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Headlines: Spooky Halloween edition

Here’s a look at what’s happening in real estate in the District of Columbia and beyond.

New real estate investors misread signs in the market

The writing is clearly on the wall — this local housing market has definitely leveled off and there’s no saying for sure which direction it’s going from here. It’s by no means doom and gloom but housing prices have stalled almost everywhere in our region and inventories are starting to grow. — Washington Post

Mapping the hidden locations of 10 long-gone burial grounds

What was once a crypt is now a metro station, a mall, or even an apartment complex. Thousands of bodies remain unearthed below developments, and people walk above these plots of land unknowingly, shopping for clothes or commuting to work. — Curbed DC

North of $600: The highest prices per square foot in DC

There are seven DC neighborhoods where the median price per square foot of homes sold this year sits above $600, and two — Georgetown and West End — where that metric is north of $700. — Urban Turf

US home prices rise less than expected in Aug.: S&P/Case-Shiller

The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas gained 5.6 percent in August over last year, the slowest year-on-year increase since November 2012, slightly below a Reuters poll of economists that forecast a gain of 5.8 percent. — CNBC

Extreme case of brown recluse spiders drives owners from home

In 2008, the Trosts filed a claim with their insurance company, State Farm, and a civil lawsuit against the home’s previous owners, Tina and David Gault, for allegedly not disclosing the brown recluse and other problems with the home. — St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This listing has been staged … for Halloween

Click your way through this virtual tour if you dare. But be warned, the basement is not for the faint of heart. — Inman News

Abandoned America – 50 states, 50 abandoned places

Scattered across prairielands, hidden in forests or left to rot in the middle of cities, America is full of ghost towns and abandoned buildings. Some might find these sites creepy, but from mining towns to abandoned farmsteads to forgotten roadside stops, these places stand frozen in time, a reminder of America’s history. — Weather Channel

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