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Our Favorite Louisville Spring Events

Spring is here! It’s time to get out and enjoy some awesome events happening around Louisville! Check out the events Family Realty is excited about and let us know your favorite spring events happening in Louisville! 

Brunch + Bark by the Bridge (Starting April 3) - This recurring event located at the Waterfront Park features food trucks, jazz music, drink specials, and pups! The Kentucky Humane Society is partnering with Waterfront park to have on-site puppies, giveaways and swag available during the event. Don’t forget to bring along your pup! 

Louisville Bats Opening Night (April 5) - Welcome back the Louisville Bats baseball season by attending their opening night! Check out their website for the season schedule and themed nights. 

Fridays at the Front (Starting April 8) - End your work week by relaxing at the Waterfront Park! This recurring event features food trucks and drinks and is a perfect way to start the weekend. 

Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade (April 16) - Running from Stilz Ave to Pope Street this parade is an Easter tradition! Fun for the whole family and don’t forget a bag for candy!

Thunder Over Louisville (April 23) - A Louisville tradition to kick off Derby season! Get a good viewing spot to watch the air show and fireworks!

Cherokee Triangle Art Fair (April 30 & May 1) - Stop by the 50th anniversary of the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair! The first time back since the pandemic this two day art fair is open from 10 am - 6 pm with a celebration from 6pm to 8pm on Saturday. 

Kentucky Derby (May 7) - Louisville largest event, The Kentucky Derby runs May 7! Celebrate the tradition with a big hat and mint julip while watching the 148th Derby Race.

Abbey Road on the River (May 26 - 30) - The world's largest Beatles-inspired music festival! Enjoy over 250 Beatles and 60’s themed concerts during the one weekend. Attendees also can take advantage of onsite food and beverage, Beatles-merchandise, retail and craft venders, and a kids area.

Forecastle Festival (May 27-29) - An annual music festival that features some of the hottest artists right now! Headliners include Louisville native Jack Harlow, Tame Impala, and  Tyler, the Creator.





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Agent Spotlight: R. Clayton Knauer

Our Agent Spotlight is R. Clayton Knauer! If you are interested in working with Clayton, give him a call at (502) 314-7852.

Q: How long have you been with Family Realty?

A: Since August 2018

Q:Where are you originally from?

A: Corvallis, Oregon. I moved to Louisville in high school

Q: How long have you been a licensed Realtor?

A: 17 years

Q: What is your favorite neighborhood in Louisville?

A: The ‘07, St. Matthews 

Q: What is your favorite local business? 

A: Hard decision! I always prefer to keep it weird and local

Q: Tell us more about yourself

A: I am married with no kids. I went to college at Indiana University. I was a mortgage banker prior to becoming a Realtor. I’ve been around building and remodeling since I was 15 years old and had a painting company for around 10 years. I love to be outdoors, fishing, hiking, biking, etc. I am also a massive sports fan!



https://www.viewlouisvillehomes.com/agents/r-clayton-knauer/

 

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How to Prepare your Louisville Home for the Spring

How to Prepare your Louisville Home for the Spring

The sun is shining and the weather is warming up! Spring is almost here and it is time to get your home prepared. We have compiled a list to help you get your Louisville home ready for spring.

  • Check your roof for damage
  • Clean your air filters
  • Clean your dryer exhaust duct and damper
  • Check your AC unit and have a HVAC professional inspect your unit if needed
  • Wash windows and freshen window treatments 
  • Clean up your yard and patio
  • Start spring cleaning!

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

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Agent Spotlight: Sam Heine

Our Agent Spotlight is Sam Heine! If you are interested in working with Sam, give him a call at (502) 500-6469. Click HERE to check out Sam's youtube page.

Q: How long have you been with Family Realty?

A: 3 years and 4 months

 

Q:Where are you originally from?

A: Grand Rapids, Michigan. I moved to Louisville when I was 2 years old!

 

Q: How long have you been a licensed Realtor?

A: I have been licensed since 2018

Q: What is your favorite neighborhood in Louisville?

A: Crescent Hill or Schnitzelburg 

 

Q: What is your favorite local business? 

A: Monnik, Nachbar, and La Bodeguita de Mima

 

Q: Tell us more about yourself

A:  I love being around friends and meeting new people! I enjoy going to music/art shows, putting events together, and hiking in the mountains.

https://www.viewlouisvillehomes.com/agents/sam-heine/ 

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Agent Spotlight: Jayne Miller

Our Agent Spotlight is Jayne MIller! If you are interested in working with Jayne, give her a call at (502) 792-7611 

Q: How long have you been with Family Realty?

A:  3 years

Q:Where are you originally from?

