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Amityville Horror House Up For Sale

In December 1975, George and Kathleen Lutz and their three children moved into 112 Ocean Avenue, a large Dutch Colonialhouse in Amityville, a suburban neighborhood located on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Thirteen months before the Lutzes moved in,Ronald DeFeo, Jr had shot and killed six members of his family at the house. After 28 days, the Lutzes left the house, claiming to have been terrorized by paranormal phenomena while living there.

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Louisville, Kentucky is a city full of historic architecture and neighborhoods dating from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. The Oracle Single Family Homes Revitalization 2009 is breathing life back into many of these homes that have fallen into disrepair. Some of the homes require extensive work while saving as much of the decorative architecture elements as possible.

With a little imagination you can see how these homes once were full of life and how proud the people who built them must have been.

What would they say today?

We have created a pictorial walk through the process of restoring these few homes. As the process continues there will be updated photos so make sure to check back often.

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Renovation of Houses In the Portland Neighborhood

Sometimes selling or buying a house has a lot of “red tape” attached to it,
BUT what about
the red tape that is appearing on Portland Avenue?
Work has finally begun on a few houses in the Portland neighborhood that were purchased at the beginning of this year for total renovation. Oracle Design Group Inc. purchased the two properties at 24th Street and Portland Avenue. This group has begun work to transform them into quality homes. The houses will be made available for rental units for the first fifteen years and at the end of that set amount of time, the properties will be available for purchase.

The work that Oracle Design Group Inc. is looking to accomplish will provide Portland with a safer environment. Oracle Design Group Inc. realizes that many of the older homes in the neighborhood have lead based paint issues. This will not be the case for the properties they are looking to renovate as proper removal guidelines are being followed to remove the lead. These attributes of Oracle’s renovation plan will encourage a higher design standard for any future construction in Portland.

The president of Oracle Design Group Inc. is Dr. Mark T. Wright who received his Doctorate in Urban and Public Affairs, Planning and Development from the University of Louisville. He is married to Caryn A. Winter and together they own and operate Oracle Design Group. Among other honors, Dr. Wright received the President’s Award from the University of Louisville, as well as The Cornerstone 2020 Award for Excellence in Design in a Traditional Workplace. For his work establishing a mentoring program for at risk children in Louisville’s Middle Schools, he was awarded The Apple from the Teachers Award from the Jefferson County School Systems. In 2001, he was presented The First Annual Architect’s Award for Excellence in Community Design.

Chris Byrd is also a valued member of the Oracle team. He holds a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Kentucky. Mr. Byrd is currently the Project Manager for Oracle Single Family Homes Revitalization 2009. He is also certified in Lead Safe Work Practices, Lead Worker and Renovator.

The purchase of these few houses should be viewed as successful for our Portland neighbors. Many of the homes were owned by Portland residents that had been on the market for some time without a prospect of a buyer. The homes being renovated will provide quality housing for other Portland residents. Oracle has experience with a variety of housing programs and has developed affordable housing in Louisville and the surrounding areas.

Many in the real estate industry feel that for improvement to happen there must be a mixture of rental and homeowners in our area. We need to consider quality housing for our neighbors who may not qualify to become a homeowner. There are many residents who may not be able to buy due to situations and circumstances outside their control that deserve quality housing.
The Oracle Design Group Inc. looks to provide this quality as they move forward in the renovations in the Portland neighborhood.

Looking for an REO specialist?

We have listed and closed over 70 REO Properties in 2009 with an average DOM of 23 Days!  If you are selling or buying REO property you need someone who understands the process and can provide expertise in this area. Give me a call to see how I can help you (502) 876-7518 or email: shebarrett@msn.com

Please click on the link below to see our report for 2009.

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Light Up Corydon 2009

About Me…

I have a degree in Applied Science where I mainly worked in the United Kingdom. During my internship at Gloucester Royal Hospital I participated in the Stonehouse Meningitis Survey which collected research and later was used in the development of a vaccine. I moved away from the medical field and worked at Whitbread Brewery where I was involved in quality control. After having my daughter I started Barrett’s Office Cleaning where in the first year we had branched out to two towns where we had over twelve contracts including Pizza Hut, William Hills, and various businesses.

After returning to the United States to take care of elderly parents I have been involved mostly in community work with the Portland Museum, The Neighborhood House, The Portland Branch Library with helping organize events and outreach to the community. I had the pleasure to organize and represent the community of Portland at the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial celebration in 2003 where many local nonprofit organizations joined under one tent for the 13 day celebration.

I achieved my real estate license from the first online classes offered in Kentucky from Thornton’s Real Estate Academy in Bowling Green, KY after which time I joined Semonin Realtors and now currently with Compass Realtors. I have since developed a network of local professionals that I am confident can respond to concerns that might arise and that I will be able to help with you with all your needs.

During the tax season I am a Tax Specialist 2 for H&R Block.

Areas of Tax Expertise: Investments/Stock Options (income, sales, losses), Home ownership, purchase, or sale, Home foreclosure, Real estate rentals or vacation homes, Healthcare expenses (e.g., medical, dental), Charitable giving, Retirement income, Small Business, Sole Proprietor, or Self-employed, Tax Planning.

As a Realtor I spend my time helping sellers/buyers and investors achieve their goals. H & R Block lets me continue to help clients meet their financial goals and give advice to help them plan for the future. Please make an appointment so I can help you meet YOUR goals! Years of Tax Experience: 4

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Besides being a Realtor I love local history. I have put together a collection that I hope you like. If you have any photographs or stories you would like to add contact me. I am sure others will love to read them.
Cell: (502)876-7518 Or shebarrett@msn.com

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Riverview Square- Implosion- Louisville KY

The building at Third and Main Street- standing at nine stories will come down with explosives on Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m., July 19th.

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Welcome To Timeless Real Estate Services!

I am very excited to let you know that I am the principal broker for Timeless Real Estate Services and I am licensed in the state of Kentucky. We provide a range of services for our clients including lising your property for sale and helping you buy the house that meets your needs. We also provide services for investors that include various levels of property management.

I am confident in my company’s resources and my own abilities to use the latest strategies to achieve results during this unique time in real estate.

Thank you for you continued support,

P.S. If have any questions, please feel free to contact our company!

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