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Can I Get Homeowners Insurance If I Have a Pool?

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Can I get homeowners insurance if I have a pool?

In short, the answer is most likely yes. However, each situation is different so a discussion with your insurance agent is your best bet. In many cases, your homeowners insurance will cover damages to your pool due to storms, falling trees, etc. Depending on your basic coverage limitations, your insurance agent might suggest increasing your coverage based on the size of the pool and any other accessories such as a deck or slides.

You will also want to take a look at your liability coverage. It will likely be suggested that you extend your coverage with...

Sold! Official Listing Agent Presents: 6703 Shallow Rock Dr. Louisville, KY 40299

Update: SOLD as of 9/19/16!

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This beautiful 1.5-story home in the Billtown Farms subdivision is located near the popular area of Jeffersontown, Kentucky. Jeffersontown boasts an ever-growing residential and business area complete with tons of restaurants and shopping options.

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Sold!Official Listing Agent Presents: 6620 Deep Creek Dr. Prospect, KY 40059

Update: Sale Closed 2016!

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This beautiful townhome, located in the area of Prospect, KY, offers the opportunity for total relaxation. Over 1,900 square feet of space provides plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the sights of the Hunting Creek Golf Course. Imagine sipping your morning cup of coffee on your private balcony – straight from the master bedroom – while overlooking the area’s premier 18-hole golf course. It’s golf course living at its finest!

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The private yard and attached garage offer unique aspects that aren’t available with every townhome. The end unit’s attached garage...

Louisville, KY Real Estate Market Update for May 2016

The Louisville, KY real estate market is still proving to be a great situation for home sellers. Buyer demand continues to increase through the end of spring with low inventory available.

Louisville, KY Real Estate Market Update for May 2016

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Homes sold from January through May this year showed an 11.53% increase compared to January through May in 2015 with growth from 5,818 homes sold in 2015 to 6,489 homes sold in 2016. When looking individual MLS areas, Jefferson County...

Sold! 3318 Cornelia Dr. Louisville, KY 40220

Update: Sold as of 5/23/16 - Went under contract within just 6 days of hitting the market!

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Home for sale at 3318 Cornelia Dr. Louisville, KY 40220

This wonderful 1,375 sq. foot home is located in the popular area of Hikes Point. This part of Louisville, KY is centrally located and really makes any commute as easy as can be. Just about 10 miles from downtown and even less than that from the East End, it’s really a breeze to enjoy your time anywhere in the city! Nearby, you can enjoy places like Seneca Park (in the Crescent Hill neighborhood) or Restaurant Row (in the Highlands). Hikes Point offers all these nearby amenities; it isn’t difficult to see why so many people love this area!

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2015 Successes for Louisville Real Estate Pros

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2015 was a successful year for Louisville Real Estate Pros and all of our clients! We are dedicated to providing the best client experience in Louisville, so we commit to continuing our education to stay up-to-date with all of our area's market trends. We look forward to an even better 2016!

2015 Successes for Louisville Real Estate Pros

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->> SOLD! 1301 Swan Pointe Blvd. Unit 201, Louisville, KY 40243<<--

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1301 Swan Pointe Blvd. Unit 201, Louisville, KY 40243This nicely maintained condo, in the popular area of Middletown, KY, is now sold! Its two bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms have been cared for in a way that makes the place Move-In Ready; all you need to do is add your own personal touches! A Move-In Ready home is great for anyone who is hoping to move in and go – make any desired changes at your leisure. There’s no pressure there!

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The 2nd floor condo has both an exterior entrance to the building and the private entry to the...

Christmas at the Galt House Hotel

A Louisville Christmas tradition!

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Christmas at the Galt House Hotel

As one of Louisville’s largest Christmas extravaganzas, Christmas at the Galt House Hotel is beloved by people of all ages. With activities and experiences to please those young and old, it will be easy to fall in love with it all! Looking for the perfect place to watch your little one’s eyes fill with holiday wonder? Bring them to see all the lights and sounds of the season! Searching for a place to experience a one-of-a-kind date night with your loved one? Check out the Pam Tillis dinner show and finish the night with a carriage ride around downtown Louisville. Christmas at the Galt House offers it all!

