Zero in on the Best Halloween ‘Hoods with Zillow’s Trick-or-Treat Index

By Heather Hunter / October 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

  What a treat! Zillow released its annual Trick or Treat Index, and this year, Dallas haunts the chart at No. 11. The index narrows down the best cities to score candy based on single-home density, average home values, and number of children under 10. In summary: More candy for less walking. After the jump, […]

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Happy Halloween! Houses of (Photographic) Horrors

By Jon Anderson / October 30, 2015 / 1 Comment

When buyers peruse listings, they rely heavily on the pictures posted by the listing agent. Usually pictures entice, however sometimes they’re scary, wary, or pointless. I know when I look at homes, I expect the pictures to be a storyboard that escorts me through a property. I want to see the exterior, the entryway, and […]

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Trulia’s ‘Haunted Open House’ Is Wicked Fun

By Joanna England / October 29, 2014 / 0 Comments

We’ve been on the receiving end of boatloads of Halloween-themed press releases, but nothing really sticks with you like a cool video. That’s why I love this hidden-camera gem from Trulia, which rigs a cluttered Victorian with a murder back story with some pulleys and sheets for an old-school fright fest! Jump for the full […]

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Shrinking Halloween Sales is a Sign of a Recovering Economy, Housing Prices and Sales Still Moving Fast

By Joanna England / October 22, 2013 / 2 Comments

Halloween is an escape from troubled times, and as Oct. 31 has rolled around in recent years, Americans have spent several simoleons on the spooky holiday. But as the economy has turned a corner this year, Americans are projected to spend 13.9 percent less on costumes, candy, and decorations this year. According to this story […]

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For Trick-or-Treating Sweet Spots, Zillow List Leaves Dallas Out in The Cold

By Joanna England / October 21, 2013 / 2 Comments

Dallas’ lack of sidewalks and abysmal walk scores kept it from making Zillow’s list of top cities for trick or treating. I have several great memories of trick or treating, but the all involved piling into the bed of a slow-moving pickup truck and cruising through the neighborhood. We rarely walked between houses, because if […]

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Halloween is Coming, and Coldwell Banker Shares Tips on Keeping Your House From Being Haunted

By Joanna England / October 24, 2012 / 0 Comments

Just like the Centers for Disease Control giving tips on surviving the zombie apocalypse, Coldwell Banker’s Blue Matter blog shares hilarious ideas on how to rid your home of ghosts, ghouls, and vampires. I love that many of the tips offered come from the very real realm of television: ” … if seven seasons of Supernatural have […]

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