Haunted Real Estate for Halloween

As we inch closer to Halloween, a different kind of zombie property takes center stage: haunted houses. Here are some quick facts on buying or selling a home with paranormal roommates.

Haunted houses fall into the category of stigmatized properties and disclosure laws that apply to these properties vary by state. Depending on where the house is located, a seller may be required to inform buyers in writing of any possible ghosts or ghouls.

halloween walk with haunted house

In 2013 realtor.com surveyed about 1,400 respondents about their thoughts on haunted real estate. Here are some of the results:

62% of respondents would consider buying a haunted house

35% of respondents believe they have lived in a haunted house

75% of respondents would expect to pay under market value for a haunted house.