Haunting Real Estate Bargains?

2014-08-22 - Haunted House

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ALONG WITH THE COLORS OF AUTUMN THE THOUGHT OF HALLOWEEN almost always seems to awaken a similar pattern of light-hearted imagery: Pumpkin carving, goblin-themed parties, scary movies and outlandish costumes. But real estate?

Well, yes, in some ways ― particularly when there is an interest in purchasing an existing home and the buyer may be a bit (or more than a bit) squeamish about living in a reputedly haunted house or one in which a death occurred.

Perhaps such potential purchasers became jittery after reading about ghosts that attacked a TV crew in a house or upon hearing of  journalists who nearly fled while checking out a haunted house and claims of strange happenings . Or maybe they are part of the  nearly 50% of Americans who already held a belief in hauntings.

Apparently most folks don’t believe or are skeptical about ghosts, goblins or supernatural spirits roaming the spaces of the living … at least that is what they say. And about 60% of Americans indicate they would buy or at least consider buying a haunted house.

Really? So why is the seller of a home in which sprits reportedly roam or in which someone recently died likely advised or required to disclose that information to a potential buyer ? Is it because certain buyers may be fascinated with ghost and might pay an amount close to the asking price, or could it be that many times buying a haunted house might be a tremendous bargain ?

Or … is it something else?


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