Hongza superstition usurped by need for housing in Hong Kong

This is another story on haunted Hong Kong real estate. Note that this story first appeared on Doubtful News in November Residences in Hong Kong cheap – if someone died there

Here is a recent article on the same:  Buyers target Hong Kong’s ‘haunted houses’

It may not be everyone’s idea of a dream home, but for bargain hunters in Hong Kong’s turbocharged property market apartments that belonged to the recently deceased are proving irresistible — and the more gruesome the occupant’s demise the better.

Popular belief in a city awash with superstition runs that the ghost of a person who dies in unnatural circumstances — a suicide, murder or bad accident — inhabits their home, passing misfortune onto the new occupants.

“Everyone knows they are cheaper and in four or five years people will forget what’s happened there so it can bring a big return later,” she says, laughing off the idea she herself would move into a hongza home.

… Lau and tens of thousands like her may find they have to live with the city’s ghosts whether they like it or not.

… Hong Kong’s seven million people cram into a small area where many buildings are old, raising the likelihood someone has died in “bad circumstances” in every block.

“Someone has to live in them… really there is no choice,” she says.

Tip: @paranormalrptr on Twitter

Superstition rears it’s head. Oh well, here’s your chance to take advantage of a lack of superstition. Cheap real estate for investment.

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