Morning Minute: Haunted houses don’t scare away some buyers

It takes more than a few things going bump in the night to scare off 32 percent of potential homebuyers who say they would be willing to buy a  “haunted” house, but they expect to get a sizable discount on the price of the property first, according to a survey by

The National Association of REALTORS® Styled, Staged and Sold blog covers additional details of the survey including the fact that while some buyers are OK with the idea of spirits sharing their home, they don’t want to see or hear them.

In fact, “41 percent say they are OK with ghosts staying in the home–as long as they remained invisible and didn’t bug them,” according to the blog post.

What do you think? Would you be willing to buy a home with potential paranormal activity?

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.

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