Halloween Is A Scary Event, Take Every Chance, Lose Every Fear

Halloween originated as a celebration connected with evil spirits. Witches flying on broomsticks with black cats, ghosts, goblins and skeletons have all evolved as symbols of Halloween. They are popular trick-or-treat costumes and decorations for greeting cards and windows.

Black is one of the traditional Halloween colors, probably because Halloween festivals and traditions took place at night. In the weeks before October 31, Americans decorate windows of houses and schools with silhouettes of witches and black cats. Pumpkins are also a symbol of Halloween.

The pumpkin is an orange-colored squash, and orange has become the other traditional Halloween color. Carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns is a Halloween custom also dating back to Ireland. A legend grew up about a man named Jack who was so stingy that he was not allowed into heaven when he died, because he was a miser. He couldn't enter hell either because he had played jokes on the devil.

As a result, Jack had to walk the earth with his lantern until Judgment Day. The Irish people carved scary faces out of turnips, beets or potatoes representing "Jack of the Lantern," or jack-o'-lantern. When the Irish brought their customs to the United States, they carved faces on pumpkins because in the autumn they were more plentiful than turnips. Today jack-o'-lanterns in the windows of a house on Halloween night let costumed children know that there are goodies waiting if they knock and say "Trick or Treat!"

BUT THE HOUSING MARKET DOESN’T NEED TO BE SCARY  

Here are the steps of the home buying process for all you witches and ghouls out there!

Step 1: Are you ready?                                                                                                        

Think about what criteria you are looking for in a home.  Are you ready financially?

Step 2: Choosing a Realtor

Realtors are trained to have knowledge on the housing market and are there to have your best interest in mind. People who have realtors find that they have less stress which makes it easier for them to enjoy the process of purchasing a home.

Step 3: Get Loan Pre-Approval

Find a lender that you trust.  Lenders are able to give you financial advice and help you choose a loan that is the best fit for you.

Step 4: Looking at Homes

Realtors have access to the MLS which shows every house that is available on the market.  With your realtors help, you can see which homes are available on the market and also have access to viewing homes in person.  

Step 5: Choosing a Home

When finding the perfect home for you make sure that it meets all of your criteria, is in a price range you are comfortable with, and has that "home sweet home" feeling.  If you have all of these factors, chances are that you have found the right home for you!

Step 6: Making an Offer

Realtors can negotiate for you and also have your best interst in mind.  Realtors will try their best to get you the best deal for the house that you love!

Hope you have a fun and safe Halloween!

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$137,900
Subdivision: SADDLE RIDGE
3
Beds
2
Baths
2008
Year Built
1
Days on Site
608697
MLS
Lovely 3 bedroom 2 bath home in saddle Ridge neighborhood. Open floor plan is perfect for a family. Dining area, spacious great room with corner fireplace and vaulted ceilings. Kitchen has flat top...
$145,000
Subdivision: SADDLE RIDGE
3
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
2005
Year Built
2
Days on Site
608848
MLS
Centrally located off of Crystal Springs Rd. This 3bed/2ba home is available now. Sitting on a corner lot and offering 1600sqft of space with double car garage and a finished bonus room. All bedrooms...
$238,900
Subdivision: BIRCH CRK
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2002
Year Built
2
Days on Site
609511
MLS
Move in ready home with an amazing sun room and large back deck perfect for grilling with the family! Beautiful hardwood floors lead you from the foyer, both formals and in to the family room with...
$282,500
Subdivision: CAMDEN WOODS
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
0.23
Acres
2007
Year Built
2
Days on Site
609552
MLS
Stunning Ranch style home. 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bath. Great Room has stunning hardwood flooring and fireplace. Formal Dining room has Trey Ceiling. Spacious Kitchen has lots of storage, Granite...
$342,000
Subdivision: MARINERS POINTE
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2012
Year Built
2
Days on Site
609565
MLS
-Beautiful Executive Brick Ranch in Premier Neighborhood. Features include 4 Bedrooms, 3 baths, Large Kitchen with Island, Master has Dual Walk-In Closet. Hardwoods in Dining Room, Formal, Master,...
$520,000
Subdivision: GATES FOUR
5
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
1987
Year Built
3
Days on Site
553759
MLS
Gates Four - $520,000 Rare find!! Custom home with OVER ONE ACRE (2 lots) on the Golf Course with wonderful curb appeal and corner lot. Over 3400 square feet!! Solid brick ranch with 5 bedrooms, 3...
$256,570
Subdivision: PEARTREE WEST
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
0.24
Acres
2019
Year Built
3
Days on Site
602985
MLS
BEAUTIFUL H&H JORDAN PLAN FEATURES FORMAL DINING,FAMILY ROOM WITH VAULTED CEILINGS,WELL APPOINTED KITCHEN WITH ISLAND,GRANITE,PLENTY OF CABINETS & COUNTER SPACE PERFECT FOR FAMILY!3 BEDROOMS PLUS...
$293,500
Subdivision: SURREY MEADOWS
4
Beds
3
Baths
2010
Year Built
3
Days on Site
608936
MLS
Beautiful Ranch Stylish Home Located in the Well-Sought Jack Britt/Surrey Meadows Subdivision. Great Open Floor Plan with 4BR / 3BA, Formal Dining Room. Beautiful Trim & Lighting Package. Eat-In...
$305,900
Subdivision: CAMDEN WOODS
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
0.3
Acres
2006
Year Built
3
Days on Site
608688
MLS
Check Out This Two Story Home on a Corner Lot with 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths in the Jack Britt School District! Side Entry Double Garage. 2018 Trane HVAC, 2017 Whirlpool Hot Water Heater! Custom Curbing...
$153,000
Subdivision: TARLETON PLAN
4
Beds
2
Baths
1998
Year Built
3
Days on Site
604788
MLS
Come home to an open floor plan with large eat in kitchen. This is a true 4 bedroom home with plenty of room for everyone. Formal dining to entertain that opens to living room so no one is left out....
$399,000
Subdivision: TRAEMOOR@LW
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
0.36
Acres
2005
Year Built
3
Days on Site
602253
MLS
Traemoor at Lakewood - Desirable Jack Britt Schools! Custom, One Owner home with 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 2 Story Foyer, 3 CAR GARAGE , amazing open floor plan, Formal Living & Dining Rooms, Great...
$299,900
Subdivision: SURREY MEADOWS
4
Beds
3
Baths
2008
Year Built
3
Days on Site
607752
MLS
Beautiful open concept ranch style home with architectural details located in the Jack Britt High School District. Featuring extensive Hardwood Flooring, Formal Dining Room with Vaulted Ceiling,...

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