Last Monday, 9.23.3019, marked the Autumnal Equinox, the official start of the fall season and the beginning of many festive occasions, of which Halloween is the first.
As homeowners, you have an obligation to make this night fun and safe for the many trick and treaters who will find their way to your door. This Old House’s Bob Vila offers these tips to ensure just that. (https://www.zillow.com/blog/halloween-home-safety-tips-160667/)
Light the way
Make sure the path to your house is bright enough for trick-or-treaters to approach safely.
You don’t need to install a full suite of year-round landscape lighting simply to accommodate visitors on Halloween night. There are plenty of temporary and affordable options for illumination, from glow sticks to tea lights. And, remember to keep your porch light on.
Resist flammable decor
Whether vandals or accidents are to blame, there are many more fires on Halloween than a typical October night, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Holiday decorations are often quite flammable, involving materials such as paper, hay and dried cornstalks. If you can’t resist adorning your home and yard with such potentially dangerous items, then be sure to keep them away from candles and other heat sources. If jack-o’-lanterns or luminaries figure into your celebrations, illuminate them using LED tea lights, not open flames.
Curb your dog
Chances are yours is a friendly dog. But if some Halloween costumes are convincing enough to frighten small children, those same get-ups could be equally disturbing to your pooch — particularly on such a high-energy night. It’s good sense to contain your dog in an indoor space that’s comfortable and secure.
Estelia Loves….. Snell Isle
Did you know that Perry Snell began this development in 1925? He loved classic European styles and travelled throughout Europe to bring back statuary and ornaments that are still evident today. Did anyone say panthers?
Many of the new homes built in the 2000s copy the Mediterranean architecture. Smaller homes (approx. 1,000 sq. ft.) may sell as low as the mid $300,000s, while larger waterfront homes (6,000+ sq. ft.) are selling over $4,000,000.
Snell Isle is home to St. Raphael Catholic Church, the Snell Isle Marina, the Snell Isle Bridge designed by Richard Kiehnel and Leo Elliot, the nation’s leading architects at the time, and to the St. Petersburg Woman’s Club, a civic club founded in 1913 and still operating today.
So whether you’re looking to buy or sell in Snell Isle, hiring The Mesimer Team will set you up for success every time!