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Events Around the 'Ville 8/28-9/3

8/28

  • Support JDRF @ Village Anchor-5pm-10pm
  • Louisville Bats Game @ Slugger Field-6:35pm
  • UofL Soccer Game @ Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium-7:30pm

8/29

  • Fit Tuesdays Free Fitness Class @ KFC Yum! Center- 5:45pm
  • Tour De France Wine Dinner @ Varanese- 6:30pm
  • Louisville Bats Game @ Slugger Field-6:35pm
  • Yoga @ Waterfront Park- 7pm

8/30

  • WFPK Waterfront Wednesday: Iron & Wine, John Lindsey, In Lighting @ Waterfront Park- 6pm
  • Louisville Bats Game @ Slugger Field-6:35pm
  • Beer and Brazillian Chorquestra @ Goodwood Brewing-7pm

8/31

  • "Real or Not Real" Media Panel Discussion @ Frazier History Museum-5pm
  • Louisville Bats Game @ Slugger Field-7:05pm

9/1

  • KY Flea Market Labor Day Spectacular @ KY Expo Center-10am-6pm
  • Worldfest @ Belvedere-11am-11pm
  • Live After 5 @ Fourth Street Live
  • Jammin' at Jeptha @ Jeptha Creed Distillery- 5pm

9/2

  • Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market @ Waterfront Park- 9am
  • Battle of the Bluegrass: Crossfit Competition @ Fourth Street Live- 9am 
  • KY Flea Market Labor Day Spectacular @ KY Expo Center-10am-6pm
  • Worldfest @ Belvedere-11am-11pm
  • AMVETS Car and Truck Show @ AMVETS Post 61-10am
  • The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show @ Loft Over the 9
  • Louisville City FC Game @ Slugger Fields-7:30pm

9/3

  • Worldfest @ Belvedere-11am-11pm
  • KY Flea Market Labor Day Spectacular @ KY Expo Center-10am-6pm
  • Battle of the Bluegrass: Crossfit Competition @ Fourth Street Live- 9am 
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Events Around the 'Ville 8/21-8/26

 8/21

  • WDRB Solar Eclipse Experience @ KY State Fair- 9am-3:30pm
  • Solar Eclipse Party @ Fourth Street Live- 12-4
  • Solar eclipse viewing @ Big Four Bridge Lawn
  • 107.7 Solar Eclipse Viewing Party @ 8up- 1-3
  • KY State Fair

8/22

  • Fit Tuesday at KFC Yum! Center Free Fitness class 5:45
  • Donald Fagen and the Nightflyers @ The Palace- 8pm
  • Happy Together Tour @ KY State Fair- 8pm
  • KY State Fair

8/23

  • Southern Supper Series: Butter my Biscuit Food Tour @ Le Moo- 5pm
  • Smoke n’ Vines BBQ n’ Wine Dinner @ Louvino- 6pm
  • Kentucky to the World: Elizabeth Mayhew @ KY Center for the Performing Arts- 5:30 pm
  • Louisville City FC Game @ Louisville Slugger Field- 7:30

8/24

  • Fahrenheit 17 Mini Music Festival @ KY State Fair- 6pm
  • Bourbon Bluegrass Rooftop Picnic with Jimmy Russell @ Brown Hotel Rooftop- 6:30pm

8/25

  • Trolley Hop Night 5pm- Mellwood Art
  • Uofl vs UC Irvine Game @ Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium- 7:30pm
  • Easton Corbin @ KY State Fair- 8pm
  • Natural Wonder the Stevie Wonder Experience at Mercury Ballroom- 9pm
  • The Local Lineup @ Against the Grain-8pm
  • MADS Sip and Create at MADS gallery 6:30pm

8/26

  • Louisville City FC game Slugger 7:30pm
  • Louisville Zombie Walk @ Highlands Bardstown Road-8:30pm
  • Music by the Water @ Norton Commons- 6:30pm

By: Sydney Tyra

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Events Around the ‘Ville 8/14-8/20


It’s nice to know what’s going on around your city every week, so Homepage Realty is going to make sure that everyone stays up to date on what events are happening around Louisville!

