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Prepare Your Louisville Home for Winter

It's time to prepare your home for the winter!

It’s officially winter! Family Realty wants to make sure your home is ready for the cold weather that will come this winter. We have compiled a list to get your Louisville home ready for the winter!

  -   Remove screens from windows and install storm windows

  -   Double check your heating and air conditioning systems

  -   Prepare your lawn for winter

  -   Check that all electrical holiday decorations have tight connections

  -   Familiarize yourself and close relatives with gas and other appliances valves

  -   Test all AFCI and GFCI devices

  -   Get fire food and make sure it is stored at least 20 feet away from your home

  -   Prepare for snow/snow removal

We hope this checklist helps you prepare your home for the winter! 


We're Representing the Buyers of These 10 Homes!

1. 15003 Bircham Rd. 

2. 5307 High Crest Dr. 

3. 412 Harris Pl.

4. 3404 Cross Pointe Rd. 

5. 12805 Dove Lake Dr. 

6. 1601 Spring Dr. #10

7. 3810 Cressington Pl

8. 631 Merwin Ave

9. 20821 Douglass Blvd. #5

10. 3908 Brookfield Ave. 


8 Steps to Selling Your Home

8 Steps to Selling your Home
If you are selling your home for the first time, or you haven’t sold your home in a very long time, the selling process can seem overwhelming. Here are the 8 main steps to expect when selling your home. 

1. Getting Started

  • Select an agent that will represent your best interest
  • You will sign a listing contract with your agent, giving them the exclusive right to sell your home.
  • You and your agent will go over all of the details of your home. This will help your agent market your home in the best way possible.
  • After going over details of the home, your agent will look at comps in the area, and together you will determine the best price to list your home.
  • One thing to remember when selecting a listing price is, if the appraisal (see #6) comes out to be far less than what you sell for, the deal could fall through. So selecting a realistic price is going to help you in the long run.
  • You will fill out a “Seller’s Disclosure.” This is a list of the conditions of your home, including any flaws or updates. Potential buyers will be able to look over this disclosure to have a better idea of any issues with the home, as well as selling points.

2. Photographing your home

  • First impressions are crucial in the online home marketplace.
  • 92% of home buyers are searching online, and the majority of them want to see pictures.
  • Homes sell 50% faster and closer to asking price when using professional HD photos.
  • Your agent will tell you how to make your home “Photo ready”, to attract the most buyers.
  • Your agent will hire a professional photographer to take pictures of your home, which will be used to advertise your listing online.

    3.   Advertising your home

  • A  “For Sale” sign will be placed in your front yard.
  • Your listing will be posted on MLS,,, and often on Facebook or other social media.
  • At this point your agent will begin scheduling showings, so make sure to keep your house clean and organized at all times!
  • If you have kids or pets, have a game plan for how to get everyone out of the house during showings.
  • You and your agent may decide to host an Open House. This is usually on Sundays from 2-4pm. Your agent will be present during the Open House to answer any questions potential buyers have, and to further market your home.

    4.   Respond to offers

  • When you receive an offer (or multiple offers) your agent will help you carefully consider it and negotiate the best price.

   5.   Inspections

  • Shortly after you accept an offer, the buyers will schedule an inspection of the home. This usually takes place within 10 days of acceptance.
  • A certified inspector will go through every part of your home to make note of any damage or concerns.
  • They will present this list to the buyers, at which time they will notify you of any repair requests.
  • You have the option to negotiate which repairs you are willing to do, which could potentially lead to a change in the price or conditions of the sale.

   6.   Appraisal

  • The buyer’s lender will hire a certified appraiser to determine the worth of your home.
  • If it is determined to be worth far less than the purchase price, the buyers can further negotiate the price or conditions of the sale, or walk away from the deal.
  • This is why it is so important to make sure you are not listing your home at a price that is drastically more than the true worth of your home.

    7.   Final walk-through

  • The buyers and their agent will walk through your home one last time. This is to make sure that the agreed upon repairs have been done, and that your home is in an acceptable condition.
  • If you have removed pictures or anything else from the home that has led to holes in the wall or any other damage, you will want to fix it before the walk-through, to avoid any last minute problems.

