The Julie Pogue Properties Louisville KY Real Estate Blog

Open Sunday, July 31st from 2-4pm: 5109 Forest Grove Place, Prospect

New price for this listing in much sought after Prospect, Kentucky.  Come see this traditional, 4 bedroom, 2 full and 1 half bath home with more than 3,000 square feet situated on a quiet street in Bridgepointe neighborhood.  Enter through the front door and beneath the palladium window into the two-story foyer.  There are formal dining and living rooms.  The family room features exposed beams, custom, built-in shelving, wood burning fireplace, wet bar and access to the deck.  Large, eat-in kitchen with deck access and 3 walls of windows which let in tons of natural light.  Kitchen features Jenn-Air stove, planning desk and abundant cabinet space.  Powder room services first floor.  Second floor master suite features cathedral ceilings, floor to ceiling windoes, walk-in closet, double sink vanity with sitting area, whirlpool tub, sky light, shower and private water closet.  Also, on the second floor are three good sized bedrooms, full bath and laundry room.  Partially finished basement with room for storage galore.  The home is detialed throughout with beautiful crown moldint at the ceilings and around the doorways.  Fantastic, ultra-private back yard with over-sized deck.  Two car, rear entry garage.

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Welcome home to 22 Autumn Hill Court in Prospect, Kentucky

Brand new listing in Prospect's Hunting Creek...22 Autumn Hill Court.  Stunning home completely remodeled by Ben Tyler.  All brick 3 bedroom, 3 full and 2 half bath home offers more than 5,300 square feet and is located on a quiet cul-de-sac.  The open floor plan of the home is ideal for entertaining.  The oversized family room features floor to ceiling windows and is open to the dining room with crown molding and built-in china cabinet.  The eat-in kitchen is a chef's delight with top-of-the-line updates throughout.  Granite counter tops, new stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, center preparation island gourmet coffee cabinet are just a few of the things that make this kitchen truly unique.  Off the kitchen is an all-season sun room perfect for viewing the lade in the early morning or during relaxed evenings.  The master suite is fantastic with an adjoining office/den space.  The lavish master bath features his and hers walk-in closets, private water closet, double vanities, whirlpool tub and tiled shower.  The second level offers two large bedrooms with a Jack-and-Jill bathroom and large storage space.  The finished lower level has a family room, mirrored exercise room, full bath, two additional bedrooms and unfinished storage space.  Oversized deck features hot tub and overlooks the picturesque backyard and 8th green and 9th tee of Hunting Creek Golf Course.  Three car, side-entry garage.

 

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A fantastic summer read

Recently, I had a friend in from Malibu, California who was promoting her book, Here, Home, Hope at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in the Summit.  Her name is Kaira Rouda.  If you are looking for a good summer read, I would highly recommend it! If you go to Kaira's Web site you will find the book described as follows: Desperate Housewives meets The Middle Place in the absorbing, witty story about one suburban mother's journey from midlife crisis to reinvention with the help of her husband, friends and neighbors.  Kelly Johnson's witty reflections, self-deptrecating humor, and clever tactics in executing a midlife makeover plan will have the readers laughing out loud.  As bestselling author Katrina Kittle, The Blessings of the Animals, said: 'If you've ever felt your own life contained list of Things to Change (and whose hasn't?), then you will fall in love with Kelly Johnson, the restless protagonist of Here, Home, Hope.  Kaira Rouda's funny, moving novel is a model of inspiration an reinvention for anyone seeking to find what's next in life.'

I met Kaira through real estate. She and her husband, Harley, own a successful real estate brokerage.  She is an award-winning entrepreneur, marketer, speaker and author.  She is the bestselling author of Real You Incorporated: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs (Wiley), founder of numerous companies including Real You and brand creator of Real Living Real Estate, the nation's first women-focused real estate brand.  In late 2009, and with the help of a tweet, Kaira helped orchestrate the sale of Real Living to Brookfield Residential Property Services, a Toronto-based firm with approximately USD $90 billion of assets under management.  Kaira remains brand strategist and consultant for the company.  Here, Home, Hope (Greenleaf Book Group) is her first novel, published in May of 2011 and won a 2011 Indie Excellence Award for fiction.

As an authority and sought-after speaker on entrepreneurship, branding, marketing to women and work-life balance, Kaira has been a speaker at conferences across the country.  She has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, FOX Business, ABC, NBC, WomenEntreprenuer.com, ABC Radio Network as well as hundreds of newspapers, television and radio shows coast to coast.  She is a favorite interviewee and contributor to online women's communities and radio shows, and was named to Forbes' list of the top 30 women to follow on Twitter.  Until writing her first book, Kaira had been the 'Connections' columnist for the Columbus Dispatch for more than 10 years.  She continues to write her own blog, on her Web site www.kairarouda.com and a free, weekly tip with a subscriber base of several thousand women.  Earlier in her career, Kaira was a contributing editor to Columbus Monthly magazine and a freelancer for national and regional magazines including Midwest Living.  Her first national magazine byline appeared in Bride magazine, shortly after her honeymoon.

Named 2008 Best Entrepreneur from the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, Kaira was recognized in Entrepreneur magazin'es Top 50 fastst growing, women-led companies list.  She's also been listed in the top 10 real estate newsmakers of the year and one of the Top 50 most influential women in real estate by the industry's trends report.  Formerly Vice President of Marketing for an Inc. 100 firm and franchisor, as well as for her career in advertising agencies and media firms, she's received multiple ADDY, Webby, Telly, Communicator, Prism, WebAward and W3 awards.  She also earned Twittergrader's Most Powerful Women on Twitter.   

