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New Listing: 2620 Landor Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205!

Cape Cod off Landor Ave

If you are looking for a charming home in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to shops, restaurants and recreation then look no further! Our new listing at 2620 Landor Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205 (MLS #1445270) is a tranquil oasis amidst thriving urban life. The home is a character filled Cape Cod CONVENIENTLY located in the Seneca Vista neighborhood off Taylorsville Road and Peewee Reese Road, near Seneca Park, Cherokee Park, the Highlands of Louisville, the Louisville Zoo, Watterson Expressway and I-64. You couldn’t ask for a better location!

Built in 1938, this home has a lot of charm with some modern updates. It has hard wood floors throughout the entire house with an abundance of natural light, including beautiful bay windows in the living and dining areas! The first floor has a quaint eat-in kitchen with great potential and a spacious master suite with private access to the back deck. Enjoy the gas-burning fireplace in the cozy living area or entertain several guests in the formal dining room.  The two bedrooms upstairs have ample space with a full bath and linen closet in between...

Open House in Crestwood April 17

Clarke Pointe

Clarke Pointe

Join Fogle Realty Group of Keller Williams Louisville East this Sunday April 17th, 2016 for an open house at 3913 Clarke Pointe Court in Crestwood, KY! This open house is part of Oldham County’s Largest Open House Event. Spend the afternoon in the rolling hills of the immaculate Clarke Pointe subdivision!  You will fall in love with this fantastic community! Tour this stunning home with breathtaking views, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 2 1/2 car garage and an in-ground pool! Call 502-551-9396 for more information about this Open House in Oldham County!

3913 Clarke Pointe Court, Crestewood, KY MLS#1440746

Saturday April 17th 1-6 PM

Directions: I-71 North to Exit 22. Head south on Hwy 53. Subdivision on right.

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What to do with your tax refund: 3 Ideas that will practically double your money!

If this year is anything like the last, almost 7.2 million Americans will get a tax refund this spring averaging around $3,000. If you're a homeowner getting this refund, you're fortunate because you've got more creative ways to invest it for a profit. Doesn't matter if you're selling, staying put, or stuck in the middle. Here are three homeowner-only options to grow that refund:

1. If You're Early Into Your Mortgage

It may not be as instantly gratifying as a treehouse vacation in Costa Rica, but spending your tax refund to pay down your mortgage principal could save you enough funds to take a splurge-loaded vacation a bit later.

Let's assume you have a 30-year-loan at the average loan amount of $292,000, a 4.5% interest rate, and you're getting that average refund of about $3,000. If you apply that "found" money to your principal each year, CPA Micah Fraim of Roanoke, Va., says you can shave years off your mortgage -- in this case, nearly four. That's about 95 mortgage payments you won't need to make! Even better is the more than $70,000 that you'll save in interest payments over the life of the loan.

If you don't want to make an annual commitment, think about this: Make that payment just once and you'll cut seven months off your payments and save more than $8,000 in interest. And when you decide to sell, you'll have more equity.

2. If You're Planning to Sell

Invest it in staging, and you may be surprised by how quickly your home gets plucked from the market.

"Staging lets prospective buyers see the space as their own, instead of as belonging to the people who currently live there," said Ashley Lewkowicz, owner of Ashley Kay Design in Bucks County, Pa.

"A home that's not staged can sit on the market for six months or more," she added. "A home I recently staged sold in less than two."

Not only is a faster sale better for your bank account in terms of saved mortgage payments...