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Brick Ranch at 4643 Shenandoah DR Louisville KY

Welcome Home to 4643 Shenandoah Drive Louisville KY.

This is where you’ll find The Dobbs Team Newest Listing for sale in Eastern Jefferson County in Louisville, KY.  This lovely, well maintained home is conveniently located near the Gene Snyder and Interstate 71. This makes for an easy commute to downtown or Oldham County.  It is also located near many other sought after locations such as the Ford Truck Plant, The Paddock Shops, and Old Brownsboro Crossing where you’ll find Cabelas.  For those that need to be near a hospital, this home is near Kosair Children’s East and Norton Brownsboro Hospitals.  

Front Exterior

This home has 3 spacious bedrooms upstairs and 3 full bathrooms. The home has great curb appeal located on a corner lot in Brooks Hickory Hollow.  You will find Brooks of Hickory Hollow homes off Chamberlain Ln between Westport Rd and Hwy 22.  The bathrooms have all been recently updated.  The sellers did a phenomenal job on these updates with custom ceramic tile and marble.   You'll find hardwood floors and neutral carpeting throughout the house.  Seller has the carpets cleaned every year.  The basement of this move in ready home is finished and offers a family room and recreation area with a pool table, plus two additional rooms that could be used as a playroom, home office, workout room or just additional storage.  The sellers use them as bedrooms when the family was larger.

Outside you'll find a nicely manicured lawn and nice deck for grilling and relaxing. The trees create a nice privacy for your time spent outside.  The Seller takes great pride in taking care of his lawn and landscaping.

Take our video tour to see for yourself what this lovely home has to offer. This gorgeous home is ready for you to make it your new home.  Sellers hate to move, but it’s time to downsize.  If you like what you see, call Steve Dobbs with ReMax Champions at 502-475-3312 today, to schedule your private showing.

If for some far out of the way chance this isn’t the home for you, here are Eastern Louisville Homes for Sale.  Steve Dobbs can help you with those and can be reached at 502-475-3312. 

Search all homes for sale in the area on www.thedobbsteam.net.


5020 Lea Ann Way, Louisville, KY

Check out this great ranch for sale by The Dobbs Team at 
5020 Lea Ann Way, Louisville, KY 40219

Front Elevation

This lovely ranch style home offers an open floor plan 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a 2 car garage, all for $122,000.  Plus it backs up to trees, so there are no neighbors interfering with your privacy.  This house is located in the newer section of Sungold Estates, a well established Southern Jefferson County subdivision.  It is conveniently located not far from Jefferson Mall, Ford Assembly Plant and Interstates.  Very convenient for those working at General Electric Appliance Park.  

This home has had the carpets cleaned and a thorough cleaning throughout.  It was occupied by a tenant that took care of it as if it were her own.  Check out the video to see what more this home has to offer.  Did I mention the seller is also leaving the appliances for an added bonus.

If you like what you see and want to make this your home. Contact Steve Dobbs at 502-475-3312 today to schedule your private showing.  If this is not the home for you, check out other homes for sale in this area.  Steve can help you with those too.


9905 Club Spings Way Louisville KY

The Springs of Glenmary is where you'll find The Dobbs Team newest listing at 9905 Club Springs Way, Louisville, KY 40291.  This is a view of the first floor unit.  The concrete patio is slightly elevated which gives you a view of the swimming pool.

Exterior View of Condo

This "like new" ground floor open floor plan condo offers 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The current owner has taken immaculate care of this home.  You could seriously call him Mr Clean. This place is just like a new construction model.  The oven, dishwasher and hall bath shower and tub have never been used.   Well, maybe one Hollywood Icon has used it.  You'll have to check out the additional photos to see which celebrity has graced this home with her presence.  If you are looking for new construction, but can't wait for it to be completed, then this is the condo for you.   There are neutral paint colors and flooring throughout.

The Monthly Maintenance fee here can not be beat at $112.40, for these amenities are exceptional.  The development has a wonderful pool and clubhouse.  There is also a Fitness Center open 7 days a week from 6AM to Midnight.  Plus it's right across the parking lot for your convenience.  Your maintenance fee also covers water, trash, snow removal, exterior maintenance, groundskeeping and master insurance.  I've seen other developments not nearly as nice with much higher maintenance fees.   The Springs of Glenmary is FHA Approved. That is becoming harder and harder to find these days.  Being FHA approved will allow someone to get a loan with only 3.5% down.

