Thursday, July 24, 2008

Home A Rama/Parade of Homes

HOME A RAMA- How exciting!
Were you able to get to the home show this week in Louisville? I was able to take some time and go and it was well worth the trip. The homes showcased were beautiful and the new techniques and designs are fabulous. The Neighborhood that was on display was "Locust Creek" and there were guides in each home explaining the details of the different designs.
Our local Parade of Homes is almost ready for the September unveiling! We have it listed in "The Orchard" and it has been great to watch the expertise of the builders bring it all together. I am very excited to be a part of this and the other Parade of Homes in our area. Watch in September so you can tour this beautiful home too! I have included a couple of photos so you can get a sneak peek!

2008 Parade of Homes

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New trend in the horizon?

New trend in the horizon?
Ok, I saw on HGTV the other night "Sleep on It", a show that encouraged a potential homebuyer to sleep over at the house that they were most interested in purchasing. It gives the client the opportunity to spend a night in the house and see if it is a good fit all round. Now I see this as a good idea, but might hurt the sale of a lot of homes too. Maybe there is a train that runs nearby or a loud neighbor coming in from work at 3:00 AM? Not exactly things you have any control over but would possibly be a deal breaker. Our company has not had a request for this yet, but I wondered if anyone has had any requests for this and how did you handle it? With today's "Try before you buy" marketing, I can easily see how this would be a up and coming idea for real estate too. What do you think?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Recycle In Elizabethtown

Ok, if your office is like our office, you occasionally have old newspapers laying around, not to mention cardboard boxes from new equipment or office supplies you have purchased. Well, why not start recycling at your office. It doesn't take much effort, and the impact you can make can be something that makes a difference for your children and grandchildren now and in the future.
There are several locations now where Elizabethtown is taking recyclable products so grab those discarded newspapers and those empty water bottles and start making an effort to bring change to your office and your home too.

As a family, we visit the recycle center about once a week, just add it to a previously planned trip to town. It takes little effort on our part, just removing the cap from our water bottles, rinsing those milk jugs, and instead of throwing away that empty cereal box, we just break it down and add it to the other cardboard products we used to throw in the trash. It quickly becomes addictive, and almost a challenge to see what you can recycle. Drive up to one of the trailers and see for yourself the impact recycling is having here locally. They are quickly finding the need for more trailers and drop off locations because so many are beginning to make that effort.

Did you know a stack of newspapers just 3 feet tall will save one tree? 17 trees can be saved by recycling 1 ton of newspaper. Start stacking them in a closet and see just how fast they add up. Start small and see how good you feel about your efforts. I challenge you to pay attention for one week to the number of things you throw away that can easily be recycled. Now multiply that number by the number of people in your office—staggering isn't it? Start making a difference today!

What are some ways your office recycles? Let us know! These photos are how we collect our recyclables – doesn't require much space, and no more effort than discarding in the trash.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Nearby Bardstown Kentucky

Have you spent any time in Bardstown Kentucky? There are a lot of interesting things there worth checking out! Like the haunted Jail House estimated to be about 200 years old. They have made it a bed and breakfast and you can stay behind bars if you choose! If you venture out back, there they say men were hanged right in the courtyard. It is a beautiful setting but does have an eerie feel to it.
A few blocks down we came across a Museum of Whiskey History. There were a lot of interesting things here too, and I was able to get a unique photo here. This would be a place I would like to return and spend some time. There is Saint Josephs Cathedral in Bardstown also and it was a beautiful place to see. There is lots of history here and there is usually somone there to give you a tour and tell you the history. The stained glass always gets my attention and also made for a great photo. I have found many other great places in Bardstown and if you have guests in from another place, this is a great place to spend a day. There is definitely something for everyone here.
Is there a favorite place you like to visit nearby? That is one of the great things about living in Elizabethtown, there are so many great places in and around the area that you can spend a day visiting or just a couple hours. I love to just grab the camera and go-- you never know what you will find and want to remember!

Happy Birthday Realtors!!

The National Association of Realtors celebrates 100 years this year! Just where would we be without our Realtors? If you are reading this take a few minutes to call your Realtor or send a quick email and just let them know how much you appreciate them. I met my Realtor some 15 years ago, that was before Marsha (obviously she is my realtor) was a Realtor. We became friends first, watched each others children grow up and each of us choosing different careers. We remained friends, and when we decided it was time for a change some 10 years ago, of course I trusted my friendto help us with the difficult work of selling our house and buying our home. The rest is history and we love our home, and although we plan to stay put, I would work with Marsha again in an instant if our situation changed again and we decided to move again. Marsha didn't just help find our home, she built a relationship with our family and I believe she makes a point to do that with everyone she meets.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Are you using

Ok, we have found a gem of a product especially considering the price! FREE! We found kinda by accident, but have tried it and really find it useful.
Ok, picture this....driving home after work and you remember a fax you were supposed to send but forgot because you got busy with something else. You need to try to remember first thing the next morning to send that fax so grab your cell phone, select Jott from your contact list and send yourself a message. Jott transcribes your voice into an email as well as a text sent directly to your phone. Want your husband to grab a gallon of milk on the way home from work but you know he won't be able to answer his phone right now? Jott him, he will get a text and know to get the milk, thus saving you time and hassle. You can create lists within your Jott online account and even print them for use later. You can even get rss feeds via your Jott. You don't have to be real tech savy to use it, just give it a try. We think you will like it! We do!

Great opportunities at our upcoming OPEN DOOR EVENT

We are having an OPEN DOOR EVENT at Marsha Booth & Associates on July 10th, from 3-7 PM that we are inviting the public to. We will to have a lender on site to talk to people who may have injured credit and want to find solutions to fix their credit to possibly purchase a home. There will be free credit reports as well as FREE GAS cards given away each hour. We will have agents on duty to show any of the properties in the MLS so come prepared to find your new home! This opportunity is all about you, and we just want to help you reach your goals. There is no obligation and there is no cost for this event.
We would love to see you come out for this event. You can find us easily by entering the ReMax Complex just down from the new Kohls department store, and look for the red awning! We hope to see you there!