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Real Estate Glossary Explained

Make Sense of those Confusing Real Estate Conversations Buying or selling a home can be stressful. But what may be even more stressful is having a conversation with your realtor or mortgage lender where you don’t really understand what they are talking... Read More

Staging Your Home

Empty = Unimaginable Moving into a new home is an exciting time but if you’re trying to sell your home you may want to wait before moving everything out. Though a vacant home is easy to show it can be difficult for potential homeowners to imagine... Read More

How to Win in a Seller’s Market

How to Win in a Seller’s Market Have you been hearing people talk about the real estate climate being a Seller’s Market? Well, it’s true. A seller’s market happens when there are more buyers than homes for sale. The Louisville area has been... Read More

How to Win in a Seller's Market

How to Win in a Seller’s Market  Have you been hearing people talk about the real estate climate being a Seller’s Market? Well it’s true. A seller’s market happens when there are more buyers than homes for sale. The Louisville area has been experiencing... Read More

Fix it or Forget it

Fix it or Forget it…  Believe it or not no home is perfect; not even a newly renovated home or new build. Every sales contract includes the right for the buyer to have their potential new home inspected by a licensed home inspector. A typical contract... Read More

Contingencies

Contingencies  Spring is just around the corner and with the warmer season, buyers and sellers will be out and about exploring their options.  Every residential sales contract typically is filled with standard conditions that must be met for a sale... Read More

Tips to Sell Your Home Quickly

Tips to selling your home quickly   First impressions can make or break a deal; same goes with your home. Whether you are selling a showplace or a smaller condo there are some things you can do to make your place more enticing to potential buyers.  1.... Read More

Negotiating

Negotiating "I'm gonna make him an offer he won't refuse," is a famous line from The Godfather but not everything is that simple especially in real estate transactions. When buying or selling a home everything is negotiable including when you can start... Read More

Don’t go it alone

Don’t go it alone When buying or selling a home there are numerous decisions to make and roads to travel, but one of the biggest decisions you have is who will help guide you through the process. In 2014, 89 percent of sellers sold with the assistance... Read More

Replacement Cost...Do I need it?

How do you determine if you need replacement cost as part of your homeowners policy?  What does replacement cost even mean? Take a look at the article below and give us a call for any questions.  We are always here to help. http://homebuying.about.com/od/glossaryqr/g/Definition-Of-Replacement-Cost.htm SOURCE:... Read More

Tips for selling your home

We’ve all heard about how “bad” the real estate market is. But what’s bad for sellers can be good for buyers, and these days, savvy buyers are out in spades trying to take advantage of the buyer’s market. Here are 13 thing you can do to help sell... Read More

Keeping Up the Value of Your Home

Keeping up your home is always in your best interest.  It's important to keep up the look inside and out, especially if there's a sell in your future. Here are some tips to keep in mind. http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/homeownersadvice1/item/45117-20160608-4-tips-to-maintain-your-new-homes-value source: realtytimes.com Written... Read More

Single Women Are Making A Difference

Here's a link with some insight of how the buyers market is trending in the area of gender and generaton. You might find it quite surprising!  http://blog.rismedia.com/2016/how-single-women-are-changing-the-home-buying-market/ Source: Rismedia housecall By:... Read More

Open House Blitz in Anchorage

Open house this Sunday, June 5th from 2pm to 4pm.  Come see some of the most sought after properties in Anchorage. This particular home features all hardwood floors with a beautiful shaded yard. Click on our listings to find a place to call home. Read More

Design Trends for 2016

With the new year almost to it's mid-point, a change in the weather triggers a desire to want to make some improvements around the home. Whatever an individual's taste in design and decor may be, there's something out there trending that is sure to fit... Read More

Get Ready for the Ohio River Toll Passes and Vehicle Classifications

It's been said Louisville is a small city with a big city feel. As the city continues to grow, the use of the toll bridge is just around the corner. Here is some shared information on the upcoming toll bridge that would certaily make Louisville a place... Read More

Say Hello to Julie Pogue!

As the season of Derby begins in Kentucky, so begins the season of searching for the perfect home. Julie Pogue was recently featured in Achorage Living, the local Anchorage community magazine.  Woman to Woman:  Say Hello to Julie Pogue! Written by Elizabeth... Read More

What do YOU think the current housing trend indicates?Home Prices Are Climbing Faster and Faster, but This Is Not a Bubble

Home Prices Are Climbing Faster and Faster, but This Is Not a Bubble ByJonathan Smoke 9:49 am ETApril 24, 2015 This spring buying season is off to a strong start—in fact, prices are going up faster than they were just a few months ago, according... Read More

A Piece of Anchorage History

The beauty of Anchorage can be yours! The opportunity of a lifetime to own a piece of history in Anchorage is available!  This National Register of Historic Homes property was originally built in 1869 and has been extensively transformed over the years... Read More

