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Your Labor Day Weekend Guide for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Labor Day weekend is here and for many people that could mean many things. It’s when the pools begin to close and the weather starts to cool down, unofficially beginning the fall season. Some view it as a much deserved day off. Some may even view Labor Day weekend as the time family comes in from out of town and are rushing around to find activities and restaurants in the city. If you happen to live in Northern Kentucky or the Cincinnati areas you are in luck…the River Valley Group has you covered! Whether this Labor Day weekend for you means finding the best restaurant in the city, finding the perfect family event, or even looking at homes in Northern Kentucky, this post will serve as your one-stop guide!


When it comes to cuisine in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati you have a plethora of options. Brio in Newport is your best bet if you are looking for authentic Cajun, southern food that will blow you away. If you’re looking for a more affordable family outing the Newport Pizza Company serves delicious pizza and subs. Finally, for a unique dining experience check out Mai Thai in Florence Ky for great Japanese cuisine, including seafood and sushi.

If you are looking more for the Cincinnati area as opposed to Northern Kentucky it’s hard to beat a fine dining experience like Vitor’s Bistro. Located on Harrison Avenue Vitor’s serves delicious breakfast and international cuisine. Terry’s Turf Club in Mount Washington serves some of the best burgers and sandwiches in the area for a decent price. For eating out on a budget be sure to check out Eli’s BBQ on Riverside Drive.

Here is a more complete list:

Best restaurants in Northern Kentucky


Learn How to Take Professional Photos With An Award Winning Photographer

Have you ever had the desire to learn how to take professional photographs? Did you just buy a nice camera and want to learn more about getting the most out of it? Mickie Winters is here to help you!

Tomorrow night (August 29th) award-winning photographer MIckie Winters will be hosting a 2-hour introductory photography class to teach basic camera functions from 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. in Louisville Ky. Admission to the class is $30 per person and will be held at the Block Party Handmade Boutique at 560 S. 4th St.

As the summer comes to a close and the leaves are preparing to change colors, now is the perfect time to educate yourself on taking excellent photos of your kids or friends playing in the colorful leaves.

For more information on fun events or homes in Louisville, Southern Indiana, and the Northern Kentucky area follow the River Valley Group on Twitter and Facebook!


Is The Market For Louisville Homes Improving?

Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of good news regarding Louisville homes for sale. Earlier this month WDRB reported that research has shown that Louisville homes are gaining value. A month ago a study by the Development Strategies of St. Louis determined that downtown Louisville will be able to add 250 new apartments or condos every year for the next 10 years. These are both great signs for those that are looking to buy or sell a house in Louisville but many may still be wary of entering the market after its condition from the past 3 years or so. So is the market for Louisville homes improving?


When taking a look at the graph of the number of Louisville homes bought per month in 2013 thus far we can see that this year’s numbers are doing exceptionally well. The number of houses in Louisville sold is on a steady rise as the year goes on and is having comparable numbers to the top of the market in 2005. Last month July accounted for the largest monthly numbers in 2013, with 1,102 Louisville homes sold at an average price of $184,795. Furthermore, Louisville homes for sale in July 2013 were on the market for an average of 82 days before selling. These numbers are up compared to the July 2012, when 851 Louisville homes were sold at an average price of $175,875. A house in Louisville was on the market for an average of 122 days before selling in July 2012.  

It may also be worth noting the total volume of Louisville homes for sale last month. The 1,102 homes sold represent 26% of Louisville homes on the market that were sold.

Currently there is approximately 4 months of available inventory of Louisville homes for sale, down from 6 months at the beginning of 2013. With a decline in the supply of homes for sale, and an increase in the demand of buyers buying,...

What Are The Best Things To Do In Louisville In The Fall?

What Are the Best Things to Do in Louisville in the Fall?

As the summer beings to wind down and cooler air starts to breeze through the city, fall is quickly approaching here in Louisville. Many fall festivities are starting as early as September 1st and it’s crucial to plan out the following months to ensure you have a memorable fall season. Luckily, Heidi Fore has released her 2013 guide to fall festivals from the Kentuckiana area all the way up to Cincinnati. If you are looking to buy or sell a house in Louisville, Southern Indiana, or are looking at homes in Northern Kentucky, be sure to check out some of the festivals highlighted in this article.

On September 1st the city of Newport, KY will be hosting their annual RiverFest, a fun-filled event that drew over 250,000 people in 2011 and is sure to do the same again this year. At RiverFest you will come across delicious food on Riverboat Row and a spectacular fireworks display during the night. Newport, KY is situated right on the Ohio River separating Kentucky and Ohio. It is an excellent area to consider for Northern Kentucky real estate. Right across the bridge is Cincinnati, where you will find the Newport Aquarium, access to several professional sports teams, and some of the best restaurants in the area. Other nearby areas to check out are Fort Thomas Kentucky and Ft Mitchell Kentucky...

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