October 2, 2017

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Halloween is just is just around the corner and you know what that means: haunted houses!

Whether you believe in ghosts and spirits or not, a haunted real estate is a hot topic. According to the Haunted Housing Report released by Realtor.com earlier this month, only 38% of respondents replied that they would not consider a haunted home purchase. This means that a full 62% of buyers would be open to considering a home with a haunting history.

First, take a quick look at the three stats from this study that we find most fascinating, then get the rest of the story by taking a peek at the spooktacular infographic below.

35% of respondents lived in a home they suspected to be haunted

Out of approximately 1,400 respondents, that means that almost 500 people have experienced living in a haunted home! If you think your house is haunted, check out these 10 tips for living in a haunted house from an assortment of paranormal experts, who claim that most hauntings are benevolent. Casper the friendly ghost might not be such a bad roommate after all.

12% of consumers reported that they would pay full market value or more for a haunted house

Although the majority of buyers would expect at least a small discount on price, 11% would pay full market value and 1% would be willing to pay more than market value. Just who is that one percent? “Myself, I would pay more for a haunted location,” quipped Ghost Hunters host Jason Hawes in an article about how to sell a haunted house. In fact, he recently bought an inn in New Hampshire because it was rumored to be haunted.

25% of participants replied that they researched a home for any haunted history

Some areas have disclosure laws that require sellers to notify potential buyers of deaths or crimes that occurred on the property in a certain time frame. For areas without such requirements, or to investigate events that may have happened in the distant past, some buyers will consult local historians before making an offer.

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