Call Steve Dobbs at 502-475-3312 for a private tour of this like-new condo in the Glenmary area.

There are also many other condos and patio homes in Glenmary that are for sale. They range from conventional condos to patio homes with 4 bedrooms on the Glenmary Golf Course.

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465 Blossom Ridge Road in Shepherdsville KY

Introducing The Dobbs Team’s newest listing for sale at

465 Blossom Ridge Road, Shepherdsville, KY 40165.

Front view of Blossom Ridge with lake in the background

When I think about this house for sale in Blossom Ridge Estates in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, I’m overwhelmed with feelings of relaxation.  If you lived in this gorgeous home you’d never have to leave home for a vacation.  The name of the road alone whispers peace and tranquility.  If you’re the adventuresome type, there is 5 acres with some woods to allow for loads of fun on your ATV or, fish in your pond stocked with bass, catfish and bluegill.  It also features a nice fountain and covered dock.  The sellers have done a lot of improvements to the home since they’ve owned it, to make it an oasis away from the hectic world that we live. The roof was replaced in 2013. Let’s go inside and talk about this spectacular house. Click on the video link below to see some of the many wonderful amenities offered with this brick home.

To sum up the video: It has 5 spacious bedrooms and 5 full baths.  This home boasts beautiful hardwood floors throughout.  The Spacious Master Suite is "Sweet" to say the least. Bring all your king size furniture.  Escape to the master bath with double vanities, a makeup table, a relaxing whirlpool tub and a walk-in shower with jets and overhead rain shower head.   Where to start on this masterpiece of a kitchen with lovely solid cherry cabinetry, top of the line Jenn-Air and LG appliances, solid surface counters and breakfast bar.  No need to buy an extra TV for the kitchen because this refrigerator has one in the door.  Cool!!!        

The Professionally finished lower level has it all too.  There is room for all of your entertainment needs as well as a full kitchenette and a full bath.  The media area has surround sound to make you feel like your at the movie theater.  

View of lake and woods at 465 Blossom Ridge Road

All of this conveniently located just South of Louisville on I-65.  If you do decide to venture out.  It's just a hop skip and a jump to Louisville for work or pleasure.

Call Steve Dobbs today at 502-475-3312 to view this beautiful property.  Or, if you would like to look at other Homes for sale in Bullitt County from $300,000 to $400,000. Steve can help you with those as well.

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Vacant House Bites

Warning graphic images follow!  Not really, but what follows is one of the perils of showing foreclosed vacant homes.

This story starts with a bank repossession house that I have listed in the west end of Louisville.  Last week, I did a routine check of the interior of the house including the basement.  I then went outside for a visual check of the roof.  As I got back in my car, I noticed lots of black specks on my light gray pants.  I quickly got out of the car and brushed off my pants getting rid of the insects that were attracted to me.  I never thought a whole lot more about it until later the next day.  While I was drying myself off after my morning shower, I noticed several red spots on my leg.  Examining further, I see that they start at my sock line.

Flea bites on Steve Dobbs leg

I am thinking about what I have done to deserve these red spots, which I am quickly determining to be insect bites.  I think back to my visit to the west end listing.  Then it hits me!! Two weeks previous, a cat had gained entry into the house and died on the basement steps.  The property management company disposed of it and that problem was solved.  However, after 2 weeks, the fleas on the cat were getting a little hungry.  Enter the first warm-blooded mammal, and dinner was served.

Flea bites on Steve Dobbs leg

Should I have known better? YES.  Is this my first rodeo? NO.

So, here comes The Dobbs Team recommendations for showing vacant houses.

  1. Clothing is crucial.  Sandals and shorts are not a good idea anytime you are showing foreclosed homes for a myriad of reasons.
  2. Some big rubber bands can be helpful.  Wrap these around your lower pants leg and it will slow the migration to warm, juicy, flesh.  The clips that a biker uses may work as well.
  3. Insect repellent with “DEET” should work well.  I have never had any issues with fleas above my knee-line.  By the time that fleas arrive at my knees, they are fully gorged.
  4. Send in a sacrificial animal first to walk around.  Just kidding!

