It will take more than a few bumps in the night to scare homebuyers away, if they get more home for their money or the chance to live in a better neighborhood, according to the results of a Haunted Real Estate survey by realtor.com.
The survey revealed that 33 percent of respondents are open to living in a haunted house, 25 percent might be, and 42 percent are not open to the idea. Also, 47 percent of those surveyed indicate they would live in a home where someone died, 27 percent said they might, and 26 percent said they would not.
What factors might sway their decision?:
- 40 percent indicated that they need a price reduction in order to choose a haunted home over a non-haunted home,
- 35 percent require a better neighborhood,
- 32 percent need larger square footage,
- 29 percent would do so if more bedrooms are involved.
Only 8 percent of respondents said they require no additional perks to purchase a haunted home.
“Haunted houses are a popular attraction this time of year, but we wanted to see how many people would actually live in one,” said Sarah Staley, housing expert. “What we found may be a sign of today’s tight housing market, or for many living in a haunted house doesn’t have to be a deal breaker.” READ MORE
Source: C.A.R. Newsline