  8.   Close 

  • Congratulations! This is the day that your home will be officially “SOLD!”
  • You will meet with your agent, the buyers and their agent, as well as a Title agent and lender.
  • Here the final contracts will be signed and funds will be distributed.
  • You will hand over the keys to the new owners.


The Time Is NOW!

If you have been thinking about putting your home on the market, the time is NOW, wait no longer. There are not many homes on the market in Real Estate Louisville, therefore inventory for prospective buyers is LOW. There are buyers out there looking and ready to buy just waiting for the the ONE!

In typical fashion, many people like to wait until Spring to list their home. Now that The Kentucky Derby is over and weather is starting to warm up, we expect to see a large number of homes to hit the Real Estate Louisville market.

Here at Family Realty, we are ready for the busy season to begin and what better way to kick off Mother's Day weekend then to host some Open Houses! 

111 Haldeman Ave will be hosting an Open House TONIGHT! Friday May 11 from 4pm-6pm. This beautifully updated, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in Clifton is move-in ready!

Please contact Emmy Kupper or Christy Dodds of Family Realty if you would like more information about this home.

1305 Highland Ave is a stunning traditional style home in the Original Highlands. This 5 bedroom, 3 bath home features a gourmet kitchen, brand new third floor master suite, and a large backyard with new deck and OFF street parking! Open House will be Saturday May 12 12pm-2pm.

If would like more information about this home please contact Christy Dodds or David Willemain of Family Realty.

2744 Cleveland Blvd is a charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath two story on a large lot in Clifton Heights. The covered patio is the perfect place to entertain family and friends while enjoying the large private backyard. Open House will be Sunday May 13 2pm-4pm.

If you would like more information on this home please contact Chris Dayton of Family Realty.





Cute Cozy Condo - $145,000

Are you considering a cute condo in real estate Louisville? We have just the condo for you, 6503 Matalin Pl 309. This 2 bedroom 2 full bathroom 1,148 Sq. Ft condo is comfortable, cozy, and priced competitively at $145,000.

The open plan living room, dining area and kitchen welcomes you as you walk through the front door. The kitchen has new Samsung stainless steel appliances. The breakfast bar opens into the dining area. Off the living room a balcony is accessed through French doors.

With a walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom the master bedroom is a big plus. The second bedroom and bathroom are a good size. This condo also features an oversized, single car garage. A clubhouse and a pool are included in the monthly maintenance.

With new paint and carpet throughout, this condo is ready for you to move in. Please contact Scott Boehnlein of Family Realty for more info. You also might want take a look at our free buyer’s program to see how we can help you buy the condo/house you want.


Luxury Living Overlooking Cherokee Park - 1626 Cherokee Rd Hitting Market Soon

One of the most attractive lures in real estate Louisville is Cherokee Park. It’s one of the biggest pluses about life in Louisville and one of the biggest value providing assets the city offers to houses within reach of it. So imagine if Cherokee Park was the view to your home which included front porch living at it's best!


If there was such a home you’d want us to let you know about it ASAP! Well we have such a home coming soon to real estate Louisville. 1626 Cherokee Rd is a luxurious home overlooking Cherokee Park and it’s about to hit the market. It will be listed at $975,000.

This 4855 Sq. Ft. 2.5 story home boasts 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 2 half baths. This home’s interior displays character and charm, while featuring several updates, high-end finishes, and lots of natural light. An open floor plan is one of the most sought after features for homes today and this home has just that.

Not only does it have a spectacular location and view but it features amazing front porch living! With such a view and location at hand it would be a shame not to enjoy it. This home takes full advantage of its location and view, including a first-hand view of the Barnstable Brown house. 

Don't miss the opportunity before it hits the market next week. Contact Scott Boehnlein of Family Realty if you are interested or have any queries. He would be happy to help you with you with this home or any of your real estate needs.


Astonishing Ash Avenue

“Magnificent,” is the first word that pops into your head when you see 101 Ash Avenue. Real estate Louisville often features great homes but this home is iconic. You will be impressed from the curb with this 6,316 square foot house.


