HOUSES OF HORROR
These properties may have something that’s frightfully familiar about them
W ould you – or could you – live in a creepy or haunted house? Mortgage advisers from Which? take the scare out of purchasing.
SHUFFLE ALONG AND SEE THIS ONE
Hit zombie series The Walking Dead, which recently returned to Fox for a new series, was partly filmed in Greene Farmhouse, Senoia, Georgia, United States.
The property has a generator and five freshwater wells.
Sounds good? Until you meet the inhabitants. So demand very vacant possession.
It’s worth about £ 448,000. You would need a £ 44,800 deposit.
STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED
If you are looking for a low cost fright- fest, then try the £ 76,000 property in Stranger Things – which returned to Netflix for a second series recently – with its missing children and psychokinetic folk.
On the plus side, the three- bedroom home in Hawkins, Indiana, is near a good school and local jobs.
It needs modernising though... and perhaps exorcising.
STOP CLOWNING AROUND
The property at 29 Neibolt Street, Derry, Maine is a spacious 5,000 sq ft. With a quiet location, it’s “ideal for a family” at £ 288,000 ( deposit £ 28,800).
But it’s in the movie IT – in cinemas now – where a predatory shapeshifter can transform itself into its prey’s worst fears.
But because it is not habitable at the moment, most mortgage lenders will scream and won’t touch it.
You would need specialist refurbishment finance to return the property to its one- time glory. BACK IN BLACK Back in the UK, Eel Marsh House in Crythin Gifford, Northumbria, will set you back £ 1,440,000. You would need at least a £ 144,000 deposit.
It would make a spectacular home – high ceilings, huge staircase, stained glass windows and wow- factor chandeliers.
But it’s also the setting for frightener Woman In Black with its mysterious deaths.
The property’s legal ownership is also under a shroud, and some of the neighbours are less than welcoming.
MAKE THE GHOST OF IT
If your budget is lower, and you don’t mind moving to the US state of Connecticut, there’s a great, recently renovated home in Winter River with a new kitchen and porch for
£ 589,000 ( deposit £ 58,900). There’s only one disadvantage. The previous owners died but they are now ghosts haunting the property. There’s also another ghost – Betelgeuse ( pronounced Beetlejuice) – who scares away new inhabitants. This could cause mortgage problems as lenders often run a mile from properties where the previous owners still think they live there and appear unannounced whenever they want.
Andrew Lincoln as Rick in The Walking Dead IT’s a good one: The house featured in recent horror flick IT could be yours for £ 228,000
The house from The Woman In Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe
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Michael Keaton in 1988 movie Beetlejuice