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    Review of the Week: Great Bagel

    By Mary Kate Phillips | August 8, 2017

    Great Bagel, located on the corner of Euclid and Woodland Avenue, is a local favorite. They offer a variety of breakfast and lunch options. Their breakfast menu consists of bagels and bagel breakfast sandwiches. How is it topped? The choice is yours. Enjoy your bagel plain, with cream cheese, or topped with an egg, cheese,... Read More

    Tips to Keep Your HVAC Running Smoothly

    By Mary Kate Phillips | August 4, 2017

    Coming home to a cool house at the end of a long day outside is a feeling that we can all appreciate! During the summer months, it’s nice to know your air conditioning is running smoothly and at full capacity. So we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you accomplish that. Be sure to keep your... Read More

    Nick’s Agent Bio

    By Mary Kate Phillips | July 24, 2017

                                                      Nick Ratliff Associate Broker, Team Leader   I am the Principal Broker of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Cypress located in Lexington, KY. I have been a lifetime resident... Read More

    Review of the Week: Magee’s Bakery

    By Mary Kate Phillips | July 13, 2017

    Todays review of the week goes to one of our favorite spots here in Lexington, Magee’s Bakery. Here at Nick Ratliff Realty Team we love supporting local shops and restaurants, and Magee’s is no exception! They offer a wide range of options- from coffee to doughnuts to burgers! Magee’s opened up for business on Main Street in 1956, and... Read More

    Top 5 Things Every Homeowner Needs to Know

    By Mary Kate Phillips | July 5, 2017

    1. Emergency Knowledge Any time you become a homeowner, you become responsible for any damages that occur to your home- big or small. Although we hope you never have to endure an emergency, they do happen. And when they do, you do not have time to search your house looking for the water cut off, gas cut... Read More

    Preventative Maintenance

    By Mary Kate Phillips | July 5, 2017

    The best way to protect your self (and your pocket!) is to complete minor routine tasks, proactively and systematically, to to insure your home is operating and functioning normally. Avoiding major operating malfunctions or complete failures can easily be avoided if homeowners take just a few minutes to do some routine minor household tasks. 1. After any... Read More

    Emergency Knowledge

    By Mary Kate Phillips | July 5, 2017

    In the case of an emergency, there are three things you need to know: Where the main water cut off is located, where the main gas cut off is located, and general knowledge about your electrical panel. The location of the main water cut off varies from house to house. Your main water cut off is... Read More

    Routine Maintenance

    By Mary Kate Phillips | July 5, 2017

      Routine maintenance consists of small, menial tasks that should be accomplished throughout the year. These small tasks are able to save you both time and money for when or if you decide to sell your house. 1. How often your HVAC filter needs changed is highly dependent on what filter you use. The rule... Read More

    Andrew’s Agent Bio

    By Mary Kate Phillips | June 30, 2017

    Andrew Peel Buyer Specialist    I am a born and raised Lexingtonian. In 2014, I graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Economics and Personal Financial Planning. Not too long after, I began my Real Estate journey by working as a leasing agent, learning the ins and outs of the rental market. Within... Read More

    A Guide to Kentucky Horse Farm Tours

    By Mary Kate Phillips | June 22, 2017

    Whether you’re a first time visitor, or have lived here all your life, a visit to a Kentucky horse farm is a must! There are three ways to do so; on a guided group tour, on your own, or a custom tour. If your interest is general and your time is limited, consider taking a guided... Read More

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