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Suing for superstition. Failed.

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This is one I hadn’t heard before – suing the family of your former tenant because he stigmatized the property by committing suicide. Actually, in this area of the world, this is serious stuff. Landlord loses lawsuit in haunted house case A landlord, surnamed Chen, lost a lawsuit yesterday in a case in which he…

This ghost hunter went into a haunted house and you WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!

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Well, I don’t really believe it. I think there is more to this. The reputation of the Welles house in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is being enhanced by big name paranormalists. Something spooky is going on here. After just one night at 46 S. Welles St., John Zaffis is convinced. “There is definitely paranormal activity that transpires…

Haunted property lawsuit dismissed as a joke

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Another story about haunted or not haunted real estate and what that means for buyers. Well, it’s not clear what it means, actually. A judge dismissed a lawsuit after finding there is zero evidence that a building in Kitchener is haunted. The new owner felt the building was stigmatized and wanted out of the deal…

Stigmatized properties – How does publicity affect value of “haunted” houses?

The girl in the window is beckoning you to buy this house.

This is a fascinating look into stigmatized properties and their market values. As aside, you’ll note support for the fact that ghost hunter shows are influential. Mostly a bad influence unless you have a tourism business at the property. How much does Satan worship lower a Las Vegas mansion’s value? – latimes.com. The vandals came…

Grease “curse” invoked for Olivia’s house nightmare

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Recall a few weeks ago that Rosie O’Donnell backed out of the purchase of Olivia Newton-John’s Florida home. This was after a ritual took place supposedly to cleanse the place after the builder doing the renovations, Christopher Pariseletti, committed suicide IN the house. Well, the beat goes on. EXCLUSIVE: Grease star Olivia Newton-John hires priest…

Celebrity house deal falls through even after exorcism

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An unfortunate incident that occurred in a celeb home is causing consternation for the other celeb buyer who seems to be uneasy buying a house where a suicide occurred. EXCLUSIVE — Despite Exorcism, Rosie O’Donnell Won’t Buy Newton-John’s House!. TV talker Rosie O’Donnell rescinded her contract to buy actress Olivia Newton-John‘s house just days after…

Ghost comes up in divorce settlement

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Another case of the paranormal excuse. Australian woman claims house is haunted to lower the value. It didn’t work. Woman invents ghost to keep house in divorce settlement | adelaidenow. A VICTORIAN woman claimed her family home was haunted in a bid to keep the price tag low enough that she could keep it in…

A death in a house is not considered a “material defect” in Pennsylvania

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Superstitious about deaths in a house? You have to do your own detective work says PA court. Home sellers can keep murders, suicides secret – Philly.com. Planning on buying a house this year? If you’re even slightly squeamish, get ready to do some extra detective work. If the property was the site of bloody crime,…

Buying a haunted house? There may be logical reasons why that’s not a good idea.

The girl in the window is beckoning you to buy this house.

This piece is spooky in its assumptions about “hauntings”. But let’s think about this… Would you buy a haunted house? 1 in 3 say yes. Respondents who would not consider buying a spirit-occupied place (35%) just slightly edged out those who would (32%) or might (33%) consider it. As for what paranormal activity they’d be…

New Jersey haunted rental nightmare is over, decided on The People’s Court

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The unreal estate case of the haunted rental house has been put to rest. After this story went ALL OVER the media, (see related posts below for more), the matter was finally settled on a TV show, The People’s Court. How appropriate. The haunted claimants lose. ‘Haunted house’ couple loses on ‘People’s Court’ People’s Court:…

Durham County UK saves you from having to fret about the number 13

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Durham County Council bans ‘unlucky’ 13 for homes House builders will no longer have the tricky task of selling number 13 to superstitious buyers after a local authority banned the reputedly unlucky address. Durham County Councillors (U.K.) agreed to the decision at a Cabinet meeting yesterday, which will apply to new builds and conversions in…

Residences in Hong Kong cheap – if someone died there

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Fascinating way to take advantage of superstitious beliefs and get yourself a cheap place Hong Kong’s hot market in ‘haunted’ houses  “Chinese people, especially in Hong Kong, don’t like houses where something unfortunate has happened. “This means they can sell for less, which makes the rental yields greater. The normal yields are between 3-4%, but…