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Hours of operation:
November December 
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

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KaLightoscope Luminaries – A combination of A Christmas Carol performers, luminaries and projections make this a holiday light experience you don’t want to miss!

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Lights Under Louisville - A Spectacular Christmas Lights Show!

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Lights Under Louisville - A Spectacular Christmas Lights Show!

Looking for a Christmas lights display that the whole family can enjoy? Then you have to check out Lights Under Louisville! Located in the Louisville Mega Cavern, at 1841 Taylor Ave. Louisville, KY 40213, this is an underground light show that you don’t want to miss. (It’s fun to know that you’re driving directly under the Louisville Zoo when you’re in the Mega Cavern!)

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Drive your own car through the cavern while listening to the holiday sounds of the season. Over 850 characters are cued to light up to the holiday music while 2,000,000 twinkling lights fill the cavern. Have the kids roll down their windows and see who can spot their favorite festive characters!

Lights Under Louisville runs now until January 3, 2016. It’s open Monday – Friday, from 6pm until 10pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, you can enjoy the lights from 5pm until 10pm. Weekends tend to get busy....

The Louisville Zoo's Santa Safari

Holiday fun for the whole family!

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The Louisville Zoo's Santa Safari

The Louisville Zoo is always a family favorite during our city’s beautiful spring and summer days. But did you know that a visit to the Zoo can be just as awesome during the cooler months? That’s right! Grab your tickets to the Louisville Zoo’s Santa Safari and get in the holiday spirit alongside the animals!

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Event dates and times are as follows:
Saturday, December 12 – 10am, 12pm, & 2pm
Sunday, December 13 – 10am, 12pm, & 2pm
Saturday, December 19 – 10am, 12pm, & 2pm
Sunday, December 20 - 10am, 12pm, & 2pm

Visit with Santa, and take home your own photo with the big guy. You’ll have a chance to meet Mrs. Claus as well! There will be festive holiday snacks and refreshments, and kids will be able to make a special craft with Santa’s elves. Enjoy music and the company of friends and family in...

Westport Village - Outdoor Shopping in Louisville's East End

Westport Village - Outdoor Shopping in Louisville's East End

Located at 1315 Herr Ln. Louisville, KY 40222, Westport Village is an ever-changing outdoor shopping experience. With popular restaurants, unique retail options, and local businesses all within the same plaza, Westport Village can easily be your one-stop-shop for an afternoon of relaxed entertainment.

Clothing, home, and lifestyle stores include: Apricot Lane Boutique, Chartreuse, Chuck and Mike’s Tennis Shop, Clater Jewelers, Closets By Design, Collections, Home Inspired, J. Carlton Shoes, J. Higgins Gallery & Framing, Louisville Tile Design Center, Oberer’s Flowers, Playthings Toy Shoppe, Secret Garden, Shirt Tie N’ Links, Summer Classics, Tunie’s, Westport Whiskey & Wine, and Zi Olive.

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Dining options include: Artesano Vino Tapas Y Mas, BoomBozz Pizzeria & Taphouse, The Comfy Cow, Hiko-A-Mon Sushi Bar & Fish Market, Jade Palace, Napa River Grill, Qdoba Mexican Grill, and Wild Eggs.

Establishments focusing on skin, hair, and body include: Avanti Skin Center of Louisville, Bend and Zen Hot Yoga, Bliss Nails & Organic Spa, Curves Fitness, Elements Therapeutic Massage, Fusion Salon, and Pure Barre Technique.

Other professional businesses include: Family Scholar House,...

Christmas in Anchorage

The 35th Annual Celebration!

