Hamburg Journal Home and Garden News – August 2021

BIA Central Kentucky hosted a Food Truck Friday in the neighborhood at Blue Grass Home Entertainment featuring food from another Hamburg neighbor Pasta Garage.


Join the 2021-22 Community Environmental Academy

Have you ever wondered what happens at the Recycling Center, or how traffic signals are programmed? The 2021-22 Community Environmental Academy is now accepting applications through Friday, August 6.

Participants receive an insider’s view of the Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works through a series of talks, tours, and hands-on learning experiences, then work together to develop and execute projects related to academy topics.

Sessions are held over five Saturdays, beginning in August through November. After November, participants work together to develop and execute projects related to academy topics.

Projects must be completed by the end of May 2022.


Highest real estate record

June marked the second highest real estate sales month on record, according to LBAR’s June Housing Report.
For the first time in eight months, and breaking the streak of record low inventory levels in as many months, the number of homes on the market in June rose when compared to the previous month. The 1,591 homes on the market represented an 8% increase over the 1,468 homes in May. Despite the rise in inventory currently, June’s 2021 total was still 49% lower than the 3,110 homes available last year and is the 26th consecutive month of year-over-year declines. June was the fifth straight month of inventory levels being under the 2,000 mark. Recent new listings may have helped with inventory as the number of homes that came to market saw an increase for the third straight month, rising 2% over last year, with 1,699 listings this year compared to 1,659 in 2020. June’s new listings are the highest monthly total since July of last year when 1,734 homes hit the market.


2021 Tour of Homes

BIA of Central Kentucky has announced the 2021 dates for the Grand Tour of Homes and Tour of Remodeled Homes. Both home tours will feature projects by Professional BIA Builder & Remodeler Members, available in-person and virtual.

September 17-19    Grand Tour of Homes

September 24-26    Grand Tour of Homes

October 16-17        Tour of Remodeled Homes



This article also appears on page 20 and 21 of the August 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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