Anybody who’s gone through the process of buying a home comes away with an elevated interest in the process even if they plan to stay put for years. This is why I always read the Houston Chronicle’s weekly HOMES section. It’s interesting to know how much the McMansion on a local street is going for; how Realtors think; or how to weatherstrip a door or replace a bathroom vent fan, as detailed in the Handyman column. Then there’s this gem:
Q. Must I disclose if my house is haunted?
A. In our opinion, if you have a reason to believe a house is haunted, you should disclose it…. If that disclosure drives away a potential buyer, so be it. However, such a disclosure, if true, can be a magnet for buyers. It’s all in what you know and believe about the house and what a prospective buyer thinks about haunted houses.