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The Week contest — Haunted house
How would you spin your house's ghostly visitations for prospective buyers?
 
But the fog is so charming!
But the fog is so charming! (Thinkstock)

Last week's question: A Pennsylvania couple are finding it hard to sell their house after admitting that it is "slightly haunted," with the occasional 3 a.m. scream and an apparition appearing in the bathroom mirror. What would be a more positive way of describing the home's unique characteristics, to help sell it?

RESULTS:
THE WINNER: 113-year-old Victorian, still cared for by original owners
Kevin & Laura Healy, Hurley, N.Y.

SECOND PLACE: A home suited for free spirits
Jody Zellman, Brooklyn,

THIRD PLACE: This stunning home casts a spell on all who enter. Motivated seller
Susan Callender, Jacksonville, Fla.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
A place for all your possessions!
Ivan Kershner, Salem, S.C.

It has characters
Robyn Winder, Hanover, Md.

Perfect for open-minded individuals who enjoy entertaining unexpected guests
Lou Franzini, St. Augustine, Fla.

Once you buy this house, you will never leave it
Barbara Kunkel, Harrington, Maine

The perfect home for spirited conversation
Janine Witte, New Hope, Pa.

Not just multilevel, but multidimensional
Frank Letchworth, Knoxville,

A charming Victorian with a personality all its own
Harold Warren, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Your kids will make new fiends
Philip White, Fresh Meadows, N.Y.

You will never be home alone
Sue Free, San Francisco

Turn-of-the-century home comes alive with history
Korena Thomen, Sacramento

Built-in mother-in-law visitation deterrent
Kinny Roper, Atlanta

Lots of sunny rooms; shades included
Robert Scott, Spokane, Wash.

A home so hauntingly beautiful, former owners wish they still lived here
Katherine Licopoli, Fort Myers, Fla.

The ultimate in haunt couture housing
Gordon Freireich, York, Pa.

Mostly not haunted
Chip Turner, Victorville, Calif.

Full of the spirit of yesteryear
Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, Va.

Are you tired of seeing the same old face in the mirror when you wake up at 3 in the morning?
Andrew Tuite, Chicago

This house is guaranteed to raise your spirits!
Lenny Aberg, Bristol, R.I.

House well stocked with spirits, bar
Timothy Ainsworth, Seattle

Amenities include a maintenance-free houseguest removal system
Jason Johnstad, Altoona, Iowa

People are just dying to live here
Brenda Olafsen, Greeneville, Tenn.

Sound construction and breathtaking views. This house has good bones
Alan Guttman, Washington, D.C.

 

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