Haunted houses don't scare off new home buyers, rivela un nuovo studio

Buying a new house can be an intimidating and difficult decision. Anche la casa dall'aspetto più perfetto può nascondere una serie di problemi dietro le sue mura.

A new study looked into the ways that Americans believe in ghosts and haunted houses and how it impacts the home buying process.

A new study looked into the ways that Americans believe in ghosts and haunted houses and how it impacts the home buying process. (iStock)

Per molte persone, a major concern is apparently not finding out that a house is haunted until after moving in. Sorprendentemente, tuttavia, this isn’t their biggest worry.

A new study conducted by Real Estate Witch, a real estate blog and networking service, looked into the ways that Americans believe in ghosts and haunted houses. According to the results, the vast majority of people surveyed believe in the supernatural.

In cima a quello, di 44% of the respondents believe that they live in a haunted house. Nel 2020, solo circa 24% of the respondents believed this.

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Residents of supposedly haunted houses claimed to experience strange noises, feelings of being touched or watched, seeing strange shadows or even ghosts and random hot or cold spots throughout the house. About half said they had even seen objects levitate on their own.

Despite this belief, Americans are actually fairly practical when it comes to considering the supernatural when buying a home. The survey revealed that even people who believe in ghosts are more concerned about issues like mold, termiti, asbestos and water damage when buying a new house.

The vast majority of respondents said they would consider buying a supposedly haunted house, sebbene 53% of respondents did say that they would use this information to negotiate the price below market value.

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The housing market has apparently made people more comfortable buying a haunted house, come 73% said that they’d buy a haunted house. Nel 2020, that number was only 59%.

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