London, KY Real Estate News

By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
Great concert at Belterra Casino on Saturday night.  My husband is a big fan of Dwight Yoakam.  He has some major health problems the last few months and I was so glad he was able to attend Dwight Yoakam's Concert at Belterra Casino over the weekend.  I think it has really cheered him up.  Dwight is a wonderful Country Singer, Actor, and great Entertainer!  We had a wonderful Time, Thank You Dwight!!                                     
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
Harley Davidson has arrived in London, Ky.  I live about 2 miles from the new site of Harley Davidson and as pass by everyday I can't believe the difference I see each day.  I took these photos last week and already the place looks different with new black top parking lot and lots more.  My husband loves Harley's so WELCOME HARLEY TO LONDON, KY.    
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
Downtown London, Kentucky has been going through some changes. The London Downtown program started in 2004. The city of London was awarded a Grant to assist in the new sidewalks, beautiful landscaping and lots more. As you can see there is more renovations going on in London, Ky. If you're looking for a great Small Town, London, Ky is one of the Best!!!                                                                                                
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
MEMORIAL DAY, Formerly know as Decoration Day. We observed the last Monday in May to take time to remember our US men and women who died while in the Military service. Memorial Day was formerly observed on May 30Th then was changed to the last Monday so the three day weekend was created.   I just wanted to take time and say THANKS to the Men and Women in our Armed Services who have dedicated their lives so that we may have Freedom that we sometimes take for granite!! GOD BLESS AMERICA                                                                     MY SON (GEOFF)
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
WHAT FUN THING AM I GOING TO DO TODAY?? I took this picture from my Family room window on Sunday Morning. I call him Foxy because he is a Fox Squirrel. You can just about set your clock by his morning run through our yard. He comes by between 8am and 8:30am every morning, but on this peculiar morning he stop and stood up and stayed long enough for me to run to the Computer Room and grab the camera and take a picture. Hope you enjoy the picture as much as I enjoyed taking it.        
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
Governor Besher announced this week that the Kentucky Housing Corp will offer up to $4500 to First Time Home Buyers to go toward down Payment and Closing cost. This program starts on May 1, 2009 and ends on November 30, 2009. Sometime the biggest problem First Time Home Buyers have is coming up with Closing Cost and Down payment monies.  For the complete announcement (READ HERE)   KHC WAS CREATED BY THE 1972  GENERAL ASSEMBLY.  HOUSING IS A BASIC HUMAN NEED AND KHC'S MISSION IS TO PROVIDE DECENT, SAFE AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES. To learn more about KHC's homeownership programs, visit their Web site www.kyhousing.org    
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
  (Picture above Christen our GREAT WAITRESS, Dura Anne, BEST Friend, ME) Every Tuesday and Thursday I meet my Best Friend at Ruby Tuesday's. We have been doing this for several years now. We have kinda got attached to the Waiters and Waitresses. They are all Great and the food is Good. Eating out can be relaxing or not so great if you do not  get good service. So when you eat out and your Waiter or Waitresses is extra pleasant, Make sure you are let them know they are appreciated.                            
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
  Spring is finally arrived in London, Kentucky.  This Photo was taking from my bedroom window this morning. It is warming up finally in Kentucky, it was only 38 degrees this morning and 58 degrees high today. Tomorrow it is suppose to be 80 degrees. The Real Estate Market is warming up also, Hope you enjoy the photo and Have a wonderful WEDNESDAY!!                            
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
  According to the Spring Kentucky REALTOR® Magazine, KAR had 26 Boards that reported Housing Stats from their MLS. Out of the 26 one Board was Formed in November 2007. There were 2 Boards information was not available, Having said all that the NUMBERS are as Follows:   Across the State of Kentucky we were down in Sales for 2008 by -18.55% compared to 2007. Median Price for 2007 $110,075 Median Price for 2008 was $109,000 Down ONLY -0.98%  I belong to the Cumberland Valley Board of REALTORS® which covers Laurel, Whitley, Knox, Clay & Jackson Counties. For our Area Median Price for 2007  $111,055 Median Price for 2008  $102,842 Down -7.48% Compared to 2007 we were down -22.49% in 2008 for Properties SOLD   At PRESENT PER OUR MLS  (CVBR) 539 Active Residential Listings 608 Active Farms an...
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
Today in London, Kentucky we attend a Tea Party in front of the Laurel County Court House.  Much like the Boston Tea Party in 1773, Where colonists in Boston protested against Taxation without representation,  They refused to accept three ship loads of taxed tea and they also refused to send it back to Britain. So some Colonists boarded the ships one night and threw all the tea into the Boston Harbor because they believed that it violated their constitutional right to be taxed only by their own elected representatives. Therefore being called The Boston Tea Party. There was no Written agenda today. Anyone who wanted to express their concerns could speak.  Which we all did by showing up. Mostly the crowd protested all the spending by Washington because their Children, Grandchildren and Gr...