 As I finish this, there are still more questions.  Did I bring any fleas into my car?  Worse yet, did I bring any into our home?  Fumigating the car will be my first step in preventing more fleabites.

If you want to know more about Foreclosed Homes in Louisville KY, contact Steve Dobbs or any member of The Dobbs Team.


Stop the Car...8519 Williams Cummins Ct is FOR SALE

Welcome home to Catalpa Springs and The Dobbs Team’s newest listing at 8519 William Cummins Ct in Louisville, KY

We knew that we needed some updates and have added several bringing this home into a whole new light.  We brought in new GE kitchen appliances including a side by side refrigerator with water and ice through the door.  Some of the light fixtures were outdated adn there was a real need for some ceiling fans to give us some pizzazz.  We topped this off with a new shower door and a new paint job on the large deck.

This all brick home in the Highview/Okolona area of Louisville, KY has 3 bedroom (potentially 4) and 3-1/2 baths.  It is move in ready and just waiting for its new owners.  

This home has a brand new, very high grade of carpet throughout from the basement to the second floor.  We have also painted the entire home, including the ceilings and trim.  There are lots of windows allowing for tons of natural light throughout the house.  

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The spacious kitchen has lovely maple cabinetry and a large bay eating area with trey ceiling that can accommodate a nice size dining table for all of those family gatherings.  It also has plenty of space for the cook in your family with two pantries and a planning desk.

Kitchen at 8519 William Cummins

The Professionally finished lower level in this home has space for all of your entertainment needs.  Bring the big screen, the pool table, air hockey and all your media equipment.  You’ll have a sweet setup in this lower level.  This level offers another full bath, and another room that could be used as an office, workout room or 4th bedroom.  There are also plumbing hookups for a wet bar or a private sink in the additional room.

Catalpa Springs is conveniently located in Southern Jefferson County near the Gene Snyder and I-65.  It is also near McNeely Lake Park and its many amenities.  If you enjoy golf, check out the 27-holes at nearby Quail Chase golf club, (public).

I highly recommend checking out this home.  Call Steve Dobbs today at 502-475-3312 to view this home.  Or, if you would like to look at other Foreclosed Homes in the Louisville MLS in Area 6, Steve can help you with those as well.

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SOLD in 12 days!!! 6402 Price Lane in Louisville KY

Steve Dobbs with The Dobbs Team at ReMax Champions is proud to announce our newest listing at 6402 Price LN in LOUISVILLE KY.  This move in ready home is waiting for you!  Schedule a showing today.

Welcome to 6402 Price Lane

This recently renovately 3 bedroom home with a bath and a half is truly move-in ready.  The changes started with removal of all the old carpet and vinyl.  We added ceramic tile to the full bathroom upstairs. Laminate flooring was installed in the kitchen, half bath, and laundry area.  A neutral higher grade carpet was installed in the remainder of the house.  We changed out several light fixtures to give that more modern feel.  We even put on a new roof this past month.  Fresh landscaping will greet you as you pull up to your attached 2-car garage.

Spacious Kitchen at 6402 Price Ln

For the cook in you, plenty of counter and cabinet space can be found in the kitchen.  Off the kitchen is a separate laundry room.  Back the hall from the kitchen, in the rear of the home, you will find a light-filled room that could be a playroom, craftroom or home office.  You will enjoy the fenced in rear yard.  I can envision many weekends and evenings spent out on the deck grilling or just relaxing with an icy cold beverage.  Did I mention this home also has a whole house ventilation fan?  This energy saving feature will cut back on those summer cooling bills.

Nearby is McNeely Lake Park…fun and fishing galore.  If golf is your thing we’ve got that covered too.  Visit  Quail Chase golf club, (public) to enjoy playing 27-holes of golf.  

Are you ready to make this house your home?  Call Steve Dobbs today at 475-3312 to schedule a showing and get all the details.  If this lovely home doesn't fit your needs, take a look at other Foreclosed Homes in the Louisville MLS in Area 6, Steve can help you with those too.


Worthington Glen Condo for Sale

The Dobbs Team likes the condos at Worthington Glen due to their modern architecture and proximity to the shopping conveniences of the eastern side of Jefferson County.  Our listing is at 10401 Trotters Pointe. Unit #204 is on the second floor which many people like as there is no one overhead and the ceilings are vaulted. 

