Portland: Louisville’s Next “It” Neighborhood?

Fancy a stroll? Local entrepreneur and so-called “Maestro of East Market Street” Gill Holland has turned his attention to Louisville’s Portland neighborhood, saying he envisions a “stroll district” cropping up in Portland’s future.

Holland, famous for the Green Building in NuLu, purchased a former school building in Portland in 2013 and revealed plans for a massive investment project to revitalize the historic Louisville neighborhood, saying in an interview with the Leo Magazine that, “I’ve had an interesting time explaining to investors that we’re not looking to make a quick buck, that we’re investing in the future.”

His vision is reminiscent of Bardstown Road, East Market Street, and Frankfurt Avenue: a wanderer’s paradise of shops, cafes, and small businesses.

Other local business-owners have also turned their attention to Portland and the West End, including Karter Louis, owner of Hillbilly Tea. Louis recently decided to open another location of his restaurant in Portland, citing his attachment to West Louisville as one of the reasons for his decision. “There’s an undercurrent happening there,” he said. “I’m rallying everybody. I think it can be golden.”

The home to many historic, pre-Civil War buildings, Portland hosted a thriving working class community at the turn of the 20th century, but the city’s famous 1937 flood and a second high flood in 1945 destroyed portions of the neighborhood and drove many middle class families out of the area. Today, a flood wall protects Portland and its residents from future flooding.

Home prices in Portland are currently some of the lowest in Louisville, but may be on the rise as revitalization efforts take hold. The neighborhood is home to many of the small shotgun houses for which Louisville is known.

Want to join the movement? Get in on the ground floor while home prices are still low! Call me, I’d love to help.

— View Homes for Sale in Portland

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX Connections
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist


Portland Points of Interest:


The Portland Museum

Tim Faulkner Gallery
1512 Portland Ave
Louisville, KY 40203

The Portland Art & Heritage Fair: Art & Photography Exhibition
Saturday, October 11, 2014
2215 Portland Avenue, Louisville, KY, 40212

Moving Checklist for Home and Condo Buyers

Convenient Home Moving Checklist for home and condo buyers (via Winnipegs Real Estate Blog)

Guest Post by Bo Kauffman:

Moving Checklist for home and condo buyers . If you’ve just bought a house or condo, chances are your ‘moving date’ is about 6 – 10 weeks away.  Now is the time to start preparing for your move.  For an outline of some of the activities you…

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Who Wants to Live in Old Louisville? Restored Home for Sale



Wouldn’t You Love to live in this Fabulous Restored Home in Historic Old Louisville?
Now’s the time! New Price $289,900


Beautifully restored Old Louisville home with enough space for a large family and huge open floor plan for entertaining. Dual Zone Heating and AC, Large open rooms, Deck that overlooks colorful landscaped backyard. Close to Downtown and in one of the best blocks in Old Louisville. The Master Bedroom on the 3rd floor is like being in your own private tree house. There is off street parking in the back and a Garage could easily be added.
Home for Sale in Old Louisville, Bruce Moore, Realtor

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Call me today for your private showing!

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX Connections
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

How much House Can You Get for 1 Million Dollars??

How much House Can You Get for 1 Million in Louisville, Kentucky?  Miami? Rome? Check out this cool graphic to see exactly how large of a home your Million Dollars will buy. Pretty interesting! Looks like you get the most bang for your buck in the Louisville market.

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Ready to buy a home in Louisville? Call me, I can help!

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX Connections
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

Let’s Celebrate the Beauty of Old Louisville

Old Louisville Real Estate, Bruce Moore, Realtor

No doubt about it, Old Louisville is one of Louisville’s most beautiful neighborhoods!  The houses are really what sets this neighborhood apart from others in the city.

Made up of mostly Brick Victorian Architecture, it is the 3rd largest Designated Historical Neighborhood in the entire United States!

Old Louisville Real Estate, Bruce Moore, Realtor

Not only that but despite its up and downs ….. the Great Flood of 37, Tornado of 74 and some history of neglect ….. most of the houses remain intact and are still in great shape.  Old Louisville is coming back from the downturn it took starting during WWI when owners started to subdivide the houses into apartments.  There are still quite a few old house/apartments but the practice has stopped and is being reversed thanks to the Old Louisville Neighborhood Association and the conversion into a Historical District.

On May 16th and 17th, Old Louisville is celebrating its neighborhood by inviting others to the
2nd Annual Old Louisville Springfest

Organizers are expecting about 7,000 people to visit the neighborhood. There will be bands, vendor booths, plenty of food and drink including the Old Louisville Slushie for adults which is a blend of bourbon, orange juice concentrate and lemonade concentrate.  Yumm!! And the newest addition to the festival is a Beer Garden!

And while you’re there, take a peek at some of the Beautiful Homes and Condos For Sale in Old Louisville!

I am very proud to be listing a beautiful House at 1208 S. 1st street and I will be holding an open house on Sunday from 2-4.  