A: Lexington, Kentucky. I moved to Louisville in 2006 after finishing college in Illinois. 

Q: How long have you been a licensed Realtor?

A:  3 years

Q: What is your favorite neighborhood in Louisville?

A: St. Matthews - I love all the character in the homes here and there are so many local shops and restaurants to love!

Q: What is your favorite local business? 

A: Mojito in Havana for dinner and Colonial Designs for shopping!

Q: Tell us more about yourself

A:  My husband, Mitch, and I have two sons, Greyson and Tanner. I was a teacher prior to joining Family Realty and I love volunteering in the classroom of my former coworkers. I also love spending time with family and friends and working on the landscaping in my yard. 

https://www.viewlouisvillehomes.com/agents/jayne-miller/ 

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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! 

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Agent Spotlight: Chris Dayton

Our Agent Spotlight is Chris Dayton! If you are interested in working with Chris, give him a call at (502) 295-0838! Learn more about Chris below!

Q: How long have you been with Family Realty?

A: 6 Years

Q:Where are you originally from?

A: Louisville

Q: How long have you been a licensed Realtor?

A: 11 Years

Q: What is your favorite neighborhood in Louisville?

A: Anchorage

Q: What is your favorite local business? 

A: Colonial Designs - as a grandson to Creators I am very proud of their accomplishments

Q: Tell us more about yourself

A:  I am very lucky to be a proud Father, loving son, little brother, fun uncle, and devoted husband! If I have some “me” time away from kiddos and work I am an avid golfer, sports fan, and car enthusiast. 

 

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Agent Spotlight: Lee Jolly

Our Agent Spotlight is Lee Jolly! If you are interested in working with Lee, give her a call at (502) 931-7838. Learn more about Lee below!

Q: How long have you been with Family Realty?
A: I have been with Family Realty for 2 years.
 
Q:Where are you originally from?
A: Louisville but lived and went to High School in Cincinnati
 
Q: How long have you been a licensed Realtor?
A: 19 years!
 
Q: What is your favorite neighborhood in Louisville?
A: I love Riedlonn. It has been my home for many many years. Quaint architecture

 
Q: What is your favorite local business? 
A: I'm a big fan of Colonial Designs, Eyedia and Stella's Boutique.
 
Q: Tell us more about yourself
A: I love arts and crafts. I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening and traveling. I have 3 grown sons, one daughter in law.


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Agent of the Week: Ellen Kronauer

Our Agent of the Week Spotlight is Ellen Kronauer! Learn more about Ellen below!

 
Q:How long have you been with Family Realty?
A: 7 months
 
Q:Where are you originally from?
A: Louisville, raised in St. Matthews!
 
Q: How long have you been a licensed Realtor?
A: 5 ½ years, time flies when you're having fun!
 
Q: What is your favorite neighborhood in Louisville?
A: Belknap Beach and St. Matthews
 
Q: What is your favorite local business? 
A:  I love switching it up and trying them all!
 
Q: Tell us more about yourself
A: I am married to Bill Kronauer and have 2 grown children, Deanna and Charlie. I have 3 grandchildren and soon will be adding 2 step grandchildren and a daughter-in-law to the family! I love anything outdoors- biking, walking, lake time, hiking, and campfires. I also love traveling, but most of all spending time with my family!!

 

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Our Top Louisville Events in November

It’s hard to believe it’s already November! 2022 is quickly approaching but there is plenty to do in Louisville before the new year. Here are some of the events we are most excited for this month!

Fall Racing at Churchill Downs! Make sure you go watch the last live races of 2021 before the season is over. The fall meet starts November 4 and ends November 28.


photo credit: Cody Sprigler

The Waitress, a Tony Award nominated hit comes to The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts!  Showing November 10 - November 14.

Lights under Louisville! You won’t want to miss this one of a kind underground light show at the Louisville Mega Cavern. Drive your vehicle through the cavern to experience the show. This event runs from November 13, 2021 to January 2, 2022.


Fete De Noel at Pairstown! This is a Louisville winter must do! This Pairtown winter festival runs 6 weeks and features an outdoor ice skating rink, movie nights, silent disco on ice, ornament decorating and many more events. Fete De Noel starts November 27, 2021 and runs through January 3, 2022

Light Up Louisville at Metro Hall in Downtown! Watch as downtown Louisville is illuminated with holiday themed lights to kick off the Holiday Season. This event will take place on November 26, the day after thanksgiving. 

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Agent Spotlight: Jennifer Franson

Our Agent Spotlight is Jennifer Franson! Jenny is one of our newer agents at Family Realty. Learn more about Jenny below!

Q: How long have you been with Family Realty?

