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By Joe Hayden Real Estate Team, Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!
(RE/MAX Properties East)
Want to see magic, hear music and eat dinner while you're at it? You want to go to this fun event at the Temple Shalom. It's a Menu of Music, Magic and Dinner, and it's something that everyone in the family will enjoy.Family FunWant to enjoy dinner and a show? You'll listen to the famous sounds of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists, who were featured on "Today." David Garrard, a local Louisville magician, will also be providing entertainment.Dinner will be provided by Mark's Feed Store, some of the best food in town. While you dine on the finest southern home cooking, you’ll be watching some of the best in Louisville entertainment. This is an evening that's made for all members of the family, and it’s something everyone will enjoy.You'll find the event at Temple Shalom, 4615 Lowe Roa...
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By Joe Hayden Real Estate Team, Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!
(RE/MAX Properties East)
The Louisville weather is finally becoming beautiful, and everyone’s heading outside to enjoy it. What will you see when you’re in your outdoor spaces? If you want to get some tips on how to make those spaces amazing and buy some gorgeous plants to put in your garden, go to the Gardener’s Fair on May 10 at historic Locust Grove.Landscaping in LouisvilleMore than 80 vendors will be offering herbs, perennials and flowers of all types, not to mention various gardening items to help you put your landscaping over the top.Join in on the silent auction while you’re there. Food will also be offered, in case you work up an appetite while you’re shopping for your new garden plants. Your admission to the festival includes tours of the historic Locust Grove home itself, one of Louisville’s pretties...
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By Joe Hayden Real Estate Team, Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!
(RE/MAX Properties East)
Everyone knows about the Derby Festival and horses, but lots of people don't know about all the basketball events that occur during the Festival. In fact, basketball and the Kentucky Derby pretty much go hand-in-hand. But then again, in Louisville everything goes with basketball! If you're a fan of the sport and you want to get a look at the stars of tomorrow, you won't want to miss this fun event.A Night of Future StarsThe Night of Future Stars is an annual event that features some of the greats of basketball's past, as well as the talent that you'll be seeing on the court in the near future.The Night of Future Stars is held before the Derby Festival Basketball Classic. If you have a ticket to the Classic, you have free admission to the Night of Future Stars. The Night includes fun eve...
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By Joe Hayden Real Estate Team, Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!
(RE/MAX Properties East)
Go to the Louisville Palace to hear Jerry Seinfeld this April. Stand-up comedy is where Seinfeld learned the craft of making people laugh. His stand-up act got him noticed by NBC, and the rest is history. Now, Jerry is returning to his roots as a stand-up, and everyone is invited to the show. Laughing with Seinfeld After starring on "Seinfeld" for 9 years, Jerry Seinfeld has launched his own successful series on the Internet. He interviews other comedians in the show, which has featured all the biggest names in comedy film and TV. He has written several books, and these days he's a husband and a father. The bachelor days of "Seinfeld" are over, but comedian Jerry Seinfeld is still making funny observations about life. He’s appearing at the Louisville Palace April 2. The show begins at 7...
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By Joe Hayden Real Estate Team, Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!
(RE/MAX Properties East)
Take a winter hike at the Louisville Nature Center during the busiest feeding time for our avian friends. Nature is active at this time, when the world is on the cusp of spring, and the birds seem to know it. See them in their natural habitat while a naturalist tells you more about them. Guided Nature Hike Which birds live in Louisville full-time, and which are only seasonal visitors? Naturalist Rosemary Bauman will tell you as she leads the walk through the Nature Center. Dress for cold weather. Even in March, Louisville can get pretty frosty. The cold air is invigorating if you’re moving, which makes a hike the perfect activity. The event starts at 1 pm and it’s limited, so call the Nature Center to make your reservation. You’ll find the Louisville Nature Center at 3745 Illinois Avenu...
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By Chris Thomas
(Keller Williams Realty Louisville East)
Do you watch HGTV?  Have you heard of people "flipping" houses?  Have you been amazed by how easy and profitable it looks?  As a licensed Realtor in Louisville, Kentucky, I spend a little time with each of my home buyer clients and home seller clients explaining to them that, like the popular home portal sites Zillow & Trulia, popular TV shows like Fixer Upper and Flip this House are shiny objects to enjoy, but often only tell part of the story, and partly accurate.  I like the look & feel of these media, but getting the local on-the-ground view is typically more helpful and more indicative of reality. That's not to say I think "flipping" a house is a bad idea or above anyone's pay grade.  I think it's a great idea as long as you have the right team.  This is a story about having the r...
