Lexington, KY Real Estate News

By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
Kentucky Radon - How much is in your home? Do you know?  You can't see it, smell it, taste it or feel it.  BUT, it's there. Is there enough of it that you need to have a Kentucky Radon Mitigation system installed? Are you familiar with Radon.  The short video below explains Radon - The Facts and Solutions A Double Click on the video opens it full screen.     If you'd like to have me test your home, please call me at 859-797-3873.
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By Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes
(Lizette Realty - Richmond KY)
The Moron Brothers on the Kentucky River   REQUEST A KENTUCKY RELOCATION PACKET!   Finding a new Kentucky home has never been so easy!   Just click on the link below.   RICHMOND KY HOMES FOR SALE   Lexington KY Residential Homes For Sale         Lizette Fitzpatrick - Principal Broker at Lizette Realty.     For more information on Lexington or Richmond KY homes for sale. click on Lizette.us.    Copyright © 2012 By Lizette Fitzpatrick, All Rights Reserved  Kentucky River - The Moron Brothers - Come Sit A Spell And Take A Ride Down The River!
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By Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington, Kentucky Homes for Sale
(Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky)
Celebrating a New Partnership at the John's Farm in Wilmore Kentucky. Thanks so much to those who braved the cold weather and came out to celebrate the  new partnership of Dorothy Labar and me.   We had a number of folks call because it was just too cold to bring out a sick child.  We are sorry you could not make it,and understand the situation. In spite of the weather we had a good turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy the heat  provided by the fire, the warmth provided by the fellowship, the joy of Will Bacon's band, and the fun of roasting the hot dogs and "burning" the marshmallows for delicious smores.   Thanks so much also to Bradley Johns for preparing the fire and providing a wonderful hayride in this beautiful setting on Jewell Road in Wilmore Kentucky. We hope this is just the ...
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By Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington, Kentucky Homes for Sale
(Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky)
Stability - Committing myself anew to my community. I just finished reading Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's "The Wisdom of Stability, Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture."   It made me thankful for the many years that I had to really get connected with a large number of people in the Pacific Northwest.  Those 33 years in the same community of  Woodinville near Seattle, gave us so many life long friends that we will always love and cherish.   "The Wisdom of Stability...." also challenged me to work a little harder at getting connected to people in our new community here in Lexington.  When we first bought our home here in Gainseway we worked diligently at meeting neighbors.   We have now gotten so busy with life that the effort to know our neighbors has not been a priority. Home ownership to m...
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By Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes
(Lizette Realty - Richmond KY)
The 8 Absolute Truths On How to Get Your House Sold Until the past few years in Kentucky, it was easy to get houses sold for a good price.   There were even multiple offers everywhere! Yes, we Realtors(R) were almost order takers! Ahhhh...life was good! What I noticed overall was just HOW some houses sold faster. It wasn't because: the agent was brilliant, the marketing was spot on, open houses were held every weekend or even that there was more than one prospective buyer. What sold the house fast was that sellers took out unnecessary stuff and added paint... then cleaned it up! For most of you sellers, this is just everyday stuff. 1. Clean EVERYTHING! I am cleaning ZEN kind of person and I just like my house clean and fresh. I do have a little dog with mountains of hair but you would n...
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By Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington, Kentucky Homes for Sale
(Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky)
Are you an early riser?  We could use your help. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning the Lexington Rescue Mission delivers lunches to the men and women who are waiting at Labor Works.  These temporary blue collar workers arrive at Labor Works at 4:30 AM to wait to see what job they may be able to get for that day. The volunteer who delivered  lunches on Tuesdays had to stop.  So right now we are looking for someone to take over that volunteer position. If you have a heart for helping people who need to be helped then please give me a call. 859-684-5890 or send me an email.  pcampbell@rhr.com You can give it a try by riding along with me.  The men and women who receive these lunches twice a week are extremely grateful.  If you want to start your morning out by blessing people who really n...
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By Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
(B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com))
How To Repair Leaky Duct Work! NOT like this!  Kroger grocery store plastic bags & cloth duct tape are not generally consider an acceptable means of repairing duct work!  Well, except by whoever repaired this leaky duct. Of course, you couldn't prove that by looking at the duct work in the house I was doing a Lexington KY Home Inspection in this afternoon.
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By Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington, Kentucky Homes for Sale
(Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky)
. Lexington's Green Thumb Realtor - A creative way to add value and interest in your home.  Just a little extra effort can be very rewarding. Recently I listed a home of a client that was eager to share how spectacular her flower gardens were in the spring.  I had her send me a list of her perennials and the bulbs she had planted. I then wrote a list of all the bulbs and plants and inserted pictures on the word document to show the beauty of the blossoms. I printed several in color and have left them on the table with the other listing information. This is a beautiful home but the outside is so much more attractive during the summer months. Check out this super nice home. If you are thinking of selling your home in the next year or two it would be wise to take pictures of everything dur...
