413 Breckenridge Lane Louisville Ky OPEN HOUSE~~ July 30th 1-3pm!!

If you are looking for a charming home in the heart of St. Matthews, THIS HOME IS FOR YOU! This recently updated 3BR/3BA Cape Cod home is full of personality to match anyone’s style. Enter the home into the foyer and you will immediately notice the immaculate condition as you are greeted by beautiful hardwood floors, crown molding, and an abundance of natural sunlight. Spend many hours reading a book in the beautiful living room in front of the marble gas fireplace. Enjoy many holiday celebrations in the formal dining room’s festive atmosphere. The friendly kitchen will attract you to its multiple countertops, cabinets, drawers, backsplash, recessed lighting and stainless steel appliances that remain. 

Beautiful home
Back Deck
Beautiful
Awesome Kitchen

 The open style and kitchen island is perfect for visiting family and friends as you prepare meals. Wait until you see the built-in dining nook with bookshelves. Uniquely situated on the 1st level is the master bedroom with walk-in cedar closet with built-in shelving and greenhouse window, and master bathroom. Custom designed French doors with inlayed glass lead you to a Florida sunroom with skylights. Imagine starting your day with a cup of coffee watching sunrises. On the second level there are two spacious bedrooms. One of the bedrooms could be used as a second master bedroom that hosts a large walk-in closet with porthole window and second finished storage area that could be used as a secret playroom. The finished basement is perfect for multi-generational living. There is a family room, full bath, kitchenette, eating area, multiple closets and a large room that could be used as a bedroom. Laundry is no fuss in this home as each floor has a laundry chute that empties directly into the laundry room that has a utility sink. The fenced in back yard offers its own style of living. Access the custom designed deck from both the Florida room or kitchen and you will find built-in flower boxes, hot tub, built in eating area and steps leading to a secret garden and fire pit perfect for unwinding after one’s busy day. Host many gatherings and cookouts by the carport where you can also find shade to rest and relax. The oversized driveway leads to a 2 car garage and offers plenty of parking for lots of guests. The 
Norbourne Estates community offers special social functions and activities for its families. Just minutes from shopping, restaurants, parks and a walk to Shelbyville Road for an ice cream at Graeters. Schedule your private showing TODAY and come experience the amazing social life and intimacy of St. Matthews! 

You Could Be Wrecking Your Home — And Not Know It (Yet)

First-time homeowners often make these 9 common — and avoidable — mistakes. Don’t be one of them.

You haven’t felt like this since you were a teenager. You have a crush on your new house. (You’re officially a home buyer — wait — owner!)

It’s soooooo great. You love its quirks. It’s your very first home, and you want to do everything right.

The feeling is fun, but also scary: You remember too well how badly you screwed up that first crush as a teenager (so embarrassing. Don’t ask).

Could you screw this up too?

No need to freak out. You can make this love a lasting one. For now, keep an eye out for these common no-nos that can result from good intentions.

#1 Using Bleach as a Cure-All

If bleach is your chicken soup for whatever ails your home, proceed with caution.

Bleach can:

  • Eat through the sealant on stone surfaces like granite
  • Discolor laminate and colored grout
  • Fade enamel and acrylic tubs
  • Dissolve vinyl and linseed-based flooring like linoleum
  • Corrode seals within the disposal

In addition, bleach kills mold on non-porous surfaces, but can feed future mold growth on absorbent and porous materials, like grout. Yep, whitening grout with bleach creates a mold feeding ground. Whoops.

Better options? Water and vinegar are all you need for most cleaning jobs. If you’ve got a heftier mold or mildew issue, apply a commercial anti-fungal product.

And to clean your disposal, just dump cold water and ice cubes down the hatch.

#2 Training Ivy to Climb Your House

You’ve dreamed of living in an ivy-covered English cottage since childhood. Well, sorry for this, then:

“Anything that climbs on the house will damage it,” says Marianne Binetti, a speaker and author who leads garden tours around the world.

The horticulture expert made the mistake herself.

“It looked cool for a while, but it dug into the siding so even when we pulled it off, it left damage. And it climbed up the drain pipe and tore the gutter off the house,” she says.

By sending roots beneath siding and shingles, ivy enlarges tiny cracks in brick and wood, introducing entrances for moisture and insects, says Jay Markanich, a certified home inspector based in Bristow, Va.

#3 Relying on Chemical Drain Cleaners

Clogged sink! Again! Pay a plumber more than $100, or grab a $10 product at the store? You can totally handle this one yourself, right?

Possibly. But the most common active ingredients in these solutions, hydrochloric acid and sulfuric acid, can erode your pipes.

Even the old baking-soda-and-vinegar medley can result in cracked pipes, as the reaction causes a build-up of pressure.