Most of the condos in Worthington Glen are 2-bedroom units with a few 3-bedroom units thrown in for good measure.

As you enter the condo, the open concept reveals itself as the kitchen, dining area, and great room are all open to each other.  The master bedroom suite is on the far end of the condo. The second bedroom with second bathroom is at the other end giving it a split design.

10401 Trotters pointe fireplace

Since many of the units are similar, how is one to choose the best condo for them?  One defining characteristic would be whether the unit has a garage and it does, is it attached or detached?  Unit #204 not only has a garage, it is attached to the building giving you added security and a dry head during rainy weather.

10401 Trotters pointe garage

Another important difference will be the condition of the condo.  The sellers of 10401 Trotters point are very meticulous and it shows.  Fresh paint and newly shampooed carpet greet the eyes instantly as you enter.  Several lights and plumbing fixtures have been upgraded to brushed nickel.

Worthington Glen Condos are set apart from other condo developments with their amenities.  They have a well outfitted fitness room, great swimming pool, tennis courts, and plenty of area to just walk the dog.

If you would like more information on our condo listing, call Steve Dobbs at 502-475-3312. He can also help you with other Worthington Glen Condos for sale as they come off and on the market with regularity. At this writing, there are 11 active listings and 5 pending sales.


11615 Chenoweth Hills Place Louisville

The Dobbs Team is proud to announce their newest listing at 11615 Chenoweth Hills Place in Louisville KY.  We like this house because it is unique, yet what lots of families are looking for.  This all brick home has 4 bedrooms and we have priced it at less than $97 per square foot.11615 Chenoweth Hills Louisvlle KY

Bedrooms are always a concern when shopping for a new home.  Oftentimes, the bedrooms are all upstairs.  This home features a first floor master bedroom AND 2 more bedrooms on the first floor.  The second floor is divided into 2 halves; one is the fourth bedroom.  The other side could be converted into a bedroom with the addition of a privacy door and closet.  The fourth bedroom is absolutely huge and contains a couch, big screen television, and a king-sized bed!

11615 Chenoweth Hills Louisville KY garage

If a person is looking for a 4-bedroom home with a 3 or 4 car garage, there are only 12 homes in Jefferson County priced under $350,000.  Our home is a superior value and among the newest of this bunch at only 10 years old.  Once you see the garage, you will see why we think that this is a unique home.  It is more than a typical 3-car garage as it has in excess of 900 feet.  The doors are insulated and the area is extremely well lit.  You could work on your projects in year around comfort.

The Estates of Chenoweth Hills is located in the Jeffersontown area, but without the Jeffersontown city property taxes. The Estates section is the newest section in the Chenoweth Hills complex and these homes will average about 10 years old.  You will find very few cars driving up and down the streets in this area and the cul-de sac makes it even better.

If you would like to see this home for sale in Chenoweth Hills, contact Steve Dobbs at 502-475-3312.  If you would like to see other homes in the area, The Dobbs Team set up a unique search set for Jeffersontown KY Homes for Sale.


Jefferson County Commissioner’s sale for October

I have been working with a client for a couple of months that had spotted a property in Houston Acres that met her fancy.  We had done a little homework and knew that it was slated for the Jefferson County Commissioner sale of October 30th.  As I did my research, I could see that it was listed as a short sale a year ago and cancelled after 3 months.  In the listing, the agent notes mentioned bringing a flashlight as the power was off.  This tells me that it has also been vacant since that time.

We started off by contacting the owner and trying to work a short sale. I talked to the owner and I could tell that he was disgusted with the short sale process.  It turns out that the sellers accepted an offer on their short sale home and sent it to the bank.  Just before it was to be approved, the bank changed hands.  The real estate agent and sellers were told that the short sale process would now have to start over.  With this piece of information, the listing was cancelled.

As time grew nearer to the commissioner sale date, my client employed me to be their buyer’s agent in this transaction.  I told them that I would work with them to successfully bring it to the closing table.  I suggested that they contact the owner directly and see if they could get inside the house before the sale.  I then ran some comps of the area and we discussed pricing strategy.

