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This school year Realtors representing the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) visited the public elementary schools in Harrison County including Eastside Elementary, Northside Elementary, Southside Elementary, and Westside Elementary and presented a book.  Each school received Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by esteemed author Maria Dismondy.  This charming story empowers children to always do the right thing and be proud of themselves, even when they are faced with a challenging person.

In its tenth year, Melissa Poynter, the chair of the LBAR community education task force, has continued to lead this project. Realtors Nancy Allison, Shannon Allison, Aimee Davis, and Linda Lewis delivered the book and read to a group of students during library class.  This contribution to Harrison County is part of a larger donation to the public elementary schools in the Bluegrass region —LBAR will be presenting the book to over 140 elementary schools in 22 counties. The project is part of LBAR’s goal to become involved with the area’s school systems in innovative ways that will positively shape the future of our community’s children.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 3,100 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings.

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This school year Realtors representing the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) visited the public elementary schools in Montgomery County including Camargo Elementary, Mapleton Elementary, and Mt. Sterling Elementary and presented a book.  Each school received Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by esteemed author Maria Dismondy.  This charming story empowers children to always do the right thing and be proud of themselves, even when they are faced with a challenging person.

In its tenth year, Melissa Poynter, the chair of the LBAR community education task force, has continued to lead this project. Realtors Dwight Akers, Sue Fugate, Lucile Hardin, Joan Henderson, Brenda Murphy, Sherry Stephens, and Liz Torchia delivered the book and read to a group of students during library class.  This contribution to Montgomery County is part of a larger donation to the public elementary schools in the Bluegrass region —LBAR will be presenting the book to over 140 elementary schools in 22 counties. The project is part of LBAR’s goal to become involved with the area’s school systems in innovative ways that will positively shape the future of our community’s children.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 3,100 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. Click here for a PDF of this release.

The Realtor-Community Housing Foundation (RCHF) donates $46,800 to Lexington Habitat for Humanity.  The funds are to be used for Habitat’s Home Repair Program for projects that are currently not under contract due to no funds. Habitat for Humanity aligns with the Realtor-Community Housing Foundation’s goal to empower families and strengthen neighborhoods by assisting homeowners in need to be able to stay in their homes.  Already in 2017 RCHF donated $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity and REACH.  In 2016, RCHF donated a total of $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity and REACH.

RCHF is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization incorporated in 1992 established by the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors® (LBAR). RCHF's goal is to empower families and strengthen neighborhoods by assisting homeowners in need to be able to stay in their homes.

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The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) is awarded a $15,000 grant from the National Association of Realtors®’ Housing Opportunity Program to support activities that create and expand affordable housing opportunities. The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors donates $1,500 to the project. With the Rent & Deposit Assistant (RDA) Project, the grant will be used to pay deposit and first month’s rent for households experiencing homelessness who have documented income to pay ongoing rent.  

“Realtors® build communities and work hard to make housing affordable to all who are willing and able to become homeowners,” said LBAR 2017 President Ty Brown. “This grant will help raise awareness about the need for more housing opportunities in our community, as well as identify and promote solutions that address affordability. Through the Housing Opportunity Grants homeownership can become an attainable dream for many hard working American families across the country.”

NAR’s Housing Opportunity Grants were established in 2006. Individual grants are awarded ten times per year. Since the program’s inception, over 400 grants totaling more than $1.5 million have been awarded

The grants support a wide range of housing opportunity activities, including housing symposia; home buyer education or housing fairs; counseling and financial literacy efforts; down payment or closing cost financial assistance programs; housing needs studies; and Realtor® affordability housing education.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 3,100 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings.


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This school year Realtors representing the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) visited the public elementary schools in Menifee County including Menifee County Elementary and Botts Elementary and presented a book.  Each school received Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by esteemed author Maria Dismondy.  This charming story empowers children to always do the right thing and be proud of themselves, even when they are faced with a challenging person.

