The Week contest — Haunted house

How would you spin your house's ghostly visitations for prospective buyers?

Foggy house
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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?


THE WINNER: 113-year-old Victorian, still cared for by original owners

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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.


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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