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louisville homes for sale: Relax and Remember this Memorial Day in Louisville - 05/29/11 03:33 PM
With weather warm and hopefully shower-free in Louisville this Memorial Day weekend, you may be deciding whether to barbeque with the family or hit one of the many events on the schedule for the weekend. Memorial Day is a time for remembering the contributions of those who have died for our country, but also a time to relax and reminisce. Here are a few options if you are looking for different ways to remember the past. Abbeyroad on the River, the classic Beatle show, is now in Louisville for the 10th year. The five day festival started on May 26, but has (0 comments)
There’s nothing like Spring to bring out the inner homeowner in all of us. Even though housing has had its challenges over the last few years, recent surveys verify that people want to buy homes even if they are not a good short term investment. So, when someone asks me if it is a good time to buy their first hours in Louisville, I answer with a whole-hearted ”Yes.” This is not just my inner-real estate agent speaking either. Louisville is a city with a low cost of living and plenty of affordable homes. In 2010, Forbes Magazine noted that in (0 comments)
Now that spring has decided to stay around in Louisville, residents are ready to enjoy the parks that are such an important part of the city’s design. The parks you know and love in Louisville have a new name: the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks. Individually named for Indian tribes, the parks will now collectively honor the New England native regarded as the “Father of Landscape Architecture.” The name change was celebrated recently at a public ceremony at the Baringer Hill Pavilion on the Scenic Loop in Cherokee Park, just east of the Cherokee Golf Clubhouse. Olmsted, also known as a social critic, journalist, and (5 comments)
louisville homes for sale: Off to the Races, Off to Louisville Charm - 05/03/11 05:48 PM
With only few days remaining until the Derby, Louisville is preparing for an influx of visitors for the big race. Though some pre-Derby events have been washed out with recent events, people are flocking into the city. They come for the race but receive a few days of good old Southern charm and modern marketing. "What we've seen is our earliest sellout for the hotels in recent memory for the Derby," said Jim Wood, President of the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, "so that's really encouraging for us. The demand is very, very strong this year." Many events preceding the (1 comments)
louisville homes for sale: Fun Times in Soggy Louisville - 04/26/11 08:27 PM
Louisville may be soggy from all the rain, but nothing stops the Derby. As we move in the last two weeks before the big event on May 7, the horses are practicing on a drenched Churchill Downs and other festivities are proceeding on schedule. If you have lived in Louisville a while, you know that many Derby events are held inside and have little to do with the race itself, but aim to promote congeniality. Case in point? The 12 Days of Derby at The Bard's Town has nearly two weeks of music and comedy, topped with a special drink each night. The (2 comments)
louisville homes for sale: Did You Enjoy the Wonder of the Thunder? - 04/17/11 06:23 PM
Did you see and hear the wonder of the Thunder heard in Louisville last night? Thunder Over Louisville, the spectacular airshow and fireworks display that marks the official opening of the Derby Festival, will culminate in the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby on May7th. Held a week earlier than usual to avoid conflict with Easter weekend, the event is considered one of the top 100 events in North America, as well one of the top 5 air shows. With the Zambelli Fireworks Internationale group managing the show, the fireworks are always the latest and great in pyrotechnics display. The cold (4 comments)
louisville homes for sale: Derby Day Benefits the Louisville Economy in a Big Way - 04/07/11 07:32 AM
The Kentucky Derby is to Louisville what the Mardi Gras is to New Orleans. The city is consumed with the May event for several months of the year; in the spring, even if you aren’t particularly interested in horse racing, many of the most exciting Louisville happenings from February on are related to the upcoming event. By April, Derby-doings rule for both ordinary citizens and businesses and then continue for a couple months. You might even call Louisville “Derby-centric” as “the most exciting two minutes in sports” benefits the Louisville economy in a big way. To Louisville businesses, especially hotels, restaurants, (2 comments)
louisville homes for sale: Come to the Highlands for St. Patrick's Day Fun - 03/13/11 09:59 AM
It's been said that everyone claims to be a little Irish on St. Patrick' Day. In Louisville, considering the large percentage of Irish immigrants who have figured prominently in the city's history, this is not far from the truth. Louisville parties hardy for the day. The main event was the St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12, but the celebration started with a Pre-Parade Wearing of the Green Party at Belarmine University on March 5 and the fun will continue all until the 17th, especially in the "Irish Pub District" centered around Baxter Avenue. Come to the Highlands for days of (1 comments)
louisville homes for sale: Heads Up, Louisville! St. Baldrick's Shaving Event Coming to Fourth Street Live! - 02/27/11 05:23 PM
Our current economic times present most of us with a dilemma: there are so many people in need, yet our own resources can't do enough to help them. In particular, kids with cancer pull at our heartstrings. Childhood cancer is the top cause of death among children in the U.S. and Canada, while 160,000 children worldwide are diagnosed each year. Assuming that you can't write a big check to find a cure for children in Louisville and elsewhere, how can you help? On Sunday, March 13, Louisville will host an event to get to the roots of the problems: the annual (2 comments)
louisville homes for sale: Residential Sprinklers Become a Hot Issue in Louisville - 02/04/11 11:31 AM
The thought of having a fire in your home is unthinkable, yet every year in Louisville, property and lives are lost in residential fires. Nationwide, over half of all home fires occur in December, January, and February. Stirred by the case of two young boys who died in a Christmas Day fire at their grandparents' home in Glenview in 2009, Rep. Jim Wayne is proposing a state law that would authorize Kentucky cities and counties to pass legislation requiring sprinkler systems in new homes throughout the state. This bill promoting residential sprinklers has become a hot issue in the Louisville area.. (0 comments)