In its tenth year, Melissa Poynter, the chair of the LBAR community education task force, has continued to lead this project. Realtors Kamilia Lawson and Kate McMillan delivered the book and read to a group of students during library class.  This contribution to Menifee County is part of a larger donation to the public elementary schools in the Bluegrass region —LBAR will be presenting the book to over 140 elementary schools in 22 counties. The project is part of LBAR’s goal to become involved with the area’s school systems in innovative ways that will positively shape the future of our community’s children.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 3,100 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings.

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Real estate sales by members of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) positively impacted the Bluegrass economy as of September 30, 2017 with 10,659 reported sales totaling $2,066,039,245.

According to 2017 LBAR President Ty Brown, With all the hype about low inventory and pleas for sellers to come on the market, the quantity of homes available remains low with little variation except for the seasonal occurrences. There will be an expected seasonal decline in new listings in coming months.  For September, new listings decreased seven percent compared to September 2016 with 1,416 new listings in September 2017.  The months of inventory had no change from September 2016 to September 2017 with 3.9 months of inventory.

The year-to-date 2017 total sales increased four percent from 10,270 sales to date in 2016 to 10,659 sales to date in 2017.  The year-to-date 2017 residential single family sales increased three percent from 9,616 sales to date in 2016 to 9,946 sales to date in 2017.  The residential median sales price increased five percent from $155,000 to date in 2016 to $162,900 to date in 2017. The residential average days on market decreased 17 percent from 64 days to date in 2016 to 53 days to date in 2017.  The year-to-date 2017 townhouses/condos sales increased nine percent from 654 sales to date in 2016 to 713 sales to date in 2017.

President Brown continues, “As temperatures start to cool throughout the country, the total number of home sales will cool as well, as is the seasonal nature of the housing market.”

September sales activity decreased six percent with 1,156 sales reported closed in September 2016 compared to 1,084 sales reported closed in September 2017.  Of the 1,084 sales 236 sales were to first time homebuyers and 127 sales were to out of state buyers. Residential sales decreased seven percent from 1,092 sales closed in September 2016 compared to 1,019 sales closed in September 2017. The residential average days on market decreased 12 percent from 51 in September 2016 to 45 days in September 2017. The residential median sales price increased eight percent from $153,875 in September 2016 to $166,700 in September 2017. 

Townhouses/condos sales increased two percent from 64 sales reported closed in September 2016 to 65 sales reported closed in September 2017. The townhouses/condos median sales price increased one percent from $112,750 in September 2016 to $113,900 in September 2017.  The average days on market decreased 10 percent from 62 in September 2016 to 56 days in September 2017.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 3,100 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).


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           Continuing their long-term commitment to healthy communities for central Kentucky homeowners, the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announced today its $2,000 investment in the Woodford Economic Development Authority. This is part of a $165,000 contribution the association has pledged over the next five years to promote economic development.

            This initiative supports activities directly related to job creation, expansion and retention. A financial investment is available to each local economic development organization witin LBAR's primary service area.

LBAR President Ty Brown said, “This investment is a means of achieving a healthy real estate market in central Kentucky. The association works hard to be considered a true partner in regional issues and facilitator of collaboration. We can be trusted as an impartial investor when it comes to county by county issues because of our regional organizational nature.”

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 3,100 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).


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            Continuing their long-term commitment to healthy communities for central Kentucky homeowners, the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announced today its $2,000 investment in the Kentucky Capital Development Corporation. This is part of a $165,000 contribution the association has pledged over the next five years to promote economic development.

            This initiative supports activities directly related to job creation, expansion and retention. A financial investment is available to each local economic development organization within LBAR's primary service area.

LBAR President Ty Brown said, “This investment is a means of achieving a healthy real estate market in central Kentucky. The association works hard to be considered a true partner in regional issues and facilitator of collaboration. We can be trusted as an impartial investor when it comes to county by county issues because of our regional organizational nature.”

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 3,000 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).


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            Continuing their long-term commitment to healthy communities for central Kentucky homeowners, the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announced today its $2,000 investment in the Scott United. This is part of a $165,000 contribution the association has pledged over the next five years to promote economic development.

