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Happy Anniversary to the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors!

This October ushered in the 100-year Anniversary for the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors.  In 1912 the Lexington Real Estate Exchange was established with a handful of local real estate agents and is now an eleven county regional association with over 1,900 members.

A significant milestone, the occasion was celebrated by an elegant luncheon at the Keene Barn and featured the University of Kentucky Orchestra, presentation of a gift and plaque from the Kentucky Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, and a message from Mayor Jim Gray. 

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Is your house Halloween ready?

Most Central Kentucky children will be lining the streets this Wednesday in search of the best candy on the block. Make sure your house is ready for the barrage of children with these quick last-minute tips!

1. Decorate your door. Set up some decorations around your front door and yard. Don't hold back--the spookier the better! If you choose to use candles, make sure they're placed in an area that will not be hazardous to costumes.

2. Beef up your lighting. Since your front door...

Trick-or-Treat times for Central Kentucky

Get all your little ghouls and goblins dressed up and ready for this year’s trick-or-treat events! Below is a list of trick-or-treat times for communities around Central Kentucky.

Georgetown: Wednesday, October 31st from 6pm-8pm

Richmond: Wednesday, October 31st from 6pm-8pm

Berea: Wednesday, October 31st from 6pm-8pm

Winchester: Wednesday, October 31st from 5pm-7pm

Nicholasville: Wednesday,...

Storing Your Summer Wardrobe

By now, you’ve probably started to do the bi-annual closet switch, where you put away your summer clothes to make way for your winter wardrobe. It’s a great way to give your closet some extra room and keep it organized. When storing your summer clothes, make sure you put out a little extra effort to make sure that you’re your clothes stay fresh and moth-free during the cold winter months!

1.  Start with clean clothes! Launder all the clothing that you will be storing. Small flecks of dirt will cause permanent...

Fall Festivities around Central Kentucky

If you're looking for some fun and festive activities for you and your family, here's a list of some Fall festivals and events going on in the Central Kentucky area! Click on the pictures to take you to the event website!

Fall on the Farm

October 20th-21st and October 26th-27th Shaker Village 3501 Lexington Road Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Bring the family to Shaker Village’s Fall on the Farm event this weekend. You’ll be able to taste the apple cider and other delicious treats from their orchard, meet the farm animals, and pick out pumpkins from their pumpkin patch. On Saturday, get there in time to join the free guided Fall foliage hike around the area. A resident trail expert will lead a series of guided hikes to some of the best spots on the property. The tour continues every Saturday...

Top 10 Central Kentucky Restaurants, Part 1

Where can you go in the Central Kentucky area for a great meal with a great atmosphere? Whether you’re looking for a relaxing patio or a casual breakfast eatery, here are 5 of the top 10 restaurants, voted on by the general public in the Lexington Herald Leader’s 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards, as the best places to grab some grub around the Bluegrass State!
  • If you’re in the mood for some great sushi, head over to Aqua Sushi, voted as Lexington’s Favorite Place to get sushi. Located in Malone’s at their Hamburg, Lansdowne, and Palomar locations, Aqua Sushi is serving up the freshest made-to-order sushi around town!
 
  • Voted as the place with both the best patio dining and the most romantic, The Merrick Inn serves up some of the best signature southern cuisine and innovative American dishes. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5:30pm-10:00pm, and until 10:30pm on Friday and Saturdays.
 
  • Since 1978, Billy’s...

Easy Tailgating Ideas

The Cats may not be playing at home this week, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be gearing up now for your next tailgating event! Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure your next pre-game party is a winner!

1. There are a few things you’re bound to forget for your next tailgate. Here is a list of some of the most commonly forgotten items.

-Bottle opener and corkscrew

-Extra water to douse the hot coals or an ashcan to discard them in...

Vice Presidential Debates held at Danville's Centre College

The Central Kentucky town of Danville will be in the national spotlight this week as Centre College plays host to the 2012 Vice Presidential debate on October 11, 2012. This will be the only time to see both of the 2012 Vice Presidential candidates answer the same questions and respond to each other’s arguments in real time.

ABC’s news Chief Foreign Correspondent Martha Raddatz with be the moderator for the debate. This will be the second of four general election debates.

This isn’t the first time the small college was in the news. This is the second debate that the school has hosted. The first was for the 2000 Vice Presidential Debate between Democrat Joe Lieberman and Republican Dick Cheney.

The general public can watch the Vice Presidential Debate via a live televised broadcast on the Festival Lawn and enjoy programs and performances throughout the day starting at noon.

Whatever...

Opening Weekend for Keeneland's Fall Meet

Come experience the truest form of Kentucky entertainment at the opening weekend Keeneland’s Fall Meet starting today, October 5th and continuing through Saturday, October 26th. World-class racing, exciting wagering options, and many other special events highlight Keeneland's 17-day fall race meet....

90th Annual KAR Convention

I was fortunate to attend the 90th Kentucky Association of Realtors Convention last week at the Northern Kentucky Convention and & Expo Center.  The convention is a time to learn and to network with fellow agents from all over the state of Kentucky

I have met many people over the years at these conventions, which has proven to be a great resource for referrals or even Real Estate advice outside of your area.  It is always nice to see these people year after year. 

The three day event is full of educational opportunities and is broken into sessions that you can choose to attend.  Several of the sessions offer Continuing Education credits which makes...

Milestone's Cool Places-September 2012

Each month, Realtor Meredith Lane of Milestone Realty Consultants and Senior Loan Officer Jeff Sharp of Walden Mortgage visit the coolest restaurants, businesses and homes around Central Kentucky! This month, Meredith and Jeff visited Kelley Farms and Jean Farris Winery. Kelley Farms is located at 6483 Old Richmond Road in Lexington, KY.

Home to the Original Giant Corn Maze, Kelley Farms has been constructing different designs in their corn maze for 6 years. They've had everything from Abe Lincoln to Coach Calipari in their designs. This year, they pay homage to the 2011-2012 UK Wildcat Champion basketball team with a design of a basketball player dunking.

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