Many buyers aren’t spooked at the idea of buying a haunted house

Happy Halloween! Would you be willing to buy a home that might be haunted?

Sixty-two percent of people surveyed for realtor.com’s 2013 Haunted House Report said they would consider buying a haunted house and another 35 percent said they have actually lived in a haunted house.

There are a few caveats though. The majority of those willing to buy a haunted property would expect some kind of price discount on the property and there are certain “ghostly occurrences” that would send even the bravest buyers running.

Here are the top three things that would stop people from buying a haunted property, but read the full news release for more:

  • Levitating objects – 75 percent
  • Moving objects – 63 percent
  • Ghost sightings – 63 percent

In other headlines:

Best Places to Trick-or-Treat (Chicago makes the list) – REALTOR® Magazine

Taking the Spooky Feeling Out of Foreclosures – KCM Blog

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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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