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2014 Trick-or-Treat Times in Kentucky

Halloween is quickly approaching and your little ghouls and goblins are gearing up to head out trick-or-treating in their neighborhood. Here are the local trick-or-treat times for Lexington and the surrounding areas.

Thursday October 30th:

Owingsville/Bath County – 6-8 p.m.

Irvine/Estill County: 6-8 p.m.

Flemingsburg/Fleming County: 5-7 p.m.

Stanton/Powell County: 6-8 p.m. at Stanton City Park  

Friday, October 31st:

Paris/Bourbon County: Trick or Treat Downtown Paris 3-5 p.m. & County Wide 6-8 p.m.

Danville/Boyle County: Trick or Treat on Main 5:30-7 p.m.

Winchester/Clark County: 6-8 p.m.

Harrodsburg/Mercer County: 6-8 p.m.

Mount Sterling/Montgomery County: 6-8 p.m.

Morehead/Rowan County: 6-8 p.m.

Corbin (city only): 3-5 p.m. Downtown 6-8 p.m.

Around Town Lexington: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Lawrenceburg/Anderson County: 5:30- 7:30 p.m.

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5 Reasons Why Fall is a Great Time To Sell Your Home

5 Reasons Why Fall is a Great Time to Sell Your Home

As you may know, Spring and Summer are prime real estate seasons. But that doesn't mean that real estate sales stop in their tracks the minute Fall rolls around. Here's 5 reasons why Fall is a great time to sell your Central Kentucky home.

1. Less Competition

The number of homes that are on the market drop drastically as parents are getting ready to put the kids back to school and families prepare for the upcoming holiday season. That means, if you list your home in September or October, you have less competition for buyers attention....

Entertaining for the Big Game

Entertaining for the Big Game

The beginning of the official football season is here!  Whether you are a die-hard football fan (GO CATS) or just enjoy the social aspects combined with great food, football gives you a great excuse to gather with friends and entertain at your Kentucky home.

As you gear up to watch the Cats take on the Gators this weekend, here are some play-by-play tips for a hosting a great football party at your house this Fall:

Starting Line Up – The football schedules are out, both college and professional, so start by picking...

It's Time to Go Back to School!

Back to school in Kentucky

In the next couple of days, don't be surprised if you hear the faint cries of children and the applause of parents all around town. That's because the start of school is just around the corner!

We've compiled a list of the start dates for schools in Lexington and the surrounding counties. Click on your county for a link to that district's website.

Berea Independent: Wednesday, August 13th

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How To Protect Your Home While On Vacation

More than half the population will be taking a vacation this summer. According to FBI statistics, the number of home robberies increases 10-18% during the months of July and August. Before you head off on your much-needed time away, don’t forget to take proper precautions to keep your home safe while you’re away.

protect your home while on vacation 1. Stop Your Mail Nothing screams “We’re not home” like a pile of unopened mail in your mailbox. Put a hold on your mail at the post office, or ask a trusted neighbor or family member to...

5 DIY Backyard Games

The sun is out and so are you! Summer is a perfect time to get outside and enjoy times with your friends and family. If you're planning a summer get-together at your house, here are 5 DIY game ideas to use right in your backyard. 1. DIY Outdoor Twister We found this awesome idea from Sassy Style. What's great about this game is that it won't hurt your grass;  you'll just mow up the game when you're finished!

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2. Glow-In-The-Dark...

5 Tips To Increase Your Home Value

As you’ve probably been hearing around the web, it’s a seller’s market here in the Bluegrass. With housing supply low, and lots of buyers out looking for a perfect home, conditions are prime for anyone selling a home right now. If you are considering listing your home, there are some easy steps you can take to increase your resale value quickly and easily. Increase Your Home Value

1. De-Clutter Your Space

As life goes on, things start to accumulate. Most people get used to the clutter and don’t realize what a distraction it is for many buyers. Take inventory of your belongings and sell, donate, or throw away things that you really don’t need.

2. Step Up Your...

Keeping Your Home Safe While You're Away

Keeping Your Home Safe While You're AwayWith the holidays upon us, many people will be traveling to be with family and loved ones. If you’re planning on being away for an extended period of time, don’t forget to take proper precautions to keep your home safe while you’re away.

Make Your Home Look Lived In

Help create the illusion that you’re still home by investing in light switch timers that turn your lamps on and off at certain times of the day. Leave your curtains or blinds exactly as you keep them normally. Move your expensive items, like cash or jewelry, out of plain sight if they’re visible from...

UPDATED 2013 Trick-or-Treat Times for Central Kentucky

With storms heading to the Bluegrass tonight, many Central Kentucky cities and towns have postponed their trick-or-treat times. Here's an updated list of trick-or-treat times for Central Kentucky!

Friday, November 1 from 6:00-8:00pm (unless otherwise noted)

BereaCentral Kentucky trick-or-treat times

Danville

Frankfort

Georgetown

Jessamine County

Lexington

Paris: Main Street trick-or-treating from 3:00-5:00pm, rest of the city from 6:00-8:00pm.

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Fall Maintenance Tips

Fall Maintenance Tips

Temperatures are cooling down and that means it’s time to start thinking of ways to prepare your Kentucky home for fall and winter. These simple steps can lower your utility bills and keep you and your family warm and comfortable throughout the cold season.

·Clear your gutters and downspouts from debris frequently throughout the fall. Neglected gutters can lead to wood rot problems, pest infestations, wet basements, foundation damage and many other expensive complications. Consider installing gutter guards to cut down on the amount of leaves that can clog your drainage system.

