GHOSTS AND GOBLINS BEWARE – October is officially here – and this month, Sacramento has plenty of treats in store for residents and visitors alike! This newsletter uncovers some of the most fang-tastic Halloween-inspired activities and events taking place all month long in the Greater Sacramento area. Want to be the ghostess with the mostest? We have a few tricks under our sleeve to help you host the ultimate Halloween bash that guests will remember for all of eternity…Last, but certainly not least, we take a closer look at the upcoming fall real estate market and some of the major changes that we are starting to see. Read on…if you dare!
Sacramento has some spooktaclar Halloween events and activities taking place now through the end of October!
- October 8: Fall Festival Spooktacular at Esther’s Park
- October 8: Paint Night: The Haunted Mansion at Streets in Sacramento
- October 8-9; 15-16; 22-23; 29-30: Track or Treat Train Rides @ The Railroad Museum
- October 13, 20 & 27: Movies Under the Stars in Old Sac (Halloween Edition)
- October 15: Spirits, Brews & Bites in Old Folsom
- October 15, 22 & 29: Go on a Sacramento Ghost Tour
- October 16, 23 & 30: Fall Concerts Series in Old Folsom
- October 15-16, 22-23: Safe & Super Halloween at Fairytale Town
- October 22: Sacramento SPCA Presents: Whiskers in Wonderland Fall Gala
- October 23: Spirits, Brews & Bites in Historic Folsom
- October 24 & 3: Fall Concert Series at Historic Folsom Amphitheater
- October 29: Trick or Treat FestiFall in Old Folsom
- October 29: Kids Halloween Costume Contest in Old Folsom
- Visit a Pumpkin Patch
- Enter a Haunted House (if you dare!)
- Visit Apple Hill
The best part about Halloween? Transforming your home into a fun and spooky setting during this magical month… And it doesn’t have to be time-consuming! Try out these scary stylish ideas that you can incorporate into your home to stop your guests dead in their tracks.
Enter if you dare – be the envy of the neighborhood (and impress trick-or-treaters) with these haunted porch decorations:
Halloween Witch Stakes Figurines
LED Hanging Halloween Ghosts
Witches Cauldron & Lights
Want to make your kitchen boo-tiful without adding more clutter? Consider adding some of these hauntingly gorgeous kitchen accessories and serving pieces to your Halloween collection:
Halloween Tiered Decoration Tray
Four Piece Stacked Mugs with Wire Rack
Skeleton Skull Glass Punch Bowl
The Dead Don’t Stir Spoon Rest
Ghost Stoneware Mugs
Halloween Cheese Spreader 4-Piece Set
Decorative Black & Gold Pumpkins
Create a dinner table to die for with a fabulous centerpiece or festive dining set:
Halloween Luncheon China Plates
Stemless Skeleton Wine Glasses
Tap into the spirit(s) of the season with enchanting living room decor:
Halloween-Inspired Throw Pillows
White Glass Pumpkin String Lights
Black Dripping Wax Flameless Candle
Personalized Halloween Wall Decor
Need some spooky jams to entertain your guests? Let the ghoul times roll by turning on one of the below playlists…
Spotify’s Halloween Party Hits 2022
Apple Music Halloween Party Playlist
YouTube Halloween Hits from the 80’s
Disney’s Halloween Playlist (Kid Friendly)
Dying to watch a scary movie? Grab the popcorn, and cozy blankets, and find a Halloween flick that matches your mood on one of the below streaming services!
Want to whip up some boos for your guests? Create your very own menu with delicious concoctions (and fun mocktails) that will get everyone into the holiday spirit! Pick your poison below…
“Boos-y” Cocktails –
Smoke, Mirrors & Colors Cocktail
Hornitos Black Cauldron Cocktail
Hold the “Boos” Mocktails –
Sparkling Pumpkin Pie Mocktail
Wondering what to brew up in the kitchen? See below for some serious food inspo that will have your guests calling you the ghostess with the mostest!
Spooky Spinach Dip in Bread Bowl Cauldron
Chicken Pot Pie with Crawling Hands
Sweet Potato Chili with Turkey & Black Beans
Jack-o-lantern Stuffed Peppers
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Herbed White Wine Sauce
Kale Salad with Persimmons, Chickpeas and Crispy Shallots
Macaroni & Cheese in Acorn Squash Bowls
It’s all treats and no tricks here! Leave your guests screaming for seconds with these bewitching desserts.
Halloween Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
Hocus Pocus Inspired Smore Pops
Wondering where financial giants expect U.S. home prices to head next? According to a recent Newsbreak article, there is a building consensus on Wall Street that we’ve entered into a period of falling home prices, but there’s also a consensus it will be the second-sharpest home price decline since the Great Depression.
Last week, Morgan Stanley finally joined the housing bear crowd. Heading forward, the investment bank now expects U.S. home prices to fall 7% by the end of 2023. On one hand, that’s far smaller than the 27% peak-to-trough decline the country experienced between 2006 and 2012. On the other hand, it’s twice as large as the 3.1% peak-to-trough decline posted in the early ’90s.
The culprit? Spiking mortgage rates, coupled with unprecedented home price growth, has put affordability into the upper bounds of history.
So what does this mean for buyers and sellers? Active buyers will start to see more home options on the market, and with rising price reductions, there will be an opportunity to jump on some good deals.
For sellers, the importance lies in finding an experienced, knowledgeable agent to help them understand how to sell in a declining market. According to the latest stats from the Sacramento Association of Realtors, our local market appears to be reflecting these predictions. Last month, the total number of sales dropped again from a May high (down 25.1% from last year) and price reductions are on the rise. Of the 1,182 sales this month, 71.1% (840) were on the market for 30 days or less and 92.1% (1,088) were on the market for 60 days or less.