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Neighborhood Spotlight Jeffersonville, IN

Jeffersonville City Hall in Quatermaster Station. Originally built as a military warehouse in 1874, Quartermaster Station was renovated in 2001 and currently is home to City Hall as well as numerous storefronts and offices. Fun Fact: Fredrick Law Olmstead helped design the original quadrangle in 1874. 

Appropriately named "Jeff", these red stick figures are located on the berm on 10th st, just next to the quadrangle. They are meant to represent the evolution of Jeffersonville; where they started and where they're headed now. 

Jeffersonville is filled with reminders of its past. The marquees and photos of old cityscapes are a proud reminder of its history. The Vintage Fire Museum on Spring St is a great example of a the city's fascination with historical relics (ie firefighting equipment, vehicles, etc) and aesthetically pleasing creativity. 

The North of Court Ave (NOCO) Arts and Cultural District is a must-see for passerbys.

NOCO loves COLOR!

This water tower was painted by mural artist, The Art Cartel. More of their work can be found in the Highlands...can you guess which one? 

Want to play some giant croquet? Unfortunately the giant balls are a little tough to move, but Preservation Park is a great stop for those looking for a little history!

Historical reminder in Preservation Park. 

Flood Walll. 

The light on the other side. 

We made it to the Ohio! 

It is still surreal to walk around these areas knowing that Derby festivities would be in full swing. We are all very much looking forward to those warm evening walks down by the river. 

Kentucky and Indiana's role in the Civil War and Reconstruction era are both shameful and historically significant. Marquees like this remind us how far we've come and also how much we still have to learn. 

Scott Boehnlein is the Principal Broker for Family Realty - for any and all Real Estate needs give Family Realty a call at 502-458-4100 and visit our website.

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NEW LISTING! 2518 Meadow Rd Louisville KY 40205

2518 Meadow Rd is a gorgeous, newly renovated 2 story brick home with an open floor plan and fully renovated kitchen and basement. 

Swing included!

The view from the front door of the home. Thinking about how you'd decorate?

This. Kitchen. Is. Awesome. 

Nothing about this property feels cramped or confined. Plenty of breathing room!

French doors were a great choice!

Love the modern feel of this bathroom.

....and then the master bathroom! Wow!!

Yes, please!

Master bedroom, upstairs. 

A newly-cleaned caro=pet is right up there with a freshly mowed lawn: total eye candy. 

2 car detached garage.

This backyard is something else, y'all. Beautfiful landscaping and a pristine lawn. This place is summer-approved!

Scott Boehnlein is the Principal Broker for Family Realty - for any and all Real Estate needs give Family Realty a call at 502-458-4100 and visit our website.

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5410 Rayburn Ave - 3 Bed 1 Full Bath

5410 Rayburn Ave is a beautiful ranch in Valley Station, located in a quiet cul-de-sac. 

Master Bedroom. We love the current homeowner's choice of color!

Kitchen and dining area! Smile

Guest Bedroom. 

Living room. Again, these colors are perfect for staging a home: not over-stimulating and can be complemented easily. 

Fully fenced backyard - check! 

Scott Boehnlein is the Principal Broker for Family Realty - for any and all Real Estate needs give Family Realty a call at 502-458-4100 and visit our website.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Clifton

For many of us going on a stroll in the neighborhood has become a daily activity. Whether its walking down the street to the local grocery store or just taking a leisurely tour to get out of the house, the nice Louisville weather has been hard to pass up. That’s why we figured we would take you along with us while we visit one of our favorite Louisville neighborhoods: Clifton!

 

The Clifton neighborhood stretches from N Ewing Ave. to lower Brownsboro and Mellewood Ave just east of Downtown Louisville. 

Restaurants and boutiques have been filling this area for the past few decades, revitalizing parts that were previously dilapidated and attracting local artists. Murals like these can be found all over the neighboorhood. 

J. Gumbo's has been a staple of the neigborhood for over ten years. Support your local restaurants by ordering carryout or delivery!