The day of the sale arrived and after a spirited bidding war with the foreclosing bank, my clients bought the house.  Since then, we have been working with the loan officer, utilities, title companies and others.  At this point, it appears that all is good for a close in 30 days.

If you are interested in other Short Sales in MLS area 7 or Foreclosures in MLS area 7, contact Steve Dobbs at 502-475-3312.


1221 Witawanga Avenue

The Dobbs Team often has clients looking for a home in a central location.  We just picked up 1221 Witawanga Avenue as our newest home for sale in Lyndon.  We think that the area is great as you are close to shopping at the malls on Shelbyville Road as well as the eclectic shops in Westport Plaza.  In this area, most homes are older and 1221 Witawanga is only 9 years old.

In a modern home, you would the floor plan to be open and this home would fit that bill.  You also desire a 2-car garage that is attached enabling you to walk in the kitchen with an armful of groceries. The kitchen has been upgraded with Stainless Steel appliances and features a convenient side by side refrigerator with water and ice through the door.

Kitchen at 1221 Witawanga

 1221 Witawanga has the normal 3 bedrooms; but in a modern home the master bedroom is all important.  This master bedroom is unique with a large Palladian window to let in natural light and a nice walk in closet.  The master bath is only accessed from the master bedroom giving you lots of privacy. There is a second full bathroom on the second floor for the other two bedrooms to share. The laundry room is handily located on the second floor in between all of the bedrooms.  After all, this is where the dirty clothes originate.

Master Bedroom at 1221 Witawanga

Having instant mature shade is not common with relatively new homes for sale.  Since 1221 Witawanga was built in between some older homes, we reap the benefits of older trees.  There is even a walnut tree on the rear of the property.  Did we mention that the back yard is has a wood fence?  This will enable you to keep an eye on Fido.

If you have more interest in 1221 Witawanga, or other homes for sale in Lyndon, give Steve Dobbs at The Dobbs Team a call at 502-475-3312.  For all other homes, our home search tools let you narrow your focus, just as a Louisville REALTOR would do.


19007 Long Grove Way in Louisville KY

19007 Long Grove Way is our latest addition to The Dobbs Team Inventory.  This was a foreclosed home in Locust Creek that we are able to sell at a great price.  It was built four years ago and only occupied for two.  There are usually several Homes for sale in Locust Creek.19007 Long Grove Way Louisville KY

This home has a colonial look and it has dramatic appeal from the street.  Upon entry, the look continues with a granite inlay at the doorway and the stairs leading up into two directions for the bedroom suites.

In a true luxury home, everyone needs an elevator and this home provides one.  This is a new experience for us and we have made a video of how this elevator performs.  If nothing else, it is a convenient way to get the laundry from the second floor to the first floor.Kitchen at 19007 Long Grove Way in Louisville KY

It is not unusual to see the appliances “disappear” when the homeowner leaves and such was the case here.  The new homeowners will be getting brand new GE appliances made right here in Louisville, KY.  The French Door refrigerator is particular amazing in all of its functions.

Hearth room at 19007 Long Grove Way Locust Creek

When we interview new homebuyers, a constant refrain is that they want an open floor plan.  This home certainly qualifies and makes entertaining from the kitchen area a breeze.  The hearth area has a vaulted ceiling and numerous windows and is really one big area with the kitchen.  The vaulted ceiling makes it even more of an open feel.  The great room is also off the kitchen area and its 2-story height with floor to ceiling windows is quite impressive.

Along with an open floor plan, homebuyer’s in the luxury price range also want an impressive master bedroom suite.  The master bath screams luxury as you enter with the oversized whirlpool tub as the focal point. His and hers walk-in closets are adequate sized and finish out this suite.

There is another bedroom and bath in the walk-out basement along with 2 more rooms that could be finished into bedrooms or craft rooms.

Some of you reading this are wondering if there are any more Locust Creek foreclosures in this area.  The Dobbs Team has set up a search for Foreclosures in Louisville MLS Area 8 for those of you with interest.  Contact Steve Dobbs for more detailed information on this home at 502-475-3312.


Locust Creek Elevator Demonstration

One of the unique features of our newest listing at 19007 Long Grove Way is that it has an elevator.  Of course, we had to check it out and make sure it works.  I will admit that I did have my cell phone with me just in case something went wrong.