Bathroom Trends 2015!!!The Spa-Like Bathroom: 10 Top Trends for 2015

The Spa-Like Bathroom: 10 Top Trends for 2015 Posted in Home Trends, by Melissa Tracey on April 13, 2015 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailMore Sharing Services439 By Melissa Dittmann Tracey,... Read More

Kentucky Derby from Afar!Kentucky Derby, parties: fast horses, bourbon and fabulous hats

Shelia Poole and Angela Tuck The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Kentucky Derby, parties: fast horses, bourbon and fabulous hats  12:21 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015 | Filed in: Things to Do EXPLORE Got a little “Run for the Roses”... Read More

Kitchen Trends 2015!The Contemporary Kitchen: 10 Top Trends for 2015

The Contemporary Kitchen: 10 Top Trends for 2015 Posted in Home Trends, by Melissa Tracey on April 6, 2015 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailMore Sharing Services690 By Melissa Dittmann... Read More

Kentucky Derby Festival 2015!

Pegasus Parade: A Family Tradition By ryoung | Published February 26, 2015 The Republic Bank Pegasus Parade has been a long-standing tradition in Louisville for the past 59 years. The march down Broadway has become a staple in the Louisville community,... Read More

Women Leadership In Real EstateIt’s Time For More Female Leadership in Real Estate

It’s Time For More Female Leadership in Real Estate Posted in Mentoring, Personal Fulfillment, Political Action & Involvement, by Blog Contributor on March 9, 2015 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare... Read More

Enjoy a Creative Easter Egg Hunt!Easter Egg Hunt: 5 Creative Ideas

Easter Egg Hunt: 5 Creative Ideas http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/11194/easter-egg-hunt MARCH 26, 2015 BY REBECCA Ah, Easter Sunday morning.  What a peaceful, quiet time of reflection.  The children come downstairs dressed in their Sunday best and... Read More

Rising Home Sales!!!

Pending Home Sales Rise in January to Highest Level in 18 Months MEDIA CONTACT: ADAM DESANCTIS / 202-383-1178 / EMAIL WASHINGTON (February 27, 2015) — Improved buyer demand at the beginning of 2015 pushed pending home sales in January... Read More

Anchorage Arbor Day Program

The Anchorage Forestry Board invites residents to their annual Arbor Day event, Wednesday, March 25th, 6-7 pm, at City Hall. This year's guest speaker is Andrew Berry, Forest Manager at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, who will discuss the... Read More

March Madness 2015!!!

March Madness is upon us! Get in on the fun with this interactive bracket! http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/basketball-men/d1 Read More

Commercial: Secondary Markets Gain AttractionCommercial: Secondary Markets Gain Attraction

Commercial: Secondary Markets Gain Attraction Posted in Breaking News, Commercial Real Estate, Economics, by Robert Freedman on February 6, 2015 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailMore Sharing... Read More

Managing Kids' Room Messes!!

Kids' Rooms: Storage Solutions for Every Age By: Jan Soults Walker From babies who adore you to teens who ignore you, kids change -- and so do their storage needs. Here’s how to organize kids’ rooms from cradle to college. Cradle CrawlersTransformer... Read More

The Internet is Great but…...Get Out There Into the World!!Looking at Homes Online Versus In Person

Source: Written by Andrew Fortune for GreatColoradoHomes.com Looking at Homes Online Versus In Person Posted by Andrew Fortune on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at 1:31pm. 10,166 Views In an effort to help online home shoppers avoid the emotional let... Read More

All About Louisville!

Interesting Facts about Louisville, Kentucky Source: http://www.bestplaces.net/city/kentucky/louisville As of 2014, Louisville's population is741,285 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 26.77 percent. -------------------- Average... Read More

Tax Time Benefits for Homeowners!!

Don’t Miss These Home Tax Deductions By: Dona DeZube Published: December 22, 2014 From mortgage interest to property tax deductions, here are the tax tips you need to get a jump on your returns. Owning a home can pay off at tax time.  Take advantage... Read More

Things to Consider When Buying a Home…..14 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home

14 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home Don't let your emotions cloud your judgment By Diane Benson Harrington Wait! That house may seem like everything you’ve ever wanted, but before you make an offer, take some time to consider a few things... Read More

People, Places & Things to Watch in 2015Five Surprising People, Places And Things To Watch In 2015

Five Surprising People, Places And Things To Watch In 2015 Marian Salzman, Forbes Contributor [This is the final post in a series of six about trend sightings for 2015 and beyond.] In previous posts, I’ve delved into fashion, beauty, design,... Read More

2015 in Marketing, PR and Buzz Generation!!!Next Year In Marketing, PR And Buzz Generation

