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Paying to Panic...it's Halloween!

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We're starting to feel the Halloween spirit now and it seems to have crept-up mighty fast this year. Usually the marketplace is teeming with ways to get you to spend your money on the upcoming holidays well before now...is it just us or does there seem to be a slight delay on the holiday shopping onslaught?
It's probably just us.
We did do a post a few weeks ago on some family-friendly Halloween happenings around the area, but we're going to highlight a few that still may be considered family-friendly...if you're The Adam's Family.
Actually, some kids are pretty okay with a little scare, some love a lot. We know a few that have gotten a kick out of terror from a very young age. They seem to have a pretty good handle on fantasy vs. reality...even better than many grown-ups we know!
Here's a list of some relatively local haunts offering various levels of terror and scare;
Cemetarium Haunted House- This Halloween production used to be in the field behind Bella Vista…
GREATER SACRAMENTO MARKET UPDATE OCTOBER 2016
RESALE INVENTORY SLIPS IN GREATER SACRAMENTO   New open escrows jump 17%
A meager 4,828 homes were left active and available for sale throughout the Greater Sacramento Region on September 30th with no evidence that buyer demand is waning. That inventory number reflected 7 percent fewer properties available on the market compared to this time last year. Even though seasonal decreases in inventory are normal, last September started what would become a precipitous 40 percent plunge in inventory by February of 2016. This market information was presented by Lyon Real Estate based upon data provided by Trendgraphix Inc., a Sacramento-based reporting company. Buyer demand however, is a vastly different story, as new open escrows finished 7 percent better in the third quarter versus 2015. More importantly, September’s new escrows were 17 percent higher than those posted in August, indicating no immediate fall-off in buyer demand. Sustained momentum is…
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Statistics for September's real estate activity
For Sacramento County: (Information for another county, specific city/neighborhood/type of home available upon request.) ​​ Homes placed under contract were up 3.9% over the previous month and 17.3% over this same time last year  in Sacramento County ​.​ ​  ​ However,​ inventory has not kept up with the significant buyer demand.  As we approach the end of the year, Buyers are very  active in the market, giving sellers good reason to put their homes on the market for a fourth quarter sale.  ​​The median price is $319,000, with the average sales price at $347,000.  Affordability remains a key factor in our market, coupled with low interest rates.  On average, homes are taking 30 days to open escrow and another 30-45 to successfully close.  As we enter the fourth quarter, there's still time to be in for the holidays! 
​ Are you curious to know what your home is currently worth?  I'm happy to provide you with a property review.  ​ ​ …
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19 FAMILY FRIENDLY HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN THE SACRAMENTO AREA OCTober 2016While there are always a lot of Halloween activities in the city, it can be hard to find the perfect family-friendly events to take the kids to. We’ve gathered the best events that will allow your little ones to get dressed up in their favorite costumes, get their faces painted, learn a little bit about Sacramento’s history, get (just a little) spooked and more for this year’s Halloween season. Mark your calendars with these fun and festive Halloween events geared towards — or completely acceptable for — kids! The only thing missing will be their adorable (or spooky) costume and a craving for all things sweet. (Okay, that last part isn’t missing…)
GHOST TOURS AT THE SACRAMENTO HISTORY MUSEUM OCTOBER 14–29 (EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT) TOURS START EVERY HALF HOUR FROM 6–9 P.M. Between October 14 and 29 on Friday and Saturday nights, you can embark on a special Ghost Tour at the Sacramento History Museum. But pro…