8/15

  • Fit Tuesdays Free Workout Class @ KFC Yum! Center-5:45 p.m.
  • Louisville Bat’s Game @ Slugger Field-7:05 p.m.

8/16

  • U-Jam Free Fitness Class @ Fourth Street Live-6 a.m.
  • Beer and Gypsy Jazz @ Goodwood Brewing-7 p.m.
  • Louisville Bats Game @ Slugger Field-7:05 p.m.

8/17

  • Spalding:Voice & Vision @ 21C-6 p.m.
  • Belle & Sebastian w/ Julien Baker @ Iroquois Amphitheater-6:30 p.m.
  • Crowdfunding Class by the Inventors Council Louisville @ Indiana Tech- 6:30 p.m.
  • I Love The 90’s Tour @ Freedom Hall- 7 p.m.
  • Louisville Bats Game @ Slugger Field- 7:05 p.m.
  • Kentucky State Fair Starts

8/18

  • Brew in Lou Tour-Louisville Beer Tour- 2 p.m.
  • Kentucky Bourbon Mashoree Festival @ Copper & Kings- 3-10 p.m.
  • Taste with Wings: Food Truck Challenge @ The Edison Center- 6-10 p.m.
  • Alabama Concert @ Freedom Hall- 7 p.m.
  • Louisville Bats Game @ Slugger Field- 7 p.m.
  • Kentucky State Fair

8/19

  • Yoga w/ Art @ 21C- 9:30 a.m.
  • See, Stop, Sketch! @ Speed Art Museum- 10 a.m.
  • Throwback Bar Crawl/Scavenger Hunt @ O’Shea’s- 4 p.m.-12 a.m.
  • Connect at Bernheim w/ music, food, drinks, and more! @ Bernheim Arboretum- 6:30 p.m.
  • Louisville Bats Game Followed by Fireworks @ Slugger Field- 6:35 p.m.
  • World Championship Horse Show @ Freedom Hall- 7 p.m.
  • UofL vs. Oakland Exhibition Game @ Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium- 7:30 p.m.
  • Blues Travelers Concert @ KY State Fair- 8 p.m.
  • Kentucky...

Homepage Realty Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Homepage Realty Celebrates New Office Space in St. Matthews

Louisville, KY: Starting November 19, local real estate company Homepage Realty will be moving into its new office space located in the heart of Saint Matthews. Homepage has renovated an office space at 4050 Westport Rd. next to the Trinity High School football field. The new location will put Homepage Realty near one of the hottest regions of Louisville.

This updated space will be the base of operations for Homepage’s Realtors who use bleeding edge technology to help sell homes in the Louisville area. According to owner George Barrett, “Homepage’s designated office will be a one- stop shop for all our agents, including continued training, client-agent meeting spaces, and all the resources available to help provide the best services possible.”

Homepage Realty will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 19 from 5-7 PM at the Westport Rd. location. The Saint Matthews Chamber of Commerce will be in attendance to celebrate the opening of the office space.

George Barrett, Carrie King, and Jeff Duncan of Homepage Realty invite you to attend our ribbon cutting and open house event. Meet our realtors, tour the new facility, and enjoy provided food and drink during that time.

For more information, find Homepage Realty on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and anywhere internet access is available.

About Homepage Realty: Homepage Realty represents the region's finest realtors utilizing the most innovative technologies currently available. They are the only local real estate company to have home improvement shows on YouTube, as well as maximum coverage on every social media outlet. Homepage Realty prides itself on offering ultimate...

The Newest 'Flipping with George' in St. Matthews

We are done with all the mechanicals over at 3618 Dayton Avenue.  This Project is really starting to pick up pace.  New windows for the the project are going in as well as dry wall and tile.  George is so excited about this flip that he can't wait to list it.

