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Summer Fun in Louisville

Summer in Louisville

               Whether you are new to Louisville, thinking of moving here, or you have been here for a long time, as summer kicks into overdrive, you maybe wondering, “What is there to do”?

               In short, the answer is, “LOTS!” Sometimes known as the largest little town, or the smallest big city, Louisville has a great balance of down home activities and big city flair. Please keep reading as we highlight much of the best summer time fun that Louisville has to offer.

Outdoors

Walking Bridge

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It's Derby Time

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Here in Louisville, it’s time to celebrate! With the return of Spring, comes the biggest event in our city’s year. That’s right, it’s Derby time! Known as the fastest two minutes in sports, with this premier horse race comes a huge festival that keeps the whole area buzzing for two weeks.  From the biggest fireworks display in the USA, to events for foodies, art lovers, families, and everyone in between, this truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

The Kentucky Derby Festival kicks off two weeks before the Derby with Thunder Over Louisville. People come to camp out for the entire day to watch the air show, eat great food, and see the country’s biggest fireworks display. The next two weeks in Louisville are full of events every day. There really is something...

Louisville Kentucky Homes & Taxes: '9 Easy Mistakes Homeowners Make on Their Taxes'

Louisville Kentucky Homes & Taxes...       

"9 Easy Mistakes Homeowners Make on Their Taxes

By: G. M. Filisko        

Published: January 30, 2014

Don’t rouse the IRS or pay more taxes than necessary — know  the score on each home tax deduction and credit.

Sin #1: Deducting the wrong year for property taxes

You take a tax deduction for property taxes in the year you (or the holder of  your escrow account) actually paid them. Some taxing authorities work a year  behind — that is, you’re not billed for 2013 property taxes until 2014. But  that’s irrelevant to the feds.
Enter on your federal forms whatever  amount you actually...

Selling a Home in Louisville- Does Your Home Appeal to Louisville Buyers?

If You Were Selling Today, Would You Have the Home  That Buyers Want?

By: Dona DeZube        

Published: November 8, 2013

Knowing what appeals to today’s homebuyers, and considering  those trends when you remodel, can pay off years from now when you sell your  home.

Two new surveys about what homebuyers want have me feeling pretty smug about  my own home choices. Maybe you'll feel the same.

Privacy from neighbors remains at the top of the most-wanted list (important  to 86% of buyers), according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS’® "2013  Community Preference Survey." Privacy is no doubt the best feature of my  mid-century ranch home, since I can only see one neighbor’s house and it’s a  couple hundred feet...