Next Year In Marketing, PR And Buzz Generation Marian Salzman, Forbes Contributor [This is the fifth in a series of six posts about trend sightings for 2015 and beyond.] Communications, businesses and expectations today shift at lightning speed.... Read More

2015 in Family Caregiving & Stages of Life!!Next Year In Family, Caregiving And Stages Of Life

Next Year In Family, Caregiving And Stages Of Life Marian Salzman, Forbes Contributor [This is the fourth in a series of six posts about trend sightings for 2015 and beyond.] My colleagues at Havas Worldwide and I launched our annual trends... Read More

2015 in Fashion, Beauty & Design!!Next Year In Fashion, Beauty And Design

Next Year In Fashion, Beauty And Design Marian Salzman Forbes Contributor [This is the third in a series of six posts about trend sightings for 2015 and beyond.] When many people hear the word trend, their mind first goes to fashion. Even though... Read More

2015 in Food & Nutrition!!Next Year In Food And Nutrition

Next Year In Food And Nutrition Marian Salzman, Forbes Contributor [This is the second in a series of six posts about trend sightings for 2015 and beyond.] America circa 2015 is more obsessed with what it eats—and what it doesn’t—than ever... Read More

2015 Business Innovation & Social Responsibility!

NEXT YEAR IN BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Marian Salzman Contributor It’s that time of year when my colleagues at Havas Worldwide and I have held our ears even closer to the ground than usual in order to compile our annual... Read More

Winter is the Best Time to Sell Your HomeWinter Is Apparently The Best Time To Sell Your Home. Here's How To Prep It In One Weekend.

Winter Is Apparently The Best Time To Sell Your Home. Here's How To Prep It In One Weekend. The Huffington Post  |  By Suzy Strutner Posted: 12/13/2014 7:00 am EST Updated: 12/15/2014 12:59 pm EST Winter is known for many things, the least... Read More

Desirable St. Matthews Rental!

This charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath Cape Cod rental in desirable St. Matthews will be available very soon!! This home is well maintained with an updated kitchen including granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Large dining room, and living room... Read More

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips5 Safety Tips When Decorating the Exterior for the Holidays

5 Safety Tips When Decorating the Exterior for the Holidays Posted in Uncategorized, by Blog Contributor on December 1, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailMore Sharing Services5 Submitted... Read More

Thanksgiving Around the NationThe Thanksgiving Recipes Googled in Every State

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/11/25/upshot/thanksgiving-recipes-googled-in-every-state.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=1 The Thanksgiving Recipes Googled in Every State By THE UPSHOT STAFF NOV. 25, 2014 Which foods are unusually popular in each... Read More

Charming St. Matthews Rental!!

A fabulous rental home is coming available in St. Matthews! Exceptionally large and beautifully landscaped backyard provides private space for outdoor entertaining. Hardwood floors, cozy family room along with the kitchen, a formal dining room, an adorable... Read More

2015 Homearama Site ChosenSite chosen for 2015 Homearama

 http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2014/10/02/site-chosen-for-2015-homearama.html?iana=ind_rre Site chosen for 2015 Homearama Oct 2, 2014, 1:37pm EDT Share on Google +Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterEmail this article   Enlarge... Read More

Anchorage Neighborhood ShowcaseANCHORAGE KY HOMES FOR SALE

ANCHORAGE KY HOMES FOR SALE Anchorage is a historic, thriving community nestled into the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky.  Originally (circa 1920's) the hot spot for weekend country homes to wealthy Louisville citizens, today the land is occupied by... Read More

What's New in the New Home Market?What’s New in the New-Home Market?

What’s New in the New-Home Market? Posted in Book Reviews, by Lily Oberman on August 25, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailMore Sharing Services Boyce Thompson’s The New New Home aims... Read More

Effective Open Houses

Written by: Krysi Simon, office assistant, Julie Pogue Properties   Have you ever wondered whether the cost/benefit of an open house makes it worth your time and effort? Or the time and effort of your sellers?  Following a few strategic tips can help... Read More

August Recess Isn't Slowing Down NARAugust Recess Isn’t Slowing Down NAR

August Recess Isn’t Slowing Down NAR Posted in Commercial, Housing Policy, Legislative, Mortgages, Steve Brown,Uncategorized, by NAR on August 25, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare on... Read More

Four Tips for Furniture Staging4 Tips for Furniture Arrangement

4 Tips for Furniture Arrangement Posted in Staging Tips, by Blog Contributor on August 25, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailMore Sharing Services94 You step into a room and you know... Read More

Cost vs. Value3 Reasons to Take the Cost vs. Value Survey

3 Reasons to Take the Cost vs. Value Survey Posted in Consumers, Selling, by Stacey Moncrieff on August 15, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailMore Sharing Services15 Today, REALTORS®... Read More

The New World Trade Center Logo

New World Trade Center Logo Unifies Past And Present Chester Higgins Jr. / New York Times In what one architect referred to as “the last step in the rebranding of something that has disappeared,” New York’s World Trade center has settled on a... Read More

I Found a Space. Now What?I Found a Space. Now What?