Pewee Valley is a fitting backdrop for this home which boasts a stunning 1.4 acre lot. This home is fantastically priced at $649,900.

With 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 2 kitchens, and wraparound porch this home has all you need.

The bedrooms are large, some feature ensuite bathrooms, skylights, and vaulted ceilings.


Originally constructed for a multifamily purpose, this home is truly unique and can easily be repurposed as a single family home. The two kitchens both have stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a kitchen breakfast bar.


With frosty conditions outside, fireplaces have likely moved up on your “wish list”. This multi-story home has several fire places throughout. The wraparound porch is impressive. One could easily imagine yourself on it entertaining guests or just winding down on a weekend afternoon.

The basement is partially finished and includes a game room, family room, and a four car garage.


There are also two lower level attached garages and a 2500 square foot detached, climate controlled, structure. You have to see this home.

Please contact Christopher Dayton or Scott Boehnlein of Family Realty if you have any questions or would like a private showing.


Incredible Condo Competitively Priced

People often mistakenly think condos don’t have much space. We have a condo in real estate Louisville which proves that is most certainly not the case. 3319 Ridge Brook Cir is a beautiful 3,812 Sq. Ft. condo priced to sell at $ 449,500.


This 4 bedroom 3 bath condo is the largest unit in the neighborhood and is simply stunning. Walking through the front door you are welcomed into a large open plan living area. A formal dining area sits alongside the living room and kitchen separated only by an island.  


There are built in shelves in the living room as well as one bedroom, upgraded cabinets in the kitchen, crown molding and ceiling fans throughout, vaulted/high ceilings, and lots of light. The large master suit has an en-suite bathroom and large walk-in closet. Another two bedrooms and a full bathroom complete this level.


The lower level contains a large open plan living room and game room, as well as a bedroom, full bathroom and storage area. Off the back of the first level is a large deck perfect for hosting family and friends.

Please contact Frank Durso or Scott Boehnlein of Family Realty to schedule a viewing or to obtain more information. 


Monday Morning Real Estate Charm - 7035 Royal Links Dr - $129,000

Let’s start Monday out right for real estate Louisville with updated and cute. Yes 7035 Royal Links Dr is cute and it’s updated. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,306 Sq Ft home is in the charming Village at Wildwood subdivision.


The new and updated features include new flooring in the living room and kitchen, new carpet in bedrooms, new tile in the ensuite master bath, and upgraded interior doors updated just a couple years ago.


This one story home has large walk in closets in both bedrooms and the master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. The open floor plan of the kitchen and living area and the extended outside patio in the backyard make it easy to entertain.


This home also features a great two car garage. If you are interested in this property or would like any more info please contact Jamie Klein of Family Realty.


Charming and Cute Germantown Shotgun - 970 Samuel St - $165,000

Who doesn’t love a charming, fully renovated, move-in ready home? We do and we think you’ll love this cute Shotgun style home in the Germantown area. If you have your eye on real estate Louisville we think you should take a closer look at 970 Samuel St.


This home features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and is now listed at $165,000. The kitchen includes all stainless steel appliances, butcher block counters, new tile floors, and a gas stove.


The character of this home is further developed by the refinished original hardwood floors which stretch throughout the rest of the living space and one of the bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom which is stylishly designed and decorated. 


The serenity of the backyard is instantly noticeable. A two tiered deck off the back of the home is a great feature perfect for enjoying the backyard with family and friends.

If this home piques your interest please contact Jamie Klein or Scott Boehnlein of Family Realty.


Cape Cod Living in Louisville - 1601 Clearview Dr - $265,000

If you like Cape Cod style living in real estate Louisville we have just the home for you. 1601 Clearview Drive is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 3,086 Sq Ft Cape Cod style home. This multi-story home has large and cozy rooms.


The large living room features a fire place and poses a welcoming invite to guests coming through the front door entryway. A formal dining area leads off this front lounge and into the kitchen and a large Florida room.


The eat-in kitchen has Corian counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and an island with breakfast bar. The Florida room is filled with natural light due to the two large sliding glass doors which look out to the back porch and back yard.


