Quiz: What do you know about home values?

What do you know about home values?

There’s an interesting profile in the L.A. Times of a real estate agent who specializes in “problem properties”-- like a house where extensive Satan worship took place in Las Vegas (can Satan help your Poker odds?).

That go us wondering, what are some of the things that can raise or lower the value of a home?

Take our quiz and test your knowledge:

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Stacey Vanek Smith is a senior reporter for Marketplace, where she covers banking, consumer finance, housing and advertising.
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Fascinating questions, though I'm skeptical about the paranormal stuff. I'm curious how other people answered the questions. (I.e. I want to see if others are as ignorant as I am about some of these topics...)

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