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Home for Sale 405 Wendover Ave Louisville KY 40207

405 Wendover Ave Louisville KY 40207Welcome home to desirable St. Matthews! Come home from work at the end of the week, park your car, and walk to shops, restaurants, bars and more! Highlights of this home include, recently refinished hardwood floors through-out most of the first floor, a second floor master suite, and partially finished basement. As you walk up the front steps of the house you will be taken by the inviting front porch that is large enough to be an outdoor room in nice weather. The hardwood floors in the living room allow for a welcoming space to enjoy the wood burning fireplace, relax with friends and family or just hang out and watch television. A charming arched doorway leads you to the spacious dining area; also with hardwood floors. Another arched doorway leads to the 2 first floor bedrooms and full bath. The full bath really showcases the old-world charm of when the home was built with the original basket weave black and white tile floors, and functional built-in drawers and cabinets to use for linen and toiletry storage. The dining area is separated from the kitchen with an area that would make a great butler's pantry. The kitchen is full of natural light, and has ample cabinets and counter space for the cook in the house. Kitchen appliances that will remain with the house include a stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher, drop in cook top and a built-in oven. The second floor master suite is divided into 3 separate areas. The updated master bath is in-between the sleeping area and small sitting/dressing area. Features of the master bath include ceramic tile walk-in shower that has dual shower heads, shelf nook with glass shelves and small storage area, newer pedestal sink, and ceramic tile floors. A partially finished basement rounds out this fabulous find in St. Matthews! Schedule your private showing today!

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Home for Sale 614 Fatima Ln Louisville KY 40207

614 Fatima Ln Louisville KY 40207Look that this fantastic St. Matthews home in MaryHill Estates! This is a great walkout ranch with a open floor plan; perfect for someone wanting 1 first floor living. As you walk in you will notice the open feel of the home. The current owners opened the home up giving it a fresh updated feel. The living area on the first floor has a bank of windows letting in the natural light and views of the rear yard. It also boasts beautiful hardwood floors and a fireplace. The kitchen overlooks the family room with an island and stainless steel built-in gas range. PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING! All 4 bedrooms are down the hall and have windows that have been replaced and large closets. The master is comfortable with a remodeled master bath with granite countertop, tiled shower and glass doors. The walkout basement is spacious and perfect for entertaining with a 2nd fireplace and play area. There is another room that can be used for an office as well. There is plenty of storage as well in the unfinished areas. This home is a perfect location to St Matthews or the Brownsboro Rd. corridor. This is a rare offering in this neighborhood so make your appointment today!


Home for Sale 3908 Winchester Rd Louisville KY 40207

3908 Winchester Rd St Matthews KYThis welcoming Cape Cod home for sale St. Matthews has been in the same family for over 70 years, but has been lovingly updated and cared for! You will be charmed before you even walk in the door! The covered front porch is a great place to take in the beauty of the area. Upon entering the home, you will see the beautiful wood burning fireplace in the living/family room that makes a great centerpiece for entertaining. The LARGE eat in kitchen off the living/family room is sure to be a cooks dream! Brand new stove/oven and microwave are in the kitchen, as well as a gorgeous tile back splash. The dining area portion of the kitchen offers additional storage in two of the original corner cabinets that have been extremely well preserved. Two bedrooms and a full bath on the first floor can be closed off from the living area to allow for peace, quiet and privacy. Upstairs is a very large bedroom that would make an excellent master bedroom! The unfinished basement is open and could easily be finished for extra living space. The one car garage is attached via an enclosed breezeway, and has an extra storage area in the back of the garage that opens to the fenced in backyard. This home is move-in ready! Just bring your personal items, and you will be home, sweet home.

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55,000 Degrees

Although winter weather has descended upon Louisville and will almost certainly be around through February, the temperature here is surprisingly high. In fact, it’s 55,000 degrees! An innovative public-private partnership launched last year, 55,000 Degrees is a collaborative effort in the Louisville area to raise the number of college degree holders in town by 55,000 by 2020. Specifically, the goal is to have 40,000 more bachelor’s degree holders and 15,000 more with associate’s degrees. Another objective is for 15,000 of the total number to be earned by African-Americans.