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Christmas in Anchorage

Do you love the city of Anchorage, KY? Then you should check out Christmas in Anchorage! Held each year at Anchorage Public School (11400 Ridge Rd. Anchorage, KY 40223), this event provides fun for the whole family. Start the day off with Breakfast with Santa, and even get a picture with the Big Guy in Red. Students from the school with perform their Holiday Concerts in the morning as well.

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Spend the day exploring the Holiday Boutique; over 80 vendors will be present to help you make a serious dent in your Christmas shopping. There will be coffee and lunch available (and of course plenty of treats too!) Home baked goods can be purchased from local Anchorage families. Nothing says “Christmas” like some yummy homemade goodies!

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Holiday Themed Louisville Events for 2015

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If you are searching for a holiday activity or two to get into the Christmas spirit, Louisville, KY has you covered. From church pageants and visits with Santa to local shopping fairs and extravagant dinner parties, there is truly an event to please everyone! Adults and children alike are sure to enjoy our city’s large variety of holiday themed events during the month of December.

Holiday activities are a great way to experience the wintry beauty of a new area of Louisville as well. Check out our list here and you’ll be feeling downright jolly in no time!

Where to See Holiday Lights in Louisville, KY

Holiday Themed Louisville Events for 2015

Nothing fills me with more holiday spirit than twinkling Christmas lights. Whether it’s a leisurely drive through a festive neighborhood or a light show visited by the masses, seeing carefully hung strings of those blinking bulbs reminds me to take a breath and enjoy the season. While there are numerous light-filled events all over the city, here are some of our favorites:

Lights Under Louisville – Located in the Louisville Mega Cavern, Lights Under Louisville is a drive through light show. It’s fully underground! Check out more information here.

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Light Up La Grange in Oldham County

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Get in the Holiday Spirit at Light Up La Grange!

Light Up La Grange

This event is truly a treat for people of all ages. Gather with your family and friends to experience the lights, sounds, and smiling faces that come with the most wonderful time of the year!

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The event runs from 3pm until 8pm. There will be holiday lightings in 3 separate locations in downtown La Grange: at the Railroad Museum, along Main Street, and at the Courthouse Square. If you’re visiting to see the one and only Santa (and Mrs. Claus, of course), you’ll find them at Courthouse Square. Enjoy festive holiday music and Christmas cheer while you’re at it!

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The Beauty of Fall in Anchorage, KY

A Tour in Photographs

The Beauty of Fall in Anchorage, KY

The city of Anchorage, Kentucky is known for its small town atmosphere and natural beauty. No other place in Louisville offers this combination of historic homes, mature tree coverage, local Fire and Police Departments, and beautiful walking trail in the same way that Anchorage does. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind place in Louisville, KY’s East End.

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This beauty is absolutely magnified with the changing of the fall leaves. The roads winding throughout Anchorage, KY are hidden away beneath the canopy of colorful trees. It’s hard to believe that just minutes away are some of Louisville’s most popular shopping centers and busy roadways!

The varying kinds of properties here give Anchorage, KY its unique charm. Some residents love the area for the wonderfully maintained subdivisions. Others are drawn by the numerous sweeping, multi-acre ...

-->>SOLD! 278 Berger Farm Dr. Mt. Washington, KY 40047<<--

Update: Sold as of 2/11/16!

278 Berger Farm Dr. Mt. Washington, KY 40047

This 1,804 square foot home is not only a great find, but it’s also Move In Ready! With 5 bedrooms and two full bathrooms, there is plenty of space to make this home your own. Do you need multiple rooms for your growing family? Do you work from home and need extra space for a private office? What about a separate play room for the little ones? Whatever your personal situation, 278 Berger Farm Dr. could be the one for you!

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The set up in the living room and kitchen is ideal for anyone who loves to entertain. An open flow sets the perfect scene for gathering with your family and friends during the holidays. Enjoy entertaining outdoors? A walk out, straight from the kitchen to the deck, makes enjoying a meal outdoors super easy. It doesn’t get much better than that!

As for the Mt. Washington area, spend your time enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Bullitt County has some gorgeous parks to check out. What’s the best news? The garage here has plenty of space for all your outdoor gear. It’s an over-sized two car garage, so...

