Its Friday the sun is shining and I have a few windows open! Love these fall days that are still a bit warm but also crisp.
What are you doing this weekend the last one before Halloween? Have you got your pumpkins yet? Been out at some of the local haunts or corn mazes? If not here is a really neat site that has all things local for all you can see and do. Check out www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org Its is everything Halloween and more. Recipe’s, ideas, haunts. Have some fun with it.
After you make plans for the weekend here is some facts to ponder.
Do you ever wonder who makes these so called “National days”? So for your reading pleasure here is the ones for the rest of October.
The 25th is Chucky, the notorious killer doll day (seriously?)
10/26 is Visit a Cemetery Day
10/29 National Cat Day
10/30 National Candy Corn Day
At least the end of the month is in the Halloween spirit on 10/9 it was national World Egg day. Ahhh sorry I missed it.
If that made you just shake your head then maybe you need to run out to the Snohomish Brew Fest going on this weekend 10/24-10/25.
HAVE A SAFE, HAPPY WEEKEND AND HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!
Pittock Mansion in Oregon
INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE… It seems like more than a few observers are beating on the housing market trying to transform it into a disaster that it isn’t. For example, some jumped all over the 1% drop in the Pending Home Sales index for August. But this measure of contract signings is still above 100, considered an average level of activity, for the fourth month in a row. It’s also at the second highest level since last August. The National Association of Realtors chief economist sees contract signings holding steady, with fewer investors and distressed sales causing the dip. He said, “…the market is shifting more towards traditional and first-time buyers who rely on mortgages to purchase a home.”
U.S. home sales at six-year high in August
U.S. home price gains at slowest pace in 20 months
DID YOU KNOW?… The National Association of Realtors reports that last year, 27% of first-time home buyers received a cash gift from relatives or friends to come up with a down payment.
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Hope you take a look at one of all of these great articles and of course lets put in something fun! Since it is October how about
11 “Real” Haunted Houses to Visit—If You Dare!