The MikeFogle.com Louisville Real Estate Blog

Buyers Are Looking For Energy Efficient Homes!

- An Energy Efficient HVAC System
- Energy Star Appliances
- Insulated Windows
- An Efficient Design
- More Natural Light
- Extra Insulation In The Attic
- Other Insulation Such as Panels and Foam

Buyers these days want to have less of an eviromental footprint and also don't want suprisingly high heating and energy bills.  If your looking at making some home improvements to save money on your monthly bills and make your home more marketable you may want to consider some of the above.  

...

Mussel and Burger Bar Louisville KY Review and Menu

The Mussel and Burger Bar: Louisville kentucky 

Recently, my wife and I tried the Mussel and Burger Bar in Louisville, and we loved it. The Mussel and Burger Bar offers a menu that is full of variety and will satisfy even the pickiest of your taste buds. The atmosphere is very urban, trendy, and definitely a neat place to eat. The Mussel and Burger Bar is rather new in Louisville, so we decided we would give it a try. If you are looking to enjoy a tasty burger, this is your place.

Though the menu was full of eye-catching meals, I finally decided on the Mediterranean burger. The Mediterranean burger is made with ground lamb, a quince marmalade, a tzaziki sauce, and topped with feta cheese. This burger is an explosion of perfectly paired ingredients. For my side, I decided to go with the corn on the cob since our waitress claimed it was one of her favorites. The corn on the cob was rolled in mayonnaise and chili powder, topped with parmesan cheese and then grilled to perfection. I was thankful that I followed her suggestion as it did not disappoint.

My wife decided to keep it simple and go with the good ole burger. When you find a companion you like, why change it, right? Well…unless you are adding a pretzel bun to it. The Good ole burger is exactly what you would think, the classic American favorite of hamburger meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion. As I noted, my wife decided to spice things up a bit and side with the pretzel bun instead of a white bread bun, but you can choose whichever “butters your...

Christmas Morning Tradtion

  • This is totally not Real Estate related but its something worth sharing.  My wife is all about family traditions and it seems each year she wants to add a new tradition for us to try.  This year she wants to start making a crock pot meal every Christmas eve so that we can have a nice breakfast Christmas morning.  To be honest I'm really looking forward to it, Megan is a great cook and this yummy recipe from Jimmy Dean's website looks great!  Check out the recipe below: 

Slow Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Cook Time: 8 hours

Ingredients

1 pkg. (26-32 ounces) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Original Sausage Crumbles
2 cup (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup (2 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese
½ cup julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained
6 green onions, sliced
12 eggs
½ cups milk
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Layer ½ of the potatoes on the bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Top with half of the sausage, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, sun dried tomatoes and green onion. Repeat layering.
  3. Beat eggs, milk salt and pepper in large bowl with a wire whisk until well blended.
  4. Pour evenly over potato-sausage mixture.
  5. Cook on LOW setting for 8 hours or on HIGH setting for 4 hours or until eggs are set.

Cook’s Tips:

Substitute 1 cup chopped fresh tomato for sun-dried tomatoes, if desired.

Substitute 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Regular Roll Sausage, cooked, crumbled for Jimmy Dean® Original Sausage Crumbles.

Yield

12 servings (about 1 cup each)

...

5403 Skeffington Way / Worthington Place Prospect Kentucky

Check out this Awesome move in ready home in Prospect for under $200,000.  This home located in Worthington Place is a must see, conveniently located near tons of shopping including the Paddocks, Springhurst Towne Center and more.  It's like no other home in the neighborhood because it has been recently remodeled.  The cabinets, flooring, and light fixtures are all within a year old and you wont find any of that outdated brass here, everything has a brush nickel finish.  The home has three large bedrooms and luxurious master suite and an awesome floor plan.  Its really a must see, check out more info here: http://www.mikefogle.com/property-search/detail/3/1394225/ 

                        

                      

...

Cheddars Corner of Springhurst BLVD and Westport RD

Once a week my wife and I try and do a date night and we often forget about Cheddar's (located on the corner of Springhurst BLVD and Westport RD), I guess because its a chain.  I don't know why we don't go there more often it's just a mile walking distance from our house in White Blossom and the prices are unbeatable.  The last few times I have went I order the Dijion Chicken and Mushrooms.  It's a huge meal, I seldom come home with left overs but when I order this I am usually asking the server for a to go box.  It comes with two chicken breast covered with Dijon dressing and enough mushrooms and to make a meal in itself.  We usually can both eat their for around twenty dollars, you'll be hard pressed to find a better meal for twenty dollars a couple, I highly recommend! 

...

Cast Iron SteakHouse

Meg and I recently were lucky enough to find a babysitter on a Friday night and ventured down to River Road to try Cast Iron Steakhouse. I drive by it every time I pick up my daughter from preschool and thought it looked great from the street but had never tried it. So I got on the opentable website and found a table for early Friday night. The food was great! We both had the Pecan encrusted chicken and the six ounce sirloin combo. For under $20.00 this was an absolute steal! It came with two sides and was big enough to take some home for later. The chicken was very unique and had a citrus flavor to it and the steak was tender and cooked perfectly (mine medium and Meg's burnt to a crisp just the way she likes it.) The price point was similar to O'Charlie’s but that's where the differences stop. I
had a really hard time selecting from the menu because it was so diverse and had so many of my favorites, and the atmosphere was somewhat swanky but not stuffy. It's really worth a try if you haven't already.  

                                       

...

Thinking of Moving…… This Decade?

I see it time and time again- sellers list their house and spend a great deal of money doing updates and improving the property to get top dollar for it. This is great and I appreciate it, but I always hear them say once the property is sold how they regret not making the changes sooner and that the house had never looked so good.  My advice to you, if you plan on moving in the next five or so, go ahead and start making upgrades now and enjoy them while you’re still living in the house.    Look around your house and picture some changes or updates you would like to make.  Look for changes you know need to be done when you sell the house and go ahead and start doing them now.  If you are thinking about changing light fixtures shop around at Lowe’s and if you find something you like let me know and I can email you a 10% off coupon.  Want to upgrade you’re kitchen counter tops to granite?  Call Granite America at 502-637-1600. Some of their slabs are just $40.00 a square foot installed.  Do you need new windows or a more attractive front door? Renewal by Anderson give 

s free estimates and offers a great high end product. For more information call Todd Burks 502-314-1944.  Want new hardwood floors or need to get yours sanded or refinished? I recommend All Natural Wood Floors. Call Dewayne at 502-493-1982.   Have a small job and need a good handyman? I always call Chris Greenwell Company at 502-417-1650.  Doing these upgrades now instead of a few months before you move out will allow you to get some enjoyment out of them.  

...