Old-fashioned “mechanical” methods — your plunger, a drain snake, or a handy $2 gadget called the Zip-It — are safer and more effective, according to “Consumer Reports.”

And if that fails, that call to the plumber doesn’t sound so bad compared to an eroded or busted pipe, no?

#4 Using Glass Cleaners on Mirrors

Your newfound house crush has you scrubbing and spritzing everything. Look at you being so lovingly domestic!

But be cautious with your mirrors. Spraying can lead to what’s ominously called “black edge” — created when a liquid seeps beneath the reflective backing and lifts it.

Instead, clean mirrors with a lint-free microfiber cloth, dampened with warm water — especially mirrors in expensive, installed items like vanities and closet doors.

Avoid the edges and dry immediately with a second cloth.

#5 Planting Trees ThisClose to Anything

Kind of like adopting an adorable, tiny piglet on a whim, you’ve got to remember how a baby tree is going to grow, and what it’s going to require at maturity.

You probably don’t want a 70-pound pig digging up your daisies, and you definitely don’t want a tree root pushing through your driveway, sidewalk or — so much worse! — your foundation.

And watch out for evergreens. If planted too close to the house, they cast too much shade, encouraging mold growth, Binetti says.

Position trees according to its maximum height, crown size, and root spread. For perspective, even a small tree reaching less than 30 feet tall needs at least 6 feet of clearance from any exterior wall, according to the Arbor Day Foundation.

#6 Using the Wrong Caulk

As a dutiful homeowner, when you see failing caulk, you fix it. But the term “caulk” is as broad as the word “glue.”

There’s kitchen and bath caulk, concrete caulk, gutter caulk, mortar caulk — and that’s just the tip of the caulk-berg. And just like you’d never fix broken pottery with a glue stick, you don’t want to pick the wrong caulk either.

Markanich sees plenty of damage done when the wrong caulk is used. Such as using silicone caulk (totally great on non-porous surfaces like bathtubs) on concrete or brick or other porous surfaces. It won’t adhere, and moisture can seep in, compromising the bond and the structure.

Before heading to the store, check an online buying guide to find the right match for the project you’re doing. Odds are there’s a specific caulk just for it.

#7 Over-Sealing Countertops

Take care of your countertop, but don’t smother the darn thing.

Applying sealant too frequently can create a cloudy or streaky appearance on surfaces like natural stone, concrete, butcher block, and glass, which typically only require occasional resealing to resist stains. (Quartz, laminates, and solid surfaces like Corian are best left sans-sealer.)

How to know it’s time to reseal? Drip some water on a high-use area of the countertop. If the water doesn’t remain beaded after 15 minutes, consider resealing.

But always defer to your manufacturer’s recommendations. Different materials can have different needs.

#8 Over-Mulching

Nothing feels closer to giving your home a hug than being elbow deep in a landscaping project. But when it comes to mulch (which is so great, for so many reasons), it turns out elbow deep is a little too much love.

A layer thicker than 3 inches can suffocate plants and prevent water from reaching roots, so spread thoughtfully.

#9 Piling Firewood Next to Your Exterior Wall

Your fireplace is the highlight of your home. You love it. That’s why you keep your firewood right outside the back door, for easy access.

Oops. Storing firewood against your home’s exterior walls is akin to opening a B&B for termites.

In fact, “anything that creates a dark, climate-controlled area near the house will invite termites” and other pests into your home, Markanich says.

In one of the worst termite cases he’s seen, he found an enormous termite colony on an exterior wall in a bathroom, which got its foothold in a pile of bricks outside.

Twenty feet is a safe distance from home for firewood — and still not too far to go to fuel your awesome fireplace.

New Agent

Tanis Linnig is new, She is a bundle of   energy!  Tanis is a buyer’s specialist, Whatever your  looking for let her help you find it!!! Give Tanis a call at                   502-594-4455 or shoot her an email  tanis@findahomeinky.com                                                                                       

Our Newest Agent Jackie Neumann

Jackie Neumann

Introducing our newest agent!

Jackie Neumann is our newest Agent, just joining this week! She is the gal to call for either listing or buying! She can and will help you with all of your needs.

Jackie@findahomeinky.com    502-494-5275

 

 

 

Looking for some seclusion, nice pond??? Check this out!!

8609 Attu Lane, Louisville Ky 40291

Talk about your own little reserve! Quiet, tucked back, large home! The view of the pond is amazing! 3 bedroom, 4 bath home, close to 4,000 Square feet. This home was used as a multi family home, with a park like setting and privacy!! If quiet is what your looking for, look no further! Take a look at this home and then call to get your own private showing. Check out this breathtaking view. Call us 502-371-1490

8609 Attu Lane Louisville KY 40291

Beautiful Home
Lovely Master
Family Room
Pond
What a view for a wonderful sunrise or sunset!

