According to the Haunted House Real Estate Survey realtor.com® released today, 33 percent of approximately 1,000 respondents said they are open to living in a haunted house, 25 percent might be, and 42 percent are not open to the idea.
What would it take for someone to purchase a haunted house? Well, it doesn’t seem it would take much to sway someone’s decision. I’m not sure these would be enough for me.
About 40 percent of people who are open to a haunted home said they’d want to see that home price go down to put money down on it. Another 35 percent said it would have to be in a better neighborhood to make the move, 32 percent said they wanted extra footage and 29 percent said they’d move in if they had more bedrooms.
Only 8 percent of respondents said they require no additional perks to purchase a haunted home. Basically, they wouldn’t hesitate and would move right in.
What about if someone died in the house? Actually, 47 percent of those surveyed said they would live in a home where someone died, 27 percent said they might, and 26 percent said, “NO WAY.”
Some people don’t mind a little spook here and there. For example, 48 percent who agreed they’d make a haunted house home said they could tolerate cold or hot spots in their home.
Things that go bump in the night? Here, 45 percent of respondents said, “no problem.”
That feeling when the hair stands up on the back of your neck? Thirty-nine percent said they were okay with strange feelings in certain rooms.
A strange shadow over your bed while you sleep? Well, 35 percent said “meh” to unexplained shadows.
But, when it comes to floating tables or creepy, unknown touches, only 20 percent of respondents felt comfortable with this.
You’ll find so much information in home magazines and other publications on how to make your house a home. For some, a haunting makes their home.
According to the survey, 28 percent think they have lived in a haunted home, 14 percent think they may have, and 58 percent indicate they have never lived in one.
When asked what made them think the home was haunted, 58 percent said they heard strange, unexplainable noises, 51 percent felt that creepy feeling in certain rooms and 40 percent said they’ve seen objects move or just completely disappear.
Would you buy a haunted house? What would convince you? Let us know in the comments!