The most exciting two minutes in sports are coming! The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby is just a little over a week away and here in Kentucky, we are getting ready for what is sure to be a great race! For many of us, the Kentucky Derby is a time to gather with friends and family and celebrate the simple Southern comforts that Kentucky is famous for, like Mint Juleps, fancy hats, and delicious Derby pie. If you’re planning on hosting your own Derby party, make sure you have the staples at your big soiree!
Finally, beautiful spring weather has decided to roll into the Bluegrass state! For many of us, that means it’s time to roll up our sleeves and complete items on our spring maintenance checklist. To get you started, here are 10 things to complete around your house to get it ready for the months ahead.
1. Inspect your roof.
Now that the cold weather has passed, it’s time to check the condition of your roof. Cracked or missing shingles need to be replaced. Also check your gutters and downspouts for debris buildup. With impending April showers,...
This weekend, April 20th-21st, is the Realtor Nationwide Open House Weekend.
This weekend is poised to bring buyers and sellers together and to promote the benefits of homeownership to families and communities throughout the nation. An Open House is one of the biggest tools a Realtor has to buy or sell a home. According to the National Association of Realtors, over 45% of recent buyers used Open Houses as a way to find their dream home. This event is a great way for buyers...
You’ve heard the old adage, “April showers bring May flowers”. Put those showers to good use by getting your spring garden ready now! Whether you’d like to plant a hearty vegetable or herb garden or you’d prefer a colorful and fragrant flower garden in your Central Kentucky home
, use these tools to help get you started!
Start with a Plan:
The phrase “location, location, location” is just as important in real estate as it is for your garden. Deciding where
to plant will determine what
you can plant. Survey the lay of the land before you make your gardening plans. Where are the buildings, fences,...
We’ve had quite a strange winter here in Central Kentucky
! We've had days of 50 + degree weather, followed by days of snow and freezing rain. Did you notice that your heating bill was higher this winter? Did you walk by a door or window in your home and feel a small draft? Up to 30% of a home's energy usage can be lost by drafts alone! By sealing areas around your house such as the attic, basement, windows and exterior siding with caulk, you will not only save money on your energy bill, but you’ll feel more comfortable in your home.
Most people think that caulk is a tool that only the professionals use, but in reality, using caulk is a piece of cake and is very...
Spring has (finally) started to show up here in Central Kentucky! Here are a few events taking place in the upcoming weeks here in the Bluegrass!
Central Bank Thursday Night Live Kickoff: April 4th
Join us in Downtown Lexington
every Thursday evening, April 4 through October 31, for the 2013 Central Bank Thursday Night Live concert series! Come to Cheapside Park from 4:30pm - 7:30pm for beverages, tasty food and of course, great music by live bands! There is no admission charge...