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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Why Louisville is the Best City You Never Thought of Moving to - Post for JoeHaydenRealtor.com Check out these 13 reasons why Louisville is the best city you never thought of moving to:   1. CHURCHILL DOWNS You wouldn't believe how many people who currently live here haven't even been to Churchill Downs yet. Even if you don't go during the Kentucky Derby, it's well worth visiting simply for the historical significance!   2. FOURTH STREET LIVE You will never be left without a plan on a Saturday night living near Fourth Street Live. This is a 350,000 square foot complex full of bars, restaurants, and special events including concerts and festivals. It's a night life hub anchored in one fabulous area!   3. WAVERLY HILLS SANATORIUM This place is historically fascinating and hailed as one of...
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By Joe Hayden Real Estate Team, Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!
(RE/MAX Properties East)
Louisville has an abundance of educational opportunities available to engage your young history buff while school is out for winter break. At the top of the list is the national traveling exhibition, "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War". The exhibit is open at the Main Louisville Free Public Library throughout December. The exhibit is an examination of how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War - the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties. The display features panels with reproductions of original documents. The photos include a draft of Lincolnís first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment. The Main Library is located at 301 York Street. Make a Day of Lincol...
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By Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827)
Looking for a centralized place to find OPEN HOUSES in Louisville, KY? Look no further, here it is: Open Houses in Louisville KY Open houses are a great way for buyers to sample what's out there.  If you are a seller, please know that open houses work! Some Realtors may tell you that open houses are a waste of time, but that's because they don't know how to market their open houses. Call me and I'll show you how open houses are promoted and put to work to get your house SOLD. Thanks,Dave Halpern, RealtorLouisville Short Sale ExpertDave Halpern Real Estate GroupKeller Williams Realty Louisville East Cell (502) 664-7827   www.SellBuyLouisvilleHomes.com
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By Devin Veith
(Amp Realty)
$100 Down HUD FHA Loan Program First off, this type of loan is not available in all areas and not all lenders are able to close this type of loan. If you are looking to purchase a home owned by Housing and Urban Developement (HUD) using FHA financing, you should ask your lender if they participate in the $100 Down Program. This program keeps more money in your pocket and makes the home more affordable. When buying a HUD home, it helps to use a lender and real estate agent that is familiar with the HUD process. This can make the transaction run smoothly and give you less of a headache. To check to see if a home is $100 down elgible, you can check HUD's website at www.hudhomestore.com. Quick Facts about the FHA $100 Down Program -$100 is the down payment, instead of the usual 3.5% -Credit...
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By Joe Hayden Real Estate Team, Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!
(RE/MAX Properties East)
At the end of November, everybody starts thinking about the next holiday on the list. Welcome it this year at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, and see the holiday trains exhibit. Choo Choo The electric train exhibit at Yew Dell is free with regular admission to the gardens. The event itself takes place from 10 am to 4 pm. The 28th is the Friday directly after Thanksgiving. You can fight the crowds in the stores to get those Black Friday deals, or you can see the trains at Yew Dell gardens and just wait for the deals on Cyber Monday. It’s much easier than fighting someone in a parking lot for a space near the door. And it’s a lot prettier. The gardens at Yew Dell are pretty throughout the year, even during the fall season when many gardens are lifeless and boring. An abundance of evergreens a...
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By Joe Hayden Real Estate Team, Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!
(RE/MAX Properties East)
University of Louisville offers a program called Lifelong Learning where hobby classes are open to anyone interested in enrolling and expanding their knowledge base. The classes run the gamut from learning to appreciate and understand craft beers to classes on film appreciation. This fall a series of digital photography classes are on the schedule teaching students how to fully utilize their digital SLR cameras.  As the grand finale of the class series, a Photoshop class is being offered. Learn to Enhance Your Photography Being knowledgeable in the use of Photoshop will come in handy more often that you may realize. Someone is always absent from that important group photo and needs to be photoshopped in. Retaliation against your brother's last practical joke on you means that you simply...
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By Pam Ruckriegel, Negotiating the Best Deal for You!
(Louisville Real Estate Pros - 502-435-5524)
      This snowy weather here in Louisville really puts me in the holiday spirit! Before we know it, Christmastime will be upon us, and we’ll be celebrating with our family and friends. What better way to enjoy the season than to check out all of the wonderful holiday festivities that Louisville, Kentucky has to offer?! With dozens to choose from, here are the top 3 holiday activities that you definitely do not want to miss.   Lights under Louisville   Located inside Louisville’s amazing MEGA Cavern, Lights under Louisville offers a holiday experience like no other. Where else can you journey through an underground world, while singing along to Christmas music, in the comfort of your own vehicle? Leave it to Louisville to provide us with such a unique tradition! Each year, from late Nov...
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By Joe Hayden Real Estate Team, Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!
