Don’t close your eyes and don’t try to hide, or a silly spook might sit by your side.
In Orlando, FL we know our fair share about haunted houses. Waypoint Real Estate Group does indeed boast properties close to attractions such as the infamous Universal Halloween Horror Nights and Disney’s Haunted Mansion. If you are looking for a “boo”, we promise we have something for you, but how far would you go for a good scare?
The term “stigmatized property” refers to a home for sale with certain characteristics that a buyer might not be interested in, that are not related to the building itself or it’s location. While the term stigmatized may give a property a bad name, on the contrary, there are many people out there who invest very specifically in the denounced housing market. What brings them to the signing table? Ghosts.
The haunted real estate market is a lot bigger than you think. While hot and cold running chills might not be on your top list of features, for many a “repossessed” home might be just what they are looking for. Got ghosts?
In an interview with MSN Real Estate Craig and Yvonne Schaible described their experience living in a haunted house in Fanwood, NJ. When they bought the house the previous owner warned them that it would be a shared property, but the ghosts didn’t scare them away. To them, it was a “kind of positive thing.” They claim that when they first moved in the ghosts were a little out of hand, waking them up at night etc. Eventually Craig Schaible said he delivered a spirited monologue to the ghosts telling them, “Hey, I live here, I pay the mortgage, and I don’t need this scaring me out of my mind in the middle of the night.” Since then the ghosts have calmed down and keep quiet during the night. On the plus side, the Schaible’s love Halloween and the haunted house definitely adds to the authenticity of their yearly bash.
Here are some currently haunted homes on the market:
“Lizzie Borden took an axe”, then was acquitted and lived the rest of her livelong days in this lovely home in Fall Rivers, Masachussets. Current asking price is $650,000. Now that is a steal for a priceless piece of horror history. Look, they even have satellite now!
The legendary Amityville Horror House is on the market. That’s right, you too can own a piece of horror film record. Asking price, $950,000. The Amityville house has been significantly renovated since the 1970s when the film debuted. Its once dark shingle siding was replaced with a much lighter shade and the home’s iconic eye windows have since been removed, most likely to deter onlookers. The 5 bedroom 3 1/2 bath house, which sits on the Amityville Creek, was originally built in 1927. The home is not said to be officially haunted but still, if you saw the movie…
You just missed your chance, as this home is now off the market, but recently Zillow could have given you first dibs on 1217 Marion St in Dunmore, PA for $144,000. This stunning Victorian home is only “Slightly haunted. Nothing serious” claiming that the haunts are really minimal, “A strange knocking sound followed by a very quiet (hardly noticeable, even) scream at 3:13am, maybe once a week. Twice a week, tops.” Perfect for those who want a mild thrill when they get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
On the flip side, if you are worried that you may be living in a haunted house, many mediums and ghost hunters make a living off of ghost busting your home. But if your ghosts don’t cross over, who you gonna call? Waypoint Real Estate Group can help you find something new.
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