·Caulking...

2013 Trick-or-Treat Times for Central Kentucky

Get your little ghouls and goblins ready for trick-or-treating in the Bluegrass next week! Here is a list of the trick-or-treat times for Central Kentucky!

October 31st:

2013 Trick-or-Treat Times for Central Kentucky Berea: 6 - 8pm Danville: Main Street from 5:30 - 7pm, residential from 6 - 8pm Frankfort: 6 - 8pm Georgetown: 6 - 8pm Lexington: 6 - 8pm Nicholasville: 6 - 8pm Paris: 6 - 8pm Richmond: Trick or Treat and Halloween Hoedown, 6 - 8pm Versailles: 6 - 8pm Winchester: Trick or Treat and Halloween...

Creative Moving Announcements

After you've moved into your new Central Kentucky home, you'll want to share your new location with your friends and family. We've rounded up some creative moving announcements to help you celebrate your move! Creative Moving Announcements

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We found these cute and inexpensive announcements over at Bunches of Joy. Head to your local Lowes or Home Depot and pick up (free) paint swatches. You'll be able to...

First Time Homebuyer Series: Step 4: Searching for a Home

Purchasing that first house for the first-time Kentucky home buyer is definitely one of the most exciting times in a person’s life! Because purchasing a home in one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your lifetime, we have outlined a step-by-step guide to prepare you for purchasing your home. Each week, we’ll highlight the next step in the process. We’ve already covered how to get pre-approved for a home, how to find a local Realtor, and how to figure out what you want in a home. This week, we’re highlighting the fourth step in the process of homeownership: searching for your new home.First Time Homebuyer Series: Step 4: Searching for Your Home...

Choosing the Right Flooring For Your Home

Choosing the right flooring for your home can be a tough decision. It has a major role in the look, feel, and the ambiance of a room. Flooring materials are more varied than ever and offers both fashion and function. But all the attractive new options may leave you feeling confused about what best suits your needs. Depending on your lifestyle, budget, and the amount of traffic your floor will endure, will dictate the perfect flooring for you. Below are tips and some questions to ask yourself when choosing the right flooring for your home.

Choosing the Right Flooring For Your Home

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How you...

First Time Homebuyer Series: Step 3: Buyer Counseling Session

Purchasing that first house for the first-time Kentucky home buyer is definitely one of the most exciting times in a person’s life! Because purchasing a home in one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your lifetime, we have outlined a step-by-step guide to prepare you for purchasing your home. Each week, we’ll highlight the next step in the process. We've already covered how to get pre-approved for a home as well as how to find a local Realtor. This week, we’re highlighting the third step in the process of homeownership: Conducting a Buyer Counseling Session. First Time Homebuyer SeriesSometimes done in conjunction with the Realtor® interview, the Buyer Counseling Session is your opportunity...

First Time Homebuyer Series: Step 2: Selecting a Realtor

Purchasing that first house for the first-time Kentucky home buyer is definitely one of the most exciting times in a person’s life! Because purchasing a home in one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your lifetime, we have outlined a step-by-step guide to prepare you for purchasing your home. Each week, we’ll highlight the next step in the process. This week, we’re highlighting the second step in the process of homeownership: Selecting a Realtor. Probably the most important decision you will make in buying your first home is selecting your Realtor. Consider the following during your decision making process:

Accredited Buyer Representative

The ABR designation is a relatively designation that has changed the way we do business. This intensive training includes topics such as negotiating for the buyer, protective clauses and the rights of the homebuyer. A Realtor who is ABR designated will be well qualified to act as your representative.

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First Time Homebuyers Series: Step 1: Getting Pre-Approved

First Time Homebuyers Series: Getting Pre-ApprovedPurchasing that first house for the first-time Kentucky home buyer is definitely one of the most exciting times in a person's life! Because purchasing a home in one of the biggest investments you'll make in your lifetime, we have outlined a step-by-step guide to prepare you for purchasing your home. Each week, we'll highlight the next step in the process. This week, we're highlighting the very first step in the process of homeownership: Getting Pre-Approved. It is essential that everyone be pre-approved by a lender for a Kentucky mortgage prior to looking at properties and making an offer on a home. This is for your protection. There is nothing more disappointing than finding a home that you love only to discover that you can't obtain financing! The pre-approval process...

Should You Skimp or Splurge?

There's no doubt that everybody loves getting a deal. Why would you pay more for something if you don't have to? With this philosophy in mind, you might think that less expensive products or deals might be a better option for your Kentucky home than a higher end or more expensive deals. That's not always the case. There are some things that you'll want to spend more money on to get a higher quality product or money-saving service. We've listed 4 items you should definitely pay a little more for. Should You Skimp or Splurge?

Paint

While changing the color of a room is one of the simplest ways to freshen up a room, resist the temptation to buy a cheap bucket of paint. The cheaper paints are more diluted, so they won’t be as...

Central Kentucky's July 4th Celebrations

Central Kentucky July 4th Celebrations

Lots of events are going on this week for the July 4th holiday. Here’s a list of the events going on around Central Kentucky!

Berea:

4th of July Spectacular, Thursday, July 4th from 5pm-9pm Fireworks, children’s activities, and live entertainment will be held throughout the evening. Activities will be held at Berea City Park. At 7:00pm, visit the Jammin’ on the Porch session at Cabin Porch. Bring your instrument and join in with other local artists in an impromptu jam session....

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