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Would you live in a haunted house?

Haunted houses can be much more subtle than what you see in the movies. Doors opening on their own, footsteps downstairs, showers turning on and off—these signs and more could indicate that your house is indeed haunted. Some embrace life with lingering spirits, saying it's possible to live in peace with those who have passed on. Others are too spooked; nothing can convince them to live in a haunted house. What do you think?

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For some, living in a haunted house is as casual as living in a house with family members. If the spirits aren't bothering you and you aren't bothering them, what's the harm? Even HGTV offers advice for how to make your haunted house a happy home. No. 1 on the list: "Don't be afraid."

"Speak aloud to the ghosts and tell them your own personal boundaries," advises Alexandra Chuaran, a fortune teller in Seattle. "Don't be afraid to tell them 'no' and when to 'stop' and thank them when any annoying activities cease. Be polite and treat them like roommates that mean well, but may be a tad on the socially oblivious side."
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Not all spirits are friendly. Savannah, GA's GhostCityTours.com says it's not uncommon for a Savannah resident to approach a tour group and desperately ask for advice from a tour guide. According to founder of Ghost City Tours, Tim Nealon, you should ask the evil spirits residing in your house to leave, but you should also call in the professionals: 

If you find a local group who comes highly recommended don’t hesitate to call them. If they are a group who takes what they do seriously they will start out by simply asking you questions about your current situation. They may research the history of your house or even do an investigation inside of your home. Many times these paranormal investigation groups can help you find the answers to your problems. 

Nealon also advises having your home blessed, depending on your religious beliefs. Either way, if you sense evil in your home, Nealson says you should take action to expel the spirits or leave the home yourself. 

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For some, living in a haunted house is all about the thrill. Why wouldn't you want to live with spirits who always keep you guessing? Plus, the haunted property is likely to be cheaper and, if you're really lucky, feature beautiful architecture of the past. What's not to love?

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Per MoneyWise.com, purchasing a haunted house on accident is a very real concern for homebuyers. It may be cheaper to buy that haunted home, but just try selling it!

The difficulty with haunted houses is that buying or selling one can be a legal and financial mess. In some areas, sellers are legally obligated to tell potential buyers if a home is said to be haunted, whether they ask or not.

Once you live with the ghosts, you're stuck with them.

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