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By Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington, Kentucky Homes for Sale
(Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky)
Another hyper-local market analysis of homes sold in Lexington KY during 2011 shows buyers are mostly concerned about price. This market Analysis for Homes sold in the subdivisions of Palomar, Little Texas, South Elkhorn, Firebrook, Wyndam Downs, Copperfield and south to Brannon Road in Jessamine County for 2011 reveal the following important points. Buyers are looking for the best prices in these south Lexington neighborhoods. Home that are smaller and priced lower sell much faster than the larger more expensive homes in this hyper-local Lexington Market. Homes that have expired are priced almost a hundred percent higher than those that have sold. The sellers of these larger homes will need to drop their prices significantly in order to get their homes sold.     Square Footage Days on ...
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By Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington, Kentucky Homes for Sale
(Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky)
Hyper-Local housing markets in Lexington, Great Differences in Sales Prices for two adjacent neighborhoods. The adjacent neighborhood just east of the University of Kentucky homes are much higher priced.  Another proof of the very hyper-local  differences in the housing market in Lexington Kentucky.  This market analysis is for homes located north of Alumni Drive and south of Downtown between High Street and Richmond Road.  A few days ago I did an analysis of a neighborhood just west of this area that included mostly homes that were located close to the University of Kentucky.  Today's area includes most of Chevy Chase, most of Ashland Park and a small portion of Chinoe.  These are all very popular neighborhoods near the downtown area of Lexington. Cogent points from this downtown Lexin...
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By Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington, Kentucky Homes for Sale
(Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky)
Tips to Speed up Your Trips in Lexington - Tip One - Ignore the GPS  Sometimes I am a slow learner.  I have lived in Lexington for three years and it seems only recently have I awoken to the fact that there are certain routes in Lexington that you really want to avoid.  The GPS will tell you otherwise but experience as taught me The GPS is NOT CORRECT! Route 4, or New Circle Road is a highway that is generally at a radius of three to four miles from downtown Lexington.   When I need to go to a bedroom community such as Georgetown Kentucky I have to travel from the south end to the north end of Lexington.  From the south end of Lexington where I live the GPS will always guide the driver east because that is the shortest route.  However even when I change the GPS to guide me the quickest ...
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By Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington, Kentucky Homes for Sale
(Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky)
2011 Market Report for a Mapped area in Lexington Kentucky near the University of Kentucky. This analysis shows that buyers of these homes near the University of Kentucky are: Looking for a home that is competitively priced. Not shopping for the largest homes near the University of Kentucky. Eager to move quickly on the homes that are priced to sell. The Defined area is west of High Street to Limestone and south of downtown to Alumni Street.  This area in Lexington Kentucky includes the subdivisions of Mount Vernon, Montclair Hollywood, the University of Kentucky campus and a small part of Chevy Chase.   Square Footage Days on the Market Original Price List Price Sale Price Active 2,550 128 402,236 397,327   Sold 2,058 64 289,908 275,887 259,769 Expired 2,908 149 560,327 542,545   The ...
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By Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington, Kentucky Homes for Sale
(Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky)
A Favorite Christmas Story, A Classic that has worn pretty well…              Earlier this month a friend mentioned that their nephew had been in a play – “The Best Christmas Show Ever” --  “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever?” asked my wife Kathy.  Remembering the book, then the play and the subsequent television production made her chuckle and she was able to find it for sale (thanks Amazon!) and ordered it for our holiday viewing pleasure.            The notion of incorrigible children is not new.  Nor is the idea of a misfit group of actors putting on a play.  Combining the two ideas and setting the story in a church Christmas pageant was a stroke of genius for author Barbara Robinson.  The book was first published in 1972.  For my entire teaching career when any local family was known...
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By Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington, Kentucky Homes for Sale
(Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky)
244 McConnell's Trace - A flower garden extraordinary.  During the winters in Lexington Kentucky the plants and bulbs are dormant.  This is a good thing.  Plants and bulbs need this time to rest and store up food for next spring and summer. Purchase 244 McConnell's Trace and you will be delighted by beautiful spring blooming bulbs like King Edward daffodils,alpine rosy bells, beauty dutch iris mixture, blue grape hyacinths, early snowdrift, tulip mixture, and giant crocus mixture. That is just the recent planting for spring bulbs waiting to delight your senses. The summer perennials at this Lexington home are black eyed Susan's, oriental lilies, dahlia, purple clematis, gaillardia Arizona sun, and gaillardia sunburst scarlet, bright purple asters, yellow fragrant roses, knock out roses,...