As we made the video, we had repair people doing some touch-ups and a cleaning crew going through the entire house.  It takes a while to clean 31 windows inside and out!

There are 20 Homes for Sale in Locust Creek and only one other has an elevator.  The 20 homes would include 6 that are proposed to be built as Locust Creek is still being developed.  Our home is in the Estates section of Locust Creek.

If you have any questions about this Locust Creek Foreclosure, give Steve Dobbs a call at 502-475-3312.


Locust Creek Foreclosure

Locust Creek Homes  are an exclusive neighborhood of luxury homes in far eastern Jefferson County. One of the newest areas of luxury homes is in “The Estates of Locust Creek” and that is the subject of this article.  Every so often, someone falls behind on their house payments and even luxury homes go into foreclosure.  The latest casualty was at the Jefferson County Commissioner’s sale of July 10th

Locust Creek break in back door

As I drove up to the house the next day, I could see that the rear door was ajar.  It is apparent that there is forced entry by breaking the door jamb. This will cause delays starting with a police report and getting an insurance adjuster to investigate.  I knew then that it was going to take a while to get this house on the market.

Kitchen at 19007 Long Grove Way in Louisville KY

After I opened the door, I see that all of the kitchen appliances are missing.  This house was initially listed at just under a million dollars, so all of the appliances were high end. We ordered new GE appliances from Home Depot including a 36” gas cooktop and a General Electric French door refrigerator made right here in Louisville KY.  While we are on the subject of missing items, I am always amazed at why people would take something as simple as switch plates when they vacate a house.  I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count the number missing.  This is not a big thing, but surely an aggravation.

Elevator at Long Grove Way in Locust Creek

In some of the Louisville Luxury homes, you will see an elevator.  This one did not work, so I called Executive Elevator, and they arranged a visit. It turns out that we needed a new battery charger and batteries to run the electronics.

Feel free to contact Steve Dobbs at 502-475-3312 if you would like more details on this luxury home.  We should have this listed on The Dobbs Team website very soon.  This executive home is located in Louisville MLS area 8. If there is interest in other Foreclosed homes for sale in Louisville, we have a search set up for you.


2405 Tyler Lane

2405 Tyler Lane is conveniently located in the Upper Highlands between Bardstown Road and Taylorsville Road in the city of Kingsley.  Kingsley is within metro Louisville and Strathmoor would be close by.  In 2007, the home was purchased and the updating began.  The hardwood floors were refinished and look absolutely great.  The last bit of updating was caused by a hailstorm in April that has caused some damage to the roof, gutters, etc.  The new owners will receive $20,000 of repair work done that will include a roof with 3-dimensional shingles.

Front of 2405 Tyler Louisville KY

One of the charms in a Highlands home is the landscaping and this one does not disappoint. Flowers and shrubs were tastefully added to the front and rear over time.  Rose of Sharon shrubs at the rear make natural border. The stamped patio is perfect for outdoor grilling and parties.

Fireplace at 2405 Tyler

The fireplace adds a great focal point to the living room.  It was just upgraded to vent-less gas logs this last winter and has never been used.  The kitchen is modern and all of the appliances have been upgraded over time.  The range is unusual as it has a convection oven.  Decorator ceiling fans are spread throughout the house.

Florida Room at 2405 Tyler Louisville KY

In 2008, the screened in porch was removed and replaced with a Florida Room with floor to ceiling windows.  A separate heating and cooling system was added to make this four seasons living.  The guy that laid the slate tile had full artistic control over the floor and did a great job.

We took a video using our Flip camera about 2405 Tyler Lane and posted it to YouTube.  If you are interested in other Highlands Homes for sale, we have a neighborhood search set up on our website.  For those that are looking for a move in ready house in the Highlands, this could be it.

Feel free to call Steve Dobbs at 502-475-3312 to set up a showing of 2405 Tyler LN, Louisville KY.


4652 Shenandoah in Louisville

Our newest listing is 4652 Shenandoah Drive in Brooks of Hickory Hollow.  We have found the housing market in the northeastern end of the county to be recovering faster than other parts of Jefferson County and are excited to have this listing. This home appears much larger than it looks from the street as it opens up inside. And, there have been improvements in all areas of the house since the sellers first purchased the house.  The husband is quite the handyman and has done a great job.