This great first floor also includes a full bathroom, walk in closet, laundry, and bedroom. On the second level there are two large bedrooms, one with hardwood floors. A good bathroom completes this level.

The basement offers a large office space with storage and a bar/entertainment area. Behind these two rooms is the unfinished part of the basement. This large space is provides great storage and could be a great place for tools and work benches.


If you love having family and friends over this home is perfect for you. Location is important in any real estate investment so you will be pleased to know this home is situated close to Westport Village and I-264 and is situated in the desired Devondale subdivision.


Please contact Scott Boehnlein of Family Realty if you have any questions or to arrange a private viewing of this home. 


Turning Up the Heat this Weekend

We ended last week giving you some ideas on how to stay warm in real estate Louisville in the face of this cold weather. The start of the week has temperatures rising and the rain falling but Jamie Klein of Family Realty is turning up the heat.

He participated in the sale of two homes this weekend that are now under contract. The first is a beautiful luxury home in the highly sought after Mockingbird Gardens. 200 Coralberry Rd is a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 5,341 Sq Ft home that was listed for $725,000.


This home features custom cabinetry and millwork, a spacious kitchen, large master bedroom with en-suite, large living room with fire place, a formal dining room, finished basement including a fire place and much more. This home is perfect for entertaining family and friends.

The second home is 3002 Redbud Ln. This Ranch style home in a great location in Jefferson County has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and was listed at $145,000. This home is situated on a large corner lot with a covered back patio.


If the rain has put a damper on your day we at Family Realty would love to get your real estate dreams up and moving again. Please contact Scott Boehnlein or any one of our dedicated agents. We have a devoted team here to help you. 


How To Stay Warm Family Realty Style

I keep forgetting to take my jacket with me outside. I open the door and immediately I realize I’ve made a mistake. Temperatures are dropping as we approach the official beginning of winter on December 21st. Many of us are therefore spending more time thinking of how to stay warm. Should we light a gas fire, get a wood fire going, or do we just want to turn up the heat?


Well we suggest that you stay close to real estate Louisville because it is still on fire. Winter is actually a really good time for buyers to buy a home. This is because sellers really need to sell them homes at this stage of the year. Therefore prices are usually more competitive in this season than at any other time.


Here at Family Realty we have some great tools to help if you are considering buying a home. We have a great free buyers program which includes a team working for you, up to date emailed real estate listings, and much more.

We also have an online mortgage calculator as well as the best online home search tool in Louisville which gives you superb and relevant information which you need in looking for houses. You can also sign up for Instant New Home alerts. We even wrote an easy how to sign up blog available here.

So if you would like to reduce the chill and heat up your life with some real estate Louisville, please contact Scott Boehnlein of Family Realty. We have a team of people waiting to help you.


Neat, Tidy, and Updated - 7035 Royal Links Dr - $129,000

If you like an updated and move in ready home then we have a home in real estate Louisville just for you. 7035 Royal Links Dr is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,306 Sq Ft home in the cute Village at Wildwood subdivision. The neat landscaping around the front door gives you a foretaste of what lies inside.


The new and updated features include new carpet in bedrooms updated this September, new tile in the en-suite master bath also updated this September, new flooring in living room and kitchen updated only last year, and upgraded inside doors updated two years ago.


In this one story home both bedrooms have large walk in closets and the master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. The open floor plan in the kitchen and living area gives the home an inviting feel and making entertaining a pleasure.


A two car garage and an extended outside patio are also great features of this home listed at $129,000. Jamie Klein, a dedicated member of our Family Realty team, would love to help you if this property piques your interest.


Great Highlands Investment Property - 1846 Tyler Pkwy - $340,000

Many of the most highly sought after areas and neighborhoods in real estate Louisville are those close to Bardstown Rd in the Highlands. Well we at Family Realty have a great Highlands investment opportunity to show you.

1846 Tyler Pkwy is a two unit rental property which could also be easily converted into a single-family unit if you prefer. Both of the units have two bedrooms and one bathroom. Unit two has an updated kitchen with stainless steal appliances and a butcher block counter top. Tyle and hardwood floors extend throughout both units.  The bathrooms and bedrooms are tastefully designed. 