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Top 7 Promotional Tools

Top 7 Promotional Tools for Realtors Nationwide

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Louisville home sales have remained on pace with last year, hit highs throughout the busy summer season and the median home value ticked upward in many areas. But, like the weather, historically September begins a cooling off period in the Louisville real estate market.

Now is the time to start ramping up your marketing so that you can keep a steady flow of buyers and sellers during the slow down. Whether you focus on selling shotgun houses in Germantown or specialize in helping buyers purchase new homes in Fern Creek, these 7 promotional tools for Realtors will help you generate business when demand dips.

Social Media

The power of social media has become undeniable. It can be used for everything from marketing your real estate services on Facebook to touting your resume on LinkedIn to showcasing homes on Instagram. And don’t forget about Pinterest. Countless hopeful buyers create boards while looking for their dream home. The best part is social media accounts are free and expand your searchability. Even the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors has jumped on board the social media bandwagon with Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Hyperlapse App

Pictures, and now videos, are a big draw for buyers that are shopping around online for a home. The free Hyperlapse app can help you take high quality videos using just your smart phone, making it easy to add stunning clips to your social media...

Solar Power In Louisville

Solar Power in Louisville KY. You Have Options!

Photo of solar panels on roof of house
Every day solar power becomes cheaper and more accessible for homeowners in Louisville, Kentucky.

Solar technology is taking off in Louisville and elsewhere. There are multiple reasons. To start, many hold concerns about the use of fossil fuels. Not only is extracting fossil fuels difficult and dangerous, it harms the environment. Burning the fuels themselves pollutes the air and causes global warming.

Even if fossil fuels were utterly harmless, they are both finite and irreplaceable. For that reason alone, we need alternatives. One such alternative, solar power, is looking very promising.

In the fall of 2014, Vishah Shah, Deutsche Bank’s top solar industry analyst, predicted that rooftop solar power would reach grid parity in all 50 states by 2016. That means electricity produced by solar power will cost the same as electricity produced by fossil fuels.

It turns out, solar power has already reached grid parity in over 10 states.

Paying for a solar array

While solar arrays are still expensive, their cost has been decreasing. Depending on their size, they can cost anywhere between $15,000 and $40,000.

There are a variety of financial incentives in the form of tax credits, rebates and grants that help people pay for their arrays. The federal government, for example,...

Louisville the city of Houses

How the single-family house evolved over the past 400 years, all in one handy chart

Louisville is a city of houses. More than any other type of building, houses dominate the built landscape of the city. We’re fortunate to have a wide-ranging variety of house styles across the city, from the ubiquitous shotgun house to the ornate Victorian mansion to the Arts & Crafts bungalow, there’s plenty of variation.

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This chart by designers at Pop Chart Lab chronicles all those housing types and their variants in one neat diagram, showing how America’s housing stock evolved through the years. According to the designers:

From 17th century Postmedieval English abodes to 19th century Tudors all the way through the “McMansions” of the 1990s, this detailed diagram of hand-illustrated domiciles brings together 121 American houses in all, sorted into seven major...

Foxhollow Farm final Sunset Concert Series on September 11th sponsored by HomePage Realty!

Check out George Barrett as he and Maggie Keith give a sneak peak to the Foxhollow Farm final Sunset Concert Series on September 11th sponsored by HOMEPAGE REALTY! See you there!

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New Modern Streetcar Line

Get involved with bringing a modern streetcar line to Louisville at An Old Way Forward’s Happy Hour

A streetcar in Portland, Oregon. (Adams Carroll / Flickr)

As many readers of Broken Sidewalk know, public transportation—or the lack thereof—is one of the most important issues in Louisville today. “An Old Way Forward,” the idea to build a north-south modern streetcar line connecting Downtown Louisville, the University of Louisville, and Iroquois Park, has been proposed to shake up the transportation conversation and help move the city into the 21st century.

An Old Way Forward Streetcar Happy Hour
Monday, August 17th at 7:00p.m.
Downtown BBC at 3rd and Main

The group...

