In my area of the USA, the only real notable "haunted house/building" that I can think of (outside the obvious really popular and well known ones like: Amityville or Winchester Manor ) is the Kemper Center in my home town. The only reason it is still standing is because, despite being "haunted", a private, nonprofit organization focusing on preserving the historic nature of the site.
So that may be one way you can use in the RP scenario, but haunted houses don't always have to be abandoned either. Unless that is the aim you are going for. If so, if might be worth it to look into some of the laws that do exist and pick through them if you are interested in being super authentic in your perpetration.
Otherwise, if it is just for fun, going with a previously abandoned, but foreclosed and purchased house, might be an interesting route as well. Nothing makes for a good horror story setting than a rickety old house that is undergoing renovations, after all.