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Thomas Lewinski | Bluegrass Architects to Know
When Thomas Lewinski arrived in Lexington in 1842, he was among the first professional architects in the region that included Gideon Shryock & John McMurtry. Born in London to a Polish father and English mother, Lewinski had pursued the priesthood before finding he was more suited to military life. The […]
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February 26, 2024
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Meet Alfred Cohen, Famed Bluegrass Muralist
Above, a young Martha Stewart trying her hand at painting a mural at her historic Turkey Hill farm When marketing a historic home, we are always interested in a home’s decorative details. We document all the unique features as we help our clients seek a new steward. One detail we […]
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February 18, 2024
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Preparing Your Farm for Sale
Selling a property successfully requires preparation and attention to detail. We at Kirkpatrick & Co. carefully guide our clients to ensure a desirable presentation. Much is written on improving curb appeal and staging when selling residential properties. (We’ve shared our best advice, too. And also here.) Here are a few tips […]
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January 22, 2024
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2023 Bluegrass Farm Market Report
Kirkpatrick & Co. is pleased to present our annual report on farm sales in the Bluegrass region. First, we’ll explore the statistics & trends in Lexington-Fayette County before turning our attention to the rest of the region. What was the average price per acre for farmland in Scott County? What […]
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January 20, 2024
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Why buyers hate shoe booties
Decades of experience have taught us that buyers unconsciously shy away from properties with certain characteristics. Allow our expertise to help prevent these common seller pitfalls. These features suggest to buyers that a seller might be challenging during negotiation or due diligence. Requiring shoe booties at the door during a showing is […]
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January 19, 2024
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Our best real estate advice for 2024 sellers & buyers
After analyzing thousands of real estate sales across Central Kentucky, noting trends & patterns, we have some advice for the Bluegrass buyers & sellers of 2024 Even as interest rates fall, sellers can capitalize on market conditions in 2024 by attracting qualified cash buyers. How? First, by seeking an experienced local brokerage […]
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January 5, 2024
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Premium $1M+ Home Sales in Lexington, KY 2023
While the United States luxury real estate market at large floundered in 2023, Lexington, Kentucky’s premium market did not. 90 residential properties over $1M closed in Fayette County in 2023. Perhaps unsurprisingly, 43% of these transactions were cash, making them less effected by current interest rate conditions. Also remarkable? 56% sold […]
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January 4, 2024
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Robert McMeekin | Bluegrass Architects to Know
Born on his family’s farm near Armstrong Mill, Robert Ward McMeekin’s forebears had received a land grant from the Virginia Commonwealth before Kentucky’s establishment in 1792. His pride in his homeland is imbued in his work. “I’ve always been preoccupied with the beauty and gracious lifestyle” of the Bluegrass, McMeekin […]
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December 7, 2023
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Who built the ancient mounds in Fayette County?
Meet the remarkable Adena People Drive down the beautiful Mt. Horeb area of Fayette County and you’re sure to see uniquely undulating hills across the rural landscape. These manmade mounds reflect a rich ancient culture once centered in the Bluegrass. The mounds have long fascinated visitors, with early theories suggesting the builders […]
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November 30, 2023
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