You're in luck! You just found your dream home with a spacious master bedroom, a walk-in closet, an updated kitchen, a large fenced–in backyard — and the asking price is way under your budget. The only downside is that you'll be sharing the guest room with the spirit of a 19th century oil baron.
Your dream home is haunted. Are you still interested?
According to a new survey from Realtor.com, 49% of prospective homebuyers would never consider purchasing a home if its amenities include ghost sightings and levitating objects. The other 51% would consider it only if the house was discounted (15%) or had a killer (pun intended) feature, like a larger kitchen or was in a good neighborhood (9%). Millennials, the generation looking to break into the housing market for the first time, said that a lower price tag would persuade them to buy a haunted house at a higher rate (17%) than their older counterparts. In fact, prospective homebuyers over the age of 55 were most likely to never buy a haunted house – a whopping 61% said that nothing would convince them to purchase a haunted home.
Are you one of the 49% that would never buy a home that was haunted? Then you might as well take some of the famous spooky homes in the hottest markets in America off your wish list.