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It is a big day for ghosts, princesses, Darth Vader and pirates everywhere. How wonderful Halloween is on a Friday night this year. All the candy filled characters don't have to get up early and go to school. They can sleep off their sugar stupor til late in the morning on Saturday and wake up and do it all over again. We look forward to trick or treating around here. Lots of kids in the Neighborhood plus hayrides and bon fires are easy to find. I have not seen anything official from the Office of Trick or Treating and All (0 comments)
Homes Louisville and Crestwood KY, Plus a 4 acre lot - 10/29/08 03:06 PM
Here are a few of the listings I have, see if any of these areas work for you: This is great for a first time home buyer looking to be in the J'town area, 3 beds, 2 full baths and nice flat fenced back yard under $150,000 Jeffersontown Area This has new carpet on the first and second floors, new furnace and heat pump, 2 garages, one used as a workshop and the other has a loft for another workshop or additional room Crestwood Area Under $250,000 Four plus acres that are hard to find this close to Crestwood, lays flat, (0 comments)
Hotsheet Updates for Louisville and Buckner KY - 10/28/08 03:04 PM
Well, while reviewing the new listings today there were 2 that caught my eye. Neither of these are my listings, but of course, if you want more info I can track it down or get you in the property. There was a house in a good location and decent price for a First Time Home Buyer House in the $130's. It was off chamberlain lane near the Summit and Old Brownsboro Crossing. Nice location and price for Northeast Jefferson County. There was also a new foreclosure listing in the Buckner area. 2000 sqf with a basement, in the $220's. Take a (0 comments)
Shelbyville Rd, Perfect home for Shleby Campus Professors - 10/28/08 11:16 AM
I have a great listing on Shelbyville Rd, really close to all the construction going on at the University of Louisville's Shelby Campus. So, if you know of a UofL Professor moving to town or in town and going to be working at the Shelby Campus, I have a short commute for them, possibly an office or studio at the house. Check out 8511 Shelbyville Rd for more photos and info, click on the main photo at the site to see all interior and exterior pics.
This is the studio/office, it is detached from the house
First Time Home Buyer Seminar Louisville and Oldham County - 10/27/08 06:44 AM
I will be holding a first time home buyer seminar on Saturday, November 15th, 10 am at my office in Crestwood. You will have a chance to learn about what needs to be done in order to set yourself up for a successful home search. Topics that will be covered are pre-approvals v. pre qualification, what documents your will need to give your lender, narrowing down the search, the anatomy of an offer, inspections, and closing. It will be in our main conference room, so the seating is limited to about 20. You must rsvp, so if you are interested in (0 comments)
First Time Home Buyers 3 Keys to a Successful Search - 10/24/08 06:14 PM
Rates and the financial market have been up and down and back up and back down again over the last month. Many current homeowners that have been thinking about moving, selling their house or buying a new house have gone to the sidelines waiting to see what will happen. But I have been getting a lot of calls from First Time Home Buyers that have the money, credit and desire to become homeowners. Rates are still good and with a potential $7500 tax credit for first time buyers, I don't blame them. There are many good deals out there and motivated (0 comments)
Kings Island, LaRosa's Pizza - 10/21/08 05:46 AM
It is fall break in Oldham County, the kids are out of school. We had the opportunity to head up to the Cincinnati area and take our kids to Kings Island. I grew up going to Kings Island and this was the first trip for our kids to Kings Island. I probably have not been in 12 years or so. Many things had changed, but many were the same. The fountain at the entrance had the same 1970's look like we saw when Kings Island was on the Brady Bunch episode where they lost Mike Brady's architectual drawings and ran around (0 comments)
This is a question I get a lot from first time home buyers in the Louisville, KY area. This might seem like a silly answer, but you will need all of it and then some. You need to come up with the entire purchase price plus, good faith money, closing costs, prepaid expenses and cost of inspections.