Residents of Payne St. put out a "sharing basket" for passerbys to collect/replenish if they'd like. This house in particular creates displays like these for Hallowee, Valentine's Day, etc!

Vernon Ave has an amazing mix of architecture. 

Sign at the top of the chicken steps at the end of Vernon Ave. A great message for current times. 

The view from atop the chicken steps really reminds you why this area is called Clifton. Carved from quarries that were active up until the late 1800s, the steep cliffs can sometimes be tough to notice when the spring foliage begins to fill in. Originally wooden and used for local resident's chickens, these narrow steps were renovated in 1972 and have since been a great gateway between lower Brownsboro Rd and Frankfort Ave. 

"Doesn't the train bother you?" Is one of the most frequently asked questions for Clifton residents. Luckily Clifton is a "quiet zone" for train horns, creating a need for signs like these signalling to pedestrians on footpaths to watch for trains. As for the trains themselves being a nuisance? "Ya just get used to it" locals will say. 

Community chalk?

Some more positive messages being displayed at Dharma Meghah Yoga Shala  at the corner of Payne and S. Clifton. 

Normally we don't suggest taking pictures on the train tracks but this was a pedestrian walkway, we swear!

Scott Boehnlein is the Principal Broker for Family Realty - for any and all Real Estate needs give Family Realty a call at 502-458-4100 and visit our website.

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Family Realty Offering Free Virtual Home Tours!

     Recently businesses have been adapting their structures to accomodate those of us who are working from home. Family Realty is no exception.
    We are launching free virtual home tours for buyers/sellers and we are also offering free video consultations dealing with any of your real estate needs! If you’ve been on the fence about listing your property, going on home tours or have questions about your own standing in the real estate market, we are here to help you.
    Our services will be available via Zoom, Google Duo and FaceTime! If you’d like to set up a time to chat and would like to set up a virtual tour - give us a call at 502-458-4100! 

www.viewlouisvillehomes.com

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Family's New Home at 138 Wiltshire Ave

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After more than two years of scouting locations, working with contractors and working with the city to get everything right, we at Family Realty are happy to announce our official occupancy at 138 Wiltshire Ave!


"It has been a long time coming and we are thrilled to finally be able to fill the desks here", said Scott Boehnlein, principal broker of Family Realty.www.familyrealty.com

The new space offers a refreshingly modern take on the offices that have occupied this St. Matthews block. Utilizing the open floor plan, Family's new location gives its agents a communal place to share ideas as well as giving clients an intimate, but open place for discussing business.


If you or someone you know is looking to purchase/sell your property, give Family Realty a call or feel free to stop by our new office at the corner of Wiltshire Ave. and Willis Ave. in St. Matthews. You can also check us out at www.familyrealty.com!

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5813 Taylorsville Lake Road - over 2 acres - $225,000

5813 Taylorsville Lake Road is a spacious 3 bed/2 full bath ranch situated on 2+ acres.
The huge eat-in kitchen has an abundance of cabinetry and a large pantry, while the living room features a large window that allows in natural light.
Master bedroom has a walk in closet and attached full bath.  There are two additional bedrooms and another full bath.  There is a huge laundry/mudroom with lots of cabinets for storage near the back entrance. 
The 1 car garage has lots of additional room for storage.  There is also a 2 car carport beside the garage.  
Beautiful landscaping and a gazebo round out this great home! Contact Family Realty today to schedule a private showing on this real estate Louisville listing.  Click HERE for more pictures and details for this listing. 
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Luxurious Downtown Condo in Fleur De Lis

Recently listed in the sought after Fleur De Lis high rise in the heart of downtown, this award winning 5-story development in real estate Louisville is close to the downtown social scene, including Waterfront Park, Nulu, Bats Stadium, Actors Theater, YUM center, museum row, 4th street, KY center for the arts, the walking bridge & lots of dining options.



