Thursday, December 27, 2012

WHAS11's Best of Kentuckiana

We here at the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team have been nominated for WHAS11's Best of Kentuckiana awards, and we couldn't be more excited! We pride ourselves on delivering the absolute best customer service to our clients, whether buying or selling, to allow them to make a knowledgeable and informed decision in their transaction. Please consider voting for us, as we would be extremely honored to have your vote!


To vote for The Joe Hayden Real Estate Team for Best of Kentuckiana, please visit WHAS11 and find us under the Real Estate Agent/Company category!

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Holidays Around the World at The Frazier History Museum

Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the traditional holiday scene, the one that you have grown accustomed to for much of your life. Occasionally though, it's nice to experience a tradition that is unlike your own and that is exactly what the Frazier History Museum is hoping for this holiday season.

"Holidays Around the World" is an annual, multi-cultural tree display that celebrates holiday traditions found throughout Louisville's diverse communities! These traditions include trees decorated as they would in countries that observe Christmas, to cultural displays showcasing other holidays observed around the globe throughout the year. Both visually stunning and educational, this exhibit runs through New Years!

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3011 Graystone Manor Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40241

Welcome home to 3011 Graystone Manor Pkwy. - one of Louisville's hidden gems! This patio home is in the Graystone Manor Subdivision, and is located off of Westport Road, just East of Hurstbourne Parkway. The subdivision backs up to E.P. Tom Sawyer Park.
This convenient location gives easy access to grocery stores, shopping, dining and interstates, as well as walking paths in the park. As you enter the front door, you will be greeted by the warm and cozy great room, with a vaulted ceiling, a gas log fireplace, four windows with plantation blinds and a large palladium window providing you with an abundance of natural light.
Connected to the great room, the kitchen invites you to enjoy the ample counter and cabinet space and has a large pantry. This home features a range, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and washer/dryer that all remain with the home!
The spacious master bedroom features a walk-in closet, a ceiling fan and a private master bath.
The guest bedroom offers a stylish vaulted ceiling with a fan and could also serve as a den or home office.
You will enjoy the added safety and convenience of having a 2 1/2 car attached garage with pull-down stairs to the attic, giving you loads of additional storage space!
There is also a fenced-in patio area that is perfect for relaxing in the sun. This home has been well maintained with a 5-year old Trane high efficiency furnace and A/C, and the roof was replaced in 2011.
Graystone Manor Patio Homes are quiet, convenient and very affordable with a $155 monthly maintenance fee which includes: the swimming pool, clubhouse, tennis court, exercise room, library room, exterior maintenance, sanitation service, snow removal, master insurance policy, water and sewer. Call today for a private showing of 3011 Graystone Manor. You will not be disappointed!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Kentucky Stickhorses Scrimmage

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, consider checking out Louisville's professional lacrosse team's scrimmage! "Professional lacrosse team?", you may ask. Yes! Kentucky Stickhorses are the first professional lacrosse team in Kentucky, featuring talent from the Louisville area as well as players from across the country!
This coming Saturday, December 15th, watch the Stickhorses take the field at Freedom Hall as they compete in a Black/White intra-squad scrimmage. The scrimmage is free to attend, open to the public and completely family friendly! Additionally, at half-time there will be two youth lacrosse teams that will scrimmage and an autograph signing and photos with the pro-players after the scrimmage! There will be several more kids activities too!

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Friday, December 14, 2012

The Nutcracker on Ice

If you're looking for a condensed version of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, look no further than The Nutcracker on Ice! Presented by The Louisville Skating Academy, this version is a 90 minute abridged version of the classic ballet.

Audiences are sure to be captivated by this modern take of The Nutcracker, as it's highlighted by a vocal narration, high-flying stunts, dizzying pirouettes, brilliant costumes, and captivating choreography! The show invites guests to celebrate the season with cheerful festivities and journey with Clara through dreamy adventures. Featuring a star studded cast of skaters of all ages, this take on The Nutcracker is sure to please. Premium reserved tickets are $25 in advance and general admission tickets are $12 in advance.

To find more fun holiday events, please visit the website of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Louisville is 2013's Top Travel Destination

This week Louisville was named by travel gurus at Lonely Planet as the top travel destination of 2013! What led to their decision? They called Louisville "a lively, offbeat cultural mecca on the Ohio River"!