            This initiative supports activities directly related to job creation, expansion and retention. A financial investment is available to each local economic development organization within LBAR's primary service area.

LBAR President Ty Brown said, “This investment is a means of achieving a healthy real estate market in central Kentucky. The association works hard to be considered a true partner in regional issues and facilitator of collaboration. We can be trusted as an impartial investor when it comes to county by county issues because of our regional organizational nature.”

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 3,100 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).


            Continuing their long-term commitment to healthy communities for central Kentucky homeowners, the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announced today its $2,000 investment in the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority. This is part of a $165,000 contribution the association has pledged over the next five years to promote economic development.

            This initiative supports activities directly related to job creation, expansion and retention. A financial investment is available to each local economic development organization within LBAR's primary service area.

LBAR President Ty Brown said, “This investment is a means of achieving a healthy real estate market in central Kentucky. The association works hard to be considered a true partner in regional issues and facilitator of collaboration. We can be trusted as an impartial investor when it comes to county by county issues because of our regional organizational nature.”

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 3,000 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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            Continuing their long-term commitment to healthy communities for central Kentucky homeowners, the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announced today its $2,000 investment in the Morehead Rowan County Economic Development. This is part of a $165,000 contribution the association has pledged over the next five years to promote economic development.

            This initiative supports activities directly related to job creation, expansion and retention. A financial investment is available to each local economic development organization within LBAR's primary service area.

LBAR President Ty Brown said, “This investment is a means of achieving a healthy real estate market in central Kentucky. The association works hard to be considered a true partner in regional issues and facilitator of collaboration. We can be trusted as an impartial investor when it comes to county by county issues because of our regional organizational nature.”

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 3,000 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).


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            Continuing their long-term commitment to healthy communities for central Kentucky homeowners, the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announced today its $2,000 investment in the Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Industrial Authority. This is part of a $165,000 contribution the association has pledged over the next five years to promote economic development.

            This initiative supports activities directly related to job creation, expansion and retention. A financial investment is available to each local economic development organization within LBAR's primary service area.

LBAR President Ty Brown said, “This investment is a means of achieving a healthy real estate market in central Kentucky. The association works hard to be considered a true partner in regional issues and facilitator of collaboration. We can be trusted as an impartial investor when it comes to county by county issues because of our regional organizational nature.”

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 3,000 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).


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            Continuing their long-term commitment to healthy communities for central Kentucky homeowners, the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announced today its $2,000 investment in the Cynthiana-Harrison County Economic Development Authority. This is part of a $165,000 contribution the association has pledged over the next five years to promote economic development.

            This initiative supports activities directly related to job creation, expansion and retention. A financial investment is available to each local economic development organization within LBAR's primary service area.

LBAR President Ty Brown said, “This investment is a means of achieving a healthy real estate market in central Kentucky. The association works hard to be considered a true partner in regional issues and facilitator of collaboration. We can be trusted as an impartial investor when it comes to county by county issues because of our regional organizational nature.”

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 3,000 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).


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    The Realtor-Community Housing Foundation (RCHF) has donated $50,000 to local non-profits in the Bluegrass community.  Lexington Habitat for Humanity received a $25,000 donation.  $20,000 of the donation is for continued support of their Love Your Neighborhood program which focuses on revitalization in low-income neighborhoods through owner-occupied home repairs. The other $5,000 is for the Hands and Hearts homebuyer project specifically for support of the Women Build component. REACH, Inc. received a $25,000 donation for emergency repairs for existing homes for low to moderate income families, disabled or elderly homeowners in the 22 county jurisdiction of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR).  Allowed repairs for this program are considered to be immediate repairs to essential systems of the house that enables the homeowner to continue to reside in the home. Both organizations align with the Realtor-Community Housing Foundation’s goal to empower families and strengthen neighborhoods by assisting homeowners in need to be able to stay in their homes.  In 2016, RCHF donated a total of $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity and REACH.

RCHF is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization incorporated in 1992 established by the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors® (LBAR). RCHF's goal is to empower families and strengthen neighborhoods by assisting homeowners in need to be able to stay in their homes.