This property is only two doors off Bardstown Rd. This popular road is home to typically unique Louisville restaurants, coffee shops, stores and much more. This property is in a good rental location. Unit1 currently rents for $1300 per month while unit two rents for $1200 per month.


The property is currently managed by a property management company but when the seller previously self-managed the property, unit one rented for $1400 per month. The seller also used Airbnb for the upstairs unit and charged $120 per night and more on holidays.

If this property interests you please contact Scott Boehnlein of Family Realty. We would love to answer your questions or set up a time for you to view this property.


Instant New Home Alerts

Are you frustrated that whenever you find the home of your dreams someone has already made an offer on it? Do you wonder how they found the house so quickly and beat you to the offer? Well we have a solution to your problem: Instant New Home Alerts.

This is a free and fast service we offer from our website. Quick knowledge of newly listed houses in real estate Louisville is essential considering how quickly houses sell most of the time. This year we have listed and sold several homes in under a week, some only in a couple days.

Our Instant New Home Alerts send you an alert when new houses are listed. This service allows you to fully customize your alerts to the exact home you are looking for. This ensures you see only the houses that fill your dream home criteria, saving time and reducing stress.

So to keep up to date with the real estate Louisville market we suggest you sign up for our Instant New Home Alerts. It’s an easy process which we’ll guide you through right now. First click the link here. If you are a “Returning User” login. If you are a “New User” click “Create Free Account”.


Fill out this easy form and click “Create Free Account”.


Once directed back to the “Welcome to Account Home” page, look for the section titled “Saved Searches”. In this section you’ll notice the blue “Add a New Search” icon, click that.


Having been directed to the “Save Your Search” page you can choose whether you want to set up a search for “Greater Louisville” or the “Heart of KY”. Once selected simply fill out the form.


You can choose how often you want to be email alerted, what type of property type you are looking for, and even choose only to be sent homes with a hot tub outside.


Once you have customized your search click “Save Search” at the bottom of the page and you’re done. We’ll keep you posted with Instant New Home Alerts perfectly tailored by you to meet your needs!


If you have any further questions please contact Scott Boehnlein or any of the other agents here at Family Realty. We would love to help you!


Price Reduced on Fully Updated Shotgun Home - 970 Samuel St

We have just reduced the price on a great shotgun style home in the Germantown area of real estate Louisville. This home is fully renovated and therefore move-in ready. 970 Samuel St is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, home now listed at $165,000.


Being fully renovated there are plenty of updates. The kitchen includes all stainless steel appliances, butcher block counters, new tile floors, and a gas stove. Refinished original hardwood floors are a must have for a lot of today’s buyers so it’s great to know that just such flooring stretches throughout the rest of the living space and one of the bedrooms. 


The master bedroom with en-suite bathroom is stylishly designed and decorated.  The home also has hookups for a stacking washer/dryer. Off the back of the home there is a two tiered deck leading to a good sized of the yard with an out building/shop.

If this home interests you contact Jamie Klein or Scott Boehnlein of Family Realty.


Beautiful Brick St Matthews Stunner - 4050 Ormond Rd - $750,000

The famous three words in real estate are location, location, location. But there are another three words we would like to introduce to real estate Louisville, stunning, stunning, stunning! These six words definitely apply to 4050 Ormond Rd! This home is located in superb St Matthews and, yes, is stunning, stunning, stunning!


This beautiful brick home has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathroom, and is 5,059 Sq Ft. With many high-end upgrades, large rooms, and striking décor this home is perfectly priced at $750,000. This home has a fantastic open lay out with the kitchen, formal dining, family, and Florida rooms. Hardwood floors run through most of the main level.


Custom cabinets, updated stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, an island with breakfast bar, and a wet bar with beverage fridge are features of the kitchen. Both the Florida room and family room have fireplaces, perfect for warming yourself and family in this colder weather.


The master bedroom with two amazing walk-in closets, an attached sitting room and deluxe bathroom with two vanities, whirlpool tub, and a walk-in shower is found on the second level. Three bedrooms and two full bathrooms complete this level.


