The fact that a house might be home to spooks is not enough in itself to deter most homebuyers, according to a survey of 1,400 consumers that ran on the site from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1.

More than half (62 percent) of the survey’s respondents said they “would” or “might” consider purchasing a haunted house, but an overwhelming majority (88 percent) said they would need some sort of discount to shack up in a home they suspected was filled with ghosts.

And haunted home shoppers might need those discounts. A report from Redfin yesterday showed that while homes near cemeteries take longer to sell, they sell for a higher price per square foot.

However, some of the potential scary homeowners don’t have the fortitude to follow through with a purchase if they witness spooky activity. Of the 36 percent of the survey respondents who said they would consider purchasing an eerie home, a majority said that supernatural activity like levitating objects, ghost sightings, objects moving by themselves, odd sensations and flickering lights would close the door on the deal.

Source: Move Inc.

Show Comments Hide Comments


Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Only 3 days left to register for Inman Connect Las Vegas before prices go up! Don't miss the premier event for real estate pros.Register Now ×
Limited Time Offer: Get 1 year of Inman Select for $199SUBSCRIBE×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription