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Kentucky State Fair

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The Kentucky State Fair is this month – August 15th-25th at the Kentucky Expo Center. There are so many things to see & do! The fair calendar is packed with events, attractions, live music, rides, agriculture & more! There is even a cool new app https://kystatefair.org/the-app/. Be sure to check out the app or website https://kystatefair.org/ for a detailed schedule, map, hours, & more!


2019 Derby Festival Events

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Derby Festival 2019 is just around the corner!
Mark your calendar!

4/13 - Thunder Over Louisville
4/25 - Chow Wagon Begins
4/26 - Great Balloon Glow
4/27 - Great Balloon Race
5/1 - Great Steamboat Race
5/2 - The 145th Kentucky Oaks
5/4 - The 145th Kentucky Derby

We hope you enjoy the fantastic events Louisville has to offer!
If you know someone wanting to move to the area, have them give The Oatley Team a call!  502-554-9393
Keller Williams Louisville East


18 Free/Cheap Fun Ideas for Spring Break

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Are you looking for some fun free or inexpensive things to do for Spring Break?

Our client Brandy Schaefer with Louisvillefamilyfun.net has compiled this fantastic list of fun activities to do in Louisville and the surrounding area! Please take a moment to check out her site! 


We love our clients here at The Oatley Team!


Welcome Home Funds are Back!

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$5,000 Welcome Home Funds start March 4th!!
This is available to everyone who qualifies while funds last!
Inquire TODAY with The Oatley Team for further details.
email: Jennifer@Theoatleyteam.com | call/text: 502-751-0179



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Relocating from Louisville? We can connect you with an amazing agent anywhere in the world!! 


Top Reasons to Sell in the Winter

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Most people assume spring or summer is the only time to sell a house. In reality, though, winter can be a favorable time to sell.
Here are the top reasons why you should consider selling while the temperatures fall.

1.  Low inventory = less competition

  • Since spring is the most popular home-selling season, think about the law of supply and demand.

2.  Winter brings out the serious buyers

  • Spring yields a lot more lookers but not necessarily the most serious. Window shoppers tend to be scarce during winter months – especially during less than ideal weather. When buyers show up in the snow, they are ready to buy.

3.  Corporate relocation

  • One of the biggest months for corporate relocation is January/February, so those buyers are out in full force looking for new homes & may need to move quickly (& can sometimes be less demanding).

4.  Year-end financial bonuses and payouts

  • As a seller, year-end performance reviews could mean that more people have money to spend on a home but as a buyer, end-of-year financial bonuses could give them a chance to upgrade their living

Now is still a great time to sell! Contact Agents@TheOatleyTeam.com today!


Purple Pumpkin Palooza

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The Oatley Team is proud to be a sponsor of the Purple Pumpkin Palooza. Pancreatic cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States & affects many families including our own. Please mark your calendar for this event this Sunday, Oct 14 from 1-5 PM located at 1425 Beckley Creek Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40245. Your support is appreciated.

If you’re looking to buy a new home or sell your current one, go with the name you can trust, The Oatley Team. When you do business with us, you get the Top 1% of Realtors in the Louisville area who’ve handled nearly $100 Million or inventory over the last 3 years.

Thinking of moving outside of Louisville, KY? We can recommend top agents anywhere in the world!


How to use plants to accent your space

How To Use Plants To Accent Your Space
You’ve bought all the right furniture items, sought out your desired accent pieces, have the right wall colors and know where it all goes, but you’re missing one vital piece to finish off the space – plants! When it comes to interior design, plants usually are an afterthought and rarely incorporated into some spaces mainly because you either forgot to add them or had a bad experience with them before (you let them die, etc.).
But plants can really make a room and make everything come together. Plants also add a nice sense of green to a room and have some much sought after benefits like making you happier, helping you recharge and even be more productive around the space, believe it or not! Here are some tips on how to use plants to accent your space:
Decorate Wall Shelves With Small Plants
If you’re not sure where to put the plants, you can never really go wrong with using small potted ones on shelves around your space. Combine them with books and smaller accent accessories and you’ve got an amazing look that’ll instantly add in some green to liven up the space.

Fill up empty shelf space
If you have shelves like book cases and built-in shelving in your space and have empty space, fill it up with a collection of small house plants like ferns and the like. It’ll not only make the shelf more appealing, but it’ll also make it look fuller instead of empty.

Use plants as party décor
You can really upgrade a party’s setting using plants as part of the décor. It’ll automatically add color to the space and party. Decorate the table using small plants or use them all around the main space where guests will hang to liven up the party!

One large floor plant
If you want something bold, go with one large floor plant in the corner of the room. The really tall plant (tree) will make a bold statement. It’ll make...

Easy ways to declutter your home

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Easy Ways To Declutter Your Home
Everyone has a bit of clutter in their home, but when it starts to get out of control and give you anxiety just looking at it, it’s time to do something about it! The truth is, we have lots of stuff, which is why many are jumping on the minimalist movement and trying out the popular and trendy Marie Kondo Method of decluttering. But for those who are looking for some quick tips on how to declutter their home and space, here are some simple solutions to get rid of the junk and have a thoroughly clean home:

Start small
Although you might have a lot of junk and mess to get rid of, it’s best to start small so that you don’t get overwhelmed. So before you commit to decluttering an entire room, start with some small projects like a junk drawer or a small closet in order to get a feel of how long these decluttering projects will really take. Starting small will also provide you with a sense of accomplishment when you’re finished and you’ll be more willing to continue decluttering other areas.

