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July 2018 Edition                           www.parkerandklein.com
Two Major Storms. Back to Back. Ugh.
How To Cope With Extended Power Outages.
Louisville has experienced two pretty major storms recently. Many homes in the area were without power for several days. We can gripe and moan but it won't tame mother nature. Here are some actions you can take now to be prepared for the next event. Be safe and make sure your neighbors are safe too because in Louisville, another storm is right around the corner! Call us if you would like names of vendors and professionals who can assist you with modifications to your home.
 
Consider these areas of your home NOW before the power goes out:

GARAGE-When power is down the electric opener won't work
Do you have a human sized door that will open? 
Do you have a window that you can climb through if not? Is it unlocked?
Solutions:
Garage opener with built-in battery backup LINK HERE
Battery backup for pre-existing garage opener LINK HERE

FRIDGE & FREEZERS- Do you have a way to salvage food?
Solutions:
Don't open doors.
Food lasts 48 hours on a full freezer; Fridge around 4 hours.
Dry or block ice (Kroger  or other groceries). Add to freezer & refrigerator.
Group food together.

Oxygen tanks and medical equipment-Know how to connect them to an alternate power source below.

Sump Pump- You don't need a flooded basement along with spoiled food.
Solution:
Battery back up for the sump pump system LINK HERE
EXTRA sump pump in case the one you have decides to break

SURGE PROTECTION- Your home may get power surges with off/on flickers.
Solutions:
Power surge protector at the breaker panel
Power surge protectors on your important appliances and computers
LINK HERE for info about types of surges and best coverage


GENERATORS FOR THE HOUSE- From whole house to solar powered
Solutions:
Solar Powered, battery and generator options can run fridge, lights and phones
LINK HERE

Inverter or conventional mobile style gas powered generators (We use a Honda key crank inverter model that is whisper quiet).
LINK HERE
Super portable generators-some battery powered not gas
LINK HERE

Whole house free standing gas powered units. Generac is the go-to name for whole house generators. Expect to pay $7,000-15,000 all in total install.  LINK HERE

CALL or email LG&E and let them know your power is off:
LG&E power outage reporting website
 LG&E app for phones for live time info
LINK HERE
 
Upcoming In Our Community

America to Zanzibar
Interactive Exhibit on Muslim Culture
Multiple Dates & Events- Fee Applies
Muhammad Ali Center
144 N. 6th St.
Learn More

St. Joe's Picnic
Games of chance, rides &
amazing fried chicken dinner
Aug 10 (5-10PM)
Aug 11 (noon-midnight)
2823 Frankfort Ave.
Learn More

 
4022 Woodstone Way
$775,000

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2133 Lowell Avenue
$350,000

Under Contract

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344 Crescent Spring Drive
Under Contract & Closed
$128,500

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11703 Cedardale Road, Anchorage
OPEN HOUSE Sunday, 7/29 2-4 pm
Reducing to
$575,000

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837 Inspiration Way
$599,900

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Pending Listings

  • 1610 Parkridge Parkway
  • 1133 Mulberry Street
  • 6915 Colrain Circle
  • 205 McCready Avenue
  • 5903 Soverign Court

Recently Sold

  • 608 Fenley Avenue
  • 344 Crescent Spring Drive
  • 1717 Harvard Drive
  • 1311 Cedar Springs Parkway
  • 1212 Eastern Parkway
  • 6910 Chartwell Court
  • 2583 Greenup Road
  • 2015 Bonnycastle Avenue #202
  • 1935 Gardiner Lane, C-41
  • 6612 Astral Drive 


RATES
As of July 23rd, 2018

 
Conventional 30 YR. 4.750% 
 No change from last month
 
Conventional 15 YR. 4.375%
No change from last month
 
FHA 30 YR. 4.250
No change from last month
 
Courtesy: MortgageNetwork.net

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How to manage those pesky weeds. No, we won't come over but here are some great tips!


 
Controlling weeds without chemicals and with a sense of humor!
LINK HERE
How to design a garden so weeds won't grow in the first place LINK HERE
More help for the veggie garden LINK HERE 
5 Ways to attract fireflies LINK HERE
4 Ways to stake your tomato plants LINK HERE
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