If you are looking for peaceful living that showcases the beauty of nature, THIS HOME IS FOR YOU! Words cannot describe the outdoor living space. With a little over 7 acres, the property offers many quiet moments of solitude on any of its multiple decks with built-in seating and creek rock patio. As you drive up to the landscaped circular driveway, you will immediately notice and hear the waterfall from the pond and feel the tranquility. Walk down to the dock where the fish stocked from Kentucky Fish & Game will greet you. The one owner 3BR/4.5 BA brick home is perfect for multi-generational living with 2 separate open style living areas. Enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sunrise overlooking the property in the Florida room or main kitchen.

Throughout the home you will find recessed lighting, wainscoting, skylights and abundance of closets and storage areas. The living room has built-in nooks and the sitting room has built-in shelving. Both kitchens have granite countertops and all kitchen appliances remain. Appreciate the magnificent view in the main kitchen through the floor to ceiling Palladium window, as well as skylight in the cathedral ceiling. Picture friends sitting around the breakfast bar visiting as you prepare meals. The large master bedroom is a personal retreat in itself and allows for a sitting area where you can spend hours reading a book. The finished basement is sound proof with extra insulation in the ceiling. There is a bedroom, extended bar with bar sink, cabinets, refrigerator, additional laundry area, and 3 bonus rooms that can be used as an office, recreation room and additional sleeping quarters. One of the bonus rooms has a built-in desk and walk-in closet. The separate basement entrance is great for privacy. The full bathroom has a double vanity with built-in shelving. The 2+ garage is amazing and a handyman/welder’s dream. Wired for 220v electricity, this garage lacks nothing with its tall ceilings, oversized 8 ft garage doors, utility sink, cabinets, workbenches and an oversized work area. The back door leads to a second driveway that can be used to park an RV. Host many gatherings and cookouts using the cook shed featured with lights and electrical outlets. There is a barn and utility shed too. As you can tell, this unique property has so many features that can’t completely be covered in this description. Take a look at our pictures and find yourself dreaming when looking at the surreal seasonal pictures. Discover country living in the middle of Fern Creek only minutes from shopping, entertainment and restaurants. Schedule your private showing TODAY and be captured by this home’s beauty!

12018 Running Creek, Louisville KY 40243

Love the sleek look
Beautiful Treed property
Love the floors!
Looks so cozy!
Beautiful home

You asked for it, another fabulous home in Douglass Hills. As you enter into this wonderful 2 story home you will find a formal living room currently used as a playroom for the kids to the right, a formal dining room to the left and straight ahead the large eat-in kitchen which joins the family room on the rear of the home along with a half bath on this level. Upstairs you will find a huge master bedroom with master bath , a full bath and 3 additional large bedrooms. There is a full unfinished basement just waiting for you to make into your favorite hideaway. There is a covered patio area on the rear of the home and a great tree lined rear yard. For those who love a great playground and open space, directly across the street is the park for walks and other activities.

2301 WinterHaven Ct

Kick back for the evening at your beautiful bar
Making gourmet dinners in this awesome kitchen
Welcome Home
Kick back on the deck watch the sun go down
Beautiful Home
Huge First floor Master Bedroom
Beautiful Dining room

Price Reduction on this Amazing Home! Nestled in Paramont Estates this beautiful home as all the luxuries! The amentities of the association are nice as well. This home is one you do not want to miss, high end appliances, beautiful landscaping and an amazing deck! The $20,000 price reduction makes it an even sweetier deal! Call today let’s hang our hat here!  You will be amazed by the precise attention given to intricate details in the custom designed extra wide dentil and crown molding, wainscoting, inlayed hardwood flooring, built-in hutch, bookshelves, cabinetry and trim work throughout the home. The home is ADA compliant and has an elevator to take you from floor to floor. The doorways on the first level all have beautiful transom windows. The oversized windows provide an abundance of natural sunlight through the Plantation blinds. There is also new flooring throughout the home.  Featured are built-in stainless steel appliances including a 6-burner Thermadore stove, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and double oven. You will be quite impressed by the incredible glass front dining cabinet, granite countertops, custom designed cabinets with magazine rack, as well as the multiple countertops. These are just a few of the items that will entice you. Off the kitchen is a long hallway that leads to the walk-in pantry, 3+ car garage, mudroom/laundry room, 1/2 bath and drop zone where you will find cubbies and plenty of storage.  Enjoy the magnificent view while having a cup of coffee watching the sunrise on the covered side of the deck. The deck stretches the backside of the home and there is a gas line hookup perfect for hosting cookouts hassle free. The master bedroom envelops you with warmth and security under its recessed lighting and crown molding. Call us Today for your own private showing!