Active in her community, she created Central Ohio's first homeless shelter for families, served two terms on the board of the Mid-Ohio FoodBank, the YWCA, March of Dimes and The Wexner Center for the Arts and is an underwriter of The WOmen's Fund.  She has  received numerous awards for her civic service including the Ohio Sertoma Service to Mankind Award, Kiwanis Humanitarian Award, AWRT Women in Communication Award, Northwest Rotary Woman of the Year and the Columbus Board of Realtors Citizen of the Year.  Kaira also volunteers countless hours to her kids' schools.

Kaira is or has been a member of NAWBO, the International Women's Forum, The Women President's Organization, eWomen Networking, the Women's Council of Realtors, American Marketing Association, the Google Real Estate Advisory Board and is a WebAward Judge for the Web Marketing Association.  She is a magna cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University with a BA in English, and has taken numerous graduate level writing courses.  She studied with The Writers Studio in New York and has attended writer's conferences including Antioch Writers Workshop and the Maui Writer's Conference.  

A mother of four, Kaira and her husband, Harley, have been married for 21 years.  After residing in Upper Arlington, Ohio, for all of their married lives, the couple and their kids headed west and now live in Southern California.

I always look to forward to seeing Kaira.  She is an inspiration as you can tell by her many accomplishments.  So pick up her book, Here, Home, Hope and enjoy the read.

Have a terrific week!

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4325 Alicent Road

Welcome home to 4325 Alicent Road! Immaculately maintained all brick ranch in quaint neighborhood yet near expressway access, shopping and restaurants.  More than 1,300 square feet offers 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.  Living room features a picture window, fireplace, crown molding and gleaming hardwood floors.  The dining room is adjacent to the eat-in kitchen which has a side entrance to the driveway and access to the basement stairway.  Three good sized bedrooms...the master with its own private bath while the remaining two bedrooms share a full bath.  Full basement, partially finished, with ample room for storage, laundry room, workshop and additional bedroom.  Beautiful, screened-in sunporch overlooks the nice-sized back yard.  Two car detached garage.  Home has been lovingly cared for...25 year roof put on in 2005, newer HVAC and recent electrical update.  The activity on this home has been incredible.  Be sure to call 502-238-7400 for your appointment today! 

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The Chicken or the Egg?

When you are in the market for a new home, what should you consider first--the neighborhood or the home itself?

Over and over again you will hear the top three considerations when buying a home are price, location and condition.  However, what you will hear most of those three is, 'Location, location, location.'  That should tell you that you choose your neighborhood first.  Then you look for price and condition.  The chicken and the egg are about getting things in the right order.

We have numerous clients that tell us that they will buy almost anything if they can live in Anchorage, or Hurstbourne or Lake Forest, etc....if they live in walking distance of their parents/sister/best friend or of a school, church and local shopping.  Others are picking their homes based upon commuting time and distance.  Time and gas are precious resources these days!

If you have specific criteria such as this pick the neighborhood first.  Today you have available to you a large number of homes located throughout these neighborhoods.  Only look in those neighborhoods.  You may not find a new home in an established neighborhood so your house may not be exactly how you envisioned it but your location will be.  You can always renovate and change a home but you cannot change the character and location of the neighborhood.

Identify what is important to you--commute time, shopping, schools, local amenities such as parks, rivers, lakes or other recreation and narrow the neighborhoods drown to three or four, if possible, that would suit your desires.  You will not be sorry that you did this critical thinking before you start your home search and it will reduce the hours that you might otherwise spend unnecessarily looking at homes that you are not in an area that will suit your needs.

We at Julie Pogue Properties are glad to help you identify the neighborhoods that would suit your needs.  Just give us a call and we can start helping you in your search to find the perfect home.

Have a great week!

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Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July

This is the 235th year of our United States of American.  We have been through a war for independence, the crafting of our constitution and formation of our government, a second war for independence, a terrible civil war, the abolition of slavery, reconstruction, industrialization, women's suffrage and right to vote, World War I, the Wall Street crash of 1929, ten years of the great Depression, implemented The New Deal, entered World War 2, ended World War 2 with the atomic bomb, entered the Cold War, the arms race and the space race putting a man on the moon, realized the Civil Rights movement, had the Vietnam War, saw the dissolution of one of the world's great super powers-the Soviet Union, are now in the information age, endured the attacks of September 11, have engaged in the war against terrorism, are now in a period of recession and our largest deficit in history; but still we persevere...

We are Americans.  We historically have overcome our obstacles.  I have faith that we can overcome our current problems.  I have faith in our leadership and faith in our upcoming generation.  I see the optimism in the eyes of the family, my friends and my clients every day.  I have faith that we can overcome our current problems.  I have faith in our leadership and faith in our upcoming generation.  I see the optimism in the eyes of my family, my friends and my clients every day.  I have faith the housing market is steadily improving and that our jobless rate will dissipate.  We, as Americans, have a mindset to overcome all obstacles.  We have overcome them in the past and we can continue to meet our challenges with grace and success.  It is a prayer that remains on my lips as I go through my day.  We are Americans one and all.  We can do this!

I hope that each of you enjoyed yesterday's celebration, however you did so.  Count your blessings, tell your loved once how much they mean to you, call up a friend, help a neighbor and do something that counts every day.

Know that we are here to serve you for all of your housing needs.  Have a terrific week and Happy Birthday, America!

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