House for sale in Old Louisville, Bruce Moore Realtor

Come on by and pick up a flyer on Friday or Saturday and come back for the open house on Sunday to tour this beautiful home and say Hi!

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX Connections
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

 

Open House! Come tour this Great House in Old Louisville

Home for sale in Old Louisville, Bruce Moore, Realtor

 

 

Open House!

1208 South First Street
Old Louisville

Sunday, May 18, 2014
2-4 pm

Come and see for yourself everything this beautiful house has to offer! Lovingly restored Old Louisville home with enough space for a large family and huge open floor plan for entertaining. Close to Downtown Louisville and in one of the best blocks in Old Louisville.

View the Listing for this home

Feel free to call me anytime with questions. Hope to see you at the Open House on Sunday!

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX Connections
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

Open House! Come see this Great House for Sale in Old Louisville

Home for sale in Old Louisville, Bruce Moore, Realtor

Open House!

1208 South First Street
Old Louisville

Sunday, May 11, 2014
2-4 pm

Come and see for yourself everything this beautiful house has to offer! Lovingly restored Old Louisville home with enough space for a large family and huge open floor plan for entertaining. Close to Downtown Louisville and in one of the best blocks in Old Louisville.

View the Listing for this home

Feel free to call me anytime with questions. Hope to see you at the Open House on Sunday!

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX Connections
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

Restored Home for Sale in Old Louisville

House for sale in Old Louisville, Bruce Moore Realtor
Fabulous Restored House for Sale in Historic Old Louisville!
House for sale in Old Louisville, Bruce Moore Realtor

Beautifully restored Old Louisville home with enough space for a large family and huge open floor plan for entertaining. Dual Zone Heating and AC, Large open rooms, Deck that overlooks colorful landscaped backyard. Close to Downtown and in one of the best blocks in Old Louisville. The Master Bedroom on the 3rd floor is like being in your own private tree house. There is off street parking in the back and a Garage could easily be added. Buy it now and get in just in time for Derby!
House for sale in Old Louisville, Bruce Moore Realtor House for sale in Old Louisville, Bruce Moore Realtor
House for sale in Old Louisville, Bruce Moore Realtor House for sale in Old Louisville, Bruce Moore Realtor

View all Homes for Sale in Old Louisville

Call me today for your private showing!

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX Connections
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

Great Condo for Sale – East Louisville

This Home Just Listed!
Condo for Sale off Westport Road, Louisville’s East End

Condo for sale East End Louisville, Bruce Moore, Realtor
Condo for sale East End Louisville, Bruce Moore, Realtor

Imagine living right across the street from Comfy Cow and all the other restaurants and shops in Westport Village. This condo is in impeccable condition and has enough space for a couple, student, professional or even a small family.Deck has an extra storage room and condo owners have pool and clubhouse access. Way cheaper than rent when you take advantage of the low interest rates. All appliances can stay with condo so you don’t have to spend the extra money on those items.

1,000 Square Feet
2 Bedrooms & 2 Baths

View all Condos for Sale in Louisville’s East End

Call me today for your private showing!

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX Connections
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

Getting a Mortgage in Today’s Environment

Getting a Mortgage in Today’s Environment
Thank you, Sandy Melton of Century Mortgage Co.

Divorce your rate campaign!  When shopping for a mortgage, you need to know that you will be able to “perform” per the terms and conditions of your contract.  I have been originating for over 30 years, and I have worked with the largest banks in the country, owned my own company, and I must say, I am thrilled to be with Century Mortgage Company, which is the largest originator in this region.  I can say with confidence and experience that Century Mortgage has been the best decision I have made as far as my industry.  Remember, rate is one thing, but the APR (annual percentage rate) is what you are really paying.   If you got this fantastic rate with a huge bank, but you can’t close, what good did this do you.

Mortgages are a good kind of debt, and one of the only that are tax deductable.  Many of you only do this every 5 or 7  years, and remember, what you read on the internet is not gospel.  If so, we would ALL lose 30 lbs in 30 days, guaranteed.  You want to depend on someone that does this every day of their life!

Speaking of divorce, if you are finding yourself in this situation, call me and we can go over the options of refinancing.   Many folks in Kentucky qualify for “first time homebuyers” mortgages that offer down payment assistance, even though you may have just sold a house, or had to quit claim it over to an ex spouse, so don’t panic if you have the  money for a down payment, there are programs designed for your needs….as long as your credit score is over 640 and you have a steady job, you can get into a home.

Credit scores are a tricky, frustrating requirement that lenders require, and typically it must be 620 or greater.  If you or a child are trying to build a credit score, we can guide you in the right direction with the tools to accomplish your needs.  You must have three trade lines that have been active for typically a year.  A trade line is revolving credit such as a VISA card, and an installment loan such as a car loan.  Do not close your revolving credit cards, this will lower your score!

Sandie Melton
Loan Originator
Century Mortgage Company

502-753-4162 (Office)
http://cmcloans.com/smelton

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