I hope this message finds you healthy and well this fine Spring day in the lovely city of Louisville, KY! In this LOuisVillE LOVE letter: fun events to get you out of the house and make you think and move about, Louisville market update and some home tips to keep your home in tip top condition!
First off, LOUISVILLE TRIVIA – In 1873, Louisville druggist John Colgan invented something that you can find in any just about every grocery store in the world. What was it? (See answer at the bottom)
June 1-12- The Phantom of the Opera at the Kentucky Center for the Arts Price: Tickets start at $35.00
Running Time: Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes w/ intermission date/times and ticket info
SPEED Museum CINEMA– Did you know that our amazing, new, world class museum also has a cinema? Here are some great options for you to see something a little different than the Hollywood blockbusters. Speed cinema schedule
June 4 & 5 – Butchertown Art Fair-The 8th Annual Butchertown Art Fair will be held within the 800 and 900 blocks of East Washington Street, Saturday, June 4th from 10:00am-7:00pm and Sunday, June 5th from 11:00am-5:00pm. The event will include over 80 art and craft vendors, food trucks, kids’ activities, and more. Free and open to the public. Hildegard House is the nonprofit partner this year, so attendees are asked to bring disposable travel items – such as toothbrushes, deodorant, and personal-use hygiene items. Visit http://butchertown.wix.com/artfair or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
June 4, YOGA with Art at 21C Museum Hotel 9:30 -10:30am Flex those creative muscles as you work through a variety of ancient yoga poses led by 502 Power Yoga. Sessions are just $5 at the door. Attendees are welcome to bring their own mats, but extra mats are available should students come without one.More information here
June 17- Old Forester Speakeasy Series 6:30pm 9:30pm Frazier Museum will awe guests with experiential circus act performances by CirqueLouis, Bourbon Jazz tunes by Louisville’s own Billy Goat Strut Revue, delicious bites by Marketplace Restaurant – Theater Square, and a free signature craft cocktail! Master Bourbon Specialists will create signature Old Forester cocktails. Guests will get a chance to taste Old Forester’s special selection of bourbons, including the 1870 and 1897 Whiskey Row series expressions, while exploring the museum’s gorgeous exhibition about Prohibition and Kentucky – including the Old Forester Speakeasyright in the middle of the exhibit! As long as the evening skies are clear, cocktails will also be served on the rooftop with a beautiful, expansive view of the Ohio River and downtown Louisville. Now on sale! Get your tickets here.
Louisville Real Estate Market update
The Louisville housing market it HOT HOT HOT! Almost everyday I am having to tell people that the home they wanted to see is already SOLD! Move in ready homes in the Highlands, Germantown, Crescent Hill, Butchertown, Clifton and St. Matthews are especially hot.
Home sales are up this year in most price tiers, except the very high or very low. The number of homes sold between $400,000 and $500,000 are about even with the previous year, but the number of sold properties over $500,000 are down -14.8 percent year-to-date when compared to the previous year.
OF COURSE, it would be an honor to have the opportunity to earn your business or the referrals of any friends or families. I vow to tell them the truth and treat them like family! If you would, respond to this email and tell me a bit about them to help facilitate a warm introduction! I’ll make you look good and you can sleep well knowing their in the hands of a caring and informed professional!
June Home Maintenance Tips
- keep your raised beds and container gardens moist
- deadhead spring blooms
- plant sun-loving herb seeds like basil, chives, thyme, and sage
- plants edibles like pumpkins, melons, beets, carrots, beans and summer/winter squashes
- check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
- service air conditioning unit
- swap out seasonal clothes and bedding
- turn over mattresses
- organize garage for summer activities
- power wash the patio and clean off outdoor furniture
Tip of the Month Create a summer car emergency kit! Fill a container or box with bug spray, bug bite relief, sunblock, hats, and an umbrella. Keep an extra gallon of water to make sure everyone stays hydrated while on the road.
Anyhow, that’s all for now! I’m a real estate agent, World traveler, dog lover yoga struggler and pretty nice guy. Please let me know if I can ever be of service to you!
Sincere regards, gratitude and respect,
Zach Fry “Mindfulness in Real Estate, both Kentucky and Indiana”