Why the target of 55,000 degrees?  In partnership with the Brookings Institution, the Greater Louisville Project released the first of its annual Competitive Cities Reports in 2005, which compares Louisville with peer cities of similar size in the three key areas referred to as “deep drivers” for economic competitiveness:  education, jobs and quality of place. Despite Louisville’s other high rankings, Louisville was in the unique position of ranking low in the number of degree holders but had the most residents of any peer city with some hours of college credit. Community leaders could see the amazing potential if those adults who began college but left to raise children, care for elderly parents or accept full-time employment were encouraged to return to school and earn their degrees.

At the end of its first year, 55,000 Degrees published its first progress report, and the results are very encouraging. From 2008–2009, the last year for which numbers are available, the number of working-age adults with degrees jumped by roughly 7,000. This represents a 14 percent jump in associate’s degrees and a seven percent jump in bachelor’s degrees in just one year. All 21 of the institutions of higher education in the Greater Louisville area reported an increase in degrees awarded, and there was a 20 percent increase in the number of working-age adults in Louisville who chose to go back to school. 

Despite the exciting numbers, community leaders recognize that even similar gains each year won’t get us to the 55,000 benchmark by 2020. Even more needs to be done. A partnership between 55K, Jefferson County Public Schools and Louisville Metro Government is expanding the Close the Deal initiative that helps high school seniors apply to, access financial aid for and prepare to enter college. Likewise, 55K is working with Greater Louisville, Inc., our local chamber of commerce, to implement a new program to assist businesses in helping their employees go back to school. Yes, the future looks bright . . . and the temperature in Derby City is definitely rising!

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Winter Maintenance for Homes in Louisville

Black Friday is now a distant memory, Santa can no longer be found at Mall St. Matthews and all the holiday decorations have been put away for another year. That can only mean one thing – the birth of a new year is upon us.  And that means it’s time once again to make New Year’s resolutions.  We could promise anew actually to use our gym membership this year or we could try yet again to swear off chocolate or ice cream. But perhaps a better pledge for 2012 might be to get our homes in Louisville ready for winter. That’s a resolution that will not only bring us comfort during the coldest months of the year, but it may also be something we can accomplish more successfully than the latest fad diet or strenuous exercise program.

Since Louisville winters usually bring a few snow storms with average temperatures in the 20s during January and February, making sure that your house is ready to keep you warm should be a top priority. January is not too late to make some simple changes or modifications that will produce results you will benefit from before spring rolls in. Here are a few winter home maintenance tips that will keep you toasty and save you money as well!

  1. Change out your furnace filters and inspect the insulation around the crawlspace and attic.  Make sure that the seals around plumbing, lighting fixtures and the attic door are tight to keep air from escaping.
  2.  If you have double-paned windows, you’re in great shape.  These help keep the heat in and the cold out.  If you don’t have this kind of window though, there are still things you can do to help.  Replacing the screens with storm windows will go a long way in keeping your house warm.  If purchasing storm windows isn’t in the budget this year, then get a plastic film sheet kit from a home improvement or hardware store.  This will only last one season, but it’s an inexpensive fix that works.
  3.  If unusually cold temperatures are in the forecast, let your cold and hot water faucets drip during the night to keep the pipes from freezing.
  4. Even though it’s winter, don’t forget about the yard!  Trim branches of trees and shrubs to make sure they aren’t too close to the house.  Ice-covered limbs – like those we saw during the January 2010 ice storm – can cause a lot of damage when they fall onto the roofs or against the sides of our homes in Louisville.

Even though the holiday festivities are over, there’s still quite a lot that can be done to make this winter the best ever.  And by turning some basic winter home maintenance activities into our New Year’s resolution this year, we’re likely to be far more successful than we were getting into our old skinny jeans or developing rock hard abs like we tried to do in the past.   Plus, we’ll save some money and have the satisfaction of knowing our families will be warmer in their homes in Louisville this year.


