It is the season of ghosts, goblins and trick or treaters! This time of year many flock to the numerous haunted houses in their area for chills and thrills. While this may be exciting and fun, in real life would feelings be the same? Are buyers really spooked about purchasing and living in a haunted house? Here is what they are saying…
Thirty-three percent of more than 1,000 consumers recently surveyed say they’re willing to live in a haunted house, and another 25 percent said they’d consider it, according to a newly released survey by realtor.com®. Still, 40 percent of consumers said they’d need a price reduction in order to choose a haunted home over a non-haunted home. Also, a good neighborhood, extra square footage, and more bedrooms would convince them too, according to the survey. On the other hand, 42 percent of respondents insist they aren’t open to the idea of buying a haunted home, even for those extra perks.
For most buyers, living in a so-called haunted home is not that concerning as 28 percent of respondents have claimed to have lived in one in the past and 14 percent think they may have.
With inventory shortages across the US, like here in the DFW area, buyers may overlook haunted house claims to get into the home of their dreams and in the right schools. Would you purchase a haunted home?