Tag: real estate

“The Watcher” not found but lawsuit number two has been filed

In June 2015, we brought you the story of the Broadduses, a family in New Jersey who were plagued by a creepy-letter writer who was called The Watcher. Just three days after the family with small children closed on a million-dollar-plus house in a lovely town of Westfield, NJ, their move-in plans were curtailed when…

Some people want their house haunted

While some people may steer clear from “stigmatized properties,” others are drawn to them. This piece tells of a realtor who gets a flood of offers based on the “haunted” selling points. Buyers Are Dying to Live in Haunted Houses | MyCentralOregon.com. “There are buyers out there that think it’s cool to own a home…

Historic homes all come with ghosts anymore, don’t they?

You may have heard this one recently… advertise your house as “ghost included” and see what that gets you. Now in Florida. Historic home for sale: ghost included | HeraldTribune.com. The 1893 Sandlin House on West Retta Esplanate in Punta Gorda is listed for sale at $ 1.59 million […]. The historic house, once said…

Haunted property lawsuit dismissed as a joke

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…

What the law says about “haunted houses”

Author and investigator Diane Diamond has a piece on selling a “stigmatized house”. A Spooky House, the Law and You. Anyone out there live in a haunted house? It might seem like a silly question but as home sales pick up you should know there are laws against selling a house without full disclosure. A…