324 E Main St # 427 is a luxurious 2 bed/2 bath condo that features 10' ceilings, beautiful hardwood flooring, open layout, upgraded kitchen & baths, lots of windows creating an abundance of natural light & a balcony overlooking the courtyard garden with water fountain.

 

Kitchen has granite counter tops, Stainless Steel appliances & large island with breakfast bar & is open to dining & living rooms. Master bedroom suite has large walk-in closet & large bathroom with tile flooring, dual sink vanity, whirlpool tub and separate tiled shower.

A secondary bedroom and in unit laundry complete this must see downtown condo. Amenities include an elevator, fitness room, entertaining room with pool table & kitchenette, rooftop terrace overlooking Main St with fantastic views of Louisville waterfront, 1 parking space in the secure underground parking garage, additional storage behind parking space and 2 beautifully landscaped courtyards.

For more information or to schedule a private showing please contact Christopher Boehnlein of Family Realty today!

 

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903 Bellewood Rd in Anchorage - Join us for an Open House

What better way to end Spring Break then by joining us for an Open House this Sunday April 7 from 2-4PM at the stunning 903 Bellewood Rd in Anchorage. You will be amazed by this luxurious home that was once the Hobbs Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church of Anchorage.

The home has been renovated while keeping many of the grand and historic features from its' original build in 1884. The tall ceilings, exposed wood beams, numerous windows, built ins with fireplace throughout the great room create the perfect space for entertaining your family and friends.

In the large gourmet kitchen there is an abundance of cabinetry, a grand island, top of the line appliances, pantry and it opens nicely to the separate dining area.

The spacious FIRST FLOOR master bedroom has private access to a covered porch, his and her walk in closets, attached bath with beautiful vanities and shower with original stained glass window. Upstairs there are 2 additional bedrooms and full bath.

The covered porches offer outdoor entertainment areas for all seasons. There is a detached 3 car garage with an above area of over 400 sq ft on unfinished space and plumbing available. 

For more information or to schedule a private showing please contact Andrew Beckman of Family Realty.

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Open Houses This Weekend

Got spring fever?  Swing by one of the Open Houses we are hosting at a few of our new listings in real estate Louisville!!

3510 Nanz Ave is a charming 2 bed/1 bath ranch in the heart of St. Matthews near great parks, restaurants and shops! This home has lots of living space and features newer flooring and windows, large master bedroom, family room full of windows with natural light and large backyard. Contact Andrew Beckman of Family Realty to find out more or to schedule a private showing.

7912 Cortland Dr is a wonderfully maintained and well loved 3 bedroom/2 bath ranch in Apple Valley. The home has a very spacious master bedroom with private entrance perfect for a mother in law suite or home office, a handicapped accessible bath, first floor laundry, and a partially finished basement! For more information or to schedule your private showing please contact Susie Gullett of Family Realty.

3007 Lexham Rd is conveniently located in Breckenridge Estates. This stunning bi level  3 bedroom/2.5 bath home features beautiful flooring, modern kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite bath, partially finished basement, and great backyard! Contact Christopher Boehnlein of Family Realty for more information or to schedule a private showing.

Visit FamilyRealty.com to view all of our listings, find out What Your Home is Worth or read more about our Free Buyers Program.

 

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903 Bellewood Rd - Open House Event this FRIDAY!

This Friday March 8 Andrew Beckman and Chris Dayton of Family Realty are hosting a rare and exciting evening Open House event at 903 Bellewood Rd from 4pm to 7pm. Along with contributing sponsors Limestone Title & Escrow, LLC and Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust you are invited to join us for food, drinks, and giveaways while taking in the breathtaking sights of this historic remodel in sought after Anchorage.

This stunning property was originally built in 1884 as the Hobbs Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church of Anchorage. It has been renovated and restored into a gorgeous and one of a kind home with fantastic upgrades while maintaining its’ historic charm and beauty.

The home features vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams and hardwood flooring throughout the grand family room. In the gourmet kitchen there are custom cabinets, large island, stainless steel appliances including oversized fridge, and pantry.

