A spirited good day to you!
Can you believe we’re already in our 8th year of The Gravy Cup for Boy’s and Girls Haven? This an event which I started years ago as a homage to my Mother, Gloria Jane Appel, who we lost 17 years ago in her fight with Lupus. She was an amazing mother, homemaker, singer, advisor and cook who… you guessed it; made the best biscuits and gravy in the world!
This event has been a HUGE hit since the first year and we have progressively outgrown every venue we’ve been in which is just a testament to how much it has resonated with the community. We can very safely say that Louisville is home to the WORLD’s LARGEST Biscuit and Gravy cook-off, so make sure you come out this Saturday, February 22nd, to the Mellwood Arts Center from 11 am-2:00 pm, where you can taste lovingly prepared, “Competition Level” traditional, non-traditional, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free varieties of one of our favorite regional dishes by phenomenal professional and home chefs alike.
This event is family friendly and we will have LIVE MUSIC by Rick Quisol and the Derby City Dandies as well as a cash bar. We have been selling tickets like crazy, so make sure you skip the line by going to www.TheGravyCup.com
What about after the Gravy Cup, you say? I have you COVERED as I also wanted to give you the lowdown on a couple of interesting events, a moment for mindfulness (and DISCOUNT CODE to try a float at Weightless Float Center) then I’ll give you a brief Greater Louisville Area Real Estate market update.. I’ll keep it short and sweet. Does that sound okay? GREAT! Thank you in advance. HERE WE GO!
Wednesday, February 26th- 8:30 pm
Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY Soul Asylum has been inspiring an incredible level of passion for their music since 1981, when the band formed in Minneapolis. Soul Asylum’s indie success led to the band entering the major-label mainstream, and achieving a platinum-level commercial breakthrough with 1992’s Grave Dancers Union (3x platinum)and 1995’s Let Your Dim Light Shine. Grave Dancers Union featured the international hits “Runaway Train,” which won a 1994 Grammy as Best Rock Song. The band went on hiatus after 1998’s Candy from a Stranger.
Saturday, February 29th @7:00pm . Kentucky Center for the Arts , 501 W. Main St., Louisville, KY The full orchestra performs the spectacular John Williams movie score live as the movie plays on a big screen with full sound effects and dialogue. For the entire family!
A moment for mindfulness. Most of us have heard of it and even practice it inconsistently. In all the hustle and bustle of our world, it’s important to have reminders, slow down and focus on what’s really important. Most of the time, it’s just our presence. Here are just a couple of tips on how to be more mindful in your everyday life. When possible, do just one thing.
Pay full attention.
When your mind wanders bring it back.
Try it in a sensory deprivation tank at Weightless Float Center!
We even have a discount code for you to save 15% off all float services!!! Just go to www.WeightlessKY.com and enter special “FryFam” when you are booking!
And now… time for just a brief look at the The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® Statistics.
Reported sales volume was up 3.2% in January 2020 versus the same time last year. For January 2020, the average price was up 1.1%. In Jefferson County, the average price was $210,938 and the median was $173,000. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 9.4% lower than at the same time last year. GLAR President commented that, “Our members saw a continuation of strong demand for entry level homes in January. We hope that continued low interest rates will support the mid and higher price points heading into Spring.” The Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), Lawrence Yun, recently commented that 2019 ended with level sales volume compared to 2018. At the same time the national median price increased by 7.8%, outpacing wage growth of 3%. The current national home inventory is at a 3 month supply, which matches the lowest amount since NAR started tracking inventory levels in the 1980s. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chairman, Dean Mon, anticipates 3% growth of housing starts in 2020. The trade group is focusing on affordability issues, in an environment with a shortage of skilled workers and a lack of buildable lots.
Next up… Can you help me out with something?
We have buyers that are looking for properties to buy that aren’t available in the current inventory. I put a few descriptions below of the kind of properties some of our most urgent buyers are looking for. Of COURSE if you know of anyone else looking to sell or buy a home in the coming months, we are only able to stay open and keep doing our work, vigilantly watching over the fine people of Louisville with the kindness of your generous referrals. I would be humbled at the opportunity to do a great job for them as I have so many others. Anyhow,
main areas of focus and need right now include:
Buyer A- Likes long walks on the beach and is looking for four bedroom, 3 + bath home inside the Watterson on a large lot with garage, basement and preferably an open floor plan for entertaining or good bones to fix up at that right price. Can go up to 850K and okay to do some renovating.
Buyer B- Commercial investor looking for multifamily properties in Kentucky or Indiana for immediate purchase! Can go up to 2 Million.
Buyer C – Is looking for a three bedroom, 2 + bath home inside the watterson (Preferably Highlands/Crescent Hill) up to 600k. Ideally this home will have a garage (or off-street parking) and a yard for the dogs!
I’m a real estate broker/agent, world traveler, dog lover, struggling yoga student, and by all
accounts a pretty nice guy. Please let me know if I can ever be of service to you! It would be my
pleasure to have the opportunity to earn your business and referrals. You can reach me at
502.291.0587 to tell me about how I can help you or a friend of yours… I promise to treat them
like family. Let me help you make the best life here you can! Call me today for a free/no obligation market analysis or consultation at no charge to you. Anyhow, that’s all for now!
Sincere regards, gratitude, and respect,
Fry Realty Collective
Broker and Owner
Practicing “Mindfulness in Real Estate” in Kentucky and Indiana.