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The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) donates $10,000 to Building Institute of Central Kentucky (BICK). The funds will be used for application fees and text books for students wishing to excel in the skilled trades related to the residential and commercial construction industry. With consumers preparing to place their homes on the market and purchase their dream home, the need for skilled tradesmen is on the rise.The Building Institute was founded by the Building Industry Association of Central Kentucky (formerly the HBA of Lexington) in 2014 to answer the demand for skilled workers in Central Kentucky. This demand was created in part by the depth and severity of the great recession which caused many skilled trades workers to leave the construction industry.

2017 President Ty Brown said, "LBAR believes BICK is an ideal partner due to the program’s desire to train students in a way to ensure they get successful jobs and have a strong career in their respected industry. Home sales are off to a great start in 2017 with an increase of 11 percent year-to-date. A continuing trend fueled by projected population growth and declining inventory creates a housing environment that will benefit from expanding a trained and efficient industry related workforce.”

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,900 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

A recent report on Fayette County Housing Demand cites forecasts of household growth yield an overall demand for 22,780 new housing units by 2025.

The report, sponsored by a consortium of Lexington stakeholders and governmental officials, cited statistics from the Kentucky State Data Center that suggest Lexington will continue to grow at a rate of 1.2% annually thru 2025, yielding a projected Fayette County population of 354,000.

In order to meet the growing demand, the report suggests that Lexington will need approximately 15,160 new single family residential units, 6,275 units within multi-family structures, and 1,345 units classified as condominiums or "other” units by 2025.

According to Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) 2017 President Ty Brown, "The association wants to make sure citizens’ needs are met by accommodating the expected population growth of the community, and this report sets out the very real challenges in the Fayette County housing market moving forward. Fayette residential sales are strong currently, and have been so for a relatively long time. It is a very tight market locally. And the lack of inventory is increasingly concerning.”

Declining inventory, fueled by projected Fayette population growth, will lead to upward pressure on home prices, diminishing housing affordability. A by-product of this increased demand will be that market-rate housing will be less affordable to middle income earners and out of reach to lower-income earners.

Shrinking inventory is creating a market where buyers are scrambling for houses which leads to sellers who are hesitant to sell. Sellers are concerned they won’t have a place to go which feeds into the continued decline of inventory.

According to the LBAR Statistical Report, Fayette County residential sales increased nine percent from 5,056 sales reported in 2015 to 5,501 sales reported in 2016. The median sales price increased four percent from $169,000 in 2015 to $175,000 in 2016. The average days on the market decreased 34 percent from 61 days in 2015 to 40 days in 2016 as the market continued to tighten.

January 2017 residential sales are off to a great start with a 34% increase from same month last year at 324 units up from 241.The Fayette January 2017 months of inventory (MOI) is 2.5 months, down forty percent same month last year. Six months of inventory is generally considered by Realtors to be an average healthy market. [1]

Further, the report identifies clearly the effects of the currently unmet housing demand within Fayette County, which is forcing people to travel farther to and from their job into adjacent communities where they reside. Fayette County was home to 164,251 jobs in 2002, and in 2014 the number of jobs swelled to 191,977, equivalent to a growth rate 16.9%.

However, Fayette County jobs are increasingly filled by commuters from outside the county. In 2014, 49.1% of all Fayette jobs were filled by Fayette residents, down from 61.1% in 2002. Despite the growth of 28,000 jobs, the total number of jobs filled by county residents decreased from 100,431 in 2002 to 94,338 in 2014.

Job growth and economic opportunity drives the housing industry. A home is where each job goes at night. When communities fail to meet their demand for housing, housing prices rise, people commute further, and the community’s quality of life suffers, as does its infrastructure and environment.

The report also projects that homeownership in Lexington will remain low relative to its historical average, with homeownership only expected to increase to 52.75% in 2025 from its 2015 level of 51.5%. Also, the population continues to trend older with over half of anticipated householders from 2015 to 2025 to be age 65 years or older.

