Would you buy a haunted house? 1 in 3 say yes

A Victorian in Venice
This Victorian home for sale in Venice dates to the early 1900s and, as far as we know, is not haunted.
(Bulldog Realtors)

People are fairly evenly split into three camps on whether they would purchase a haunted house, according to a survey.

Respondents who would not consider buying a spirit-occupied place (35%) just slightly edged out those who would (32%) or might (33%) consider it.

Nearly one-third said they would need a price discount of up to 20% to take the leap, however, while 2% said they’d actually pay extra for the privilege.

As for what paranormal activity they’d be willing to live with, nearly two-thirds said they would not be deterred by warm or cold spots, and almost half said they’d tolerate ghostly footsteps and slamming doors. And a hardy 41% said apparitions would not scare them away.



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