10 signs of a scary real estate listing

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    If a real estate listing says a home is "definitely not haunted," it may not be a great purchase.

    Horror movie buffs hoping to buy a home are probably already paying attention to the locations of nearby cemeteries and local legends about murderous neighbors -- especially this time of year. But what about less obvious warning signs that something spooky (or expensive) could be lurking in the shadows?

    We talked to five real estate pros who weighed in on what buyers should watch out for when they first see a listing.

    These 10 red flags could tip you off to potential nightmares lurking in the home of your dreams.

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    Ilyce R. Glink is an award-winning, nationally-syndicated columnist, best-selling book author and founder of Best Money Moves, an employee benefit program that helps reduce financial stress. She also owns ThinkGlink.com, where readers can find real estate and personal finance resources.