"The association is committed to the progress, prosperity and economic viability of Lexington. And proper planning to meet the demands of the community to ensure an adequate housing supply is critical to the success of all communities,” said Brown. "We believe this report contains valuable insights and will inform the Urban County Government as it prepares to develop the 2018 Comprehensive Plan.”

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,900 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).




This year the Young Realtors of the Bluegrass, part of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR), sponsored the Salvation Army Angel Tree program by sponsoring 140 children this holiday season. The group, with the help of several local real estate companies and LBAR members, is proud to support this local non-profit in the Bluegrass community.

In addition to sponsoring Angel Tree children, the group donated new winter coats, hats, socks, and gloves to Gods Net as part of their 21st Annual Faith and Community Christmas Store. The group has supported numerous organizations throughout the year with monetary donations and tangible items including Catholic Action Center, Frankfort Access Soup Kitchen & Men’s Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Lighthouse Ministries, Kentucky Wounded Heroes, Powell County Board of Education, OPAC, Realtor-Community Housing Foundation (RCHF), Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass, and Salvation Army. Furthermore the group donates their time volunteering on a regular basis to several local charities in the area.

The activities of the Young Realtors of the Bluegrass would not be possible without the support of the 2016 Young Realtors sponsors including: AAA Insurance; Bank of England Mortgage; Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust; BB&T; Bluegrass Land Title; City National Bank; Community Trust Bank, N.A.; Fayette Heating and Air; Fifth Third Bank; First American Home Warranty; First Liberty Financial Mortgage; First Security Bank; Guardian Savings Bank, FSB; Home Warranty, Inc; Jett Title; Mortgage Suppliers; MortlImaging/ TourFactory; Movement Mortgage; Rite Rug; Stockton Mortgage; and Wells Fargo.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,800 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail,elaine@lbar.com).

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This school year Realtors representing the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) visited the public elementary schools in Montgomery County including Camargo Elementary, Mapleton Elementary, and Mt. Sterling Elementary and presented a book. Each school received The Day the Crayons Quit by esteemed author Drew Daywalt and acclaimed illustrator Oliver Jeffers. In The Day the Crayons Quit poor Duncan just wants to color, but when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing. His crayons have had enough; they quit!

In its ninth year, Melissa Poynter, the chair of the LBAR community education task force, has continued to lead this project. Realtors David Evans, Sue Fugate, Linda Gay, Lucile Hardin, Omar Prewitt, Pam Simmons, and Liz Torchia delivered the book and read to a group of students during library class. This contribution to Montgomery County is part of a larger donation to the public elementary schools in the Bluegrass region —LBAR will be presenting the book to over 140 elementary schools in 22 counties. The project is part of LBAR’s goal to become involved with the area’s school systems in innovative ways that will positively shape the future of our community’s children.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,800 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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This school year Realtors representing the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) visited the public elementary schools in Clark County including Conkwright Elementary, Shearer Elementary, Strode Station Elementary and Willis H Justice Elementary and presented a book. Each school received The Day the Crayons Quit by esteemed author Drew Daywalt and acclaimed illustrator Oliver Jeffers. In The Day the Crayons Quit poor Duncan just wants to color, but when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing. His crayons have had enough; they quit!

In its ninth year, Melissa Poynter, the chair of the LBAR community education task force, has continued to lead this project. Realtors Michelle Blackburn, Kathryn Parrish, Brenda Sipe, and Sherry Woodrum delivered the book and read to a group of students during library class. This contribution to Clark County is part of a larger donation to the public elementary schools in the Bluegrass region —LBAR will be presenting the book to over 140 elementary schools in 22 counties. The project is part of LBAR’s goal to become involved with the area’s school systems in innovative ways that will positively shape the future of our community’s children.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,800 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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This school year Realtors representing the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) visited the public elementary school in Nicholas County and presented a book. Each school received The Day the Crayons Quit by esteemed author Drew Daywalt and acclaimed illustrator Oliver Jeffers. In The Day the Crayons Quit poor Duncan just wants to color, but when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing. His crayons have had enough; they quit!