(RE/MAX Properties East)
Christmas starts early this year at the Galt House Hotel with a whole new look and experience. The hotel has scheduled so much fun for the season that they needed six weeks to squeeze it all in!  The highlights include a luminary display that offers an experience of A Christmas Carol and an English Village where you can enjoy a complimentary beverage while watching a song and dance performance. A gingerbread house contest will have Louisville's most creative bakers competing for $1,500 in prizes and the Peppermint Express will be running for all the children who want a ride through the Candy Cane Forest. Special December Events for Planning Ahead Christmas Tea with the Snow Fairy Princess and Breakfast with Santa are additions to the event to look forward to in December. The not-to-be-m...
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By Devin Veith
(Amp Realty)
Foreclosures in Louisville, KY Whether you are a seasoned investor or first-time home buyer, buying a foreclosure can be very beneficial. While you need to understand there are risks involved, there are also plenty of rewards. In many cases, you instantly have equity in your home. Getting a home inspection and using an experienced real estate agent are 2 ways to reduce the amount of risk. If you are looking for Foreclosures in Louisville, KY, click here.    
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By Chris Thomas
(Keller Williams Realty Louisville East)
Sometimes it's best to go out for appetizers and an adult beverage.  Louisville has several awesome appetizers among a giant selection of outstanding restaurants.  I know there are many more than five Louisville restaurant appetizers that are worth checking out, and this is a list that will certainly evolve over time, but here are the five you need to try pronto: 1.  Green Chili Wontons - The Bristol Bar & Grille - Every time I go to the Bristol, if weather permits, I aim to sit out on their patio, and I swear if left to my own devices, I could eat 79 green chili wontons.  They are so simple, yet so good.  Wonton skins, lots of Moterrey Jack cheese, and diced green chillies will get you home.  They even shared their recipe.  Don't forget to make some guac if you try your own version, o...
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By Joe Hayden Real Estate Team, Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!
(RE/MAX Properties East)
The Jewish Community Center on Dutchmans Lane hosts coed softball every Monday, and the tournament is this November 3. Go to the St. Matthews community to see the action for yourself. Afterwards, help the winning team celebrate at the post-game happy hour. Softball at the Center The coed softball event is one of many special events that are held at the Jewish Community Center regularly. Softball teams are comprised of both men and women. The teams take the field for the tournament at 6:30 pm. The post-game celebration/consolation will be held at Tin Roof. Drink and food specials will be offered. It’s all taking place on Dutchmans Lane, one of the many commercial districts in the large St. Matthews community. If you’re in the neighborhood and you’re looking for something to do, you’ll fi...
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By Joe Hayden Real Estate Team, Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!
(RE/MAX Properties East)
One of the Fab Four is touring, and Louisville is on the list of stops. Paul McCartney is coming to Louisville for the first time ever and Abbey Road on the River is throwing a party they are calling To Sir With Love to celebrate.  The tribute festival is an indoor event being held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 24-26 at the Galt House in the hotel ballroom. McCartney Concert October 28 The tribute festival, To Sir With Love, is scheduled to precede Paul McCartney's concert at the KFC Yum! Center on Tuesday, October 28. The show is three hour performance that hits the highlights of McCartney's career including Beatles songs, music recorded by Wings and his solo music. With a career spanning fifty years and many of those at the top of the musical charts, Paul's performances around ...
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By Joe Hayden Real Estate Team, Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!
(RE/MAX Properties East)
The Carolina Chocolate Drops are a traditional African-American string band making music that is universally appealing and attracting an audience that is typically more mainstream. They gained national attention when they were awarded the Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy for their 2010 work. Their story is fascinating, but their effort and attention to giving their music a sound that is genuine and traditional but with a modern appeal is a captivating their audiences.   Two Midweek Shows in Louisville The Carolina Chocolate Drops will be appearing at the Clifton Center on the evenings of Wednesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 23. The show begins at 7:30pm both nights. The Carolina Chocolate Drops sold out their last show at the Clifton Center, so two shows are scheduled during th...
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By Joe Hayden Real Estate Team, Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!
(RE/MAX Properties East)
The days of Vaudeville aren’t completely over. Re-live the spirit of the Vaudeville stage at the Vaude in the Ville event on October 17. Comedians, singers and dancers will entertain you from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. When you’re in the audience, you’ll have a chance to actually participate in the show. Music and Comedy Comedians Divinity Rose and John Cowgell will sing and tell jokes during the Vaude in the Ville event. It all starts at the Bard’s Town in the Highlands, right on Bardstown Road. Both Rose and Cowgell have a great deal of stage experience. They’ve performed hundreds of shows. Louisville’s history with Vaudeville goes back to 1871 with Sargent’s Great Vaudeville Company. This form of entertainment existed well before the movie industry, and brought stars like Fanny Brice to fam...
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