I Found a Space. Now What? Posted in Placemaking 101, by Holly Moskerintz on August 13, 2014 Congratulations.  You have identified a space to turn around, and are eager to get started, but aren’t really sure what should be done with the space. As... Read More

The Latest Retail SalesThe Latest Retail Sales

The Latest Retail Sales Posted in Economic Updates, by Lawrence Yun, PhD., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President on August 14, 2014 Consumer spending at retail shops is growing less robustly now than before.  Retail sales in July were up... Read More

Millenial RentersWhat Do Millennial Renters Want?

What Do Millennial Renters Want? Posted in Book Reviews, by Lily Oberman on July 31, 2014 As a card-carrying member of the Millennial Generation (those of us born sometime after the early 1980s), I can attest that my peers and I are something of a... Read More

2014 Realtors Conference & Expo2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo Set for Nov. 7-10 in New Orleans

2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo Set for Nov. 7-10 in New Orleans Posted in Blogs, Events, Housing Market, NAR Convention, Real Estate, by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS on July 30, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare... Read More

Best Purchase Markets for Aspiring Millennials

NAR Identifies Best Purchase Markets for Aspiring Millennial Homebuyers Media Contact: Adam DeSanctis / 202-383-1178 / Email WASHINGTON (July 24, 2014) – First-time homebuyers have been largely absent from the housing market... Read More

Securing Prescription DrugsSecuring Prescription Drugs During Open Houses

Securing Prescription Drugs During Open Houses Posted in 50+ market, REALTOR Careers, Safety, Short Sale and Foreclosures,Specialties, Trends, by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS on May 12, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare... Read More

Mudroom StagingMudrooms: Should You Stage One in Your Listing?

Mudrooms: Should You Stage One in Your Listing? Posted in Home Trends, Staging Tips, by Melissa Tracey on July 7, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailMore Sharing Services81 By Melissa... Read More

Make Home Valuation Systems Work to Your AdvantageMake Home Valuation Systems Work to Your Advantage

Make Home Valuation Systems Work to Your Advantage Posted in Sales & Marketing, Technology & Social Media, by Blog Contributor on July 14, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailMore Sharing... Read More

Five Tech TipsFive for Wednesday, #18

Five for Wednesday, #18 Posted in Five for Wednesday, by Joseph Sullivan on July 9, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailMore Sharing Services0 Curated in this week’s Five for Wednesday:... Read More

Fix the CapFix the Cap

Fix the Cap Posted in Financing, Housing Policy, Legislative, Mortgages, REALTOR® Party, Steve Brown, Uncategorized, by NAR on July 2, 2014 By 2014 NAR President Steve Brown Because of NAR’s efforts and the REALTOR® Party‘s diligence,... Read More

Price Expectations in the Next 12 MonthsREALTORS® Price Expectations by State in Next 12 Months, Based on May 2014 REALTOR® Survey

REALTORS® Price Expectations by State in Next 12 Months, Based on May 2014 REALTOR® Survey Posted in Did You Know, by Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist on July 1, 2014 REALTORS® generally expect home prices to increase in all states... Read More

How Staging Landed the Most Unexpected BuyerHow Staging Landed the Most Unexpected Buyer

How Staging Landed the Most Unexpected Buyer Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailMore Sharing Services109 By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating My recent clients, Leta... Read More

Housing Market ForecastHousing Market Forecast

Housing Market Forecast Posted in Economic Updates, Economist Commentaries, by Lawrence Yun, PhD., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President on June 30, 2014 The housing market is beginning to roar back. Existing home sales have risen for two straight... Read More

Mortgage Choice Act

REALTORS® Applaud House Passage of Mortgage Choice Act Media Contact: Jenny Werwa WASHINGTON (June 10, 2014) – The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown: “The Mortgage Choice... Read More

Beautiful Condo for Sale in St. Matthews!

Beautiful condo off Chenoweth Ln in St. Matthews for sale. This condo is on the second floor of the Calveard in Washington Square. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors throughout, fantastic natural light, and 2 reserved parking spaces in the carport... Read More

Beautiful home sold in Glen Oaks Estates

Our agent, Holly Stephens, just sold a beautiful home in Glen Oaks Estates. Our new buyers get to enjoy beautiful hardwood floors, an open floor plan, 4 spacious bedrooms, and a finished lower level. They can cozy up to the fireplaces in the winter and... Read More

New Rental on Warner Ave in St. Matthews!