The first floor master suite has access to private porch, his and her walk in closets, and attached bath. The en suite bath has dual vanities, shower with original stained glass window, tub, beautiful flooring and accents.

Upstairs there is a loft area that overlooks the kitchen and two bedrooms. There are multiple covered porch areas and a 3 car garage with storage and above unfinished space.

If you have any questions regarding this property please contact Andrew Beckman of Family Realty. We hope to see you there!

 

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Just Listed - 325 E Market St #6

Looking for the perfect combination of old and new in real estate Louisville? Prepare to be amazed by newly listed 325 E. Market St #6. This stylish yet cozy downtown condo embodies it's rich history while featuring several modern updates.
 
The inviting first floor family room showcases the floating staircase along the exposed brick wall. It's library style setting is warm and welcoming. 
 
Upstairs in the gourmet kitchen there is track lighting among the tall ceilings with exposed beams. The kitchen hosts loads of cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and breakfast bar. In the separate dining area there is bench style seating perfect for entertaining family and friends.
 
Down the hall in the large master bedroom the brick wall and exposed beams are highlighted by the natural light from the windows. There are double closets and  a renovated attached bath. A second bedroom, full bath and laundry complete the second floor.
 
There is a ladder to the third floor loft area that house additional storage space and the homes mechanicals. The condo comes with a single guaranteed parking spot in the shared garage and a outdoor common area.
 
For more information or to schedule a private showing please contact Andrew Beckman of Family Realty.

 

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Kelly Wathen - Agent of the Week

Meet our Family Realty Agent of the Week

Kelly Doyle Wathen

Here is what Kelly has to say:

"I’ve proudly lived in Louisville, KY the majority of my life, only leaving for a short period to attend the University of Kentucky (Go Cats!). I grew up in St. Matthews attending Our Lady of Lourdes and Sacred Heart Academy. I love this city and all its little unique pockets.

My passions for marketing and real estate collided in 2017 when I became a licensed Realtor®. Since, I have represented buyers and sellers, helping turn their dreams into a reality. I believe your home is your oasis. It is a place where life is lived, families are built, and memories are made. There is not a more important purchase, which can make it a little overwhelming. My goal when working with clients is to use my knowledge of buying and selling real estate to make the process as smooth as possible.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with friends, family and my two amazing guys; my husband Turner, and son Hank. Hank was born in August 2017. Watching him grow and learn has been the highlight of my life. I am also working towards becoming a better cook. I am admittedly not a great one, but we’ve only had to order pizza once because of my dinner Pinterest fail, so I think I’m doing okay.

I love working for Family Realty, the support and culture of the brokerage is truly something special and I am lucky to be part of it. I hope one day myself or one of my fellow Family Realty colleagues can help make your home dreams come true!"

To learn more about our team and to see homes for sale in Louisville visit Family Realty. We look forward to helping you.

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Charming Crescent Hill Condo

Take a peak at this just listed charming condo and make a plan to attend our Open House Sunday 1/20 from 2-4PM. Located in Crescent Hill, 521 Zorn Ave A2 is conveniently located near many restaurants, coffee shops, interstates and UL in real estate Louisville.

Upon entrance you will notice how spacious and open the floor plan is designed. There are beautiful premium laminate floors and unique and charming details throughout. The large sliding glass doors to the private patio also allow for an abundance of natural light to flood in.

The condo features an updated in-unit laundry room with modern washer and dryer that remain, stunning countertops, sink and drying rack. Two good sized bedrooms one with nice walk in closet and a full bath complete this must see condo.

For more information or to schedule your own private showing please contact Anne Burridge of Family Realty.

 

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January Home Maintenance Tips

Millions of Americans make New Years Resolutions each January. For many of these people their resolution is to become more organized. If you are one of these people I have created a series of Monthly Home Maintenance Tips for 2019 to help you ensure that you keep this years resolution.

