Every day dozens of Chicago houses hit the market, and some of them are just downright spooky looking. There's certainly a large inventory of neglected and bank-owned properties, but the foreclosure situation that many homeowners faced during the recession and its aftermath is more sad than anything. Instead, we've teamed up with our pals at Redfin to focus on homes that are terrifying in other ways. Think bad photos from listing agents or just simply creepy staging. If you've spotted a spooky listing, be sure to hit up the tip line or leave a comment.
↑ 429 W Roslyn Place
Asking price: $1.4 million
Size: 4 bed/3.5 bath (4,500 square feet)
Why it's spooky: Sure, it's a very nice house but it's definitely got a dark vibe going on. What's the deal with the photos? Was the listing agent trying to make this place look scary?
↑ 4511 N Oakview St N
Asking price: $359,000
Size: 3 bed/2 bath (1,611 square feet)
Why it's spooky: You might be thinking, "What's the big deal? It's just a classic ranch home." But the listing reveals a time capsule house via some pretty creepy photos. The house looks like it could have been the set for a classic '70s John Carpenter horror flick. It's been on the market for four months with no bites. Just a suggestion, but it could be the photos...
↑ 2001 N California Ave
Asking price: $2.075 million
Size: 5+ units
Why it's spooky: This property has tons of potential, and that's why the listing has a map of nearby businesses. However, the hallway is pretty creepy and the photos look like something from a murder investigation file and not a real estate listing.
↑ 6436 N Nashville Ave
Asking price: $354,900
Size: 4 bed/2.5 bath (2,200 square feet)
Why it's spooky: Wow, what a cute little... HOLY SH#T, are those blood stains on the floor?! The room with the lone rocking chair? Simply horrifying.
↑ 3409 N Keeler Ave.
Asking price: $213,000
Size: 3 bed/1 bath (1,300 square feet)
Why it's spooky: This house is terrifying. It's clearly a huge project and is being marketed as one, but this one just needs someone to put it out of its misery. You won't often see this blog calling for the demolition of older houses, but this is just one tortured home and would need a seance, some sage or perhaps exorcism to clear it of its bad juju.
↑ 3117 S May St
Asking price: $328,808
Size: 3 bed/2.5 bath (2,090 square feet)
Why it's spooky: Imagine walking into this house and finding some weird ghostly figure playing that piano in the corner. Probably gives you the eebie jeebies just thinking about it.