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LIST YOUR HOME NOW!!!

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

The picture we created above explains everything.  As we mentioned before, simple economics tells us that when Supply is low, demand is high.  And if demand is high, well when it comes to real estate we’re talking an increase in home purchase prices!   Only $1,205 Listings came Active on the market last month which the lowest amount of homes to come on the market in 4 years!  Look to your right and you’ll see that the same amount of homes is selling each month.  This means one thing; people are still buying homes at the same rate but the selection from which buyers have to choose from is limited.  This is why it’s a great time to sell your home!  With a limited supply and with not as many homes for buyers to choose from, your home is extremely desirable and is very well a hot commodity at this time.  Sellers will most definitely get the most bang for their buck if they sell now!

Now this is not to discourage buyer’s… Although interest rates have climbed up since the beginning of the year, overall compared to the boom of 2004-2007, they are WAY, WAY, WAY LOW!  Right now according to Bankrate.com interest rates in California are around the 4.15% area.  If you’re a buyer, know this, property values are going to climb higher and interest rates are projected to increase by the end of the year.  So if you want to buy a home, waiting to make a move is not in your best interest.  Make a move now!  We can help you!   Call us 562-883-1003!

New 4 Year High's in Home Values

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

So what’s going on with Real Estate in Downey and Surrounding areas you ask?  EVERYTHING!!!  Home values are shooting up.  Hopefully you want to take part in this uptrend…  The average sales price in April was $425,687 which completely obliterated March’s high of $399,778.  This is officially the first time we’ve seen average home values on the $400,000’s in over 4 years.  Values in one month alone jumped up approx. 6.5%.  Since the start of 2013, values have shot up about 14%.  So those who decided to buy a home at the beginning of the year already have gained about 14% equity on their homes.  It’s amazing!

This is all taking place while interest rates still remain extremely low and affordable.  Bankrate.com shows interest rates for California at an average of 3.69%.  Although all this is taking place in the market, we are still running into one problem…  INVENTORY!  Because of this we will most likely continue to see property values rise throughout the year.  Take a look at the red line across the graph.  That was the point of resistance that home values seemed to be unable to surpass for the last couple of years.  Now that this point of resistance has been broken, we’ve reached a new level in home values.  That resistance level that was broken typically now becomes the point at which values will bounce back up from.  All in all, we’re in a strong real estate market.  If you need to sell, now is the time!  Get top dollar for your home while buyers are still able to take advantage of these low interest rates!

Haunted Houses in Bellflower & Los Angeles County

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

Halloween happenings in and around Bellflower and Los Angeles county

category:Arts and Entertainment posted:October 24th, 2008

 

It’s time for spooks and spirits and things that go bump in the night (probably looking for the last Snickers bar in the Treat bag)! Halloween began with the ancient Celts, who considered October 31 the last day of the year. On that night, they believed the spirits of the dead would roam the Earth. As a way to protect themselves during this spooky time, the living would hold a feast, visiting neighbors for contributions of food (hey, any excuse for a party).

We can thank the Irish for the jack-o-lantern, too. They used to carve turnips and place a small candle inside to keep evil spirits from their home on All Hallow’s Eve. When Irish immigrants came to America, they discovered pumpkins were much easier to carve.

Halloween has become second only to Christmas in spending. We’ll drop 2.5 billion this year – which is a lot of Milk Duds. But whether you go all out with a front-yard display that rivals Disney’s Haunted Mansion, or keep it simple with a single pumpkin in the window, remember to watch out for ghoulies and ghosties in your neighborhood!

Last-Minute Costume Ideas

Static Cling
Wear a solid color, like all white or all black. With safety pins, pin anything from socks, to underwear, even dryer sheets, all over yourself. For extra-“static,” use hairspray to put your hair on end.

Crash Test Dummy (Post-Crash)
Don a pair of sweatpants and a sweatshirt. Cover yourself with pieces of masking tape, bandages, fake blood – and a seatbelt made of webbing and an old buckle.

Skunk
Wear all black (a black leotard and tights is perfect) and put a white tape stripe down the back.