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By Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington, Kentucky Homes for Sale
(Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky)
Yesterday I had the joy of participating in three different celebrations of the birth of Christ. At 2:00 Kathy and I and our daughter Joanna went to the Christmas Eve service at our home church, First Alliance. At 5:00 Kathy and I and Joanna went to the Christmas Eve with our daughter Marnie and granddaughter Caroline at Marnie's home church Trinity Hill United Methodist. At 9:00 I went with my son Andrew's family to their home church, St Patrick's Anglican. One of the joys and wonders of the Celebration of the birth of The Christ Child for me is how it  is celebrated with such diversity in different denominations. The wonder and power of the story is magnified by people around the world with diverse cultures and diverse worship styles.   For me the proof of the story of God's love is i...
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By Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington, Kentucky Homes for Sale
(Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky)
3912 McGarry Drive, Lexington Kentucky - Price Drop - $199,900 - More improvements Another price drop on a lovely 5 bedroom and 3 bath home in coveted Copper Trace neighborhood near the University of Kentucky and downtown Lexington Kentucky. More home than you would dare to hope for in this condition, this neighborhood and this close to the action in Lexington Kentucky. The huge trampoline in the back yard has been moved.  The yard is really much bigger than you thought! The foyer and the living room have been painted a beautiful Sherman Williams blond.  This blond really is a knock out.  You do not want to miss her! Give Paul a call at 8596845890 to see this wonderful home in Copper Trace. Or call Dorothy at 8596080724
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By Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington, Kentucky Homes for Sale
(Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky)
Is age 2 too young?  Fun at Lexington Ice Center.  See map below for directions. View Larger Map  “Caroline, would you like to go ice skating?”  Our daughter Marnie asked her two year old daughter.  It wasn’t an unreasonable question.  Caroline seems to have inherited her mom and dad’s athletic ability.  And we read all the time about children who strap on a pair of skates and seemingly in no time (add years of private lessons and a sparkly skating outfit) turn into the next Michelle Kwan.  For her part Caroline was thrilled and talked all day long about going ice skating.  Marnie even bought a pair of new little gloves for Caroline to wear. After dinner we drove to the indoor ice arena here in Lexington.  The plan was that Marnie and I (who grew up in North Idaho – skating on our famil...
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By Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington, Kentucky Homes for Sale
(Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky)
The Christmas Tree for Me Still must be a Place of Rembrance Having monuments, celebrations, and ceremonies are important to help us all remember our roots and be thankful for the good and learn from the bad. I am so thankful that my wife Kathy and I still get to celebrate Christmas with a tree laden with ornaments that recall the past.   I know that it is popular now to have a tree decorated with a theme or a certain color.  Most of those trees in my family are BORING!   I delight to watch my grandchildren touch the ornaments and ask about the ones that pique their fancy. My wife did discard a few of the really old ornaments.   Remember those ornaments made out of dough and then baked really hard that were popular in the seventies?  No, you probably don't.  You are either too young or ...
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By Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington, Kentucky Homes for Sale
(Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky)
The University of Kentucky is the largest employer in the city and best known for its storied basketball history.  To get a sense of the magnetic, almost magical influence of basketball in Lexington one really needs to attend a University of Kentucky basketball game. However,  just understanding the setting may whet your appetite enough to come visit the city. Rupp Arena, named after Adolph Rupp the coach of several National Championships is the venue for Wildcat basketball.  However, Rupp is much more than just a place to help 23,000 rabid Cat fans scream their lungs out.  Rupp is located downtown and is a part of a larger complex including The Lexington Convention Center, The Shops at Lexington Center and the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  Rupp is also configured to easily hosts large concert...
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By Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington, Kentucky Homes for Sale
(Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky)
Southern Lights in Lexington at the Kentucky Horse Park - A Great Value for a Grand Evening of Lights and Entertainment. My wife and I took our daughter and two of our grandchildren to the Southern Lights show at the Kentucky Horse Park last Friday night.  On Friday and Saturday nights the cost is $10.00 a carload.  Sam and Caroline are 4 and 2 and they had a great time identifying the lights and just being silly.  At the end of the show you can park and go inside to enjoy other activities.  There is a petting zoo that is free.  The pony rides are $5.00 and there are also rides on camels.    I did not catch the price but I could not have paid anyone in my car enough to climb on one of those beasts. Photo shots with Santa, a train ride and various vendors of ornaments, trinkets and an as...
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