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Buying a Haunted House

October 4, 2007

by Linda Hutchinson

Can ghosts really help a house sell? According to Holden Lewis – they sure can. That is, assuming they are “friendly ghosts.

I can tell you that many times I have told people that some homes have a “feeling” about them. You can sense a house that has been neglected and you can also sense a house that has been well-loved and cared for. Some homes just sag from neglect. Ask any experienced or long-time real estate agent and they will know exactly what I am talking about. I have also been in homes that gave me such a creepy feeling that we felt the urge to leave immediately. Call it a ghost or just a house with bad karma, but I would’nt stay!

While I have never sold a haunted house, I wouldn’t question the theory that some homes might have stories and episodes that are hard to explain. And I do know this, if I sold a house that’s haunted, I sure hope the “invisible” residents are friendly! Happy Halloween!

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9 comments

  1. ha where is this house at i really need to know im sorry i just need to


  2. cool house


  3. Hey Peyton…I got one for sale similar to it? You have a spare million?


  4. lolz


  5. If I won the lotto, I’d seek it out, buy it (if it were for sale), then do the unthinkable: A winchester mystery quality restoration, but without the garish victorian colors. I, personally, would do as much of the restoration as possible and it would remain looking very old and haunted. I’d live there if it felt comfortable and freindly. If not, I’d donate it to the county as a historical landmark for public tours to raise funds for that area with the stipulation that it not be altered in anyway. I would take a small percentage of the profit that would be used souly as a yearly bonus for the maintainance and caretaker staff of the home. What fun.


  6. If I won the lotto, I’d seek it out, buy it (if it were for sale), then do the unthinkable: A winchester mystery quality restoration, but without the garish victorian colors. I, personally, would do as much of the restoration as possible and it would remain looking very old and haunted. I’d live there if it felt comfortable and freindly. If not, I’d donate it to the county as a historical landmark for public tours to raise funds for that area with the stipulation that it not be altered in anyway. I would take a small percentage of the profit that would be used souly as a yearly bonus for the maintainance and caretaker staff of the home. What fun.


  7. If I won the lotto, I’d seek it out, buy it (if it were for sale), then do the unthinkable: A winchester mystery quality restoration, but without the garish victorian colors. I, personally, would do as much of the restoration as possible and it would remain looking very old and haunted. I’d live there if it felt comfortable and freindly. If not, I’d donate it to the county as a historical landmark for public tours to raise funds for that area with the stipulation that it not be altered in anyway. I would take a small percentage of the profit that would be used souly as a yearly bonus for the maintainance and caretaker staff of the home. What fun.


  8. This house looks like the Addams Family mansion. Is it a real house? Anyone know where it is located? I am sure there is one similiar in the country someplace, if we look. This is truly amazing. Mansard roof, cupola, gothic architecture. Just beautifully haunting!


  9. Wow i love this house, it beautiful. So much potentual. If i bought it i would fix it up a little but let it keep that old victorian look.



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