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33 Top Pizza Shops

Recently there was an article published for the top 33 pizza shops in the country.  Kevin Alexandar and Liz Childers scoured the country and happily ate so much pizza to recommend their top 33.  The article is called "Are These the 33 Best Pizza Shops in America" was featured on Yahoo News and lists the best of deep-dish to wood-fire pies. Most would expect lots of New York and Chicago shops to be listed, as I was reading through the list to my surprise there was one listed from Louisville – Garage Bar located on East Market which offers Wood-Fire Pizzas and craft beers.  

The article says  "The Lousiville spot combines two Southern paradigms: Naples’ iconic pizza and the American South’s flavor and funk. While this twist certainly doesn’t make it traditional Neapolitan, the pizza rolling out of this former-auto service station still has that delicious crisp, but chewy crust. The thing is, no one here will judge you when you add country ham to your ricotta, fior di latte, and local lettuces white pie. Because country ham pairs so much better with Garage Bar’s stellar lineup of bourbons and craft beers, than your run-of-the-mill pizza topping. Also, please start with the boiled peanuts. This used to be a Southern gas station, after all. " Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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Creative Storage for Small Spaces

The perfect home would have walk-in closets, basements and attics for all the important stuff.  But not every location has a perfect home, especially if you are considering a home in the Popular Louisville neighborhood  – the Highlands.  Highland homes are fill with character and style, but sometimes lack storage that the modern family may need.  But that doesn’t stop families wanting to be close to the festivals, parades and restaurants/bars on Baxtor Avenue.  If you’re handy or know someone who is, there are plenty of ways to build creative storage, even in the smallest spaces. Angela Colley, contributor for shared in a recent article “5 Creative Storage Hacks for Small Spaces” there are tricks for small spaces.

 1.     Make Use of Narrow Walls for Storage Walls that are out of the way or too small to hang pictures and knickknacks—like the narrow wall beside your bathroom sink—often go unused. Instead, hang a few simple floating shelves within arm’s reach. Reduce clutter by using the shelves to store items you’d normally keep on the countertop.

2.     Take Advantage of Vertical Storage Space When you’re trying to store infrequently-used items, think above eye level. Stack wicker baskets along the top of your kitchen cabinets to store small appliances you don’t use often. Install a pot rack from the ceiling to store the pots and pans you don’t use every day. Suspend a clothing rack from the ceiling to store out-of-season items and free up closet space.

3.     Squeeze in More Shelves With a few supplies and some creative thinking, you can easily double the shelving space in your bathroom and kitchen. Place tiered shelving units along your widest shelves to break the large space...

Great Builder Relationships

Always a pleasure to work with great area builders, such as Pete Thieneman, who consistently provides quality built homes and services to the Louisville area.

Pete is one of the owners of Clifford Thieneman Company.  Since 1963 Clifford Thieneman Co. has been building quality homes and providing homeowners with a building experience that is based on honesty, extreme quality, and solid construction practices. Oh yeah, and their houses are gorgeous as well.

Building a home can be stressful task for some. I work hard to help it not be stressful but as smooth as possible. One way I do that is to have a good relationship with many of the top areas builders. I work closely with the buyer to ensure their best interest through out the process.  Which means working closely with the builder from the planning stage to the final walk through to ensure the buyer gets the home of their dreams. Contact me today to learn more about building with Pete and other area builders.


Open House This Sunday September 7

Open House Sunday September 7 from 1-5pm

Absolutely stunning one floor plan with brick/stone elevation within the highly sought after Saratoga Springs.Granite countertops in kitchen with custom cabinetry,superior trim throughout,formal dining room with wainescotting, perfect and cozy great room with fireplace,spacious master bedroom with master bath that has either a jetted tub or soaking tub, nice sized shower, double vanity with granite countertops, hardwood on ''most'' of 1st floor including the partially open stairwell leading to the FINISHED BASEMENT that includes rec room, bathroom, and a study!!! Everyone wants a mud area with cubbbies/hooks for jackets/backpacks, etc. and this home has it.Covered front and back porch. IRRIGATION SYSTEM. Private backyard.Swim club membership available. Available for immediate delivery.

4914 Bridle Bend Way •  Louisville, KY 40299
$357,900 – New Construction with Irrigation System & Finished Basement!


9 things that can lead to buyers remorse

Overlooking These 9 Things Could Lead to Buyer’s Remorse

The last thing you want after moving into your new house is buyer’s remorse.

With so many details to track when buying a home, items can slip through the cracks. Figuring out which areas you shouldn’t overlook is the first step toward mitigating remorse.

With avoiding that sinking feeling in mind,®spoke with a couple of agents about what to pay attention to when buying a home.

1. Lifestyle vs. resale value

Marty Winefield emphasizes this concept with his clients. Buying a home is a personal choice, so make sure you know whether you’re buying for resale value or for lifestyle. Some clients buy with the bottom line at the top of mind while others care more about their quality of life.

2. Size: It matters!

REALTOR® Nina Goldsmith of @properties in Chicago cites a house that seemed perfect on paper. She showed it 102 times in about three months. The house had three bedrooms and two bathrooms in a nice area. The downside? The bedrooms were extremely small—and small enough to turn off...