Halloween Safety Tips

· Welcome Trick-or-Treaters with porch lights and all exterior lights turned on.
· Set a time limit for your kids to "trick-or-treat" and designate a specific route for them to take. Also, feed the kids before they go so they’ll be less likely to scarf their treats before they get home (well, one can hope).
· Chocolate is poisonous to many animals, so keep candy away from pets.
· Keep pets in a separate room during trick-or-treat hours; people in strange garb can be scary.
· When driving, be extra-alert for excited kids, whose vision may be obscured by masks.

 

Haunted Houses

Heartstoppers Haunted House
800 All America City Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95678
http://www.scaredyou.com/

Chamber Haunted House
4009 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
http://www.chamberofchills.com/

Fright Planet World of Fear
5961 Birdcage Street
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
866-666-1313
http://www.frightplanet.com/

Pirates of Emerson Haunted Adventure
45021 WarmSprings Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94539
510-657-2121
http://www.piratesofemerson.com/

Seaside Haunt
10 West Harbor Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001
http://www.seasidehaunt.com/

Spooky House Haunted Theme Park
21512 Nordhoff Street
Chatsworth , CA 91311
818-882-3327
http://www.spookyhouse.com/

Ultimate Nightmares Scream Park
P.O. Box 400241
Hesperia, CA 92340
http://www.ultimatenightmares.com/

Gyro 3D Fear Factory
547 L Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-442-4000
http://www.3dfearfactory.com/sacramento/index.html

Hobb's Grove
14265 East Goodfellow
Sanger, CA 93657
559-875-8150
http://www.hobbsgrove.com/

Winchester Mystery House
525 South Winchester Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95128
408-247-2101
http://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/events.html

Queen Mary's Shipwreck
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-435-3511
http://www.queenmaryshipwreck.com/

Nightmares and Beyond
25272 Pacifica Avenue,
Mission Viejo CA 92691
http://nightmaresandbeyond.com/

The Realm Of Terror
23125 Eriel Avenue
Torrance CA, 90505
http://www.therealmofterror.com/

A Garage Haunt
2363 Decatur Avenue
Clovis, CA 93611-8134
http://www.garagehaunt.com

A Reign of Terror
2192 Rusticpark Court
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
http://evilislurking.com/home.html

Manglers's Haunted Asylum
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
909-972-4315
http://www.fearplex.com/fearplex07.htm

Bayou Of Blood
2734 Annapolis Circle
San Bernardino, CA 92408
http://www.hallofshadows.com/haunt

Boot Hill
16 Goldenrod
Irvine, CA 92614
818-633-0300
http://www.legendofboothill.com

Cursi House of screams
5625 Lewis Way
Concord, CA 94521
http://www.cursihouseofscreams.com

Haunt Worx Productions
537 South Palm Drive
Brea, CA 92821
http://www.hauntworx.com

Dragon's Head Inn
230 Perkins Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
707-996-4763
http://www.dragonsheadproductions.com

Fright Factory
3401 Dale Road
Vintage Faire Mall Sisk Road
Modesto, CA 95356
http://www.itsscary.com/

Tevis Family Haunted House
9444 Whitehaven
Oak Hills, CA 92344
http://tevisfamily.com/

Parade

Good Shepherd Lutheran School
1180 Lynwood Drive
Novato, CA 94947
415-897-2510
http://www.goodshepherdlutheran.org/home_school.asp

Haunted Hayrides
Boccali Haunted Hayrides
3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Road
Ojai , CA 93023
805-646-6116
http://www.boccalis.com/hauntedhayride.html

Haunted Houses in Bellflower & Los Angeles County

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

Halloween happenings in and around Bellflower and Los Angeles county

category:Arts and Entertainment posted:October 24th, 2008

 

It’s time for spooks and spirits and things that go bump in the night (probably looking for the last Snickers bar in the Treat bag)! Halloween began with the ancient Celts, who considered October 31 the last day of the year. On that night, they believed the spirits of the dead would roam the Earth. As a way to protect themselves during this spooky time, the living would hold a feast, visiting neighbors for contributions of food (hey, any excuse for a party).

We can thank the Irish for the jack-o-lantern, too. They used to carve turnips and place a small candle inside to keep evil spirits from their home on All Hallow’s Eve. When Irish immigrants came to America, they discovered pumpkins were much easier to carve.

Halloween has become second only to Christmas in spending. We’ll drop 2.5 billion this year – which is a lot of Milk Duds. But whether you go all out with a front-yard display that rivals Disney’s Haunted Mansion, or keep it simple with a single pumpkin in the window, remember to watch out for ghoulies and ghosties in your neighborhood!