There is an adorable new rental on Warner Ave in the heart of St. Matthews.  Hardwood floors throughout the entire first floor, 2 bedrooms on the first floor with one full bath, and a large master bedroom with a full bath on the second floor. There is... Read More

Open House on Oxford Place this Sunday!!

Come out to 122 Oxford Place this Sunday, December 15th, from 2:00-4:00 for an open house. This St. Matthews home is new to the market and in a fantastic location. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with many updates. This home has hardwood floors throughout... Read More

Charming Two Story Townhouse Condominium For Sale in Rolling Fields

Charming 2 story townhouse condominium for sale in the beautiful Rolling Fields neighborhood. It has two spacious bedrooms and three bathrooms. There are hardwood floors throughout and carpet in the master bedroom, crown molding, and beautiful natural... Read More

Beautiful home sold on Cliffs Edge Ln.

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Waterfront Condo in Horticulture Magazine

Louisville's Waterfront Park Place Development was recently included in the Horticulture Magazine.  Check out this fabulous article regarding the property and it's beautiful rooftop garden.  Read More

What Does My Insurance Cover

Do you know what your home insurance really covers?  Here is an interesting article by Bob Ratliff from Active Rain. Check out his article here. Read More

Home is Where Memories are Created

So much of what I do in helping people buy and sell homes reminds me of what "home" really means. More than a physical structure to provide shelter, home is a place where memories are created and held.  I read an article in the Smithsonian recently that... Read More

Louisville's Cuisine Scene

When I have a craving for big city cuisine, but can't make it to the big apple, I turn to the ever growing and ever changing landscape of Louisville's cuisine scene.  The number of options never ceases to amaze me!  To say we have a bunch of foodies... Read More

Louisville Parks

Louisville has many little known secrets and gems that make our great city what it is.  One of the greatest gems of our city is the amazing parks system we have here, thanks to Frederick Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture and master... Read More

Community at Large

As a member and president of the Kentucky Women's Forum, I have the fortune of meeting other amazing female professionals and change agents of the Louisville community.  Over a recent dinner with these women, I learned about an important education initiative... Read More

Welcome FallWELCOME FALL 

WELCOME FALL  While I am originally from Texas, I have loved living in a part of the country where we get four distinct seasons.  And fall may be my favorite, particurly in Louisville.  After a hot and humid summer, there is nothing better than welcoming... Read More

Anchorage Civic Club's July 4th Celebration!

Join your family and friends for the Anchorage Civic Club's Annual 4th of July Celebration! July 3rd Fireworks over Owl Creek Country Club at dusk. Please take care of the golf course and park your vehicles appropriately. Kindly do not bring... Read More

CasablancaFun time in Casablanca!  

Fun time in Casablanca!    Here we are at Rick's Cafe in Casablanca, Morroco!  What a great time was had by all attending the International Women's Forum World Cornerstone Conference in Rabat, Morocco.  But we just couldn't resist spending a little... Read More

Kentucky Derby FestivalKentucky Derby Festival 2012

Kentucky Derby Festival 2012 Got my Kentucky Derby Festival Car this past week from Bob Montgomery Honda and is it ever fun and cute!  I want to encourage all of you to participate in as many Derby activities as you possibly can.  And to all my home... Read More

100 Wise Women

  As a small business owner, I am forced to be selective in the many opportunities to sponsor very worthwhile and deserving groups.  This year I have choosen a corporate partnershio with 100 Wise Women.  You can find more information at this link: http://www.leadershiplouisville.org/events/wisewomen At... Read More

Clever organization in St. Matthews house

Clever Storage Idea One of the fun things about selling real estate is running into all kinds of very clever ideas.  I was showing a home for sale in St Matthews last week and ran across this storage technique in a hall linen/bathroom closet.  With... Read More

Germantown's Best Popcorn?Louisville's Best Popcorn?

Louisville's Best Popcorn? Am listening to the football playoffs and talking to friends.  All of a sudden I have a craving for some great popcorn.  Am told the best is at Eiderdown's Food & Drink in  Louisville's Germantown Neighborhood.  Has anyone... Read More

What's on the Outside Counts part 5 of 8!It's what's on the Outside that counts!

It's what's on the Outside that counts! (Part 5 of 8) Stucco Siding  Stucco siding can be spotted on Spanish and Mediterrranean style homes.  You can identify it by its flat, smooth concrete look.  It is composed of cement, water, and materials... Read More

Happy New YearHappy New Year!

