Being near a haunted house encourages house price growth

Michael Lloyd

October 31, 2019

Houses near ‘haunted homes’ have seen significant house price growth over the past 10 years, Halifax has found.

House prices near York’s Treasurers House which is said to be haunted by the ghosts of Roman soldiers grew by 150%, from an average of £203,348 in 2009, to £508,003 in 2019.

Russell Galley, managing director at Halifax, said: “While our investigations show house prices near many of the nation’s haunted houses have benefited from a rise, it’s certainly not something we should lose our heads over.

“With a wealth of rich – and macabre – history, residents in these ghoulish areas have plenty of options when it comes to Halloween horrors.

“If you’re interested in purchasing a property in one of these terrifying towns, you’ll get more for your money in Liverpool or Preston, compared to more expensive areas such as York or Solihull.”

Properties near Ham House in Richmond, said to be haunted thanks to a number of reported ghostly sightings, saw house prices rise by 97% over the past decade.

Another famous Richmond landmark Hampton Court Palace, purported to be home to some of King Henry VII’s ill-fated brides, has seen house prices near the property increase by 72% since 2009.

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