Here is a list of a five simple home tips to do this month. While none of them are hard, they seem to be things that many people seem to overlook around their home until it is too late or turn into a big problem or concern.

1. Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors.

2. Replace Water and Ice Maker Filters.

3. Clean Ceiling and Range Hood Fans.

4. Vacuum Refrigerator Coils

5. Clean Shower/Tub/Sink Drains.

See that wasn't so hard. Your home is one of your most valuable assets and should be taken care of constantly to ensure that it has increasing value. To Find Out What Your Home is Worth or to read more about Selling Your Home visit Family Realty or contact one of our Team Members. Remember to check back next month for February's Home Maintenance Tips!

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R. Clayton Knauer - Agent of the Week

Meet our Family Realty Agent of the Week

R. Clayton Knauer

Here is what Clayton has to say:

"I have been a licensed Realtor in the Louisville Metropolitan Area since 2005. In that time I have helped countless families and investors successfully buy and sell Real Estate. Prior to my career as a Realtor I was a licensed Mortgage Banker for 4 years. I have also worked in the remodeling and new construction of homes since I was 15 years old. You could say I have spent my life around Real Estate in one capacity or another.

Born and raised in Oregon I stayed in this area after attending Indiana University. Since 2004 my Western KY bride Toots, my dog Gus, and I have made St. Matthews our home. We chose Louisville to be “our town” and have been very happy to take advantage of all The Ville has to offer. When not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and friends, or fishing if I can find the time.

In 2018 I joined Family Realty after leaving a large, international Real Estate company. I was drawn to the personal service and “family” feel clients receive from this neighborhood company. Honesty, integrity, transparency, and service are my standard and Family Realty fits that model naturally.

If you or anyone you know is interested in buying or selling Real Estate I would appreciate the opportunity to prove how we can help achieve that goal."

To learn more about our team and to see homes for sale in Louisville, www.viewlouisvillehomes.com. We look forward to helping you!

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Open House - 8809 Teak Dr

Stay inside and out of the cold and snow this Sunday at the Open House being hosted on January 13 from 2-4PM at 8809 Teak Dr. This just listed stunning 4 bedroom and 3.5 bath with a spacious open floor plan is a must see and will not last long in real estate Louisville.

Upon first entrance you will immediately notice the beautiful hardwood floors throughout the first floor from living room to family room and into the large eat in kitchen. The kitchen features lovely cherry stained cabinets, ceramic backsplash, stainless steel appliances and island with pendant lighting.

Upstairs in the large master bedroom there is a walk in closet and attached bath with dual sink vanity, tub, and seperate shower. There are three additional bedrooms, full bath and laundry room to complete the second floor.

The basement is finished with living area, full bath, and storage room. The backyard is great size and is completely fenced. There is a large deck area (partially covered) perfect for entertaining family and friends.

For more information on 8809 Teak Dr or to schedule a private showing please contact Chris Dayton of Family Realty.

 

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Republic Bank First Friday Hop

Just in time to kick off 2019 is the Republic Bank First Friday Hop. On the first Friday of each month, Republic Bank sponsors the First Friday Hop along with Tarc. The event takes place all day however many downtown restaurants, shops, art galleries, and other local businesses are open with extended evening hours. There is music, food and plenty of sights and entertainment for the entire family. The event was created as a way to promote and support the Louisville art scene.

Back in 2014, Tarc replaced the older trolleys with eco-friendly ZeroBuses. Tarc has recently renamed the ZeroBus the LouLift. The bus is powered by battery and runs 2 routes downtown. For more information on times and routes visit https://www.ridetarc.org/loulift/.

The Republic Bank First Friday Hop is a great way to get out and see some of the great things our Downtown has to offer. With hundreds of members from restaurants and breweries to museums and art galleries and everything in between there is something for everyone.  

Louisville is a wonderful city that Family Realty takes great pride in being a local business. We are excited to see what 2019 holds for real estate Louisville as we prepare for our second office opening later this year. Cheers to a great year!

 

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