Halloween Decoration Ideas for your Charles Town Home

halloween decoration ideas for your jefferson county home

 Halloween Decoration Ideas for your Jefferson County Home

Have you noticed the homes of Jefferson County look a little bit more spooky than normal? Halloween is here! It is always fascinating to see the creativity that is put into decorating homes in the local area. Orange lights dangle from porches, ghosts hang from tree branches, and jack-o-lanterns adorn the steps of homes all over the county.

While you may think it is a little too late to decorate your home for the Halloween holiday tonight, there are some really creative ideas out there that are actually quite easy to put together at the last minute. If you are feeling ambitious, you may want to try them out this year. Regardless, you will definitely want to keep these Halloween decoration ideas for your Jefferson County home in mind for next year.

Decorate your door as a monster

Halloween Decoration Ideas for your Charles Town Home
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One of the cutest Halloween decoration ideas I have seen thus far is the monster door decorations. This is one of those ideas that you can definitely borrow and put together very quickly. Grab some construction paper, or whatever you have available. Cut out some big eyes and a mouth and tape them to your door. Instantly, your door will easily be transformed into a goofy looking monster that will bring smiles to the faces of all the trick-or-treaters. This is a fun idea that will not scare away the little ones. Take a look at the example from Amanda Kingloff on Parents.com  shown on the right. However, if you are going for a more scary theme, you can easily create a scary looking monster door too.

Get creative with the pumpkins

Halloween Decoration Ideas for your Charles Town Home
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Not everyone enjoys carving a pumpkin. It can seem like a lot of work, and sometimes the squishy inside is just not fun to scoop out of the pumpkin. Consider doing something a little different with your pumpkins next time. There are many beautifully painted pumpkins displayed around town. Grab your favorite colors and create a masterpiece. You can even draw a face on there is you want a more traditional decoration that resembles a jack-o-lantern. Add some yarn on top to give it some hair, and you have got yourself a unique little pumpkin! You can even paint it to look like a character like the one pictured on the right by Michelle Carl.

Another one of the great Halloween decoration ideas with pumpkins is to create a pumpkin vase for fall flowers. This idea does require some carving though. Cut a circle into the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the inside contents just like you would in order to do a traditional pumpkin carving. However, instead of cutting out a face or character on the front, leave the rest of the pumpkin in tact. Pick out some lovely flowers, and place them inside the pumpkin. This is a great fall decoration that could be displayed throughout the whole season. You can still find pumpkins for sale at many local places including Ridgefield Farm & Orchard in Harpers Ferry and Orr’s Farm Market in Martinsburg.

Use some local flair

Halloween Decoration Ideas for your Charles Town Home Jefferson County is full of history and urban legends. There are many ghost stories that have come out of the area, especially from the town of Harpers Ferry. Charles Town has its fair share of tales as well as it was the site of the execution of John Brown. Needless to say, there are a lot of spooky stories that can relate back to the local area. If you have some local books that talk about spooky stories or urban legends, display them for your guests to read. If you do not have any and want to get some for next year, you can visit Harpers Ferry National Park Bookshop and find some interesting books to read or display. Maybe you could even dress up like a ghostly soldier and tell some stories by a fire! Photo credit: Jack Siah

There you have it, some last minute Halloween decoration ideas for your Jefferson County home. Do you have any great Halloween decoration ideas or tips? Post about them here or on our Facebook page: The Linda Kilroy Team Facebook. We hope you and your family have a wonderful Halloween!

Contact The Linda Kilroy Team for more information about the local area. They can answer any real estate questions you may have. They can be reached by phone at (304) 725-1145. You can also check out The Linda Kilroy Team website at www.lindakilroy.com.

Halloween Decoration Ideas for your Jefferson County Home

September 2014 Shepherdstown Real Estate Market

Shepherdstown Real Estate Market | June 2015

September 2014 Shepherdstown Real Estate Market

september 2014 shepherdstown real estate market Is it a good time to buy in Shepherdstown, West Virginia? Is it a good time to sell? These questions can better be answered with a little knowledge about what is currently going on with the real estate market in the area. In order to do get those answers, we will take a look at the September 2014 Shepherdstown real estate market statistics and compare them to the previous year. In doing so, we can see the changes that have occurred since 2013 and any improvements that have taken place.

 

September 2014 Shepherdstown Real Estate Market Statistics:

– There were 70 active listings on the market during September 2014.
– There were 14 new listings that went on the market in September 2014.
– There were 18 contracts in the month of September 2014.