4 Reasons Why Home Staging is Important

Home Staging - not just for the professionals!

4 Reasons Why Home Staging is Important

The words “Home Staging” tend to mean different things to different people. The big picture of Home Staging, however, is pretty simple. It comes down to cleaning up, clearing out, and arranging furniture and décor in a way that will appeal to potential buyers. The overall goal of staging your home is to grab a buyer’s attention and result in a quick sale at your preferred price. Talk to your experienced Realtor about Home Staging; they should be able to give you some pointers to get the process moving.

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If you are preparing to sell your home, you may wonder how important Home Staging really is in the long run. A buyer will end up making the house their own eventually, won’t they? So why does Home Staging make such a difference? Can we get our home sold without focusing on Staging? Let’s get some of these home selling questions answered with our...

Protect Yourself: 8 Reasons to work with a Realtor

When planning to buy a home, there are a lot of things to consider. What are you looking for? What are you willing to pay? Where are you going to look? These questions are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to finding your perfect home. Because there are so many aspects of the home buying process, many people decide to work with a Buyer’s Agent. Here are 8 benefits of working with a Buyer’s Agent that you may want to consider also.

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8 Benefits of Working with a Buyer's Agent

#1. A Buyer’s Agent will know about the current real estate market. As a buyer, maybe you have already done some research. You may have a pretty solid grasp on what you can expect to find when starting your search. However, a Buyer’s Agent has that knowledge and plus some. Their experience from working first hand with other buyers puts them personally in the know. Working with an Agent can give you the upper hand when it comes to truly understanding the current state of the Louisville market.

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#2. A Buyer’s Agent will help you manage your expectations. A good Agent will take the time to sit with you and discuss ...

-->>SOLD! 4402 Baygarden Ct. Louisville, KY 40245<<--

Update: SOLD as of 11/23/15!

4402 Baygarden Ct. Louisville, KY 40245

This stand-alone condo, located in Louisville’s East End, is perfect for anyone looking for a low maintenance lifestyle.

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A monthly condo fee covers all of the grounds keeping, so you will not need to spend your spare time worrying about the yard work. However, as a stand-alone condo, residents still have the benefits of a private yard. It’s even fully fenced to keep pets or little ones safely contained!

Living on the East End of Louisville offers many perks as well. Close proximity to various popular shopping centers (Paddock Shoppes and Springhurst Towne Center, for example) provides convenient shopping options just minutes away. 4402 Baygarden Ct. is also just moments from I-265 access for an easy work commute. Just think about it: Low maintenance living and quick access to shopping, entertainment, and restaurants. That’s a recipe for perfection!

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10/29/15 - 10/31/15 Things to Do in Louisville This Weekend

It's the spookiest time of the year!

10/29/15 - 10/31/15 Things to Do in Louisville This Weekend

Halloween is this Saturday, and as usual, there are tons of things to do in Louisville this weekend. Enjoying a Louisville Halloween is quite simple when you just do a little research and plan ahead.

With that being said, here are a few Halloween things to do with the whole family on October 31, 2015.

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Take a Halloween Cruise on the Belle of Louisville

Located at 401 West River Road, the Belle of Louisville is our city’s pride and joy. Built in 1914, the Belle of Louisville is a National Historic Landmark! Hop on board the oldest operating Mississippi-style steamboat for some good old-fashioned Halloween family fun. On Saturday, 10/31/15, there will be a themed sightseeing tour; it will be complete with trick-or-treating, music, and dancing. Be sure to come in your best costume! The whole family will want to join in the fun. 

Boarding begins at 11:30am. The cruise will run from 12 – 2pm. The cost for children, ages 3 – 12, is $15; adults are $25. Questions? Call 502-574-2992. For more information about the history of the Belle of Louisville, check out their website.

Go Trick-or-Treating at the Mall

Looking for a place to head with the little ones for easy trick-or-treating? Both Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Mall will offer the opportunity inside! This is a great option if...