Here is the Breakdown. Of course you will not have to save up every penny of the purchase price, but not a bad idea. The majority of the the purchase (0 comments)
Connect with others in Oldham County - 10/16/08 08:04 AM
Take a minute to check out Oldham County KY. I am building a networking site where people in Oldham County can connect with friends and neighbors in the community, share events that are happening, give opinions and a place for small businesses to promote themselves for free. Also, it will give those thinking of moving to OC a feel for the community other than "great schools". In order for this to be useful, informative and fun, I will need your help getting it going. So, don't be shy, would love for you to join and contribute, promote an event, your (0 comments)
What is your Favorite Restaurant in Oldham County - 10/15/08 06:36 AM
What is your favorite restaurant in Crestwood? The new Red Pepper, Arbor Ridge Vine and Grill or possibly McDonalds? How about Propsect and Lagrange are there any places that have captured your taste-buds? Let the world know what you think about your favorite place to eat in Oldham County, just go to Oldham County Best Places to Eat and place your comments in the box. Help get the word out about our small businesses in Crestwood, Prospect, Goshen, Pewee Valley, Buckner and Lagrange, KY. (0 comments)
Anything good happening in Louisville Real Estate? - 10/14/08 06:46 AM
Just wanted to hop in front of you for a second. I know the economy is up and down and all over the place right now. I am not going to lie and say we have buyers beating down the doors to get in to new houses, but there are still folks out there looking. I think the uncertainty in the economy has many people putting major purchase plans on hold for a bit, until there is a better sense of where things are headed. I wanted to point out a few areas of opportunity if you know of someone who (0 comments)
Free Stuff to do in Crestwood and Louisville (Corrected, take another Look) - 10/13/08 03:12 PM
I saw 2 articles today promoting free. The first was in the Courier Journal Neighborhood section, Photography by Ray is doing free 5x7 photos of your kids (with costume) in Crestwood, KY on Halloween from 2-6pm. Need to bring a canned good for Dare to Care. Mayor Jerry invited everyone down to the river on Oct 24 for a farwell trip on the Delta Queen. It is losing Federal Grants and is being shipped out. Got an email with some better info about the Delta Queen and what is going on, worth taking a look at: "Your blog came to me (0 comments)
J-Town House is part of 10 Days Sales Event - 10/13/08 01:48 PM
Price Reduced $5000 for our 10 Day Sales Event, Open this Sunday 2-4pm Move in ready 3 bed/2 bath home for $154,900 $149,900 in the J-town area. Well maintained maintained w/excellent landscaping and trees that give great curb appeal. Enter through the covered front porch and you find a 2 story great room that leads to the flat, fence backyard that backs up to a protected wooded area for privacy. The eat in kitchen is large, bright and open and includes a pantry. The Laundry and garage are directly off of the kitchen. Most appliances have been updated in the past (2 comments)
Shopping in Middletown - 10/12/08 06:12 AM
Need a few more places to shop in East Louisville? Looks like the rest of the old Biggs store on Shelbyville Rd in Middletown has been torn down. It made way for a New Target in the Middletown Station Shopping Center next to the newer Walmart on the same old Biggs property.
Also, a developer is trying to get a new upscale grocery approved for the corner of Shlebyville Rd and Beckley Station. A store like Whole Foods, not Walmart. I am sure the PGA and Valhalla don't want the drive to their entrance lined with fast foods and Walmarts. (0 comments)
This Month's Newsletter is Ready and Online - 10/10/08 06:51 AM
Trying something new this month. For a while I have put together a newsletter, bunch of paper, envelopes, gas for the post office to deliver to friends and clients. In a small effort to be more environmentally friendly, I am producing an online version of the Newsletter. Let me know what you think, check out Daren's Newsletter Volume 12. If you want to be updated when new issues are ready, Email Me. (0 comments)
New Listing on Shelbyville Rd - 10/09/08 07:55 AM
Unique renovated home on large lot and in a great location. Just minutes from expressways, malls and Hurstbourne Lane. The house has been completely redone. You come in off the recently added wrap around porch with custom awnings. There is a large foyer with built in shelving around the door. All Hardwood floors have been refinished, kitchen opened up and remodeled with tile floors, an island, cabinets and countertops. Huge Laundry/Mud room with plenty of cabinet space and tile floor. All new light fixtures trim and crown molding throughout the house. In addition to the living room, kitchen and mudroom on (0 comments)
Burn'em if you've got 'em - 10/09/08 07:51 AM
Well, we have had a little rain in Oldham County. Ground is wet. We have been under a "burn ban" for a few weeks, but with the recent rainfall the ban has been lifted. So, if you want to fire up some smores or hot dogs, they say it is ok. Here is the article, Burn baby burn. Also, check out some of my work Halloween Costumes Ryder Cup 2008 Valhalla Louisv... Tree Swings New Homes in East Louisville K... Crestwood, KY Homes, Schools, ... Forest Springs Louisville KY Patio Homes and Condos in East... New Homes in Crestwood, Prospe... The (0 comments)
Check out the Louisville Zoo for not-too-scary Halloween fun for the whole family with costumed characters and storybook scenes all over the Zoo. There is trick-or-treating for kids 11 and under, the Halloween Express Train ride and more. Dates and Times: October 4-5, 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 2008 Thursdays and Fridays 5 - 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays 4 – 8 p.m. Special ticket required $8.00 per person (All guests age 3 and older) Zoo members get in free. Zoo Passes are $75 for a family and $140 for a dual membership with the Zoo and the Louisville Science Center. (0 comments)
Foreclosure in L'Esprit Price Dropped today - 10/07/08 12:42 PM
Price drop today on a foreclosure in L'Esprit in LaGrange KY. The price has been reduced $34,000 from the original list price. 4600 SQf finished including the basement, 4 beds, 4.5 baths, just shy of 10 acres, 3 car garage and the house is about 3 years old give or take a few months. To get more details go to Foreclosure in L'Esprit. (0 comments)
New Construction Deals in Louisville KY - 10/07/08 08:49 AM
We are moving swiftly in to October and the end of the year is coming fast. For those in business the fourth quarter has started and with such wonderful news in the financial and credit markets and the stock market daily swings several hundred points one way or the other have builders with lots of inventory dropping prices to get things off their books by the end of the year and create some cash flow or at the very least, stop heaving cash on interest every month.