4652 Shenandoah Louisville KY front

They purchased the house in late 2006 and started their renovations.  The first thing of consequence was a new roof and eliminating the carpet in 2007.  2008 brought in a new 3-ton A/C unit.  Once the air compressor was installed, they upgraded to new Pella windows.  Both bathrooms were remodeled with ceramic tile floor, vanity tops, and bath surrounds.  They also put whirlpool tubs in both.  Their last update was a new electrical service panel in 2011.

4652 Shenandoah Louisville KY great room

There was some concern about allergies and all of the carpet was removed.  In the great room, you can see the hardwood floors and stone fireplace that has been converted to gas.  The hardwood floor was extended to the first floor master to finish the look.  The entire upstairs has a nice looking laminate floor.

4652 Shenandoah Louisville KY kitchen

Travertine Tiles welcome you on the entry and flow into the kitchen and dining area.  To make the kitchen pop, the countertops were replaced with granite tiles.  The dining area lets of light shine in with its Palladian window.

We made a video of 4652 Shenandoah Drive Louisville listing with our FLIP camera and you can find it on YouTube.  It gives a different look than still pictures.

There are a lot of Open Houses in MLS area 9 each weekend and we have made it easy to see Open Houses in Louisville MLS Area 9.  In Area 9, you will find the Ford Motor Truck plant along with several other businesses.

Feel free to call Steve Dobbs at 502-475-3312 to set up a showing of 4652 Shenandoah, Louisville KY.


Hillcrest Homes are selling!

We see over and over that the housing market is in the recovery mode.  We think that a strong example would be the Hillcrest neighborhood in Prospect.  This is a luxury subdivision with homes that are both active and SELLING.  There are 4 pending sales as I write this and there have been 11 completed sales since the first of the year.  Homes here range in price from $400,000 to in excess of $800,000 with the oldest home 11 years of age.  In this price range, you expect to see many homes on the market for a long time, but 5 were on the market less than 45 days. 

The Oldham County School System is always a draw to this area and Hillcrest would be no exception. Oldham County Schools are award winning and highly regarded in KY and a model for which other communities strive to master.

People would consider these executive homes as most of the homeowners commute to Louisville for their work, but love the slower lifestyle of Oldham County.  you will find that there is more room and houses with acreage in Oldham County.  There are several golf courses and country clubs close to Hillcrest.

Finished basements are common in all of these homes, with several focused on entertaining. Other basements have exercise rooms or more bedrooms for guests or the teenager.  Kitchens are meant for the gourmet chef and granite countertops would be the norm. The Master Suites are meant to pamper the owners and many have a separate reading area as well.  The landscaping is ornate which requires plenty of water in the summer with an irrigation system.

Hillcrest amenities would include the clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, and a playground.  Garbage pickup is also included in the Hillcrest HOA fees.

If you have other questions about Hillcrest, contact Steve Dobbs with The Dobbs Team in Louisville KY.  Please visit Prospect Homes for sale at Hillcrest to see the current homes for sale.


205 Princess Ct in Mount Washington

We have always thought that the original Kingswood Subdivision has some of the best bargains in the Greater Louisville Area.  This subdivision is located about 4 miles east of Mount Washington, KY.  It is a little strange, but Kingswood has a Taylorsville, KY mailing address, yet is located in Bullitt County.  I am not sure why it is labeled as such since it is several miles to Taylorsville and no clear way to get there.  Houses in Kingswood sell in the mid $200’s to upper $300’s.

205 Princess Taylorsville KY

We picked up 205 Princess Ct about a month ago through the foreclosure process.  This was one of the rare foreclosures in the Kingswood neighborhood.  The house sits on a .8 acre lot at the end of a cul-de-sac with trees for a backdrop. The yard had not been maintained for the last couple of years and was overgrown.  Ryan Wilson with Green Thumb Landscaping made quick work of cutting trees, grinding stumps, trimming bushes, and of course, cutting the grass.

205 Princess kitchen Mt Washington KY

The kitchen appliances had magically disappeared before our possession.  We decided to put in top of the line Maytag Stainless Steel appliances.  You can see that this is a high level kitchen by the wood encased hood over the range.

