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1 in 3 People Are Willing to Purchase a Haunted House, Survey Says

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A little haunt isn’t stopping people from purchasing a home, especially millennials, according to the latest Realtor.com Haunted Real Estate Report.  The report indicates millennials are especially likely to purchase a haunted house if they can get a deal out of it.

Photo: Trade-offs for buying a haunted house, via Realtor.com

“In a competitive market, it’s harder for prospective buyers to be extremely selective,” according to Danielle Hale, chief economist for realtor.com. “If a house is commensurately priced, or has desirable features, the fact that it may be haunted seems to matter less. This report shows that, for those looking for a good deal, a lower price, better neighborhood, or larger kitchen can balance out a few spooky happenings."

Photo: Spookiest situations in a haunted (or possibly haunted) house, via Realtor.com

In fact, living in a haunted home is more common than you may think. Nearly two in five people believe they have lived in a haunted (or possibly haunted) house. And how do they know there’s some spook to the home? According to the survey conducted for the report, the spookiest behaviors include hearing strange noises (54%), sensing as if you’re being followed or odd feelings in certain rooms (45%) and erratic pet behavior (34%).

The online survey was conducted by Harris Interactive with 1,067 participants from across the country.

Let us know in the comments below if you would be willing to live in a haunted house!



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