A: Since March 2021

Q:Where are you originally from?

A: California! I moved to Louisville in 2003.

Q: How long have you been a licensed Realtor?

A: I became licensed in March 2021 but have had a love for real estate for much longer.

Q: What is your favorite neighborhood in Louisville?

A: Crescent Hill / Clifton 

Q: What is your favorite local business? 

A: Blue Dog Bakery, Posh Home, and Peacock boutique. Plus they are all on the same block!

Q: Tell us more about yourself

A: I’ve been a horseback rider my whole life and it still remains one of my passions. In my free time I enjoy taking care of her house plants, reading, and spending time with my family. 

If you are interested in working with Jenny give her a call at 502-727-8496! 

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How to Prepare Your Louisville Home for the Fall

Prepare your Louisville Home for the Fall 

Fall is here! While the weather hasn’t completely cooled down it is still important to prepare for the cooler weather sooner than later. We have compiled a list to get your Louisville home ready for the fall! 

  • Clean or possibly replace your gutters and downspouts
  • Cover or bring outdoor furniture inside
  • Check your heating system and emergency generator 
  • Change your filters
  • Check caulking around windows and doors to reduce heating/cooling loss
  • Clean and inspect your chimney. Clean the flues and make sure there are no birds nests in the chimney
  • Fertilize your lawn
  • Run all lawn equipment until fuel is gone

 We hope this checklist helps you prepare your home for the fall! Check out our website to learn more about Family Realty, our team, and look at available listings

 

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Fall Activities to do Around Louisville

The fall season is quickly approaching! Every year we look forward to the leaves changing color, cooler weather, and our favorite fall activities. Here are some of Family Realty's favorite fall activities!

-  Jack O’Lantern Spectacular - This fall time favorite shows off 5,000 carved pumpkins as the ultimate fall “art show”. Open September 30, 2021 - October 31, 2021 in Iroquois Park. This is a ticketed activity.

 Boo at the Zoo - A Louisville tradition perfect for you children! Experience the zoo in a new way with characters, music, and trick or treating. Held Thursdays-Saturdays in October at the Louisville Zoo. This is a ticketed event. 

Halloween on Hillcrest - Want to see the best Halloween decorations? Take a walk down Hillcrest Ave, located in the Crescent Hill Neighborhood. This street comes to life in late October when the residents go all out decorating their homes for Halloween. 

Huber’s Orchard and Winery - Located in southern Indiana, Huber’s is known for their pumpkin picking. They also offer u-pick for seasonal fruits and vegetables, a family fun park, wine/distilled spirits, homemade ice cream, and  live music on weekends.

Louisville Ghost Tours - Take a walking tour of Louisville's most haunted neighborhood, Old Louisville. Tours are offered daily at 7:30 pm from March 15th to November 15th and are 90 minutes. This is a ticketed event. 

Mulberry Orchard - Located in Shelbyville, KY, Mulberry Orchard offers apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. Don’t forget to explore the corn maze and catch a hayride to the pumpkin patch. 

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest - Enjoy the crisp fall weather while hiking at Bernheim. A perfect place to explore nature and see all the beautiful fall colors. Make sure you check out the Forest Giants while you are there.

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Family Realty is Welcoming New Agents - Join Our Team

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I am proud to announce that Family Realty is growing again, with 3 offices now open in the Highlands, Saint Matthews, and Indiana. We are looking for Realtors that want to make a change and grow their business. We are a unique real estate company that offers support and coaching that will help push your business to the next level. We look forward to your future with Family Realty. For more information contact Scott Boehnlein, Broker: scott@familyrealty.com or 502-640-9666    

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Video Walk-Through w/ Sam Heine of Family Realty

Link to 5601 Coach Gate Wynde #9

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. Now with agents serving in both Kentucky and Indiana!

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Independent Business Spotlight: Skyway Cleaners

Skyway Cleaners has been owned and operated by Shannon Gullett at 3607 Bardstown Rd for 30 years! Formerly the Skyway Drive-In, Gullett felt the need to maintain local character by keeping the name and offering quality cleaning services at affordable costs! 

Be sure to like Skyway Cleaners on Facebook for hours, services and updates!

www.viewlouisvillehomes.com

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Independent Business Spotlight: Anoosh Bistro

Anoosh Shariat, owner of Anoosh Bistro and Noosh Nosh, shares his experience as a restaurateur amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Shariat gave Family Realty a glimpse at what his business is doing to accommodate the state-mandated 33% capacity for dine-in patrons and how you can help small businesses!
 

Be sure to like Anoosh Bistro and Noosh Nosh on social media for updates on their operating hours and menus!

www.viewlouisvillehomes.com

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