Realtor.com’s annual Haunted Real Estate Report found that millennials are more willing than any other generation to sleep with what goes bump in the night, for a small bonus.
According to the 2018 survey, one in three respondents, specifically millennials, were willing to venture into the haunted housing market if the property included a sales perk. However, poltergeists be warned, as 18 percent of survey takers said that spirit dwellers would have no affect on their purchase decision.
“In a competitive market, it’s harder for prospective buyers to be extremely selective,” said Danielle Hale, realtor.com’s chief economist. “For those looking for a good deal, a lower price, better neighborhood, or larger kitchen can balance out a few spooky happenings.”
The study found that when considering a haunted or non-haunted home, surveyors fell into three categories:
I’ll buy, but I need a something more: Respondents were persuaded to endure an undead roommate with the inclusion of additional features. The survey found that 15 percent would consider a haunted home if it had a cheaper home price, while other respondents tied at 9 percent between the addition of a larger kitchen or a preferred neighborhood.
Nothing else required: Almost 20 percent of responders reported that additional features were not necessary in buying a haunted home.
Would not buy, not for anything: At 49 percent, the remaining surveyors responded that here’s