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Halloween Safety Tips from the Florence, KY Police

by The Mike Parker Team

Halloween safety tips from the Florence, KY Police Department:

  • Be sure walking areas are well-lit and free of obstacles.
  • Keep candle-lit jack-o'-lanterns and away from doorsteps, walkways, landings, and curtains. Keep them out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.
  • Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely.
  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children.
  • For older children going alone, plan the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.
  • Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
  • Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
  • Carry a cell phone for quick communication.
  • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk when available.
  • Never cut across yards or use alleys.
  • Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters.
  • Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!!!!!

Northern Kentucky & Greater Cincinnati Trick or Treat Times 2009

by The Mike Parker Team

Local Trick or Treat Dates and Times for Halloween 2009!!  Please remember to turn your porch light on if you are giving out treats.  Happy Halloween and Be Safe!!!

Northern Kentucky

Boone County

Burlington: October 31, 6-8 pm

Florence: October 31, 6-8 pm

Hebron: October 31, 6-8 pm

Richwood: October 31, 6-8 pm

Union: October 31, 6-8 pm

Walton: October 31, 6-8 pm

Boone County: October 31, 6-8 pm

Campbell County

Alexandria: October 31, 5-7 pm

Bellevue: October 26, 4-6 pm

Cold Spring: October 31, 6-7:30 pm

Dayton: October 31, 6-8 pm

Fort Thomas: October 31, 6-8 pm

Highland Heights: October 31, 6-7:30 pm

Newport: October 31, 6-8 pm

Kenton County

Covington: October 31, 6-8 pm

Crescent Springs: October 31, 6-8 pm

Crestview Hills: October 31, 6-8 pm

Edgewood: October 31, 6-8 pm

City of Erlanger: October 31, 6-8 pm

Fort Mitchell: October 31, 6-8 pm

Fort Wright: October 31, 6-8 pm

Independence: October 31, 6-8

City of Lakeside Park: October 31, 6-8 pm

Ludlow: October 31, 6-8 pm

Park Hills: October 31, 6-8 pm

Taylor Mill: October 31, 6-8 pm

Grant County

October 31, 5-8 pm

Gallatin County

October 31, 6-8pm


Butler County

Fairfield: October 31, 6-8 pm

Fairfield Township: October 31, 6-8 pm

Hamilton: October 31, 6-8 pm

Liberty Township: October 31, 6-8 pm

Middletown: October 30, 5:30-7 pm

Oxford Uptown parks: October 30, 5-6:30 pm

City of Oxford: October 31, 5:30-7:30 pm

Trenton: October 30, 6-7:30 pm

West Chester Township: October 31, 6-8 pm

Clermont County

Amelia: October 31, 6-8 pm

Batavia Township: October 31, 6-8 pm

Village of Batavia: October 31, 6-8 pm

Bethel: October 31, 6-8 pm

Miami Township: October 31, 6-8 pm

Milford: October 31, 6-8 pm

New Richmond: October 31, 6-8 pm

Union Township: October 31, 6-8 pm

Withamsville: October 31, 6-8 pm

Hamilton County

Addyston: October 31, 6-8 pm

Amberley Village: October 31, 6-8 pm

Anderson Township: October 31, 6-8 pm

Blue Ash: October 31, 6-8 pm

Cheviot: October 31, 6-9 pm

Cleves: October 31, 6-8 pm

Colerain Township: October 31, 6-8 pm

Columbia Township: October 31, 6-8 pm

Deer Park: October 31, 6-8 pm

Delhi Township: October 31, 6-8 pm

Evendale: October 31, 6-8 pm

Fairfax: October 31, 6-8 pm

Forest Park: October 31, 6-8 pm

Glendale: October 31, 6-8 pm

Green Township: October 31, 6-9 pm

Harrison: October 31, 6-8 pm

Indian Hill: October 31, 6-8 pm

Loveland: October 31, 6-8 pm

Madeira: October 31, 6-8 pm

Mariemont: October 31, 6-8 pm

Montgomery: October 31, 6-8 pm

Mt. Healthy: October 31, 6-8 pm

Village of Newton: October 31, 6-8 pm

North Bend: October 31, 6-8 pm

Reading: October 31, 6-8 pm

Sharonville: October 31, 6-8 pm

Silverton: October 31, 6-8 pm

Springdale: October 31, 6-8 pm

Springfield Township: October 31, 6:30-8:30 pm

Sycamore Township: October 31, 6-8 pm

Symmes Township: October 31, 6-8 pm

Terrace Park: October 31, 6-8 pm

Wyoming: October 31, 6-8 pm

Warren County

Lebanon: October 31, 5:30-7:30 pm

Mason: October 31, 6-8 pm

Deerfield Township: October 31, 6-8 pm

Hamilton Township: October 31, 6-8 pm

South Lebanon: October 31, 6-8 pm

Springboro: October 30, 6-8 pm

Turtlecreek Township: October 31, 5:30-7:30 pm



Well it's that time of the year again.  Gather up the kids and head on out for an evening full of Halloween fun!!  Pumpkin patches are perfect for the little ones and a fun day with the family!!  Haunted Houses are not for the faint of heart and are sure to give you chills and thrills.  The following lists will surly please all members of the family!!


