Would you buy a haunted house?

Seasonal Articles   |   October 26, 2023   |   Liz


Buying a home is a big decision, but what if you fell in love with a home that was said to be haunted?

It’s not something that estate agents have to think about too often, but some houses are harder to sell than others, due to some buyers superstitions. For example houses numbered 13 or properties near a graveyard, But what if the house you want to buy comes with a ghostly fixture?

Would this put you off putting in an offer on your dream home? We think there are a few pluses to buying home with a spirit in residence. Let us know what you think?

You could save money 💷
If a house is considered haunted, in a spooky location or a number 13, it’s going to put some buyers off. By having less people in the running for the home of your dreams, you may be able to get it for a bargain price.

That homely feeling 🏡
Not all spirits are bad. Having a ghost in residence, doesn’t mean your furniture will start flying around or things will go bump in the night.

We use the strapline “A house is a building, A home is a feeling” Many buyers report having a feeling, or a sense that they are ‘coming home’ when they view the house of their dreams. What if that feeling is partially due to a spirit that has been waiting for someone like you to come and share their space? It could be like having a ghostly roommate.

A fantastic project 🧐
A haunted house makes for a great research project – assuming you want to know what’s behind the haunting. It’s something you can involve your whole family in. Finding out the history of your home can be addictive, even without a resident ghost. You can find information out from local libraries and museums. Join local social media groups. Talk to your new neighbours and community to find out what they know.

Who doesn’t want to visit a “haunted house” for Halloween? If you have a spiritual resident or two, why not embrace them. Get the pumpkins carved, the decorations out and invite some friends and neighbours over to have some spooky fun.

There you have it. We know there is a buyer for every home. So, the question is, would you buy a haunted house?


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