Possibly dubbing Louisville the "new Portland", Lonely Planet has pinpointed the East Market District or Nulu as a prime reason for visiting the city, with it's converted warehouses used as local breweries, antique shop and the city's coolest restaurants!

The other area of our beloved city that received a shout out? Although not surprising, but still exciting, Bardstown Road was mentioned for being a hipster strip of shops and bars! Bourbon was also a contributing factor, citing the Urban Bourbon Trail for bourbon's current wave of popularity!

To learn about fun things to do in Louisville, visit our website at

Friday, December 7, 2012

Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness!

On Thursday, December 20th, the 2nd annual "Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness" will take place at the Clifton Center. The event will showcase many of Louisville's most talented artists including John Gage, Justin Lewis, Hog Operation, Scott Carney, plus many, many more!

Additionally, there will be an array of soups and stews from local restaurants such as The Irish Rover, Proof on Main, Taco Punk and the Silver Dollar! Those restaurants and musicians participating are donating their time and talent, and the event will be staffed entirely of volunteers to ensure that all proceeds go to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless. There will also be a cash bar and bidding on a variety of silent auction items!

John and Natalie Harris, a husband and wife team, came up with "Give-A-Jam" with the help of many friends and supporters. John is the Executive Director of the Clifton Center, while Natalie is the Executive Director of The Coalition for the Homeless. Last year was the first year for the event and raised $8,500 for the organization! This year's goal is to raise over $10,000.

All proceeds raised will go specifically towards the Coalition Rx: Housing Program. The goal of the Rx: Housing campaign is to house the most vulnerable homeless persons on the streets of Metro Louisville.

To find more events in the Louisville area, please visit the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Hollydays Art & Gift Market

Hollydays Art and Gift Market, presented by Junior League of Louisville, is taking place this weekend and is a great place to get some of your holiday shopping done! This is the place to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list while avoiding hectic holiday lines at the mall!

The weekend starts off today, Friday, November 30th with general admission shopping from 9-5 with tickets being $5. Uptown Art and Paint Spot will also have items available to paint and create! Later in the evening, take a break and enjoy "Candy Canes and Cocktails: Girls Night Out"! Tickets, which are $15, include a variety of appetizers donated by Zoe's Kitchen, Tumbleweed, Cabott Creamery and Earth Fare. This also includes two drinks tickets for Pama or Falls City and a swag bag compliments of Cafe Press, filled with all sorts of goodies!

On Saturday, start your day with general admission shopping and enjoy a variety of special events throughout the day! From 10-2 guests enjoy a Princess Tea Party sponsored by Christmas at the Galt House, where you can bring your little princess to meet the Galt House's Snow Fairy Princess and enjoy some cooking, decorating and fun!

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Events at Locust Grove

There are several events at historic Locust Grove throughout the holiday season, beginning the day after Thanksgiving. Visitors can be treated to events such as the Locust Grove Holiday Sampler, Candlelight Christmas at Locust Grove and Christmas Pastorale.

On Friday, November 23rd, spend the day exploring the region's heritage! Costumed demonstrators will be in the kitchen and wood shop from 12-4 p.m. and visitors can even do some of their holiday shopping! The museum store will be having a sale with all items 20% off regular price. All of the day's events are included in the regular admission price of $8 for general admission, $4 for children 6-12 and free for children under 6 and members.

Another event to mark on your calendar is the Candlelight Christmas, taking place on Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th. Visitors get to experience Locust Grove under the warm flow of lights! This wonderful family events takes you back to an earlier time as guests tour Locust Grove by candlelight. Refreshments and children's craft activities are available as well!

If you're in the musical spirit, allow the Locust Grove Chamber Players to take you on a musical journey inspired by the shepherds of Europe and early America - including Silent Night in its original 1811 version. The Chamber Music series allows guests to experience music much as the Croghans and Clarks would have, in the Great Parlor of the 1790s historic house!