Happy New Year! Today we reflect on things we are grateful for and, of course, you top our list!  It is customers and friends like you who make what we do inspirational, interesting and fun!  We are proud to have played a part in your special moments... Read More

What's On the Outside Counts-Cedar Shingle Siding (part 4 of 8)

Cedar Shingle Siding What's on the outside Counts!  (part 4 of 8) Cedar shingle siding homes, also called 'shakes,' are usually found in the New England area among Cape Cod homes.  The cedar shingles can be stained in a variety of earth-tone colors.... Read More

Brick: It's What on the Outside that Counts (Part 3 of 8)

 Brick:  It's What's On The Outside That Counts (Part 3 of 8) Brick has been a mainstay for centuries and tends to be a favorite among many Louisville home owners.  The brick is usually laid outside of a wooden frame of a house.  Brick can last a... Read More

What's On The Outside Counts (part 2 of 8)

  What's On The Outside Counts (Part 2 of 8) Cement Fiber Siding A beautiful looking house consists of not just a close knit family beut a tastefully decorated interior and an inviting exterior.   Last week we talked about stone exteriors.  This week... Read More

What's on the Outside Counts!

What's on the Outside Counts! A home's exterior is the first impression that can beckon buyers to the front door.  Attractiveness aside, the siding materials used also can serve as an important detail in judging upkeep and extra costs down the road.... Read More

Did you know...

that the date of Thanksgiving was once changed to try and boost the ecomony? President Franklin Roosevelt decided to change the traditional date of Thanksgiving from the last of Thursday November to the second to last Thursday in November 1939, 1940... Read More

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words- or Not!

When it comes time to market your home, pictures will play an integral part in convincing a potential buyer that they want to take the time to view your property.  It's not rocket science, folks.  Lots of people search for homes on the internet.  Depending... Read More

Go Visit Your Neighbor

Go Visit Your Neighbor We no longer live in a time when people know all their neighbors and consider them to be friends.  A shocking number of people have never had a conversation with their neighbors and some couldn't pick them out of a lineup.  Introduce... Read More

How Energy Efficient Are you?

Frost is on the pumpkins and it's the time of year when we are switching on our home heat and spending more time indoors.  It doesn't take much effort to learn how to use energy wisely.  Here are some tips provided by Louisville Gas & Electric that... Read More

Rules of the Game

This World Series time, as a Texas gal, I am rooting for the Texas Rangers.  It occurred to me that all games have rules and that this might just be a good time to talk about the rules of real estate. If you have ever bought or sold real estate, you... Read More

Cut Your Chances of Being Burglarized

Do you remember taking quizzes in those teenaged glamour magazines when you were a kid? Well, here is a quiz to take as a homeowner to help you cut your chances of being burglarized.   Where do you live? a) Downtown, where there are lots witnesses (3... Read More

How to Appeal Property Tax Value

Many property owners are unsure about whether or not it is appropriate to appeal property tax value due to their lack of understanding about both the difference in values assigned to properties by the government and the property tax appeal process.  Therefore,... Read More

Clean Homes Show Better

Would you rather walk into a clean home or a dirty home? This is not a loaded question.  It is an important one! When it comes to selling a home, many people forget how important the answer to that question really is.  Sellers get busy looking for their... Read More

Purchasing a Home in a Down Economy

There is a certain state of mind that is being drilled into our collective psyche by the media that goes something like this: 'You cannot buy a home now, you don't know if you will have a job tomorrow.' And they go on to show all the countless people... Read More

A Decade of Remembrance- The 10th Anniversary of 9/11

It has been 10 years since this tragic event in our history.  I don't think there is anyone out there that will ever forget where they were on that fateful  morning.   We need to remember all of those brave men and women across this great country that... Read More

The Real Meaning of Labor Day

Do you know the real meaning of Labor Day? I had a vague idea but decided to check it out.  Labor Day is a United States Federal Holiday observed on the first Monday in September.  This year it was Monday, September 5, 2011.  It is meant to celebrate... Read More

Make Your Home Buying Experience Less Stressful

Follow these simple steps and you could be sitting in your new dream home before you know it!  First, work with a real estate agent that you trust.  You need to have faith in their abilities and experience.  If you are constantly seconding guessing... Read More

Five Top Staging Tips

Staging is a way for your home to stand out from the competition.  It's a way for a buyer to see the true potential of your home.  Many real estate agents work with professional stagers.  But if you don't have the money to spend for professional help,... Read More

Adjust Your Sails

  There is an old German Proverb that goes something like this, 'You can't reset the winds.  But you can adjust your sails!' Right now, there are many people coming through our real estate office that are moving in or out of our area.  The state of... Read More

What's in your closet?