Homearama - Stonecroft Homes Testimonials

Did you miss Homearama 2015?  Check out the amazing finished product by Stonecroft Homes and David Lutes!!!

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Foxhollow Farms Sunset Concert Series

Things are heating up with the Sunset Concert Series! August 14th put on your dancing shoes for Small Time Napoleon with guests Nellie Pearl. Please Don't FORGET Sep 11: HomePage Realty Concert – Exciting Details Coming Soon!!!

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Here’s the ambitious plan to convert Germantown’s enormous Bradford Mills complex into apartments

That other enormous textile mill in Germantown will soon be transformed into 150 loft-style apartments thanks to a partnership of the Marian Development Group, lawyer Ashley Blacketer, and investor Chad Middendorf. Just a few blocks from Underhill Associates’ extensive transformation of the Germantown Mill Lofts, the historic Bradford Textile Mill will include “true Class A amenities” such as a pool, a full gym, and community rooms, Justin Brown, partner at the Marian Development Group, told Broken Sidewalk.

The concrete addition to the Bradford Mill complex viewed from Oak Street. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
The concrete addition to the Bradford Mill complex viewed from Oak Street. (Courtesy Wikipedia)

Located at 1034 East Oak Street at Reutlinger Avenue, the Bradford Mills–Boyd Moving properties comprise two buildings connected by a bridge. Brown said the older brick building on the corner featuring a dominating Mission/Spanish Revival stair tower was built in at the turn of the century and lends itself to one-bedroom units while a concrete addition dating to 1924 lays out perfectly for two-bedroom units.

“Our background is in historic renovation,” Brown said. “We have had a lot of experience using historic...

Least Desirable home Features

Least Desirable Home Features for 2015

We’ve been covering trends in residential real estate and interior design for many years here at HomePage Realty Blog. What’s important to you is important to us!

Certainly, they’ll come up during our Homearama coverage. But you can also learn about them from time to time when addressing home sales volume and speed.

What we’ve never talked about is what people don’t want in their new Louisville home. But that’s our job today!

This MarketWatch piece pulled data from National Association of Home Builders surveys. I thought it’d be interesting to highlight what once was hip and trendy, but is now yesterday’s news and headed for the trash heap.

Without further ado, here the Top 10 least desirable home features for 2015.

#10: Carpet on Main Level

Least desirable home features: Carpet on main level
Maybe this photo is unfair but it really conveys the message, doesn’t it? Carpet, especially longer shag carpet or overly bold colors, is not something people want on their home’s primary level.

#9: Whirlpool Tub in Master Bath

Least desirable home features: Whirlpool tub in Master bath...

Affordability city? Louisville rental rates and housing prices climbing but well below national averages

Affordability city? Louisville rental rates and housing prices climbing but well below national averages

During the 2010 census, Louisville was ranked as the 28th most populous city in the United States. That’s not surprising, considering locals get unrestricted access to some of the finest bourbon, the annual Kentucky Derby festivities, and delicious Southern food. But while there are plenty of draws that attract people to Louisville, how does real estate rank among them? What does it cost to rent or own a home in Louisville?

Those are big questions for anyone considering changing residences within the city or relocating to Louisville. House and apartment prices are likely one of the most important considerations, and the city’s cost-of-living calculation is significantly impacted by housing prices.

To help understand where the city has been, where it’s going, and how it compares to the nation at large, we dug into the data behind Louisville’s housing stock, breaking those findings down into the core city (roughly the old city limits), the metro area, and the national average for home prices and apartment rates.

Home Values

Home values in Louisville are on the rise across the board—as they are nationally—but the price for a home varies immensely. In central Louisville, the median home value is currently $95,000 and forecasted to rise 3.8 percent throughout the next year.

Predictably, the range of home values is quite large between the different urban neighborhoods in Louisville. At the extremes, the neighborhood of Park Duvalle has a median home value of $48,400 while in the ...

