Greater Louisville Real Estate Blog

Impress Your Guests without Breaking the Bank

Impress Your Guests without Breaking the Bank

 

Whether you are looking to refresh your home for Spring, or place your home on the market, this list of budget-friendly upgrades will wow your guests.

Start with your Entryway

You can paint the front door, touch up the exterior trim, or update the door hardware to spruce up your porch area. Your Front Porch makes the first impression so even updating seasonal decorations is an inexpensive way to impress your guests.

Focus on Flooring

Worn, dirty carpet can significantly date a home. Check under the carpet for original hardwood floors to refinish. Another option: durable and affordable laminate or engineered hardwood floors to replace high traffic areas. Tile, porcelain, and stone are other affordable materials that pop in Kitchens and Baths.

Create Character

Add small architectural accents like crown molding, shiplap, or wainscoting....

Kentucky Derby Festival Events

Kentucky Derby Festival Events

 

The Kentucky Derby festival stretches "the most exciting two minutes in sports" into a month-long party! Celebrating Spring and the Kentucky Derby with fun and exciting events including Thunder over Louisville, a marathon, Hot-Air Balloon events, The Great Steamboat Race, and the Pegasus Parade. This past weekend kicked off the festival with the Fillies Derby Ball, and the upcoming weekend is packed with some of the most popular events of the festival. Here is a little run down of what to expect and when.

April 19-29: Stock Yards Bank $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest at Seneca Golf Course Driving Range

April 21: Thunder over Louisville is one of the largest annual fireworks show in the country and features one of the nation’s top air shows. Entertainment begins at 11:00am...

Transitioning from Renting to Owning a Home

Transitioning from Renting to Owning a Home

Making the change from renting to owning can be daunting, overwhelming, and confusing, but a responsible realtor and a trusted mortgage broker can ease your worries and explain earnest payments, escrow, and amortization in the month (give or take) leading to close. Figuring out the logistics had my head spinning and the unknown was the most frustrating part, however, there are a few things to know that can help plan your move.

It typically takes 30-45 days to close on a home.

Hooray! You found the home of your dreams, the seller accepted your offer, and you’re poppin’ the bottle of bubbles. The closing period is agreed upon once you go under contract, and it can be delayed if something like a failed home inspection occurs, but you can generally plan around this average: 30-45 days from...