  I'm thinking of that Capital One credit card commercial that ran for so long where you would see the Viking family and hear the tagline, 'What's in your waller?' Well, instead I would like to challenge you by asking in the same intonations, 'What's... Read More

Using a Local Agent is Always Better

When you are ready to buy or sell a home, remember that a real estate transaction is very complicated, involving a great deal of money and risk.  A local agent is always the safest choice. Local agents know their towns better than anyone else.  Using... Read More

Open Sunday, July 31st from 2-4pm: 5109 Forest Grove Place, Prospect

New price for this listing in much sought after Prospect, Kentucky.  Come see this traditional, 4 bedroom, 2 full and 1 half bath home with more than 3,000 square feet situated on a quiet street in Bridgepointe neighborhood.  Enter through the front... Read More

Welcome home to 22 Autumn Hill Court in Prospect, Kentucky

Brand new listing in Prospect's Hunting Creek...22 Autumn Hill Court.  Stunning home completely remodeled by Ben Tyler.  All brick 3 bedroom, 3 full and 2 half bath home offers more than 5,300 square feet and is located on a quiet cul-de-sac.  The... Read More

A fantastic summer read

Recently, I had a friend in from Malibu, California who was promoting her book, Here, Home, Hope at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in the Summit.  Her name is Kaira Rouda.  If you are looking for a good summer read, I would highly recommend it! If you... Read More

4325 Alicent Road

Welcome home to 4325 Alicent Road! Immaculately maintained all brick ranch in quaint neighborhood yet near expressway access, shopping and restaurants.  More than 1,300 square feet offers 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.  Living room features a picture... Read More

The Chicken or the Egg?

When you are in the market for a new home, what should you consider first--the neighborhood or the home itself? Over and over again you will hear the top three considerations when buying a home are price, location and condition.  However, what you will... Read More

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July

This is the 235th year of our United States of American.  We have been through a war for independence, the crafting of our constitution and formation of our government, a second war for independence, a terrible civil war, the abolition of slavery, reconstruction,... Read More

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Thinking of Remodeling?

Are you wondering what value you might recoup on your remodeling projects? The 2010-2011 Cost vs Value Report has just been released by Remodeling Magazine.  They have data specific to the Louisville, KY area by project type. Perusing the data, there... Read More

House Hunting Checklist

I recently had the opportunity to work with a very well-organized buyer.  We looked at more than 30 homes that matched her criteria.  As the housing inventory is so great, there are more homes to see than ever before.  Right now it is truly a buyer's... Read More

3428 Grandview Avenue, St. Matthews, KY 40207

Julie helped her client find this perfect home in St. Matthews, near the heart of it all.  Three bedrooms, 2 full baths and nearly 1,800 square feet of charm!  Read More

11937 Creel Lodge Drive, Anchorage, KY 40223

Julie represented the sellers of this lovely 5 bedroom, 4 full bath and 1 half bath home with walk-out basement and more than 6,400 square feet.  The over-sized lot and golf course view made this a special purchase for the buyers Julie brought to the... Read More

122 Oxford Place, St. Matthews, KY 40207

Julie assisted her client, who had moved to town with the University of Louisville Athletic Department, find this charming St. Matthews Cape Cod.  This home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and more than 1,800 square feet.  Great location near shopping... Read More

6506 Arbor Ridge Drive, Crestwood, KY 40014

Julie assisted her clients in Crestwood in selling their home, along with their re-location company.  This home was like-new with 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths and 4,500 square feet in award-winning Oldham County School District.  Arbor Ridge... Read More

2708 Lakeside Drive, Louisville, KY 40205

Julie assisted a local bank with the short sale of this home in the much sought after Strathmoor neighborhood.  This home is full of charm and sits on an oversized lot.  The buyers of the home scored a property with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.   Read More

11203 Coventry Greens Drive, Louisville, KY 40241

Julie found this great home in Indian Springs for her client.  It is the perfect new place with golf course view and in a family neighborhood.  The home has 4 bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half bath with more than 2,100 square feet.   Read More

4612 Shenandoah Drive, Louisville, KY 40241

Julie helped her client sell his home at 4612 Shenandoah Drive in Brooks Hickory Hollow.  This location is near the expressways and fantastic shopping.  The home has been updated, has 4 bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half baths and 2,800 square feet.  A huge,... Read More

7307 Grand Isle Way, Prospect, KY 40059

Julie sold this fabulous home in Bridgepointe for her clients in Prospect, Kentucky.  This home was in immaculate condition and had a great lot on a very quiet street.  The home has 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half baths, more than 5,000 square feet with... Read More

8000 Magnolia Ridge Court, Unit 204, Louisville, KY 40291

Julie worked with her client in Fern Creek to sell this immaculate condominium in Magnolia Ridge.  The unit has 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths and more than 1,300 square feet.  Community amenities include pool and club house. Read More

4026 Brownsboro Glen Road

Julie sold this 4 bedroom, 2 full and 1 half bath home with more than 2,300 square feet for her clients in Brownsboro Glen.  She also went on to help them find their perfect new home.   Read More