Get some sleep before making a final decision
When you choose to declutter, you’ll most likely start to throw out all sorts of things you don’t want, need or use anymore. Sometimes, it’s an easy decision, but sometimes it’s hard. For those harder items to part with, sleep on it so that in the AM, you’ll be confident in your decision to either keep it or toss it.

Do you love it?
When something is really hard to get rid of, you should ask yourself if you really love it. If you don’t love it and haven’t used it in 6 months, then it’s time to part ways with it.

Track usage of your item
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The Kentucky State Fair 2018

It’s that time of the year again for the Kentucky State Fair. Opening date is August 16 and runs until the 26. Ten days of food, fun, and now free with admission, the new Texas Roadhouse Concert Series with some great artists like Gary Allan. Try some amazing treats like fried Oreos or the infamous donut burger. Check out hundreds of booths and cool off with some great refreshments. Please drink responsibly and remember to lock your valuables in the car out of sight.
If you’re looking to buy a new home or sell your current one, go with the name you can trust, The Oatley Team. When you do business with us, you get the Top 1% of Realtors in the Louisville area who have handled nearly $100 Million or inventory over the last 3 years.


Saving for your downpayment

Money Saving Tips For A Down Payment On Your Future Home

If owning a home is your dream and you’re currently strapped for cash for your down payment, then you’ll have to save for a while. Many people would love to own a home, but that down payment is what’s stopping them! Don’t let the down payment deter you from your dreams of own your own home and allow these useful money saving tips. Before you know it, your savings account is going to have the perfect number for that dream home you’ve always wanted!

Transfer to your savings account each month

The easiest way to start saving for that down payment is by transferring a fixed amount into your savings account each month. Better yet, set up an automatic deposit so that you always know something is going into that account each month.

Go through your budget and lower your expenses

Sit down and review your expenses and budget. Cut out anything you don’t need and use that extra money to put in your savings that month. Budget wherever you can and always use that extra money you’ve saved to go toward your down payment savings account!

Borrow from a retirement plan

If you have a retirement plan, you can always borrow from it. Simply look out for penalty-free withdrawals that allow you to pay it back in time. Think 401(k)s or profit-sharing plans that allow you to borrow for a home. If you’re not sure where to find this info, your company’s HR department can help.

Reduce high-interest rate debt

Pay off your high-interest rate debt so that you can start saving more money for your down payment. And when you’ve paid it all off, close the card and then focus on paying off the next one. And if you have to, transfer your balances to a card with...

Client Appreciation Event

The Oatley Team and Century Mortgage are hosting their own Client Appreciation Event yet another year at Churchill Downs. The party starts this coming Thursday on Millionaire's Row at 4 PM until 8:30 PM. Food and drink will be provided. The Night races will begin shortly thereafter. We hope to see you there for a great time with friends and lots of fun.



June 9th THE COLOR RUN is in town! Starting time is 8 am sharp down on Waterfront Park. Check out thecolorrun.com to see what the fun is all about.


Creek Sweep

The annual Floyds Fork Creek Sweep is this weekend. Come out for a great time cleaning up our Parklands; all while canoeing down the peaceful and beautiful Floyds Fork. This is a free, all-ages volunteer event and the canoes are provided. Also, enjoy complimentary Sugar and Spice Doughnuts for breakfast and catered lunch after the Sweep. 


Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park is back for the summer! Kicking off is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Come hang out and watch the drama unfold at Story Avenue Park this Saturday at 6:30 pm.


Getting pre-approved

It’s Derby Week Y'all, and to celebrate the week of the most exciting two minutes in sports, let’s discuss the most exciting moments in buying a house! Nothing beats the rush of placing an offer on the home of your dreams and hearing that your offer got accepted. The best way to make that happen is to make sure you are pre-approved. With a market as hot as we have right now, homes are flying off the market left and right. So, before you even start looking for a home, you should get your pre-approval. It’ll make you a more desirable buyer, and you will know exactly what price range to shop. Contact one of our buyer’s agents today to get your pre-approval started.


Dress to Impress

Derby is so close and Saturday is opening day for Churchill Downs! The theme is “Dress to Impress”. So, ladies pick out your favorite hat and dress; gentlemen, pull out your favorite suit and get ready to have a great time experiencing one of the Derby City’s premier, race-season events. Must be 18 to enter, and tickets start at $15.


Thunder Over Louisville

Thunder Over Louisville is finally here this Saturday! For all your Thunder info like where to park and what roads will be closed, click here. If airplanes, food trucks, and fireworks aren’t your thing, Farmington Historic Plantation is having its annual spring festival and plant sale from 8am-2pm also.


Beargrass Creek Alliance Creek Sweep

Want to help keep the community clean? Beargrass Creek Alliance is doing a creek sweep this Saturday! Come out to help keep our city pretty and maybe even make some friends! For more info, check out: https://kwalliance.org/event/bca-spring-cleanup/
or their facebook event page