Exclusive Inside Look at House #10 at Homearama 2015 Louisville, Ky

Stonecroft Homes and HomePage Realty have partnered up to make a cutting edge Real Estate team. With Stonecroft's elite home building and HomePage's innovative marketing, these two companies will be a main stay in luxury home sales and renovations. This video features Stonecroft latest Homearama masterpiece. You can view this home in this year's Homearama in Stone Lake Farm, Louisville Ky.
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Real Estate properties in the Louisville Market are going fast. See where and how to get the best for you money!!!

Where to Get the Most for Your Money in Louisville Real Estate

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Where to Get the Most for Your Money in Louisville Real Estate

Homebuyers usually spend less than an hour viewing a house before deciding to place an offer on the property. That’s not a lot of time to determine if the house, location and investment are the best bang for their buck. For homeowners who want the best possible investment for their money, it’s important to begin with targeted research. By searching in neighborhoods with rising home values, you can increase your chances of picking a favorable investment before you even have your first viewing. Then, you can focus on the actual houses you’re looking at and not market trends.

If you’re looking for real estate in Louisville, and want the best investment for your money, start with these three neighborhoods.

 

Belknap

BelknapThe neighborhood of Belknap is situated just over three miles east of downtown in an upscale community known as the Highlands. Unsurprisingly, home values in Belknap are significantly higher than the median home value in Louisville. After...

Before Home Party!!!

HomePage Realty and I will be hosting a "Before Party" open house this Sunday from 1-4pm at my latest St Matthews Flip Project. The address is 3618 Dayton Ave Louisville Ky 40207. We will have a cook-out with hot dogs, hamburgers, subs, soft drinks, wine, beer, and of course cookies! We want your feedback and ideas for finishes.
We will be revealing our future floor plan and introducing ourselves to the neighbors, buyers, sellers, investors, and anyone who is curious about St Matthews real estate. See you guys there!!!

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Brown-Forman, developers vow to rebuild Whiskey Row after devastating fire

The city of Louisville collectively held its breath Monday afternoon and into the night as more than 80 firefighters battled to extinguish a major three-alarm fire on Whiskey Row. Despite a partial collapse of one of the building’s party walls into a parking lot, the West Main Street structures made it through the blaze—and thankfully no one was injured in the process.

These buildings, dating as far back as the Civil War era, have been part of a long preservation battle, with multiple demolition threats mounted over the years. A development team consisting of Craig Greenberg, Valle Jones, and Brown-Forman Corporation stepped in to save them at great expense, marking a high-profile preservation victory for the city. Before this week’s fire, the group had already stabilized several structures and shored up facades where the structural integrity was lost.

Development plans include a major bourbon distillery for Brown Forman’s Old Forester brand in two of the buildings at 117–119 West Main Street and a mix of restaurants, retail, and offices in three more structures at 111–115 West Main Street. Construction had just begun on the project—crews were on site the day before the fire, according to several news reports—and the distillery was scheduled to get underway this summer.

“[Monday’s] fire at 111 Main Street on Whiskey Row was an unfortunate setback for the revitalization of West Main Street, but it will not stop our group’s efforts to preserve and restore this historic block,” development partner Craig Greenberg said in a statement on Tuesday. “We are very appreciative...

Check out how the Housing Market is doing Half Way Through 2015

Louisville Home Sales Charts through June 2015

Posted by Tre Pryor, Editor-in-Chief in Louisville Market Watch tagged with

Welcome to our Louisville Home Sales Charts through June 2015. Home sales were relatively on par with the previous year, all except for Area 8 which decided to spurt higher.

Home values are also improving, as expected, while we move into the Summer. The biggest gain coming in North Oldham which saw the median home sale price for April spike to $400,000.

Louisville Home Sales Charts (period ending June 2015)

Chart: Louisville Real Estate Report for Area 2 in Louisville KY

June home sales picked up the slack from May but at the cost of home prices dipping ever so slightly.

Chart: Louisville Real Estate Report for Area 3 in Louisville KY...