In its ninth year, Melissa Poynter, the chair of the LBAR community education task force, has continued to lead this project. Realtors Judy Giannasio delivered the book and read to a group of students during library class. This contribution to Nicholas County is part of a larger donation to the public elementary schools in the Bluegrass region —LBAR will be presenting the book to over 140 elementary schools in 22 counties. The project is part of LBAR’s goal to become involved with the area’s school systems in innovative ways that will positively shape the future of our community’s children.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,800 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) is awarded a $15,000 grant from the National Association of Realtors®’ Housing Opportunity Program to support activities that create and expand affordable housing opportunities. The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors donates $1,500 to the project. With the Rent & Deposit Assistant (RDA) Project, the grant will be used topay deposit and first month’s rent for up to 15 households experiencing homelessness who have documented income to pay ongoing rent.

"Realtors®build communities and work hard to make housing affordable to all who are willing and able to become homeowners,” said LBAR 2016 President Carl Tackett. "This grant will help raise awareness about the need for more housing opportunities in our community, as well as identify and promote solutions that address affordability. Through the Housing Opportunity Grants homeownership can become an attainable dream for many hard working American families across the country.”

LBAR will partner with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention and the New Life Day Center to provide direct service to reduce homelessness. Reducing homelessness helps stabilize neighborhoods and improves the overall quality of the community helping Realtors promote and sell neighborhoods.

NAR’s Housing Opportunity Grants were established in 2006. Individual grants are awarded ten times per year. Since the program’s inception, over 400 grants totaling more than $1.5 million have been awarded.

The grants support a wide range of housing opportunity activities, including housing symposia; home buyer education or housing fairs; counseling and financial literacy efforts; down payment or closing cost financial assistance programs; housing needs studies; and Realtor® affordability housing education.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,800 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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This school year Realtors representing the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) visited the public elementary schools in Anderson County including Emma B. Ward Elementary, Robert B. Turner Elementary, and Saffell Street Elementary and presented a book. Each school received The Day the Crayons Quit by esteemed author Drew Daywalt and acclaimed illustrator Oliver Jeffers. In The Day the Crayons Quit poor Duncan just wants to color, but when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing. His crayons have had enough; they quit!

In its ninth year, Melissa Poynter, the chair of the LBAR community education task force, has continued to lead this project. Realtors Autumn Boblitt, Lois Ann Disponett, Andrew Hays, Todd Hyatt, and Jane Redmon delivered the book and read to a group of students during library class. This contribution to Anderson County is part of a larger donation to the public elementary schools in the Bluegrass region —LBAR will be presenting the book to over 140 elementary schools in 22 counties. The project is part of LBAR’s goal to become involved with the area’s school systems in innovative ways that will positively shape the future of our community’s children.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,800 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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This school year Realtors representing the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) visited the public elementary schools in Harrison County including Eastside Elementary, Northside Elementary, Southside Elementary, and Westside Elementary and presented a book. Each school received The Day the Crayons Quit by esteemed author Drew Daywalt and acclaimed illustrator Oliver Jeffers. In The Day the Crayons Quit poor Duncan just wants to color, but when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing. His crayons have had enough; they quit!

In its ninth year, Melissa Poynter, the chair of the LBAR community education task force, has continued to lead this project. Realtors Nancy Allison, Shannon Allison, Aimee Davis and Linda Lewis delivered the book and read to a group of students during library class. This contribution to Harrison County is part of a larger donation to the public elementary schools in the Bluegrass region —LBAR will be presenting the book to over 140 elementary schools in 22 counties. The project is part of LBAR’s goal to become involved with the area’s school systems in innovative ways that will positively shape the future of our community’s children.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,800 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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The Realtor-Community Housing Foundation (RCHF) has donated $100,000 to local non-profits in the Bluegrass community. Lexington Habitat for Humanity received $50,000 for their Love Your Neighborhood program which focuses on revitalization in low-income neighborhoods through owner-occupied home repairs. REACH, Inc. received $50,000 for emergency repairs for existing homes for low- to moderate-income families and individuals. Repairs will include hot water heaters, plumbing, and roofs in the 22 county jurisdiction of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR). Both organizations align with the Realtor-Community Housing Foundation’s goal to empower families and strengthen neighborhoods by assisting homeowners in need to be able to stay in their homes.

