True Horror: How Much Would ‘The Exorcist’ House Be Worth?

Filed under: Buying, Celebrity Homes

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Ever wonder how much the home from “Poltergeist” or “The Amityville Horror” would set you back? We did the research to find out what these classic horror homes are worth.

Love ’em or loathe ’em, horror movies take center stage leading up to Halloween. But how much attention have you really paid to the horror movie homes behind the on-screen supernatural events?

In honor of the scariest season of the year, Trulia dug up the locations where some classic horror movies were filmed or where the events that inspired the scary scripts took place. Then we looked at home prices (including lots of Los Angeles real estate) for similarly sized homes in the same city, neighborhood, or ZIP code. From the instantly recognizable house in “Insidious” to the unassuming suburban home from “Poltergeist,” each of these horror movie homes has a (terrifying) story to tell — and a corresponding real estate value.

Are the prices as shocking as the horror movies themselves? You be the judge.



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Holy Cow! Teardown Near Wrigley Field Lists for $9.8 Million

Filed under: Selling

Kristen Norman via ZillowThe Wrigleyville home sits about 536 feet from home plate. An area parking lot sold for $20 million in 2011.

By Melissa Allison

The Chicago Cubs have a special shine to them these days, and the longtime owner of a home near Wrigley Field hopes it rubs off on her property — to the tune of $9.8 million.

“The seller strongly feels that this is the price,” said real estate agent Amy Duong Kim of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, who’s marketing the listing as about 536 feet from home plate.

It’s hard to find comparable prices, she explained, because most Wrigleyville properties with special zoning rights were sold long ago — and some went quite high. In 2011, the family that owns the Cubs paid $20 million for a nearby McDonald’s parking lot, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The seller, who has lived in the home since the 1970s, has watched the country’s second-oldest ballpark (behind Boston’s Fenway Park) become a venue for more night games and concerts, while the neighborhood around it morphs into an ever-livelier entertainment scene. There are plans for a hotel, open-air plaza and street fair next to Wrigley Field.

The owner has listed the home before, including in 2012 for $9.9 million, Kim said.

Hat tip to Curbed Chicago for finding the listing.


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