Real haunted houses are a rare find, and to the right buyer they are unquestionably valued as being a virtual goldmine. These eloquent homes are the perfect abode for the fearless and open-minded souls that enjoy an active home environment since they tend to offer the proverbial off of the chart’s vibe that no ordinary home could ever give. To the buyer that is into that sort of thing, haunted houses are just the ticket. Typically packed full with a long history of assorted tales involving lost love, murder and mayhem, these ghost-riddled homes often come with a hefty price, however in most cases the chills and thrills are absolutely free. According to the 2013 Haunted House Report conducted by www.realtor.com, sixty-two percent of home buyers are open to buying a haunted home, and 35 percent of people who took their haunted dwelling survey admit that they have lived in a haunted home at one time or another.
According to high profile real estate and business sites like Zillow and Forbes, haunted homes nationwide have been grabbing the attention of prospective buyers rather than scaring them off. A recent listing of a haunted Dunmore, Pennsylvania home, built in 1901, has resulted in multiple offers on the $144,000, four-bedroom home on Marion Street that comes complete with phantom footsteps, the vision of a ghost in the bathroom mirror, screams, and strange knocking noises. The owner, Greg Leeson, listed the haunted home on the Zillow website as being “slightly haunted” even though it was an unnecessary detail to include in the home’s features. The ad immediately grabbed the attention of potential buyers from across the United States. Disclosure laws in the state of Pennsylvania do not require the seller of a haunted home to list it as such, but Mr. Leeson wanted to be upfront about the home’s status despite the possibility of negative feedback.
Haunted Property for Sale
Epsom, New Hampshire: The owner of a stately six-bedroom, four-bath home built in 1760 is asking $239,000 for the 3300 square-foot ghost riddled historical estate on Goboro Road. The home comes complete with noises, flickering lights, cold spots, and an actual ghost of a woman donning a blue period dress. She is ordinarily spotted in the connecting in-law apartment carrying out her chores as if nothing is awry. It is believed that she succumbed to the Yellow Fever outbreak of 1822 and has yet to realize that she is deceased since she continues to wash dishes, or at least rattles them around in an attempt to finish her chores. The state of New Hampshire requires sellers to disclose psychological impairments that include murder, suicide or paranormal activity that has taken place on the property being sold.
Longwood, Florida: Appearing untouched and straight out of the nineteenth century, sitting lonely and for sale is a vacant 30-room hotel with offices that offer’s buyers a piece of history that still resides inside of the building. Built in 1885, the Longwood Village Inn sit’s on N. Ronald Reagan Boulevard in a prime location next to the SunRail Station, a new rail transit system currently under construction. The property is beautifully landscaped with palm trees and would make the perfect bed & breakfast to a buyer looking to cater to weary travelers, paranormal investigators or a unique vacation option. The historic inn is known for having a reputation of a few lively spirits that include past owners and children that once considered the property home. Tapping on the walls and the laughter from the tots can be heard clearly, but it is evident that these are friendly ghosts. The city considers the property to be prime real estate, and claim that the city tax base will grow by $600 million after SunRail begins operating in 2014. The asking price is $2.2 million dollars. The ghosts are free.
Salvisa, Kentucky: Just fifteen minutes west of Lexington sit’s five-acres of ghost riddled property that is for sale by the owner. The Mercer County property comes complete with two barns, green and well-maintained pastures, a three-bedroom home and a whole slew of perfect sunsets, orbs and dark shadows. Paranormal investigators have several years of documented paranormal activity from digital equipment that tells a tale of haunted happenings that will keep ghost hunters on their toes. Darting lights and strange occurrences have inspired the owner, author Lura Ketchledge to pen three novels about the phenomena that has taken place at the horse ranch for as long as she can remember. The asking price is $129,000. Private tours with the documented paranormal evidence are available to potential buyers.
Warning Signs that a House for Sale Might Be Haunted
According to popular opinion, a house is more than likely haunted if it is over one-hundred years old and has a powerful history, there is a graveyard or battlefield on or near the home, the house has a ridiculously low asking price, or the owner wants a quick sale with a sealed bid, selling to the highest bidder in a five-day bidding process.
Potential buyers also feel that indicators that a home is haunted are evident upon entering the home and include: unusual cold or warm spots, objects moving or levitating without explanation, random noises from inside the walls or unoccupied rooms that simply cannot be ignored or explained, lights flicker without effort from live human aid, strange or uneasy sensations make you feel unwelcome, and actual ghost sightings occurring while in the middle of a tour of the house.
Did Someone Die in Your House?
Not all state’s require the sellers to disclose whether a person has died in the home, and not always is a person comfortable discussing paranormal activity that has occurred in the residence. However, when a death has taken place, the county, state and coroner’s office make record of the event which then get’s documented and made available to the public in most cases. These records allow for people to investigate the history of a home. Coming forward with pertinent information involving murder, suicide, natural deaths, and haunting’s gives the buyer the feeling that they can trust you, but in the event that no information is available, the site http://www.diedinhouse.com/ give’s you the benefit of being able to do a bit of research on past deaths that may have taken place in the residence that you are interested in purchasing. You must first create an account, and then there is a fee of $11.99 for your search, but it is worth it if ghosts just aren’t your thing.