To learn about more fun holiday events, please visit the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team website.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

8708 Loch Lea Ln, Jeffersontown, KY 40299

Welcome Home to 8708 Loch Lea Lane in Louisville. This charming Cape Cod style home is conveniently located on a dead-end street in the Watterson Woods subdivision, where streetlights and sidewalks give you and your family a safe, well-lit place to walk and play.
As you enter the home through the front door, you are greeted by a large living room with new carpet (Oct. 2012) and a neutral decor.
This home offers plenty of living space as well as bedrooms, with 4 spacious bedrooms - 2 on the main level and 2 upstairs - so your family will have room to grow and relax.
The heart of this home is the large eat-in kitchen with hardwood floors, ample cabinet and counter space, a large pantry as well as a breakfast bar that opens to the bright and airy great room (20X14).
With a vaulted ceiling, 2 skylights and a ceiling fan, as well as a reading bench flanked by built-in bookcases, the great room invites you to relax and enjoy your home.
You exit the great room through the sliding glass doors to the attached deck, perfect for entertaining, and your family will appreciate the added safety offered by the fully fenced backyard with the recently painted storage shed.
A separate laundry room is conveniently located off the eat-in kitchen. This home has many updates including a 2-year old furnace and central air system. Call today for a private showing of 8708 Loch Lea Lane in Louisville. You will not be disappointed with a decision to make this great house your home!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Juno Award Winning Musicians to Perform at the Clifton Center

As part of the "MINI of Louisville LIVE at the Clifton Center" series, Juno award winning musicians, saxophonist Jane Bunnett and pianist Hilario Duran, will perform on Friday, November, 16th at 8:00 pm. The performance will be held in Clifton Center's vintage Eifler Theatre and will also feature special guest, Candido Camero.
Bunnett and Duran enchant their audiences with their debut duet recording "Rhapsody Cubana" and combine their prodigious talents on the music they love. They are both virtuoso players, arrangers, composers and bandleaders that have Juno Awards and Grammy nominations to prove it! Bunnett is known for her creative integrity, improvisational daring and courageous artistry. Similarly, Duran is one of the world's most innovative creators of Afro-Cuban music and Latin Jazz.

For more fun events around town, please visit Louisville Homes for Sale.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

3207 Cheval Way, Louisville, KY 40299

Welcome to 3207 Cheval Way in the Cheval Place Patio Homes! This fabulous 2 bedroom, 2 full bath patio home is a must see. A former model home, this corner unit is one of the largest in the complex.
It features a generous family room with a tray ceiling, plus new laminate floors.
The extra large eat-in kitchen benefits from beautiful cabinets, plenty of counter space, a pantry and newer appliances.
The spacious master bedroom also has a tray ceiling, crown molding, a ceiling fan and a huge walk-in closet. The additional bedroom can function as a sleeping space, playroom or office and has a second full bath nearby. The home also has a separate laundry room, plus pull down attic stairs leading to lots of extra storage.
Enjoy the additional features such as newer flooring, new paint throughout and a large patio with a gorgeous private wooded view overlooking the common area and creek.
FHA approved development. Located in the heart of J-Town and close to great shopping and restaurants, this is one patio home that you do not want to miss! Hurry to schedule your private showing of 3207 Cheval Way today!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

881 Molter Ave, Louisville, KY 40217

Come see this 4 bedroom, all brick home located at 881 Molter Avenue in Louisville in the Parkway Village Subdivision. This lovely, Cape Code style home is conveniently located with quick access to both the Watterson and I-65 Expressways, UofL, downtown, and Norton Audubon Hospital. On a quiet, dead end street, this home sits on over acre lot and has been well cared for.
Upon entering, you are welcomed into the cozy living room which features beautiful hardwood floors and large windows that provide an abundance of natural light. The hardwood floors continue into the hallway and both of the 1st floor bedrooms.
The roomy, eat-in kitchen has been recently updated and is the perfect gathering spot when entertaining. Additionally, the kitchen features a decorative backsplash, updated overhead light fixtures, and newer appliances - which will all remain with the home.
Also on the first floor, you will find 2 nicely sized bedrooms and a full bath, which was recently updated.
Upstairs, there are 2 very generously-sized bedrooms. Featuring neutral colored carpeting, both of these rooms will provide you with plenty of room to decorate to your heart's content with most any sized furniture.

