Monthly Archives: October 2013

On location: real estate sites for horror movies

OK, this isn’t exactly haunted real estate, but it’s a related genre and we are almost at Halloween – a holiday for all sorts of boys and ghouls, sweet and scary costumes.  So let’s digress today and check out a real estate site that is featuring set locations for horror films, Wrong Move (part of the WhatHouse.co.uk website).

All Hallows Estate in England sounds like the ideal place for vacationers wanting to avoid the sun. Seems to be the home of Eddie Kruger – I don’t watch horror movies myself but getting that Nightmare on Elm Street vibe:

Enclosed by forest and situated under the shadow of Mount Hood, the estate is often shrouded by a cloak of fog and darkness and receives far less sunlight than the national average. This unique location is perfect for families and couples who enjoy the outdoors. All Hallows Estate has been commended for its picturesque Lake of Eden and currently holds the record for the world’s largest graveyard.

Off on the right sidebar, find loads of links to other set locations of creepy films sure to keep you from sleeping peacefully at night.

Happy reading.  And Happy Halloween!

http://www.whathouse.co.uk/properties/wrong-move-all-hallows-estate#

Savannah’s haunted homes

got ghostsThe first “haunted tours” in the U.S. happened in scenic Savannah, Georgia – a place I’ve wanted to visit forever but haven’t yet been able to see.  Someday soon, I hope!  Meanwhile, I’ll do some armchair traveling and invite you to join me in doing so. . . .

This morning I got a nice email from a writer at Zerve, Emily Morris, who enjoys this blog and wanted to call my attention to an article of hers on their site: Celebrate Halloween by Discovering Your Town’s Spooky History.  Have a read and check out the other links for spooky tours around the country. You’ll want to put Savannah on your “must see” list too!

Happy Halloween!

Realtor.com® Haunted Housing Report: 62 Percent of Respondents Open to Purchasing a Haunted Home

Haunted Houses studyToday, Realtor.com, the leader in online real estate, operated by Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), released the results of its Haunted Housing Report, which ran on Realtor.com® from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1 and explored consumer sentiments around haunted real estate. Survey results from nearly 1,400 respondents reveal consumer thresholds for purchasing haunted houses for sale, past experiences with spooky homes, popular “warning signs” of a haunted home, expected discounts when buying haunted houses for sale and intolerable scary occurrences.

“When purchasing a home, buyers want to know what they are getting into and that includes anything potentially spooky. Our data reveals that while the majority of consumers are open to purchasing a haunted home, many buyers conduct research on a home’s history to be aware of any weird incidences,” said Alison Schwartz, VP of corporate communications for Move. “Additionally, realtor.com® data finds that while some respondents are willing to purchase a haunted home at a discounted price, many say levitating objects, ghost sightings and seeing objects move from one place to another would deter them from purchasing a home.”

Sentiment regarding a haunted home purchase:

  • 26 percent of respondents indicated that they would consider purchasing a haunted house for sale;
  • 36 percent shared that they might consider a haunted home purchase;
  • 38 percent revealed that they would not consider a haunted home purchase.

Continue reading

Welcome Note!

Welcome to the Haunted Real Estate Blog. If you'd like to share a story, please email me, Mary Pope-Handy:
Mary(at)PopeHandy.com.
Since I get a lot of spam, please be sure to write something in the subject line that references what the email is about. Thanks!

Alternatively, you can send me snail mail here:

Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate
214 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95030

Or phone me at
408 204-7673
(please, no sales calls).
DRE # 01153805

Stories shared &
opinions are mine
and do not necessarily
reflect those of
Sereno Group.

Categories