Would you be Willing to Buy a Haunted House?
In today's cutthroat (and pricey) real estate market, it's going to take more than a few ghosts to scare off some home buyers. Things that go bump in the night be damned!
Overall, according to a recent realtor.com® survey, one in three buyers would be willing to purchase a haunted home if they could get a little something extra to sweeten the deal. And of all age groups, millennials were the most likely to do so if they could leverage those pesky spirits hanging around to get a lower price on the home in question.
“In a competitive market, it’s harder for prospective buyers to be extremely selective,” Danielle Hale, realtor.com's chief economist, said in a statement. "For those looking for a good deal, a lower price, better neighborhood, or larger kitchen can balance out a few spooky happenings."
Although 17% of millennials polled were willing to overlook a few hair-raising experiences or spirit sightings to get a good deal, other generations were not completely opposed to the idea. About 15% of Generation Xers surveyed, and 13% of baby boomers, said they'd purchase a haunted house for a cheaper price tag. Hey, maybe it's a friendly ghost?