I saw Monsour Builders drop their prices on some of their new (0 comments)
Poplar Woods Goshen KY - 10/06/08 06:45 AM
Poplar Woods is located on Highway 42 in Goshen just past the Goshen Store on the right if you are heading away from Louisville. Poplar Woods is a conservation development and consists of 203 acres. There are going to be 93 lots in Poplar Woods with over 100 acres of open space. There are many trees bordering the develpoment and as you drive in you will see many more trees the developer has planted. There is also a large pond with a waterfall at the beginning of Poplar Woods. It is a very impressive setting. Home prices begin at around (0 comments)
Louisville KY Real Estate Top Neighborhoods - 10/05/08 12:17 PM
Louisville Slugger Baseball Bats and the Worlds Finest Bourbon. But one of Louisville's best little secrets is that it is a great place to live. It is the 16th largest city in the United States and that makes it kind of like Goldilocks and the 3 Bears kind of town, Not too Big, not too Small, but Louisville is Just Right. Click here to see a snapshot of communities and neighborhoods in Louisville. These are some of Louisville's most desirable and sought after subdivisions. It gives an overview of where the subdivisions are located and the price range and what the (0 comments)
Oldham County, Not quite a neighborhood pool, but close - 10/03/08 09:16 AM
These neighborhoods DO NOT have a community pool, but they are very close to the Oldham County Country Club and many of the members live in these neighborhoods and have kind of adopted it as a Community Pool.
Oldham County Country Club was built in 1958 and is located in LaGrange (Buckner), Kentucky. As a semi-private facility, our golf course is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC seven days a week! It is a beautifully kept 18 hole golf course and if you join, you have access to a great pool and tennis courts. One of the best kept secrects in Oldham (0 comments)
St James Art Fair Louisville KY TImes and Location - 10/03/08 07:32 AM
St James Art Show kicks off today at 10am. There will be around 750 vendors at the show and over 300,000 people are expected to descend on the St James corridor. Should be lots of great art and goodies. My wife and I went to St James when we were first married, we bought a clock for our house and it still sits on our mantle today, 12 years, 3 houses and 4 kids later. Here is the skinny for the weekend: 52nd annual St. James Court Art Show Times: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today-tomorrow 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Location: St. James (0 comments)
Oldham County KY Subdivisions with Pools and Tennis - 10/02/08 07:01 AM
I know we looked at Louisville neighborhoods with pools yesterday and I wanted to cover some in Oldham County, too. Longwood homes range in age from new construction to about 3 years old. Prices range from $600,000 up to $800,000. Along with the fine executive style homes in Longwood it also has many amenities to offer as well. Longwood has a community pool, clubhouse, tennis courts and an active community. To see current homes available in Longwood check out Longwood Homes for Sale Hillcrest homes range in age from new construction to about 10 years old. Prices range from $450,000 (0 comments)
Louisville KY Neighborhoods with Pools, Tennis and Golf - 10/01/08 07:08 AM
We have a pool about a minutes drive from our house. In the summer our kids burn it up and are pool bums until Labor Day. It is a great place to end a hot summer day hanging out with the kids and talking to neighbors who, without the pool, we would rarely if ever talk to or get to know. The pool has been a great tool for us to get to know other families better and also just have a great time.
I work with families moving to the Louisville area and many times they are looking for (0 comments)
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