A finished basement is such a bonus entering the winter months. This home’s basement has a large great room which includes a lounging area, another fireplace, a bar, a rec area, and large storage area. There is a full bathroom plus another multipurpose room.


When the weather warms up the backyard will no doubt become a hub of activity as it has a patio and deck which can be accessed from the Florida room. This home includes a laundry room and a 3 car garage. If you would like a personal showing today please contact Scott Boehnlein of Family Realty.


Best Houses Available in Super St Matthews Right Now

St Matthews is just beautiful this time of the year! Well honestly it’s beautiful no matter time of the year it is. St Matthews is also perfectly located for real estate Louisville and is home to an array of restaurants and shops. St Matthews has an abundance of delightful neighborhoods too.


Architectural styles vary greatly from colonial revival style designed by famous Louisville architect Stratton Hammond to Craftsman Bungalows, Tudors and mid-century ranches. This makes every street unique with its own special charm.


If you would like to make St Matthews your new home town we have two great homes listed to make that dream a reality for you. 4050 Ormond Rd is a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom brick home. The open lay out of the kitchen, formal dining, family, and Florida room on the first level is what first catches your attention.


The kitchen is loaded with great features and there are gas and wood burning fireplaces in the Florida room and living room respectively. The second floor includes the master bedroom with a deluxe bathroom. Another three bedrooms and two bathrooms complete this floor.


The basement, backyard with porch, and 3 car garage are just a few of the other great features of this perfectly located home. The other St Matthews home we have listed is 110 Oxford Pl. This is a 3 bed, 2 bath, 1817 Sq. Ft. multi-story home listed at $275,000.


The front living room complete with hardwood floors and fireplace greet you as you walk through the front door. A formal dining room lies between that and the kitchen which leads out to the backyard through a non-conform bonus room/breakfast nook. The first floor is completed with a bedroom, full bath, and den.


The second floor includes the large master bedroom with walk-in closet and attached sitting room. Another bedroom and full bath complete the second floor. A waterproofed basement, level backyard and 2-car detached garage are other great features of this home. So if you want to live in St Matthews please call Scott Boehnlein of Family Realty.


Stunning St Matthews Home - 4050 Ormond Rd - $750,000

It’s a Friday afternoon one week ago. I’m driving to my last real estate Louisville home of the day. The sky is a crisp blue. I turn into Orman Rd to be greeted with flaming yellow trees. The slight and gentle dips in the road which weaves through an adorable neighborhood add to the character of this delightful area.

The air is crisp as I step out my car and admire the arresting charm of 4050 Ormond Rd. This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom brick home in St. Matthews is remarkably beautiful on the outside, but you just know it’s even more on the inside. Walking through the front door you are stunned by the charm of this home with its many high-end upgrades!


The open lay out of this home is amazing. The kitchen, formal dining, family, and Florida rooms flow effortlessly into one another. Natural light fills the rooms, plus hardwood floors and extensive crown moldings flow through most of the main level.


The kitchen has custom cabinets, updated stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, an island with breakfast bar, and a wet bar with beverage fridge. The Florida room with gas fireplace opens to the family room with built-in bookcases and a wood burning fireplace.


The second floor includes the master bedroom with two amazing walk-in closets, an attached sitting room and deluxe bathroom with two vanities, whirlpool tub, and a walk-in shower. There are another three bedrooms on this floor and two full bathrooms. One of these bathrooms is attached to a bedroom.


The finished basement has a large great room which includes a lounging area, another gas fireplace, a bar, a rec area, and large storage area. There is a full bathroom plus another room which is perfect for a guest bedroom, exercise room, or possible theater room.


The backyard includes a patio and deck which can be accessed from the Florida room perfect for backyard grilling and chilling. Lots of trees give extra privacy. This home also has a laundry room and a 3 car garage with built-in storage cubbies.


This home is perfectly located in St Matthews. It is close to Holy Trinity Catholic School and Church, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. If you would like to schedule your personal showing today please contact Scott Boehnlein of Family Realty. This is a fabulous home!


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