I am SO excited for you! Yay!
And having time to look means you won't get 'stuck' due to time constraints. I agree with Debbie, Haunti, and Scareme (as well as others) about what to look for. Storage, storage, and storage is key. I love our older home's attack and garage, but unfortunately they are all filled now and our home has small closets which is not great. (Ha, ha...my husband just said to suggest a house with a 12 car garage in case your husband actually wants to be able to fit a car in it...ha, ha...he is slamming on me due to my Halloween 'stuff' which has filled every available inch of spare space in our house and garage
) Since you have time, if you find some "possibles" then around Halloween drive by to see how the neighbors are, and if they are Halloween decorators are not. I am the lone wolf as far as decorating goes in my town...but then you can always be the 'stand out' in your town too. I agree with Scareme in that porches and big yards are ideal for webbing and graveyards and such. I am really excited for you! Please post pictures of any possibile homes and let us help!!