If your idea of a great time is to take in some historic Louisville architecture, enjoy interesting shopping, and conclude the day with the best food and drink in Louisville, then you should head to the Butchertown Market. Right across from the Swift Company, Butchertown Market is one of things that make Butchertown one of AOL's hottest neighborhoods. Housed in an old leather tanning factory which in turn housed the Magic Flake Soap Company, the Lampton Paint Company and then the Caudill Seed Company, the building at 1201 Story Avenue was bought by the Jakeland company in 1997. Under the (0 comments)
louisville homes for sale: This Can Be the Winter You Sell Your Louisville Home - 01/25/11 11:27 PM
Now that 2011 is here, do you wonder whether this is a good time to sell your Louisville home? Louisville is chilly in January, so it doesn't seem that this is the best time to test the waters. Homes supposedly do not sell in the winter. More buyers tend to come out of hiding nearer to Spring, so the common wisdom says to wait a few months. Surprisingly, right after the holidays can be a particularly good time to find just the right buyer. Many sellers are planning on listing in a few months, so there are fewer homes on the (0 comments)
louisville homes for sale: Make Your Realtor® Your Ally When You Are Planning Your Selling Strategy - 01/17/11 02:54 PM
If you live in a climate with cold winters like Louisville, you might think ahead to projects you might do on your home when the weather breaks. Sitting by your computer or with brochures in hand, you can spend a million dollars to turn you house into a showplace. Dreaming is free; it is the execution of actual projects that costs money and brings the element of budget into the mix. If you are planning on putting your home for sale in the Spring, you have different questions to ponder vs. when you are making improvements just for your family. How (0 comments)
louisville homes for sale: New Louisville Mayor Embraces Downtown Development - 12/29/10 03:13 PM
As 2011 dawns in Louisville, the city is preparing for the inauguration of a new mayor, Greg Fischer. The Center for Neighborhoods is even handing out free tickets this week to people involved in neighborhood groups, homeowners associations, nonprofit civic groups and small cities to the One City Inaugural Celebration Breakfast next Monday. Fischer, who won the recent election with 51% of the votes promises to create jobs, develop neighborhoods, and expand the economy - welcome words to Louisville residents. These are the type of programs that can spur the housing market too. Fischer has a special commitment to downtown development (0 comments)
louisville homes for sale: Mollie From Louisville Writes Santa a Letter - 12/22/10 10:14 AM
Dear Santa, Just a couple days till countdown for you, until you will be flying over Louisville and rest of the world. Personally, I didn't give you much of a list this year as I have been celebrating Christmas all year. I got married in Paris earlier this year, started a business, and am now awaiting the birth of my first child. But there are a couple things.... I hope it's into too late. First, I just noticed the coolest iPhone app for Old Louisville. Actually, it will work on an iPod or and an iPad too, but it has over (0 comments)
louisville homes for sale: Light Up Your December in Louisville - 12/01/10 07:55 PM
December, 2010 is upon us already! This year has been a very eventful one in the world of real estate and for me personally; regardless of how the year has gone for you , I know you will want to end it on a joyful note. In Louisville, how better to do that than to enjoy the beauty of the city, awash in lights Perhaps you already got in the spirit of things during the 30th Annual Light Up Louisville celebration on Thanksgiving weekend, when a chain of events including the Run Run Rudolph 5K Walk,/Run, musical performances, and parades (0 comments)
louisville homes for sale: Donate Coats to Cut Cold Louisville Winds - 11/27/10 11:23 AM
As Louisville enjoys its first wintery mix of snow and cold, some locals worked off their turkey haze doing some Black Friday shopping. Others, not so fortunate, might have spent the day more concerned about what the upcoming winter months might mean for their families. Last winter was particularly cold; no one knows if this winter will live up to the weatherman's predictions and follow suit, but those who are homeless, unemployed, or not quite making it, fear the worse. Fortunately, in the Louisville area, there are several ongoing and seasonal efforts underway that will make coats, boots, gloves, and other (0 comments)
louisville homes for sale: Will Yum! Center Help Development in Downtown Louisville? - 11/15/10 04:44 PM
Years in the planning, Louisville’s new arena, Yum! Center, opened on October 13, 2010 for an exhibition basketball game between the University of Louisville and Northern Kentucky University. Though the arena is the official home of the U of L Cardinals’ Volleyball and Basketball, it will host of variety of sports events, concerts, ice shows, conventions and other events. More than an entertainment and sports facility, the $238 million center is hoped to be the engine of development for Louisville. The prime waterfront location in the center in downtown Louisville is bordered by Main Street on the south, Third Street on (0 comments)
louisville homes for sale: Smokin' Mad in Butchertown - 11/14/10 01:42 AM
There was a time in Butchertown history when a large part of the pedestrian traffic down Story Avenue was the hogs enroute to the processing plant. Meat packing gave the neighborhood its name, but in recent years, the residents and visitors who patronize the restaurants and galleries in the neighborhood don't like the noise and odors emanating from the plant. For over 10 years, the company, JBS Swift, and the Butchertown Neighborhood Association have been at odds. In 2009, the Association asked Swift to stop making some improvements, including building a hog chute to facilitate moving the 10,000 hogs slaughtered each (0 comments)
louisville homes for sale: Fern Creek On the Radar - 11/10/10 11:49 AM
With structures dating back to 1789,Fern Creek was a bucolic mix of farms, horse pastures, and upscale subdivisions until it, along with several other incorporated communities in Jefferson County, was annexed by the City of Louisville in 2003. Since the 1960's, when the area came more developed, Fern Creek had been considered a suburb of Louisville; the annexation made it a neighborhood on the radar for developers who saw the area ripe for new shopping centers and new roads. At the moment, there are three major plans under consideration for Fern Creek development, including a federal study. All include four goals: (0 comments)
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