Date: October 12, 2017 05:06PM
If given the choice, depending on some variables such as housing size, type of paranormal activity.
"SURVEY: 33% SAY THEY WOULD BUY A HAUNTED HOUSE--IF ...
Willing to endure things that go bump in the night for a better real estate deal.
On the cusp of Halloween, realtor.com is out with a survey that might seem more batty than enlightening: Many people are open to living with ghosts year-round, especially when a few bumps in the night lead to more home for their money or the chance to live in a better neighborhood. Amityville, Long Island, here we come.
This is according to the results of a Haunted Real Estate survey released today by realtor.com, a unit of News Corp.'s subsidiary Move, Inc.
The survey, which queried more than 1,000 online respondents in late September, revealed 33% of respondents are open to communing with Casper, 25% might be, and 42% are not open to the idea.
When asked about the factors that may sway their decision:
40% of respondents indicated that they need a price reduction in order to choose a haunted home over a non-haunted home,
35% require a better neighborhood,
32% need larger square footage,
and 29% would do so if more bedrooms are involved.
Only 8% of respondents said they require no additional perks to purchase a haunted home.
In contrast, 47% of those surveyed indicate they would live in a home where someone died, 27% said they might, and 26% said they would not.
"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, on behalf of realtor.com. "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."
The survey also revealed that people prefer some paranormal activities over others. For instance, 48% of respondents open to living in a haunted house indicated they could tolerate cold or hot spots in their home. The next most acceptable activity was strange noises, at 45%, followed by strange feelings in certain rooms at 39%, and unexplained shadows at 35%. The least tolerable happenings included levitating objects and the feeling of being touched, both of which are acceptable to 20% of respondents.
Living in a haunted home is not out of the ordinary for many people. According to the survey, 28% of respondents believe they have lived in a haunted home, 14% think they may have and 58% indicate said they have never lived in one. When asked what made them think the home was haunted, 58% cited strange noises, 51% revealed strange feelings in certain rooms, and 40% indicated objects moving or disappearing."http://www.builderonline.com/design/consumer-trends/survey-33-say-they-would-buy-a-haunted-house-if_o