Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Today, July 11, 2014
Plus: The zoo next door… We have all heard of nasty neighbors but what if the problem is not human, but animals next door? From too many to too wild, the wrong critters next door can not only impact a homeowner's lifestyle, but also impact the resale value of the house. Rebecca Jarvis reports.
And: Ghost parties… They're called ghost parties or mansion parties, where teens go online, look for high end properties for sale that appear to be empty and use the home to party the night away. Police say revelers at one such ghost party ransacked an opulent Southern California mansion, leaving $1 million in damages, and making off with medieval armor, designer suits and a $250,000 stuffed leopard. Deborah Roberts reports.
Also: Haunted houses… Would you buy a haunted house? They are known in the real estate business as "stigmatized properties" and depending on where you live and who your broker is, you can lose your shirt or make a killing. Chris Connelly reports on "past life homes," cleansing of homes and multi-million dollar homes featured in horror films or television shows.
Additionally: You live where? "20/20" visits a woman in Bisbee, AZ who lives in a tricked-out cave, a man in Minnetrista, MN who lives in a house made out of white foam, and a prideful neighbor in Topeka, KS who deliberately wanted to live across the street from controversial Westboro Baptist Church so he could paint his house in rainbow colors to offer a counter-view of equality and love. Nick Watt reports.