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Buying a home

Buyer’s boo-ware! Are you buying a haunted house?

31 October 2018

Buying a home is not a decision you should take lightly, and it almost goes without saying that there are a lot of factors that go into the purchasing process. However, there’s a consideration that might not ever cross your mind when you’re trawling real estate websites and heading to open houses … is your potential new home haunted?

In Australia, it’s actually a legal requirement to disclose to potential buyers if there’s any paranormal activity that the homeowner knows about. They don’t have to prove that the ghost exists, just be open and upfront about it. It all stems from laws in place to protect consumers and make sure they are made aware of anything they might find important before they make a purchase.

Are you buying a haunted house?

Spooky, right?

Don’t worry, buying a house and exploring your home loan options doesn’t have to be scary.

Visit the Home Buying Guide for tips and insights to help you buy your new house.

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