Pumpkin Patches

Benton Farms

11946 Old Lexington Pike
Walton, KY 41094

Shaw Farms

Milford, OH

Daniels Petting Farm & Pumpkin Patch

WALTON, KY 41094

Parky's Farm
10037 Daly Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Phone: 513-521-3276

Haunted Houses

Haunted House
Weekends In October
11946 Old Lexington Pike
Walton, KY 41094

USS Nightmare
Wednesdays and Thursdays 7pm - 11pm
Friday & Saturday 7pm - 1am...... Sun. 7pm - 11pm
Through November 1st .....

Located on the river at Newport on the Levee

St. Rita Haunted House
October 2nd -November 1st
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Free Parking
The Haunted House is located on the school grounds.

Kings Island
Mason, OH
Halloween Haunt

Junction Nightmare
EnterTrainment Junction
7379 Squire Court
West Chester, OH 45069
Phone: (513)898-8000

Haunted Hayride
Sandyland Acres
Petersburg, KY
This hayride has won numerous haunt awards and offers individual and group rates.
859-689-4283 or 859-322-0516

Dent Haunted Schoolhouse
5963 Harrison Ave.
Cincinnati OH 45248
Every Friday and Saturday, The Dent Schoolhouse is open from 7:30 pm to 12:00 pm. On every Sunday The Dent Schoolhouse is open from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

Land of Illusion
5 terrorizing events, choose one or enter them all!!  All at your own risk of coarse!!
8762 Thomas Rd.
Middletown, OH 45042
Open until November 1, 2009

Discover the "creepy and the crawly," weekends in October, at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during the annual HallZOOween celebration. Little ghouls and boys, ages 12 and under, can enjoy three spooktacular weekends of fun, from 12 - 5 p.m.

6 Ways to Attract Great Residents to Your Rental Home

by The Mike Parker Team

6 Ways to Attract Great Residents to Your Rental Home

These days, many homeowners are turning into landlords. Whether you have relocated and are still waiting for your previous home to sell or whether you are trying to increase income by renting a vacation or second home, you might suddenly find yourself in need of a renter.

Of course, we've all heard nightmare stories about bad tenants destroying properties and causing prolonged evictions. As a Member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, I've learned of a few simple guidelines for finding serious renters and thereby, preventing most bad occupancies:

1. Location - There is no question that the more desirable a neighborhood, the lower the risks of having a bad resident apply. It is also worth noting that the higher the rent, the lower the risk.

2. Condition - A very vital but controllable influence for attracting desirable residents is the home's condition. The formula is simple. Make it look like everything was just completely redone. Exterior property condition is very important as well.

3. Pricing - Don't be afraid to price a property slightly below what the market dictates. For every 2½ weeks a vacancy sits on the market, the annual rent could have been lowered by 5%.

4. Signage - A prospect calling from a yard sign should be treated as a serious lead. They have seen the exterior of the property and know its precise location.

5. Response Time - Rapid response time can make all the difference. Use cell phones or text messaging to allow prospects to quickly reach someone who can show the property or answer any questions.

6. Screening - Despite all of the above, screening is still vital. Be sure to adhere to a written tenant selection plan that is in compliance with all Federal, State and Local Fair Housing Laws and the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Great renters and increased income can be found by following these simple but effective steps. For more information on finding the right renters for your home, please e-mail me.

Mike Parker Named 2009 Educator of the Year at Kentucky Association of Realtors Convention!!!

by Jill Kuchle, The Mike Parker Team

We are very proud to announce that Mike Parker received the very prestigious 2009 Nat Sanders Education Award at the annual Kentucky Association of Realtors convention in Louisville, KY on October 1, 2009.

The Nat Sanders Education Award is designed to recognize the REALTOR who has made the most significant contributions to, and exemplified leadership and service in, real estate education at either the local, state, or national level.  This award was created to honor Nat Sanders, retired executive vice president of the Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS, who is widely recognized as a leader in the theory of REALTOR professionalism through continuing education.

Mike is a junior Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) national instructor, teaches at various boards across the country and is the top trainer for HUFF Realty.

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