RCHF is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization incorporated in 1992 established by the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors® (LBAR). RCHF's goal is to empower families and strengthen neighborhoods by assisting homeowners in need to be able to stay in their homes and help single-parent graduates of the One Parent Scholar program become first-time home owners.

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The Young Realtors of the Bluegrass, part of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR), donated $1,000 to Powell County Board of Education. Funds were raised at a recent networking event at West Sixth Brewery. In addition to the monetary donation, the group donated hundreds of school supplies to the school system. Local Realtors and real estate offices participated in the school supply drive. To date this was the largest fundraiser for the Young Realtors of the Bluegrass. Powell County is part of the 22 county jurisdiction for the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,700 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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Continuing their long-term commitment to healthy communities for central Kentucky homeowners, the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announced today its $2,000 investment in the Jessamine County Joint Economic Development Authority.

 

This initiative supports activities directly related to job creation, expansion and retention. A financial investment is available to each local economic development organization within LBAR's primary service area.

LBAR president Carl Tackett said, "This investment is a means of achieving a healthy real estate market in central Kentucky. The association works hard to be considered a true partner in regional issues and facilitator of collaboration. We can be trusted as an impartial investor when it comes to county by county issues because of our regional organizational nature.”

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,600 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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Lexington, KY (April 1, 2016) - Continuing their long-term commitment to healthy communities for central Kentucky homeowners, the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announced today its $2,000 investment in the Kentucky Capital Development Corporation. This is part of a $165,000 contribution the association has pledged over the next five years to promote economic development.

This initiative supports activities directly related to job creation, expansion and retention. A financial investment is available to each local economic development organization within LBAR's primary service area.

LBAR president Carl Tackett said, "This investment is a means of achieving a healthy real estate market in central Kentucky. The association works hard to be considered a true partner in regional issues and facilitator of collaboration. We can be trusted as an impartial investor when it comes to county by county issues because of our regional organizational nature.”

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,600 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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Continuing their long-term commitment to healthy communities for central Kentucky homeowners, the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announced today its $2,000 investment in the Montgomery County Industrial Development Authority. This is part of a $165,000 contribution the association has pledged over the next five years to promote economic development.

This initiative supports activities directly related to job creation, expansion and retention. A financial investment is available to each local economic development organization within LBAR's primary service area.

LBAR President Carl Tackett said, "This investment is a means of achieving a healthy real estate market in central Kentucky. The association works hard to be considered a true partner in regional issues and facilitator of collaboration. We can be trusted as an impartial investor when it comes to county by county issues because of our regional organizational nature.”

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,500 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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Continuing their long-term commitment to healthy communities for central Kentucky homeowners, the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announced today its $2,000 investment in the Woodford Economic Development Authority. This is part of a $165,000 contribution the association has pledged over the next five years to promote economic development.

 

This initiative supports activities directly related to job creation, expansion and retention. A financial investment is available to each local economic development organization within LBAR's primary service area.

LBAR President Carl Tackett said, "This investment is a means of achieving a healthy real estate market in central Kentucky. The association works hard to be considered a true partner in regional issues and facilitator of collaboration. We can be trusted as an impartial investor when it comes to county by county issues because of our regional organizational nature.”

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,600 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.comor call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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Continuing their long-term commitment to healthy communities for central Kentucky homeowners, the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) announced today its $2,000 investment in the Scott County United, Inc. This is part of a $165,000 contribution the association has pledged over the next five years to promote economic development.

This initiative supports activities directly related to job creation, expansion and retention. A financial investment is available to each local economic development organization within LBAR's primary service area.

LBAR president Carl Tackett said, "This investment is a means of achieving a healthy real estate market in central Kentucky. The association works hard to be considered a true partner in regional issues and facilitator of collaboration. We can be trusted as an impartial investor when it comes to county by county issues because of our regional organizational nature.”