Taylorsville Ranch for Sale

68 Woodson Court Taylorsville, KY 40071The Brad Long Group has a new listing in Spencer County!  68 Woodson Court is located in Taylorsville, KY nestled on 2 acres on a quiet cul-de-sac.  This ranch has 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.  Built by Williard Richard, this home stands the test of time.  This home features beautiful ardwoods in the bedrooms, neutral carpet throughout the home, and a roomy kitchen with double ovens.  The master bedroom includes a master bathroom with two closets, one of which is a walk-in.  The laundry room features additional cabinetry and a walk-in pantry.  Each room in the home hosts its own thermostat.  68 Woodson Court Taylorsville, KY 40071

68 Woodson Court is like your own private retreat, however it is only minutes from Taylorsville Lake and restaurants such as Lynda's Grill, Legends, Moby Dick Seafood Restaurant and Family Diner.  It is also less than a mile away from Spencer County High School, Taylorsville Elementary School and Hillview Academy.  This is a great home at a great price!  Schedule your showing today! 

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New Listing 102 Fenley Ave Louisville, KY 40206

102 Fenley Ave Louisville KY 40206New Listing in the St. Matthews/Crescent Hill area!   This picture-perfect home features exterior amenities like an adorable white picket fence, red shutters and front door. 102 Fenley Avenue is clean, bright and airy. This 3 bedroom 1 bath Cape Cod includes original hardwood, crown molding throughout, an updated bathroom and many large windows. The large, sun-lit eat-in kitchen is roomy and inviting and the white cabinets and open layout make it feel even larger. The 2 bedrooms on the first floor are quite spacious and the second floor Master is very attractive with built-in shelving, 2 cedar lines closets and a large dressing area that is currently being used as a nursery. The back yard offers a covered patio, a full fence, lovely landscaping and an ENORMOUS 2.5 car garage, the perfect man cave.  102 Fenely Avenue Louisville KY 40206This home is conveniently located near the intersection of Cannons Lane and Frankfort Ave, a prime Louisville location!  This home is within walking distance to restaurants like Boombozz, Bluegrass Burgers, Simply Thai and DiOrio's Pizza.  The Vogue Center is only a few blocks away and Seneca Park is only 1 mile down the road.  This home is truly a must see!  Schedule your showing today! 

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Louisville Southern Living's Tastiest Town?

If you live in Louisville and have been on Facebook lately, you’ve likely had pleas from your local foodie friends encouraging you to vote for Louisville on Southern Living’s website as the “Tastiest Southern Town.” The Derby City right now ranks a close second place to – of all towns – LaFayette! We’re way ahead of the rest of the pack, including cities better known for their restaurant scene, like New Orleans, Charlestown, Raleigh, and Birmingham. But LaFayette? Most of us born and bred here are scratching our heads and saying, “Are you kidding me?”

Nothing against LaFayette, of course, but we all know what an amazing town Louisville is for lovers of fine cuisine, unique fare, and eclectic dining experiences. And this year marks a big anniversary for a key player in the restaurant renaissance downtown and the revival of the East Market Distract, known to locals as NuLu. The Mayan Café, at 813 East Market Street, which traces its roots to the food truck that Chef Ucan started in 1997 and then became a brick-and-mortar restaurant called The Myan Gypsie, features authentic Mayan cuisine and is celebrating its birthday with a special menu that runs from now until February 18. Having recently added liquor to its beer and wine offerings, the Café is featuring tequilas during this time as well as some inventive ceviches. But Café regulars, take heart! Many traditional favorites, like the ever-popular Tok-sel, made with Great Northern beans instead of the usual limas, will be on the menu as well.

By offering its Mayan Market Mondays the past three years, the Mayan Café has become a central restaurant in the local food movement. Featuring genuine far-to-table meals every Monday night from June through August, the Café highlights a different local farm each week by preparing its meats, cheeses, or vegetables. Chef Bruce Ucan, who learned growing up in the Yucatan that the best food is that which grows outside your door, is at the Famers’ Market every weekend. Creative and always ready for a challenge, he looks for “the vegetable that no one wants to buy” and invents amazing dishes with it.

In the humble opinion of those of us who call Louisville home, our city is definitely the “tastiest southern town,” whether or not someone else unjustly wrests the distinction from our grasp (or just wins with more votes). And one of the reasons for this is the Mayan Café, now celebrating five wonderful years of authentic Mayan cuisine, a farm-to-table approach to dining, and an atmosphere of fun and clever invention. With any luck, the Mayan Café will be around for many more years to make sure that there’s never any doubt in anyone’s mind which southern town is the tastiest.

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