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You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings and how to prepare your home to sell. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Jan. 1, 2021

Christmas Fun Fact

Christmas Traditions Around the World



Japan:  Eating at KFC (Kentucky Fred Chicken) is a national custom. Its chicken meals are so popular during the season that stores take reservations months in advance.   Christmas is not a national holiday.


Inda:  Many Christian houses (2.3% of 1.237 Billion people) in India decorate Christmas cribs, hang brightly lit stars outside their houses and distribute sweets and cakes to their neighbors. Christmas is a state holiday in India.


China: December 25 is not a legal holiday. However, it is still designated as a public holiday in China's special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, both former colonies of Western powers with nominal Christian cultural heritage.


Cuba: In 1998,  December 25 was declared a leisure day, as requested by Pope John Paul II.  It is a one-day public holiday and it is celebrated only in the evening.

Mexica: Christmas is a statutory holiday in Mexico and workers can have the day off with pay.  Over nine days, groups of townspeople go from door to door in a fashion of when the parents of the unborn baby Jesus Christ looked for shelter to pass the night when they arrived at Bethlehem, and are periodically called inside homes to participate in the breaking of a candy-filled pinata.  (Sounds like fun) 


Jamaica: Radio stations play Christmas carols as early as October, reggae style and some international. Jamaicans paint their houses and hang new curtains for Christmas. Pepper lights, the local name for Christmas lights, go up on trees.


Russia: Christmas is celebrated on January 7. Christmas is mainly a religious event in Russia.

 (according to Wikipedia)

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Posted in Holiday Greetings
Jan. 4, 2020

KSP Sex Offer Registry

Registered Sex Offenders:

The registry of sex offenders is one of the hottest topics on the news today. There are successful business people, sports stars and others who are on the list and many people with small children want to know if they are buying a home with an offender right next door. The best thing you can do to ease your mind is to contact the local authorities and ask if there is a list. Most maintain such a list and in many areas, the list is updated constantly and available online!

As Realtors, we are prohibited from directing you either towards or away from a given neighborhood, and we are not allowed to do this checking for you. But we can point you to the places that offer assistance. Be sure to call or email if I can help you in any way. Click here for the KSP Sex Offer Registry.

Nov. 5, 2018

Little Dave's Roadhouse

Little Dave's Roadhouse


 All About Homes Realty loves to eat at Little Dave's Roadhouse! From the warm inviting atmosphere and the friendly wait staff, this family run restaurant is THE place to stop and eat. We highly recommend the catfish platter or the philly cheese steak. They have a wonderful variety of down home foods and are known for their Brandenburger. Looking for something lighter? They have a lovely soup and salad bar. So come and stop by, the Owner "Little" Dave is always there to shake your hand and offer a warm welcome to make sure you are have an excellent experience.


Here's a LINK that will get you there.  This a LINK to the menu.



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Posted in Restaurants
Oct. 31, 2018

I Have a Halloween FUN FACT for you

Hi  Everyone,

I Have a Halloween FUN FACT for you!  

But First,

Q: Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road?

A: He didn’t have the guts!


Origin of the pumpkin Jack O'Lantern 


According to Wikipedia

The tradition of the Jack O Lantern started with a Turnip.  Yes, a Turnip.

In Celtic Ireland people created menacing faces on turnips and left them on their doorstep to “keep away unwanted guests” during a festival known as Samhain.  Adding a candle gave extra protection.

In modern times pumpkins are used instead of turnips.

Oh, and the name Jack O'Lantern came from a young blacksmith guessed it...Jack O'Lantern.  That's another story in itself.  

There you have it.  

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Happy Halloween



Posted in Holiday Greetings
Aug. 6, 2018

Find the Best Restaurants in Elizabethtown

Are looking for a great new place to eat in Elizabethtown? One of the many things that make Elizabethtown a great place to buy a home is all the great restaurants found here. For a city of around 29,000, there’s almost 100 restaurants just waiting to be discovered! has rated the top restaurants in Elizabethtown, as well as categorized them by restaurant type, price range, best places for lunch, and cheap eats. Here’s a few of the top restaurants in Elizabethtown for you to enjoy.

Back Home Restaurant

One of the highest rated restaurants in Elizabethtown, Back Home is a great place to enjoy the best family recipes in town.  You find a wide range of Southern delights, with appetizers such as Homestyle Onion Rings and Sweet Onion Soufflé.  Main dishes include sandwiches, burgers, along with entrees highlighting country favorites such as Chicken Fried Chicken, Open Faced Roast Beef, and Chicken Tenders.  After your meal, you can check out the gift shop and boutique where you can take home some country charm.

Texas Roadhouse

Don’t let the fact that this is a chain restaurant fool you. People rave about the great food and amazing atmosphere here and say this is the best restaurant of its kind. You can start eating the minute you sit down with unlimited hot rolls and peanuts. You’ll find all your favorite steakhouse meals, such as buffalo wings, tater skins, fried pickles, and cactus blossoms for starters.  Then dive into the main course with mouthwatering favorites such as hand-cut steaks, chicken, ribs, fish, burgers, and country favorites. There are also great choices for the little ones in your group as well, along with gluten-free options.

2B Thai

If you love Thai food, then you’re in luck.  2B Thai is also one of the highest rated restaurants in Elizabethtown.  There are a number of ways to get the right taste of your meal here.  Choose your meat, your spiciness, and your dish, or go with one of their specialties. People also enjoy the friendly and efficient staff.

Mark's Feed Store

Of course any great Kentucky city must have outstanding BBQ, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Mark’s Feed Store. They have the best BBQ meats and baked beans in Elizabethtown, served up fast and delicious.  Come in for lunch and enjoy their BBQ sandwich lunch special, chicken fingers, sliders, honeywings, and baby back ribs. The kids won’t be left out with their selections for smaller appetites.

Of course this just scratches the surface of all the great places you can eat in Elizabethtown. And if you want to find a home for sale here, then make sure to view all the homes available in Elizabethtown.

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Posted in Restaurants
July 31, 2017

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Posted in Market Updates