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2018 Kentucky Derby Events!

Heidi Fore & Kristin Brockett's favorite Kentucky Derby events!


Thunder Over Louisville
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Air Show – 3:00 pm
Fireworks – 9:30 pm
Downtown Louisville
Viewing map!

Volleyball Classic 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00 am – 9:00 pm: Sand Division at Baxter Jacks
Sunday, April 22, 2018
9:00 am – 9:00 pm: Sand Division at Baxter Jacks
Saturday, April 28, 2018
9:00 am – 6:00 pm: Grass Division at Seneca Park at the Tennis Courts
9:00 am – 9:00 pm: Sand Division at Baxter Jacks
Sunday, April 29, 2018
9:00 am – 6:00 pm: Grass Division at Seneca Park at the Tennis Courts
9:00 am – 9:00 pm: Sand Division at Baxter Jacks

Chow Wagon®
Waterfront Park
Thursday, April 26, 2018 – Friday, May 4, 2018
11:00 am – 11:00 pm: Daily
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Sunday

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Things to do this Spring around Louisville!

Congratulations on your promotion, Rob and Kathryn!

Congratulations on your promotions, Kathryn and Rob!

Please join us in celebrating Kathryn Klein as the Vice President of Sales for the greater Louisville area. Congratulations to Rob St. John for his promotion to Regional Vice President. Raise a glass to toast their success this Wednesday, August 2, at O'Shea's on Baxter Avenue!

Launch party!

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Heidi Fore's Fall Festival Guide!

Louisville 2016 fall festivals and events!

The St. James Court Art Show is a juried fine arts and fine crafts show that hosts an impressive 725 artists from North America. Held in the heart of historic Old Louisville!
September 30, October 1, and October 2
Friday & Saturday from 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

What's going on in Louisville

Here's our report about the real estate market, and a "free gift with purchase" offer. When you buy a house with us, we give you a free place to stay in Costa Rica. When you sell a house with us, we advertise your house on other countries' real estate sites to find international buyers for your house. Working with a world wide team has world wide benefits. 
http://rivervalleyrealtygroup.kwrealty.com/media/id/2910389/

Keller Williams Realty Louisville East
River Valley Group

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What is an assessment and how does it affect what I can sell my house for?

If you want to skip to the bottom line of this blog post, here it is: you cannot look at the tax assessed value of a property to determine what you could buy it for or sell it for. 
There are about a 1,000 reasons for this. Here are a few:
(1) Assessments change for many reasons. A wife could sell the house to the husband in a divorce. A person could sell the house to their grandkids at a low price.
(2) If there was a short sale, the assessed value would change to the lower value when the new owner buys it.
(3) Property owners can appeal their assessments after purchase to get the assessment lowered so that they can pay lower taxes.
(4) Seller motivation has nothing to do with the tax assessed value. Someone could own a house for 50 years, have a lifetime of memories in that house. It could be in a great location. The tax assessments could have gone up minimally during that time and so that seller could sell their house for much more than what the PVA office says the house is worth. It is all up to the buyers who are buying in that area.
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Kentucky Derby 2016 events in Louisville festival parade boat race balloon chow wagon and How to throw a Derby party

Kentucky Derby 2016 events in Louisville

  • Saturday 4/23 Thunder Over Louisville
  • Thursday 4/28 Kroger Fest-A-Ville and Chow Wagon at Waterfront Park
  • Sat 4/30 & Sun 5/1 Cherokee Triangle Art Fair
  • Mon 5/2 Great Balloon Race 
  • Tues through Thursday – Dawn At The Downs
  • Wednesday 5/4 – Great Steamboat Race, Bed Races, Happy Tail Hour
  • Thursday 5/5 Pegasus Parade
  • Friday 5/6 – Oaks Day at Churchill Downs
  • Saturday 5/7 – Derby Day at Churchill Downs

How to throw a Derby party.

  • Serve Hot Browns, fried chicken and benetictine spread, bacon and spinich salad, cucumber-tomato pasta salad, strawberries, Mint Juleps and sweet tea
  • There are fun ways to bet on the races without actually betting, like drawing the winner from a hat, everyone draws a horse and you pay $1 per draw. Winner takes all.  For even more fun, add a separate hat to guess the horse that comes in last!
  • Check out Liquor Barn and Party City for cute plates and napkins with a Derby theme.
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