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,500 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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This school year Realtors representing the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) visited several elementary schools in Jessamine County including Brookside Elementary, Jessamine Early Learning Village, Nicholasville Elementary, Red Oak Elementary, Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary, Warner Elementary, and Wilmore Elementary and presented a book that shows how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish.   

Each school received The Invisible Boy by esteemed author Trudy Ludwig and acclaimed illustrator Patrice Barton. In its eight year, Melissa Poynter, the chair of the LBAR Community Education Task Force, has continued to lead this project. Realtors Teresa Blakeman, Katherine Collier, Linda Waldroop-Lewis, Linda Wiley, and Heather Woolwine delivered the book and read to a group of students during library class. 

This contribution to Jessamine County is part of a larger donation to the public elementary schools in the Bluegrass region —LBAR will be presenting the book to over 140 elementary schools in 22 counties. The project is part of LBAR’s goal to become involved with the area’s school systems in innovative ways that will positively shape the future of our community’s children.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,500 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com). 

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This year the Young Realtors of the Bluegrass, part of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR), has donated thousands to local charities, specifically during the holiday months. The group, with the help of several local real estate companies and LBAR members, sponsored 38 children as part of the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Additionally, the group donated close to 50 new winter coats, hats, and gloves to Gods Net as part of their 20th Annual Faith and Community Christmas Store. The group made monetary donations this holiday season to several organization in Central Kentucky area.

In additional to these donations, the group has supported numerous organizations throughout the year with monetary donations and tangible items including Catholic Action Center, GreenHouse 17, Gateway Helping Hands in Rowan County, Lighthouse Ministries, Realtor-Community Housing Foundation (RCHF), Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass, and Salvation Army. Furthermore the group donated their time volunteering on a regular basis to several local charities in the area.

At the National Association of Realtor (NAR) convention this fall, the Young Realtors of the Bluegrass were thrilled and honored to receive the Medium Network of the Year award.The group credits this award to their continued commitment to the Central Kentucky community.

The activities of the Young Realtors of the Bluegrass would not be possible without the support of the 2015 Young Realtors sponsors including: A+Inspect-A-Home Professionals; Bank Of The Bluegrass & Trust; BB&T; Bluegrass Land Title; Caliber Home Loans; Central Bank; Century Mortgage Company; Chase; Community Trust Bank, N.A.; Fayette Heating & Air; Fifth Third Bank; First Security Bank; Bank of England Mortgage; Guardian Savings Bank, FSB; Jett Title; PNC Mortgage; PrimeLending; Republic Bank & Trust; US Bank Home Mortgage; and Virginia L Lawson & Assoc, PSC.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,500 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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This school year Realtors representing the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) visited several elementary schools in Woodford County including Huntertown Elementary, Northside Elementary, Simmons Elementary, and Southside Elementary and presented a book that shows how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish.

Each school received The Invisible Boy by esteemed author Trudy Ludwig and acclaimed illustrator Patrice Barton. In its eight year, Melissa Poynter, the chair of the LBAR Community Education Task Force, has continued to lead this project. Realtor Linda Jenkins and LBAR affiliate member Katy Jones delivered the book and read to a group of students during library class. 

This contribution to Woodford County is part of a larger donation to the public elementary schools in the Bluegrass region —LBAR will be presenting the book to over 140 elementary schools in 22 counties. The project is part of LBAR’s goal to become involved with the area’s school systems in innovative ways that will positively shape the future of our community’s children.

As the region’s leading advocate for homeownership, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) understands the value and joy of owning a home. LBAR represents more than 2,500 REALTORS® located in Anderson, Bath, Bell, Bourbon, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Fayette, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jessamine, Knox, Laurel, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, Rowan, Scott, Whitley, and Woodford Counties. Visit www.lbar.com or call 859-276-3503 for buying and selling resources and real estate listings. For additional information please contact Elaine Hangis, LBAR Chief Executive Officer (859-276-3503 or via e-mail, elaine@lbar.com).

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