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
The Cumberland Valley Board of REALTORS in London, Ky.  had their Monthly Meeting on St. Patrick's Day. Our Regional Director Norman Jones and Our Past President Robert Damron were our Guest Speakers. They were Kind enough to come early and meet with our MLS Committee to help them with all the changes going on with IDX and VOW.  Our Past President Robert Damron spoke to our members about all the things going on in Frankfort with certain House Bills that could affect our Industry.  I just wanted to give them a great big Thank You of appreciation for taking time out of their busy schedule and driving all the way from Pikeville, Ky to London to help and Encourage our Board.  I am Proud to report thac According to CVBR's MLS, Our January Sales are up 12.50% compared to January 2008 and our ...
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
  Over 200 REALTORS® participated during the 2009 Hill Visits held at the Kentucky Capitol in February.  Many REALTORS® had opportunities to meet with their Senators and Representatives on issues affecting real estate.   While visiting the Capitol, The Alcohol Industry was protesting a bill that would raise taxes on all alcohol sales, by circling the Capitol.                                                                             Governor Beshear signed legislation that will raise taxes on cigarettes 30 cents, and an added six percent tax to all alcohol sales.  It is projected that the alcohol tax will generate $97 million per year and the cigarette tax will generate $81 million per year.  The increase of the taxes are hoped to make up for the $456 million deficit this fiscal year. ...
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
As I was going up the Driveway this afternoon to my Home in London, Ky, I saw the deer laying just over the hill.  They were all laying down, I guess it was nap time.  So I got my camera out and rolled down the window and started taking pictures. The one just looked at me as if to say "You are disrupting my afternoon nap." Can you find the deer in Picture #2 ??? Hope you enjoy these photos as much as I had taking them.                                         
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
I attended theKAR2009 Frankfort Meeting, on Feb. 10-12. There were lots of Committee Meetings.  We Visited the Capitol and met with Senators and Representatives, Letting them know what bills we Oppose and Support.  Networking with REALTORS® that made their way to Frankfort from all of the state, was the best part of our Conference.  Here are some of the Highlights!!!!                   Debbie Williams CVBR President,Barbara Flannery Delegate at Large Vicky Gibson REALTOR SENTOR TOM JENSEN LONDON, KENTUCKY(ABOVE)                         JEFF SMITH KAR PRESIDENT (MYSELF) JOHN SMITHER KAR PRESIDENT-ELECT                              REGION 6 (below)                       CHIRS JONES & NORMAN JONES (REGION 6 DIRECTOR)                                               ME, NORMAN BROWN, LOIS ANNE...
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
Get Ready Here I come sang by the Temptations is how I celebrated the NEW YEAR!! Happy New Year to everyone. My husband and I were invited to be Belterra Casino's Guests New Year's Eve to see The Four Tops and The Temptations in Concert. We started the evening with Diner and then The Concert at 11:00 PM. The Balloons and confetti dropped at Midnight with Champagne for everyone With the TEMPTATIONS singing GET READY HERE I COME. The next Morning our Day began with Brunch in the Oaks Ball Room. We had a great time thanks to Belterra.                                                                                                                                                                            
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
My Family Geoffrey, Amanda, Stephanie Gary, Barbara and Bob   I can't believe another year has passed. We will soon be celebrating a new Year in just a few days. With 2009 just around the corner, the last few days have been busy with family, friends, Christmas Dinners, Parties and eating way tooo much. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy and Successful New Year. Here are some of the Family, Friends, and Get togethers that I have Hosted the last few days.   USA REALTY Barbara, Vicky, Sherri, Dura Anne, Theresa, Stephanie, Sharon (back row) Bobby, Bob, Ronnie, Debbie Robert and Dura Anne    FOOD                                                                
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
  Kentucky Fried Chicken   Where it all began, Corbin Kentucky in Laurel County. My daughter and I had lunch at KFC in Corbin, Ky. We live in Laurel County and It had been awhile since we had eat at KFC, it was really good.   Harlan David Sanders started serving his chicken dishes to travelers that visited a local service station in Corbin, Ky in the 30's. Colonel Sanders story is a very inspiring Story. If you are ever in Corbin, Ky stop and eat at the original KFC, it is worth the visit.        
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By Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky"
(USA Realty,Inc.)
It's that time of the year again... I had to beg my son-in-law to drag the Christmas tree out of the basement. Not really, I didn't have to beg he was willing, after 20 trips up and down the basement steps I finally had all the boxes with the decorations up stairs.  4 hours later I had finally had the tree completed.  Here is the Flannery Christmas Tree.  Merry Christmas!!!  
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