 

Average sold price

Increased 12.6%
September 2014: $267,317
September 2013: $237,414

Attached average sold price

There were no attached homes sold in September 2014, so there was no change.
September 2014: 0
September 2013: $207,500

Detached average sold price

Increased 9.53%
September 2014: $267,317
September 2013: $244,061

The chart below shows the average sales price of both attached and detached homes sold in Shepherdstown over the past six months.

Units sold

The same number of homes were sold in September 2014 and September 2013.
September 2014: 11
September 2013: 11

The chart below shows the different types of homes that were sold in Shepherdstown over the past six months based on the number of bedrooms in the home.

Average days on the market

Decreased 7.48%
September 2014: 99 days
September 2013: 107 days

Average list price

Increased 13.48%
September 2014: $276,954
September 2013: $244,045

Average sold price to original list price

Increased 0.89%
September 2014: 92.6%
September 2013: 91.8%

The chart below shows the average days on the market for the homes that were sold in Shepherdstown over the past year.

If you would like some more information about the September 2014 Shepherdstown Real Estate Market, please give The Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty a call at (304) 725-1145. They can help you with any questions you may have about the market and real estate transactions.

Are you interested in finding out the value of your home? Fill out the form located on this page, and someone will contact you about your home’s value: Home Valuation Form

September 2014 Charles Town Real Estate Market Report

September 2014 Charles Town Real Estate Market

September 2014 Charles Town Real Estate Market Report

September 2014 Charles Town Real Estate Market The market statistics for Charles Town, West Virginia are in for the month of September! Below are the important statistics from last month that give us some insight on how the Charles Town real estate market is looking. By taking a look at these statistics from the month of September and comparing them to the month of September from the year 2013, we can get a better understanding of whether or not the market is improving. Is it a good time to buy? Is it a good time to sell?

Let’s take a look at the September 2014 Charles Town Real Estate Market Report.

There were 123 active listings on the market during September 2014.
There were 20 new listings that went on the market in September 2014.
There were 33 contracts in the month of September 2014.

The chart below shows the number of active listings, contracts, and closed sales for the town of Charles Town over the past twelve months.

Average sold price

Increased 17.28%
September 2014: $244,131
September 2013: $208,152

Attached average sold price

Increased 15.26%
September 2014: $163,850
September 2013: $142,157

Detached average sold price

Increased 22.17%
September 2014: $281,184
September 2013: $230,150

Below is a chart that shows the average sales price of both attached and detached homes that have sold in Charles Town over the past twelve months.

Units sold

Decreased 32.14%
September 2014: 19
September 2013: 28
Of those homes sold during the month of September, 6 were attached homes and 13 were detached homes.

Average days on the market

Decreased 28.57%
September 2014: 55 days
September 2013: 77 days

The chart below shows the average days on the market for both attached and detached homes in the area over the past six months.

Average list price

Increased 15.53%
September 2014: $248,279
September 2013: $214,909

Average sold price to original list price

Increased 3.27%
September 2014: 97.2%
September 2013: 94.2%

september 2014 charles town real estate market If you would like some information about the real estate market in another local area of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, just give The Linda Kilroy Team a call. They can provide you with the information you are looking for and assist you with any real estate questions that you may have. If you are interested in putting your home on the market, they can help you with that process. They are a great team, and you can be assured that they will get the job done!

The Linda Kilroy Team can be reached at (304) 725-1145. You can also visit them at the ERA Liberty Realty office at 1018 Jefferson Avenue Charles Town, West Virginia 25414.

September 2014 Charles Town Real Estate Market Report

September 2014 Charles Town Real Estate Market Report

Shepherdstown Halloween Events 2014

shepherdstown halloween events 2014

Shepherdstown Halloween Events 2014

Shepherdstown, West Virginia is gearing up for an exciting month full of fun Halloween events. Whether you are interested in watching some scary horror flicks or if you are looking for some treats for the kids, the Halloween events in Shepherdstown this year are sure to be a good time!

Boo!Fest

shepherdstown halloween events 2014 Boo!Fest is a week long Shepherdstown Halloween event that takes place throughout the town of Shepherdstown. This year the festivities will begin on Friday, October 24th ad run through Halloween night on Friday, October 31st. If you live in or near Shepherdstown, you will definitely want to bring your kids out for this spooktacular event. The event will kick off with a Vampire Ball held at the Shepherdstown Community Club at 9:00 pm. The entire day on Saturday and Sunday will be full of festivities for you and tour children to enjoy. There will be music, history and ghost tours, face painting, games, and a Haunted Hallway. You won’t want to miss the Zombie Street Dance on King Street Sunday night at 6:00 pm. Instructors will be teaching the “Thriller” dance to anyone willing to learn.