Price Reduction on Chenoweth Run Rd.

Can you Imagine drinking coffee from the dock?
Amazing view
Let’s take a dip!
Welcome Home!
Big Family room

Motivated sellers! This home is beautiful, has everything you can want and need! Call us today to check this home out! Enjoy peaceful living in metro Louisville in this 4BR/3BA brick home on 11.55 acres of nature. This home is equipped with all of life’s indulgences. Enter the surreal grounds starting with one of two stocked ponds to find an immaculately kept home beautifully landscaped. Open the custom designed front door with sidelights to be greeted by wainscoting, dentil molding, and a double closet in the foyer. The living room has floor to ceiling windows and built- in cabinets and shelving. You will love celebrating holidays in the festive ambience of the dining room with its floor to ceiling windows and precise detail of the wainscoting.

Price Reduction on Beautiful Home 2705 Cave Springs Place, Anchorage KY

Offering a unique lifestyle with all of the comforts of luxury in this secluded 6BR/5 full/2half BA home in Anchorage. Immediately upon entering the home you will be amazed by the precise attention given to intricate details in the extra wide dentil and crown molding, and wainscoting, as well as gleaming hardwood floors. To the left of the foyer is a sunken parlor/office with recessed lighting, hand-tooled built-in bookshelves and double pocket doors for privacy that open into the massive great room. The cathedral ceilings, palladium window, skylights and wall of windows across the back of the home will bring nature inside. A beautiful gas fireplace will invite you to sit in front of a fire and read your favorite book from one of the many shelves of the built-in bookcase.

What a beautiful Entry
Beautiful Luxurious home
Look at the view, the ceilings, the light! What a beautiful Living room

Wait until you see the gourmet kitchen with its copper roof gazebo style breakfast area with crank-out windows. A chef’s delight is the state-of-the-art kitchen. Picture friends sitting around the oversized breakfast bar with double sided cabinets as you prepare meals with the Monogram/Advantum appliances. Featured is tall beautiful Butterscotch Cherry cabinets that boast glass fronts, recessed lighting, large walk-in pantry, patterned tile backsplash and large Antique Ivory colored island. You will love celebrating holidays in the festive ambience of the formal dining room with its glass inset for a side table, ceiling to floor transom window, dentil molding and trey ceilings. There is also a powder room and double sized laundry room with built-in cabinets and utility sink. There is a masterfully designed addition on the first level that includes accommodations for an elevator shaft. You will find this area can be used as the master suite or a mother-in-law suite. The living room offers a gas fireplace with floor to ceiling double windows, dentil molding, recessed lighting and entrance to a deck. An efficiency area with black granite countertop, antique white cabinets, and bar refrigerator can be found in the suite. The bathroom is memorable with its gorgeous marble flooring, glassed shower with steamer and body wash jets, Jacuzzi tub and extended custom designed vanity with built-in cabinets and drawers. It is absolutely stunning. The bedroom has transom double pane floor to ceiling windows with recessed lighting and intricate crown molding. There is an additional room that can be used as a closet where conduit is installed to accommodate an elevator. Washer and dryer hookup can also be found. There are back stairs leading to the basement and 2nd level. The large master bedroom envelops you with warmth and security with its layout of the sitting area and vaulted ceilings. The ensuite has extended granite countertops, custom designed cabinets and drawers, skylight, Jacuzzi, walk-in shower and linen closet. The 2nd bedroom is large and has a walk-in closet. A Jack-n-Jill bathroom links the 3rd and 4th bedroom together. The 4th bedroom has a Cedar closet. The hall bathroom hosts a double vanity with cabinets and drawers. Additionally, there is an enormous bonus room with full bathroom attached. You reach the basement from either of the 2 staircases in the home. Featured in the basement is a family room with gas fireplace, conduit in place for a projector screen, crank out windows and a kitchen with Corian countertops and custom designed cabinets. The full bathroom has a tiled shower. Entertain your guests in the game room.

The extensive outdoor living space is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. Listen to the soothing waterfall flow into the Koi fishpond from the two fountains that provide an ambience of peace and tranquility as you unwind after a busy day. Grill your favorite dish on the oversized deck with built-in seating. Enjoy a cold beverage under the enclosed covered porch that has a ceiling fan and recessed lighting. There is a 3-car garage with side entry. You will find generous features in this home including intercom system throughout the home, central vacuuming, 2 sump pumps, radon system, selective area generator, irrigation system and Spray System instead of sewers. A superb residence in every respect that is located on a tree lined street. We invite you to take a private tour and see this impeccably maintained home and its peaceful, easy living. Call today.