Monday, December 31, 2012
Tonight, everyone will be celebrating the end of 2012 and look forward to 2013. For many people, the new year means a fresh start and a new outlook. For a majority of people, a new year means new resolutions: pledges to make a change in the upcoming year for a better life. We’ve narrowed down a list of the three most common New Year’s resolutions and included some tips on how to help you stay focused in 2013.
1. Get In Shape
There’s no doubt that Get In Shape/Get Fit/Lose Weight/Get Healthy is one of the top New Year’s resolution on many people’s list. Why not let your home help you keep your resolution? Losing weight starts with being more active! Use the bonus room in your new Ball Home
to put a treadmill or weight machine. Take advantage of the many walking trails and parks around your subdivision, like Chilesburg
or Notting Hill
. Getting out and getting active around your community is a step in the right direction to leading a healthier life!
From all of us at Ball Homes, we wish you a very happy New Year and we look forward to what 2013 has in store!
2. Get Organized
Many of our popular floor plans
offer sizable closet spaces, attic areas, and storage options; make the most of them! Install space saving shelving in your garage so that everything has a place. Use large plastic bins to store holiday decorations, sports equipment, and out of season clothing items. Reorganize your bedroom closet to make sure you aren’t keeping clothing you never wear. If you haven’t worn an item in the last 6 months, chances are you probably don’t need it. For tips on how to organize your kitchen, read our previous blog post
3. Save More/Get out of Debt
Saving more money throughout the year starts with changing small habits, and the best place to start is by cutting energy use in your home. To save on your utility bills, lower your thermostat before you leave for work. Install compact florescent bulbs in your lamps. Switch off your electronics and lights when they aren’t in use. Utilize your fireplace instead of turning up the heat a few degrees. If you really want to take a big chunk out of your debt this year, why not look into refinancing your home? With mortgage rates at historic lows, now is the time to refinance and save money on your mortgage payment. Contact a loan officer at Walden Mortgage
for more information on your refinancing options.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Today's blog comes from Michelle Schnell-Gammons, a Realtor and Ball Homes Specialist with Prudential Parks & Weisburg in Louisville.
Ball Homes’ newest model home in Louisville is the Hudson Plan, which is part of the Traditions floor plans. This model home is located in the Notting Hill subdivision. Notting Hill is located just off Shelbyville Road in Eastern Jefferson County bordering the Shelby County line, in close proximity to some of Kentucky’s beautiful horse farms. Notting Hill features larger lots than other subdivisions and all brick homes.
The Hudson model is a 3,410 sq. ft. home with a soaring great room complete with a stone to ceiling fireplace with book shelves, all of which open into the kitchen, featuring a large, island and walk-in pantry. This home has a first floor guest suite, with private bath access, perfect for an out of town guest. The second floor has an open loft area for extra TV space or relaxing, 2 other bedrooms in addition to the Grand Master Suite complete with a sitting area, 2 separate walk-in closets, large walk-in shower and a garden tub for soaking the day away.
The model home is open Monday through Thursday from 2pm-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 1pm-5pm. Stop by the Hudson model home to speak with a Ball Homes Sales Representative today!