3212 Trail Ridge Road, Louisville, KY 40241

Julie helped her buyers find this fantastic 4 bedroom, 2 full and 1 half bath home with more than 3400 square feet in Falls Creek.  Just in time, as her clients are getting ready to welcome their second child into the world.   Read More

7705 Wolfpen Ridge Drive, Prospect, 40059

Sold in 9 days at full price! Julie sold this home for her clients in 9 days at full price.  Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 4 full and 1 half bath home with more than 4,000 square feet in Prospect.   Read More

2323 Gladstone Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205

SOLD! Julie found great buyers for this charming, Highlands cottage.  This property offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and nearly 2,000 square feet.  Let Julie find the perfect new home for you!  Read More

11914 Creel Lodge Drive, Anchorage, KY 40223

Beautiful 5 bedroom, 4 full and 1 half bath home with nearly 5,000 square feet.  Located on the fantastic Creel Lodge Drive in Anchorage.  Julie found the perfect new buyers for this gem in award-winning Anchorage School District. Read More

Getting it Right: Responsibility you might have with selling your parents' real estate

There have been numerous articles and news stories for the past several years about overpriced listings.  Follow these steps to ensure the property of a deceased parent sells easily and quickly. First of all, make sure that on the will you are listed... Read More

My A Team

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the book titled, Who's Got Your Back.  Well, I want you to know that I have the best office family anyone could ask for and I appreciate each and every one of them! I am a very blessed girl to have them all.  I had... Read More

Buzzard Psychology

This is graduation time.  I would like to relate to you, in an abbreviated format, a commencement address given by Professor Patricia Limerick at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She starts out by talking about the American West writer Larry McMurtry's... Read More

Ben Franklin's Advice

Ben Franklin is attributed to the saying, 'Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.' I was thinking of this after having a conversation with several of my respected colleagues.   While it is very common to deal with unrealistic sellers'... Read More

Who's Got Your Back?

Not long ago, I read a very good book by Keith Ferrazzi titled Who's Got Your Back? Now it is fairly self-evident that there's a lot of value in building particularly strong relationships with a small group of people.  These are people you trust and... Read More

The Value of Good PeopleBrian Just, Century Mortgage Company

I think that everyone would agree that surrounding yourself with good people is one of the best ways to assure that your business runs smoothly and everyone's expectations are met. I'd like to tell you a little bit about one gentleman that we count on... Read More

May Day Baskets

Make a flower-filled basket for a friend or a friend to be! As a real estate agent and broker, I always want my clients to settle into their new neighborhood with relative ease.  Delivering a  May Day basket is the perfect excuse to meet and greet your... Read More

Can you say 'saturated'?

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter weekend.  While Easter comes each Spring, so does Spring weather.  This past week has been extremely wet and windy.  Be sure to check your home for water damage.  The first indications may seem trivial but don't... Read More

April Showers

April showers bring May flowers--what do May flowers bring?     'Pilgrims!'    This was always a favorite joke of my students when I taught first-grade many years ago.  They loved to tell everyone they could get to listen to them and then, they would... Read More

Julie Pogue Named NAWBO Woman of Distinction

As reported on NAWBOLouisville.org, on March 9, 2011, women and business leaders from all over our community gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding women business owners in our region. Hosted by the Louisville Chapter of NAWBO, the... Read More

Spring is springing!!!

I don't know about you, but to me, the sure sign that spring is around the corner is tiny little green flower stems popping out of the ground.  They bring a smile to my face every year as they remind me that longer days and warmer weather aren't too... Read More

This weekend

This weekend, an estimated 78 percent of the U.S. population will be watching one sporting event-- the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is, of course, one of the year's biggest sporting events.  It is the culmination of the NFL season.  It's the one game... Read More

Blessings for the New Year

All of us at Julie Pogue Properties want to wish you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous new year! We hope that you enjoyed the time you spent with friends and family over the holiday season, and that new memories are made that will be carried... Read More

Location, location, location!

Last week, Kentucky was visited by Old Man Winter and left with a nice, thick blanket of snow and ice. Sure, it snows in Kentucky, but we rarely see something like we did last week.  The weather made travel difficult for many, closed schools and even... Read More

Are you lost?

 At one point or another, we've all been lost. We've misunderstood the directions we were given.  Not knowing what needs to be done next with an important project.  Or maybe just felt lost in a huge classroom full of students, like one of hundreds... Read More

Five Reasons to Use a Buyer's Agent

Reason #1: Using a buyer's agent is completely free for the buyer. Reason #2: Using a buyer's agent gives you full access to the Multiple Listing System (MLS). Reason #3: Using a buyer's agent ensures that someone is on your side with only your best... Read More

Information the Biggest Factor to Weathering the Real Estate Recession

Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary recently wrote a great article about how the cardinal rule of real estate has changed from "location, location location" to "information, information, information." Reviewing a recent book by Illice Glink... Read More