Throughout the week, you will also have the opportunity to hear some classic, creepy stories in different restaurants in town that will be hosting performance readings. O’Hurleys General Store will be hosting a night of fireside stories on Tuesday, October 28th from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm.

On Halloween night, there will be trick-or-treating throughout Shepherdstown starting at 6:00 pm. There will also be a Halloween concert with the Shepherd University Music Department and the Ram Band. This will begin at 7:00 pm in Reynold’s Hall. It’s going to be a fantastic evening of great Halloween fun!

You can find a full Boo!Fest schedule here.

Wicked Wednesdays

shepherdstown halloween events 2014 Every Wednesday night in October, the Opera House Live in Shepherdstown will be hosting Wicked Wednesdays. They will be showing a double feature of classic Halloween and horror movies. Guests can attend these events for free. The first film will start at 6:00 pm and the second will start at 8:00 pm. They will also have palm reading and popcorn! Doors will open at 5:00 pm. The following movies will be shown during the Wicked Wednesday events:

October 15th: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and House of 1,000 Corpses

October 22nd: They Live and The Thing

October 29th: Dawn of the Dead and Shawn of the Dead

There will also be a special family double feature on Sunday, October 26th starting at 1:00pm. It will feature the films It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and Spirited Away.

You can visit the Opera House Live website for more information and check out the other cool events they have going on this month.

Halloween Story Time

Lastly, the library in Shepherdstown will be hosting a Halloween story time event on Tuesday, October 28th at the War Memorial Building in town. Kiddos can come listen to stories from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm. This is a great Shepherdstown Halloween event for the little ones to get ready and excited for trick or treating on Friday night.

 Other Jefferson County events:

Trick or Treat Trail at Sam Michael’s Park

Summit Point Family Fun ExFEARience

Halloween Happenings 2014 – Jefferson County Community Center

Postmortem at the Old Opera House

shepherdstown halloween events 2014 Shepherdstown, West Virginia is a wonderful place to live and play. We hope you enjoy the wonderful events the town has prepared for the Halloween season. If you are interested in living in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, give The Linda Kilroy Team a call. They can help you find your dream home in Shepherdstown and Jefferson County. They can be reached at lindaera@hotmail.com or (304) 725-1145.

Shepherdstown Halloween Events 2014

Shepherdstown Halloween Events 2014

Apple Butter Festival 2014

apple butter festival 2014

Apple Butter Festival 2014

apple butter festival 2014 Have you ever been to the Apple Butter Festival in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia? If you have not, you are surely missing out on a great time. The Apple Butter Festival is an annual tradition in the beautiful town of Berkeley Springs. There are many fun activities, crafts, foods, and things to do. Not to mention there is a lot of delicious apple butter! Photo credit: Flickr, Stefani

Berkeley Springs, West Virginia is a town that is known for its charm and unique qualities. The town is known for its hot springs that were popular in the early days of our country’s history. Most famously, the springs were visited by the first United States President George Washington. The town has embraced that history and is still highly regarded for being a place of relaxation with its inns and spas.

There are also unique antique shops and a variety of art that can be found in the town. Berkeley Springs is definitely a place where art is cherished and esteemed.

apple butter festival 2014 If you plan to visit Berkeley Springs in the near future, you definitely want to make it a point to plan your trip during the weekend of October 11th and October 12th. The Apple Butter Festival 2014 will run on Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from noon until 5:00 pm, and you will definitely want to be there. Photo credit : Cityprofile.com

On Saturday, the day will begin with a fun parade that has a mother nature celebration theme. There will be live music and performances throughout the day including a belly dancing performance. There will be free trolley rides, art exhibits, and educational demonstrations. Some of the more unique activities include the mustache and beard contest, hog calling contest, and a turtle race. Not to mention, you can have the opportunity to churn apple butter right in the middle of the town square. You can find the full Apple Butter Festival 2014 schedule here.

After the Apple Butter Festival 2014, there are a variety of other fun things to do in town. You can check out the haunted hayride at the Triple B Arena or catch a showing of The Expendables at The Star Theatre.

The Apple Butter Festival 2014 is just a taste of what the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia has to offer. If you’re interested in learning more, take a look around our website. You can also give The Linda Kilroy Team a call at (304) 725-1145, and they can help you find your Eastern Panhandle dream home.

Apple Butter Festival 2014