percent would purchase a haunted home if it were discounted 31 percent to 50 percent
• 19 percent would purchase a haunted home if it were discounted 51 percent or more

Among the respondents who would contemplate purchasing a haunted home, the following spooky occurrences would scare them away:

• 75 percent, levitating objects
• 63 percent, objects being moved from where they were placed
• 63 percent, ghost sightings
• 61 percent, supernatural sensations
• 61 percent, flickering lights/appliances
• 60 percent, strange noises, (footsteps, doors slamming)
• 34 percent, warm or cold spots

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Re: Most People Are Cool With Buying a 'Haunted' House

I'd think about it

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Re: Most People Are Cool With Buying a 'Haunted' House

Someone got stabbed in the neck and arse in my kitchen. And no, it wasn't me. Who knew an arse stabbing could be fatal?

If anything's haunting the place, it's not had the decency to fucking show itself.

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I'd have no problem buying a "haunted" house. I have to see some paranormal stuff first hand before can say I'm a believer.

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