Real Estate News: Halloween Edition

Witches and skeletons have been popping up in store windows, and the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air. It must be Halloween season! In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, here’s a roundup of some real estate news with a spooky twist. Enjoy!

For Sale by Owner Horror Stories

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Though selling your home by yourself can seem a tantalizing prospect, the results can often prove scarier than even the most fearsome ghosts and goblins. Here are some horror stories from sellers that saw their worst FSBO nightmares come to life. Real estate sales are not for the faint of heart! But not to worry…an experienced agent (like myself) is merely a phone call or email away, to save you from suffering through one of these chilling tales!

California Real Estate Forecast for 2018

Spooked the thought of buying a home amidst the current high real estate prices in California? A recent housing forecast predicts that buyers who take the plunge are in for a treat next year. It’s no trick…home prices are expected to continue to rise in 2018! If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a starter home or moving to one that better fits your lifestyle, now is as good a time to buy as any. As a bonus: the incoming distractions of the holiday season often cause potential buyers to cease their home search until the new year. Take advantage of this by continuing to browse for your perfect home through the fall and winter! You could scare up an incredible deal.

The Amazing Halloween Pumpkin House

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Want to see the ultimate in Halloween decor? Check out the astonishing “Pumpkin House” in Kenova, West Virginia! The hundreds of grinning jack-o’-lanterns outside serve as the ultimate inspiration for some DIY decorations!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief glimpse at some of October’s most notable real estate news stories. As always, I am available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have, or help you with your home buying, selling and staging needs. Have a happy Halloween!