These are articles and resources chosen to help home buyers. I hope you enjoy them.


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Fleur de lisFinding Your Right Neighborhood...Be Like Sherlock!

By Ellen Shaikun on 09-Nov-16 11:36.

location, Location, LOCATION!! We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Location is a huge factor when moving.


Fleur de lisThe Home Buying Equation

By Ellen Shaikun on 06-Oct-16 11:49.

If you’re a first time home buyer, this one is for you! Buying a home for the first time can seem daunting.


Fleur de lisHow to Find Your Perfect Real Estate Agent

By Ellen Shaikun on 24-Aug-16 13:58.

Whether you're buying or selling a home, the thought of hiring a Real Estate Agent has crossed your mind.


Fleur de lis7 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Condo

By Ellen Shaikun on 18-Aug-16 12:38.

You've found your dream condo, and you're ready to relax among the mango trees and swaying date palms. Sounds nice, doesn't it? Hold your horses. To keep from getting stuck with a lemon, you've got to do some homework.


Fleur de lisHow to Move to a New State

By Ellen Shaikun on 09-Aug-16 12:35.

Relocating to a new state offers the opportunity to start fresh and experience a life you may not have otherwise planned.


Fleur de lisWednesday Wisdom: Real Estate, A Bird, and You

By David Jaffe on 29-Jun-16 15:22.

The main objective of this blog, Real Life Real Estate, has been to provide you with information that is succinct and practical that will help your daily life in your home, in the buying or


Fleur de lis4 Steps to an Organized Garage

By Ellen Shaikun on 04-May-16 11:09.

Let’s start with a little exercise, shall we? Stand up, walk outside, and peer into your garage.


Fleur de lisBoomers to Millennials: 5 Tips to Get a Handle on Debt

By Ellen Shaikun on 03-May-16 09:53.

Be it a mortgage, student loan or unpaid credit card, the majority of households hold some form of debt.


Fleur de lis5 Luxury Tubs to Improve your Home

By Ellen Shaikun on 04-Apr-16 11:23.

For their range of high-end amenities, luxury homes have one feature in common: a show-stopping master bath. The average remodeler can get a similar luxe look by up-scaling the project, say the experts at Cornerstone Design and Remodel, a San Diego, Calif.-based firm.


Fleur de lis5 Pesky Mistakes New Homeowners Make in Louisville

By Ellen Shaikun on 02-Mar-16 10:06.

From seasonal temperature fluctuations to excess rainfall, pests find any excuse to enter homes.


Fleur de lisEmpty Nester? How to Accept, Appreciate, and Accomplish in Your Home

By David Jaffe on 18-Feb-16 10:10.

In this post, you'll find out your first action steps in being an empty nester!


Fleur de lisFirst Time Homebuyers: 4 Things no one tells you...

By David Jaffe on 09-Feb-16 10:21.

If you're a first time home buyer, this is the info no one talks about when buying a home!


Fleur de lisThe End of Downsizing...

By David Jaffe on 21-Jan-16 10:24.

Downsizing your home? You might want to reconsider. This is the end of downsizing!


Fleur de lisMOVING: Louisville Neighborhood Associations/HOAs

By Ellen on 11-Jul-14 10:24.

Neighborhood associations or Home owner associations (HOA) are an overlooked and often misunderstood part of moving. It's important when you are looking at placing an offer to consider the local HOA and its by-laws, requirements and dues. Some are easygoing, others are strict and you need to think about how you will fit in.


Fleur de lisBUYING A HOME: Is it possible to buy a home without ever needing to use a hand sanitizer?

By Ellen on 05-Jun-13 15:33.

Hand needing sanitizerIt's interesting to watch the world on the internet, on


Fleur de lisCLOSING: Is personal property (including dogs) negotiable in a real estate deal?

By Ellen on 05-Jun-13 15:29.

Is personal property negotiable?The truth is, anything can be negotiable, including personal property.


Fleur de lisSpringhurst Neighborhood

By Ellen on 28-Jun-13 11:14.

Springhurst Neighborhood Home Values

Do you live in the Springhurst Neighborhood? A comprehensive CMA can really help you discover your options and make good decisions in your future planning. A lot of information about your home is public.


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pushpinFun Fact about Louisville Kentucky

Screenwriter Stephen Gaghan initially wanted to include his hometown, Louisville, in the movie “Traffic.” However, he decided that Cincinnati’s inner city looked seedier and would serve the film better.