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Where should you put your treadmill?

Does the exercising eyesore belong out of sight?

Yes, yes and yes. If you're showing your home to buyers.

While you may be ready to flex your muscles after a New Year's resolution that's inspired you to get after getting toned, potential home buyers won't be impressed with your weight loss machine. The large equipment makes the room appear smaller and is the unfortunate focal point in the room.

If you've put your house on the market, you have a couple options when it comes to your elliptical machine, stair climber or treadmill:

1. If you bought the kind that folds up neatly, stow it under the bed before your showing.

2. Allow yourself to gain a couple extra pounds while you wait for your house to sell. If you use Red Edge, that shouldn't be too long of a wait. So, put the treadmill or elliptical, along with any other clutter in a storage unit or garage. You can dust it off, settle it into your new home, and pick up where you left off.

3. Move it to another room. If your bedroom hosts the treadmill, consider moving it to the basement while your house is on the market. You can still get your workout in, but maybe in a different environment.

4. Leave it as is. I don't recommend this option unless you have a gigantic house with an exercise room. But, it's your house to sell. I can only give the best advice - it's up to you to take it.

You may have to put the sweat equity on hold as you rack in those last few months of your home's equity.


For History Buffs Only - Luxury in Louisville

A Little Background on Your Hometown

While most of Louisville's citizens broke their backs laying tracks or mining coal, a few souls celebrated a lavish lifestyle. Situated between the Civil War and World War 1, Louisville glitzed during the Gilded Age.

 An exhibit at the Frazier History Museum. "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: Art, Fashion and Luxury in the Gilded Age" displays extravagance for all to see now through Feb. 1.

I like to get to know this city and I think you might, too.

Louisville is a great place to call home.


Three Signs of a Healthy Home Buyer

Ready to buy a home?

Three things that show you've got a good outlook on purchasing your new abode.

1. You've got your finances in order. You have a pre-approval letter and you know exactly what you can and should spend.

2. You've done some research. You know where you want to live in Louisville. You've driven around the neighborhoods and have a feel for the area.

3. You've talked with a Red Edge agent. Smart buyers select smart realtors. We've got some great agents ready to help you.

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