Turf Town Real Estate Blog

Groundhog Phil may have declared six more weeks of winter, but that doesn't mean you can't get your home ready for Spring! Chances are you didn't decide to sell your home overnight, so use the next six weeks, and our helpful tips, to prepare for the Spring market!

1. Declutter: Get a jump start on your spring cleaning by purging anything you haven't used, or worn, in the past year. And if you haven't already done so...we're not judging...take down the holiday decor and get organized! Space is your best friend when selling your home.

2. Freshen Up: The snow may still be on the ground, but that isn't a reason your home has to feel cold. If you're serious about selling in the next couple of months, now is the time to freshen up! Adding a fresh coat of

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For 56 years, God's Pantry has been collecting and donating food items across Central and Eastern Kentucky. In 2011, God's Pantry distributed more than 48 million pounds of food to 120 counties in Kentucky alone! Hunger is a disease that strikes more families in Kentucky than across the U.S. However, there is a cure!

Here at Turf Town, we lend a hand. On the second Friday of every month, a group of us head to the Food Bank to serve those in need. Not only is it a bonding experience for us, but we're proud to play a roll in the fight against hunger. And you can too!

Head on over to the God's Pantry website { http://www.godspantry.org/ } for more information about how you can help out! There are various volunteer opportunites where your participation is needed!

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many of you are already thinking about family, food and football. As for others, you’re preparing to brave the cold… and the crowd to score a good deal. Most major retailers open their doors at the crack of dawn, offering promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season. As if 4:00 am—after a turkey feast—isn’t early enough, rumors are buzzing that stores will now open on Thanksgiving Day.

However, for those of you looking for a different kind of Black Friday tradition, Lexington’s Official Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held in the newly redesigned Triangle Park. Bundle up and head downtown for Luminate Lexington, presented by Kentucky Utilities! From 2-7 enjoy the local food vendors, arts and crafts

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In the second half of our two part series on single-level living, we have three more beautiful homes to showcase. These houses range in price from $139,000 to $299,000, and each one includes a bright, home with a great floor plan and yard. Be sure to check out the other ranch-style homes in Lexington featured last week too.

233 Greenbriar Rd, Lexington; MLS# 1315431

233 Greenbriar RoadThis attractive ranch home, found in the Lansdowne subdivision of Lexington is found on a quiet street with two cul-de-sacs. Placed on a large 0.4 acre lot, this house includes a lovely back deck and spacious yard. Inside, this three bedroom, two bath home is a spacious and attractive, with a kitchen that includes a casual dining area. Great for entertaining, you’ll find a welcoming foyer

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Ranch-style living is becoming more and more popular, as home buyers’ home preferences continue to favor single-level living over sprawling McMansion-style houses. But choosing a ranch-style home in Lexington doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice space or amenities – in fact, there are plenty highly desirable features unique to single level living. Ranch-style homes are perfectly set up to offer highly desirable open-floor plans, as rooms aren’t divided over several stories, making these homes conducive to family life and togetherness. Home buyers with mobility challenges also find single-level living to be a desirable option.

We’ve compiled some of Lexington’s best ranch-style homes below for you to review. Come back next week for another post in this

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best-georgetown-restaurantsGeorgetown, KY has a great selection of dining from classic American to ethnic. It just goes to show that you don't have to leave the city for a good meal. Here's a list of the top 5 Georgetown restaurants you just have to try. They are so popular in fact, a lot of Lexington diners are making the trip to Georgetown just for a taste.

Rodney's on Broadway

Enjoy a modern American meal in a historic 19th century brick house. The upscale eatery serves up an array of fresh seafood, along with free range lamb, prime beef, and seasonal ingredients. Some of Chef Rodney's signature dishes include Woodford Reserve Shrimp & Scallops, Grilled Australian Lamb Chops with roasted garlic mint demi-glace, and a Butcher's Cut Rib-eye steak served with a blend of wild

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Great location, excellent horse facilities, cute home.  The 20 acre horse farm features a sand arena, round pen, 9 stall barn.  The tack room has a concrete floor and heating/air conditioning.  There 5 additional outbuildings.  The land is gently rolling with great soils.  The fencing is a combination of wood and no climb wire fencing.  The circa 1931 bungalow is cute as a button with updated kitchen and baths.  $499,000

Hill Parker 859-608-8039

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Well appointed, stately trees, impeccably cared for!  This brick ranch features hardwood floors throughout, tile in the kitchen and baths, 2 full bathrooms, lots of new windows, an open kitchen to large eat-in area/family room with fireplace, sliding glass doors to a large shaded deck, fenced yard, and all appliances are included.  Ready to move into- this house is loking for a new owner to enjoy its charming setting and amenities.  $139,000

Hill Parker 859-608-8039

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4 Fun Festivals to Attend this Fall in Georgetown, KY

georgetown-ky-eventsSummer is winding down in most of Kentucky, but the charming city of Georgetown is just getting geared up for harvest season. There are some fabulous fall festivals just around the corner that promise to be plenty of fun for the entire family. Here we bring you four of our favorite fall festivals worth the trip to Georgetown.

Apple Festival at Evans Orchard & Cider Mill, Sept 14-15, 2013

You can expect apples galore at this celebration of this beloved fall fruit. Bring your appetite to Evans Orchard as you'll find everything from apple pies and apple cider to caramel apples. Among the many fun family activities included are pony rides, hay rides, a petting zoo, music, games and more. Kids can let

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Attractive 2 story brick duplex in the heart of Ashland Park.  First level unit offers 2BR/1BA, 1308 SF, tall ceilings, hardwood floors and front covered porch.  Second level unit offers 3BR/1BA, 1308 SF, hardwood floors, permanent stairs to full floored attic.  Unfinished basement with shared laundry area.  Both units have forced air gas heat, central a/c.  2 car garage and deep yard.  Wonderful opportunity.  $319,000

Rick Queen 859-221-3616

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