Last-Minute Costume Ideas

Static Cling
Wear a solid color, like all white or all black. With safety pins, pin anything from socks, to underwear, even dryer sheets, all over yourself. For extra-“static,” use hairspray to put your hair on end.

Crash Test Dummy (Post-Crash)
Don a pair of sweatpants and a sweatshirt. Cover yourself with pieces of masking tape, bandages, fake blood – and a seatbelt made of webbing and an old buckle.

Skunk
Wear all black (a black leotard and tights is perfect) and put a white tape stripe down the back.

Halloween Safety Tips

· Welcome Trick-or-Treaters with porch lights and all exterior lights turned on.
· Set a time limit for your kids to "trick-or-treat" and designate a specific route for them to take. Also, feed the kids before they go so they’ll be less likely to scarf their treats before they get home (well, one can hope).
· Chocolate is poisonous to many animals, so keep candy away from pets.
· Keep pets in a separate room during trick-or-treat hours; people in strange garb can be scary.
· When driving, be extra-alert for excited kids, whose vision may be obscured by masks.

 

Haunted Houses

Heartstoppers Haunted House
800 All America City Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95678
http://www.scaredyou.com/

Chamber Haunted House
4009 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
http://www.chamberofchills.com/

Fright Planet World of Fear
5961 Birdcage Street
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
866-666-1313
http://www.frightplanet.com/

Pirates of Emerson Haunted Adventure
45021 WarmSprings Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94539
510-657-2121
http://www.piratesofemerson.com/

Seaside Haunt
10 West Harbor Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001
http://www.seasidehaunt.com/

Spooky House Haunted Theme Park
21512 Nordhoff Street
Chatsworth , CA 91311
818-882-3327
http://www.spookyhouse.com/

Ultimate Nightmares Scream Park
P.O. Box 400241
Hesperia, CA 92340
http://www.ultimatenightmares.com/

Gyro 3D Fear Factory
547 L Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-442-4000
http://www.3dfearfactory.com/sacramento/index.html

Hobb's Grove
14265 East Goodfellow
Sanger, CA 93657
559-875-8150
http://www.hobbsgrove.com/

Winchester Mystery House
525 South Winchester Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95128
408-247-2101
http://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/events.html

Queen Mary's Shipwreck
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-435-3511
http://www.queenmaryshipwreck.com/

Nightmares and Beyond
25272 Pacifica Avenue,
Mission Viejo CA 92691
http://nightmaresandbeyond.com/

The Realm Of Terror
23125 Eriel Avenue
Torrance CA, 90505
http://www.therealmofterror.com/

A Garage Haunt
2363 Decatur Avenue
Clovis, CA 93611-8134
http://www.garagehaunt.com

A Reign of Terror
2192 Rusticpark Court
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
http://evilislurking.com/home.html

Manglers's Haunted Asylum
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
909-972-4315
http://www.fearplex.com/fearplex07.htm

Bayou Of Blood
2734 Annapolis Circle
San Bernardino, CA 92408
http://www.hallofshadows.com/haunt

Boot Hill
16 Goldenrod
Irvine, CA 92614
818-633-0300
http://www.legendofboothill.com

Cursi House of screams
5625 Lewis Way
Concord, CA 94521
http://www.cursihouseofscreams.com

Haunt Worx Productions
537 South Palm Drive
Brea, CA 92821
http://www.hauntworx.com

Dragon's Head Inn
230 Perkins Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
707-996-4763
http://www.dragonsheadproductions.com

Fright Factory
3401 Dale Road
Vintage Faire Mall Sisk Road
Modesto, CA 95356
http://www.itsscary.com/

Tevis Family Haunted House
9444 Whitehaven
Oak Hills, CA 92344
http://tevisfamily.com/

Parade

Good Shepherd Lutheran School
1180 Lynwood Drive
Novato, CA 94947
415-897-2510
http://www.goodshepherdlutheran.org/home_school.asp

Haunted Hayrides
Boccali Haunted Hayrides
3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Road
Ojai , CA 93023
805-646-6116
http://www.boccalis.com/hauntedhayride.html

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16911 Bellflower Blvd
Bellflower CA 90706
(877) 883-1003
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