If that wasn't enough to fulfill your decorating desires, come explore the walk-out basement and start planning the perfect motif to highlight the large family room. This room is perfect for a home theater room, game room, or favorite hangout spot - the possibilities are endless! There is also a laundry room and an additional unfinished room just right for storage or to be easily finished, making an additional bedroom, office, gym or crafting room. The walk-out leads you to the massive backyard, featuring a 20'x18' detached 2-car garage which has an overhead storage area perfect for keeping your seasonal items out of the way, giving you that clutter-free home you have always wanted!
Having such a large lot, the yard is full of potential. Just picture the fabulous garden you could have this Spring or see yourself relaxing in the shade on a summer day all while enjoying the added security and privacy offered by the wooden privacy fence. With all of this to offer and more, make sure you call today and schedule your showing of 881 Molter Avenue in Louisville, KY.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Louisville is the #1 City for Affordable Vacations

Louisville has just been named the top city for those looking for an affordable vacation! Livability named the Derby city due to it's rich history, modern culture, free attractions and deep discounts, making it a prime vacation destination for families!
Even for those that live in Louisville, some of the attractions might surprise you! The one that won't surprise locals is taking a historic walking tour of Churchill Downs. But, did you know that kids under 5 are admitted free and that AAA members receive discounts? Similarly, at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, there are museum and factory tours starting everyday at 9 a.m. and kids under five get in for free!
Another attraction that a lot of Louisvillians look over but that is right in our backyard is The Speed Art Museum. The Speed is Kentucky's oldest and largest art museum with more than 12,000 pieces in its permanent collection. The Louisville Zoo also made the list for the package discounts they offer. Packages include zoo admission, a 4-D theatre ticket, unlimited carousel rides, a zoo tram shuttle and admission to he Dinosaurs exhibit.

To learn about more fun things to do in the Louisville area, please visit the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team website.

1935-E73 Gardiner Ln., Louisville, KY 40205

FHA APPROVED!!!! & CUTE - CUTE - CUTE is what you will find at 1935 Gardiner Lane, Unit E-73 in Lakeview! The LOCATION is hard to beat for this FORMER MODEL condo! ***Priced several thousand dollars under a 2011 appraisal even including updates!!***
New Bamboo flooring welcomes you as enter into the foyer.
To the left, you can't help but notice the high efficiency Frigidaire stainless steel appliances installed in the kitchen which also features a skylight and a breakfast bar.
The earthy bamboo flooring continues into the main living area with a corner fireplace and glass doors that open to the freshly painted private balcony overlooking a lovely wooded view.
Just off the living room is a converted 2nd bedroom which is now a DINING ROOM, a rare find in a condo. The dining room features built in bookshelves and a closet for extra storage. The bookshelf area has a cozy little nook that can also be used as a desk or window seat. While these two rooms have an open layout, giving this condo a unique spacious feel, they could be converted back to a bedroom if needed.
Down the hall you will find an updated full bathroom with another skylight. The tub and shower area are separated by a door to convert it into a powder room perfect for your guests to use when you are entertaining.
The large master bedroom has a walk-in closet with a WASHER & DRYER en suite, leaving plenty of room for your wardrobe.
The building's roof is only two years old and all current special assessments have been paid for by the owner. This unit comes with ample parking and a separate locked storage area to keep clutter to a minimum.
The maintenance fee covers TWO swimming pools, a tennis court, a party room, a work-out room, exterior maintenance, grounds keeping, garbage collection, recycling service, water, gas (heat/water heater), basic cable and water! Call for your private showing today and see what 1935 Gardiner Lane - Unit E-73 in Louisville has to offer!! **FHA APPROVED

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Dance Theatre of Harlem

The Dance Theatre of Harlem is back and is starting their new tour at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts! After eight years off the road, the legendary group has picked the Possibility City for the opening night of the tour, Saturday, Oct. 20th.
The Dance Theatre of Harlem was founded in 1969 following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and was inspired by "the power of art to transform". The initial goal of the founders, Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook,  was to start a school to teach children, especially those in Harlem, about dance and the arts. The company began with African-American dancers that were excluded from other troupes because of their skin color.
With the slogan, "Using the Arts to Ignite the Mind", the show will roll into the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts this coming Saturday with tickets starting at $22.50. The show is appropriate for all ages and DTH will invite local children to join them onstage during the program!

To find other great events in the area, please visit our Joe Hayden Real Estate Team website.