Halloween Week Has Arrived!

Halloween Week Has Arrived!

  • Victoria Merchant
  • 11/15/21

I don’t know about you, but this week was a non-adventure week. Preparing for Halloween has gone well, and enjoying some holiday activities was fun, but all in all, not a lot has gone on. And that’s cool by me.
We went to a high school trick-or-treating event that was great. I mean, candy and kids, what could go wrong? We’re still figuring out what we’re gonna do for Sunday’s trick-or-treat. We kind of have a tradition of going to Golden, but I think we may stay more local this year. What do you have planned? 
My new housemate may join in on the festivities. It’s fun having him here. It’s almost like I have two husbands, which admittedly doesn’t sound fun, but I get a lot of stuff done around the house, and the extra hands and eyes on the kids are excellent.
Biggest weekly event: I got a new phone, and it’s an iPhone. Getting a new phone is always a pain, but I think it’ll pay off. I need to learn my way around it but so far, so good. I’m seeing what all the fuss is about.
Anyway, that’s truly the most adventure I had this week.
I have a feeling Thanksgiving is going to be very adventurous, however. Both my parents are considering coming. Like, at the same time. They’ve both given the thumbs up on this encounter, and I am literally on the edge of my seat wondering how this will turn out. Will this Thanksgiving be the last for one or more of my family members? Stay tuned.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, if you haven’t gotten your turkey yet, you should do so ASAP. Apparently, there’s a turkey shortage, so time’s a tickin’ to ensure you get yours for the holiday. While you’re at it, you may wanna order one for Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah, Boxing Day, or whatever you celebrate. If part of any upcoming celebration involves eating turkey, order now.

Colorado Realtor® Stuff

I have a new client under contract, and she’s using a bridge loan. This kind of loan is great if you’re nervous about selling a house before you get into a new one. It’s kind of like a Heloc, but you can’t use the money for anything but the down payment for the new house. If you want to learn more about this kind of loan, you know where to find me! I’m happy to fill you in.
And it was only a matter of time, but it finally happened; I had my first burn from a person I showed homes to. He put an offer in on a house that I showed him but with another agent. I knew he had an agent before me, but I was under the impression that the relationship had ended.
He asked me to put in a low-ball offer on the house, and I knew what was going to happen, and it wasn’t gonna go well. It was day one of the house’s listing, and it would have been a massive insult. I advised him not to make that offer, and we watch it for a minute to see what others would do. Do you know? Get the lay of the land, so to speak, since he wasn’t willing to pay full price.
Instead of doing that, he went behind my back and wrote the offer with someone else (with who he had never severed ties at all). Turns out, I’m friendly with the listing agent, and she told me all about the deal. I reached out to him about it in a text. No response. Needless to say, he didn’t get the house. The worst part, we actually have a mutual friend, and I may see this guy in the future. The whole situation was very unexpected. But, hey, it happens.
I hope you all have a great Halloween and enjoy eating candy and chocolate for hours on end. Don’t forget to be sneaky when stealing your kid’s candy! Those kid vs. parent candy fights gets nasty.
See you back here soon!

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