Would you buy a haunted house? Some say sure, if the perks are right

Posted at 5:56 PM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 22:47:45-04

John Edmonds is the first to warn potential buyers of his 10-acre horse ranch.

"You'd be crazy to buy this place," said Edmonds.

Edmonds is trying to sell his Buckeye property, a place he dubbed the Stardust Ranch. He said 20 years of living with paranormal activity has been enough.

"It is an anomaly. It's a place where very strange things happen," he said.

According to a recent survey by, 33-percent of people surveyed said they are open to living in a haunted house, 25-percent might be, and 42-percent said no way. Local realtor Shelley Sakala said the topic never really comes up with buyers in Phoenix. In fact, she's rarely even asked about deaths in a home. In Arizona, realtors don't have to disclose that information.

"If we have knowledge of something and somebody asks us, we're supposed to tell the truth," she said.

Sakala laughed because most surveyed who said they were willing to buy a haunted house wanted perks like more square footage for the money, more bedrooms, better neighborhoods than they could afford or a major price drop.

"People always are trying to bargain and if they find a flaw of any kind with the home, then they want a discount," she said.

A discount on the Stardust Ranch may still not be enough to make it affordable for most. It has an asking price of $5 million. Edmonds said he has no regrets about disclosing the dirty details about his home.

"It would be fraud to represent this place as some cozy little ranch," he said.  

To see the listing for the Stardust Ranch, click here.