 There is a lot of architectural design throughout this house with vaulted ceilings in 3 rooms upstairs.  This house has no carpet as all flooring is oak hardwood or 16” ceramic tile.  With 4200 square feet, there is plenty of room to spread out.  There are 4 bedrooms with the basement bedroom probably the largest of all.  There is lots of potential for entertaining in the basement as the wet bar has already been built.  The fireplaces on both levels add to the coziness.

In addition to the pictures that we have posted online, we also made a 205 Princess Court video with our “flip” camera.  The video gives a little different perspective than normally seen in real estate virtual tours.

If you would like more information, contact Steve Dobbs with The Dobbs Team in Louisville KY at 502-475-3312.


Red Day for Keller Williams

Keller Williams Real Estate agents believe in giving back to their community and dedicate a day each May. The ongoing project is the West End Boys School for Keller Williams Louisville East.

West End Boys School was founded in 2005 by Robert and Debbie Blair. It is a free, private, middle school for at-risk young men. The boys eat their meals and sleep here making it a true boarding school. The proof in what they do is their graduating young men.

Barb LaMaster is a KW real estate agent in our office and has coordinated “Red Day” for years. Barb also puts together a Christmas meal for the boys and Barb’s fellow Keller Williams agents.

Lunch Red Day Louisville with Dobbs Team

Our function started with a meal with the students and faculty. Of course, the teachers were honored by starting first and the KW agents finished up. One of our goals was to get to know each young man a little better and they were scattered about with one or two fine gentleman per table. And, the word, “gentleman” would be an understatement. When they were introduced to us, they met with a firm handshake and looked us in the eye. Their table manners were impeccable. At our table, the conversation covered a lot of topics, but the highlight was Nelson Mandela and Apartheid. I asked them if they understood what Apartheid meant and further discussion ensued.  I was very impressed.

The West End School always has projects for volunteers and we had more jobs to do than time allowed.  Three classrooms are being added this fall as part of their expansion. We cleaned and painted the ceiling grid in 3 rooms and the hallway.  We also knocked down a temporary wall that was part of their current lunchroom. For those wanting fresh air, the courtyard had weeds that needed to be eliminated and mulch applied. As the old saying goes, “Many hands make light work”. This summer, the boys have a required reading list and our KW office donated books for the boys to enjoy.

If you want to know more about the West End School in Louisville, or see what The Dobbs Team is up to, we would be happy to share our experiences.

Or, if you want to know about the Louisville Real Estate Market, call Steve Dobbs at 502-475-3312.


1811 Shelbyville Rd Open House

1811 Shelbyville Road in the Elk Creek area of Taylorsville, KY has been on the market for a while.  Our sellers have found another home nearby that is calling their name. We had discussions in the past on what could be done to sell their house and price has come up several times. So now, they are serious and have had a 10% price reduction.

1811 Shelbyville Road Elk Creek Area

The last weekend in April is a big push for open houses nationwide from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).  With this large price reduction and the big weekend of open houses made this a no-brainer.  So, we welcome you to our featured Open House from The Dobbs Team.

This home is set apart as it is fairly new and modern sitting on over 1.5 acres.  The curb appeal is great as it is architecturally interesting and not a square box. The first thing that you notice is how open the floor plan is and the cathedral ceiling.  The kitchen has been recently remodeled and is a sight to behold. Cherry cabinets and quartz countertops give this modern kitchen some pizzazz!  The dining room is right off the kitchen and is illuminated with natural daylight from 6 windows. The great room completes this side of the house and it leads onto the deck with its panoramic view.

On the first floor is a luxurious master bedroom and master bath suite.  They have not one, but two walk in closets. Finishing this side of the house is a large laundry room with ceramic tile floors.

The bottom floor houses the three bedrooms along with the family room and entry into the huge attached garage.  One unique feature of this garage is the cabinets from the kitchen remodel have been installed here.  On this floor you will also find a nice patio for some quiet entertaining.

We invite you to come by our open house on April 29th. If you can’t make it, contact Steve Dobbs with The Dobbs Team and he will arrange your own private showing.  If you would rather start your search on your own, feel free to use the Advance Search Tools of our Louisville MLS to find other homes for sale. Or, if you know the area desired, search for homes using a map with our Map Search Tools.