SOURCE: RealtyTrac


October 27, 2015 17:36 ET

RealtyTrac Announces America's Most Haunted Housing Markets

ZIP Codes With the Highest Density of Homes Most Likely to Be Haunted

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - October 27, 2015) - RealtyTrac® (, the nation's leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released an analysis of public record data, which shows that more than 22,000 single family homes nationwide are vacant and have a homeowner who is now deceased. That's one in every 5,973 housing units nationwide, but there are more than 20 zip codes where that ratio is less than 1 in every 175 housing units.

House hunters looking to be frightened this Halloween should head to Mobile County, Alabama, more particularly ZIP code 36610, where there are 69 haunted homes, which comes to one haunted home for every 89 homes in the area. Following close behind is a ZIP code in Mahoning County, Ohio (ZIP code 44510) with a haunted house for one out of every 102 homes. Rounding out the top 20 are ZIP codes in Wayne County, Michigan, Jefferson County, Alabama, Lake County, Indiana, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Hinds County, Mississippi, Jefferson County, Alabama, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania and Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

Report methodology

RealtyTrac analyzed single family homes nationwide that are vacant and have a homeowner who is now deceased.

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RealtyTrac is a leading provider of comprehensive U.S. housing and property data, including nationwide parcel-level records for more than 130 million U.S. properties. Detailed data attributes include property characteristics, tax assessor data, sales and mortgage deed records, distressed data, including default, foreclosure and auctions status, and Automated Valuation Models (AVMs). Sourced from RealtyTrac subsidiary, the company's proprietary national neighborhood-level database includes more than 50 key local and neighborhood level dynamics for residential properties, providing unrivaled pre-diligence capabilities and a parcel risk database for portfolio analysis. RealtyTrac's data is widely viewed as the industry standard and, as such, is relied upon by real estate professionals and service providers, marketers and financial institutions, as well as the Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury Department, HUD, state housing and banking departments, investment funds and tens of millions of consumers.

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