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Is a $45,000 Thanksgiving Dinner Worth It?

It’s that time of year again when friends and family plan a massive feast they enjoy over laughter, memories and the occasional burp that disrupts the silence. Some people prefer to have Thanksgiving dinner in the comfort of their own homes while others opt for going out and eating dinner at a nice restaurant.

If you’re in New York, you and eight of your friends can head over to the Old Homestead Steakhouse in the Meatpacking District and shell out $45,000 for the most expensive Thanksgiving Day dinner in history.

And what does a $45,000 Thanksgiving Dinner look like?

It looks pretty much like you would expect. It’s got a turkey, stuffing and sourdough bread. Seems pretty simple right? Well, unlike the feast you prepare with your family, this one has some pretty outrageous features and is intended as an “engagement dinner” to propose to a loved one. The feast that costs more than the median annual salary in the U.S. includes two 20-pound turkeys, champagne (your choice of Cristal or Dom Perignon), Royal Ostera Beluga caviar and stuffing made with imported Wagyu beef. Oh, and each meal comes with a two-karat emerald cut diamond engagement ring –hidden in the stuffing.

And then just go over the top with it all.

The $45,000 price tag includes not only dinner, but a slew of over-the-top gifts. The package also includes two grandstand tickets to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, dancing lessons and “homemade pumpkin ice cream with a $4,200 bottle private reserve rum-infused eggnog sauce, finished with edible 24-carat gold flakes.”

But is a $45,000 Thanksgiving Dinner ever worth it?

To us, we believe it’s...

Best Burgers in Louisvlle

Louisville and the Kentuckiana area have a lot to offer in the way of food, but sometimes you just want a good old fashioned burger. If you’re looking to find a great burger in Louisville, the journey won’t take too long.

Image Via Yelp.

Louisville’s own Courier Journal and recently published what they believe to be the best burgers in Louisville and we’ll point out a few of our favorites. We’ve selected our three favorite locations to help you get your hands on the best burger in Louisville.

Mussle & Burger Bar

Located on Taylorsville Rd., Mussel & Burger Bar boasts an impressive 4.5 Yelp rating with more than two hundred five-star ratings. While points toward the Argentina burger, The Courier Journal’s, Jeff Greer singled out the BBB Burger as his favorite and said the burger “is an undertaking only for the hungriest. It has a fried egg and maple-glazed pork belly on top of an unreal burger patty. So, so filthy and so, so good”


Big Four Burgers + Beer

Big Four Burgers + Beer is the only Indiana restaurant on the list and has certainly earned its place. Big Four Burgers + Beer is located in downtown Jeffersonville and offers an outside deck area that is great to enjoy lunch on a Sunday afternoon.

One of the burgers that stands out is the Big Blue, which is made with ground chuck, bleu cheese, bacon, red onion, lettuce, tomato, spicy pickles and garlic aioli. Big Four also offers amazing crispy sweet potato fries and homemade milkshakes.

Grind Burger Kitchen...

Louisville: A Great Place To Be

Louisville Kentucky is more than just home to the Kentucky Derby and the Louisville Slugger baseball bats. Louisville has become a great place live, work and raise a family. There are more than enough activities to entertain a young family or keep a retired couple having fun. That’s why it’s no surprise Louisville is beginning to make headlines as a great place to live, a great place to work and a great place to buy a home.

Louisville houses one of the nations most in demand neighborhoods recently released a countrywide analysis and the Louisville 40205 zip code, which includes neighborhoods like the Highlands and Seneca Gardens, came in the top 25.

Evidently when a home in the 40205 zip code goes on the market, it doesn’t stay there for long. “In each top-ranked ZIP code, supply and demand are about five times stronger than the rest of the country,” the report said. “Homes in these communities sell four to nine times faster than the national average, with days on market 45 percent, or 20 days, lower than their respective metropolitan statistical areas.”


Louisville ranked as the 3rd Most Affordable Place to Live recently released a study that named Louisville the third most affordable place to live. Louisville placed third to Akron and Dayton, Ohio respectively. One of the key reasons Louisville ranked third was because of the amount of middle-class income spent on housing. As of August 2015, 18.2 percent of middle-class income in Louisville was spent on housing. This is a 0.7 percent increase from the year before. Keep in mind, the ...

Why to Move to Louisville

Memorial Day Weekend Events

Memorial Day Weekend is coming up, and there is lots to do in Kentuckiana to celebrate!  What’s the best part? These events are inexpensive and family-friendly! 

 On Memorial Day, we remember all those who fought and died for our country. There will be a Flags4Vets 2015 National Memorial Day Vigil held May 23-25 on the Great Lawn at the Waterfront Park where Floyd Street meets the Ohio River.  Volunteers will form the letters “USA” using 15,000 flags from veterans’ graves in honor of all America’s fallen heroes representing the military, law enforcement, and fire fighters.  Everyone will begin placing the flags on May 23rd...

Introducing Our New Marketing Intern: Emily Schmidt

Hi! My name is Emily Schmidt, and I am a Junior at the University of Louisville pursuing a degree in marketing! I am very grateful for the opportunity to work as the marketing intern for Schuler Bauer Real Estate ERA Powered under their marketing director, Lauren Bauer.  I am amazed at how quickly and effectively my marketing skills have developed just within the past couple weeks working with such a wonderful and successful real estate firm.  My goal is to absorb all the knowledge I can as an intern and apply it in ways to help Schuler Bauer have even more presence in Southern Indiana, Louisville and The Heart of Kentucky through the use of social media and other marketing strategies.

I have always known I wanted to go into business and decided marketing would be the perfect major.  In my opinion, one of the most important aspects of a business is the way it is presented and promoted to consumers and other businesses.  Every company’s goal is to make a profit, and how do they do that? They have to be able to successfully sell their product or...

The truth about the housing market, is it really on the rise?

Don’t be fooled by this popular headline, it is misleading. While the statement is accurate it doesn’t mean what you think.


The data that is being used to calculate this statistic compares the average sales price of housing nationally in May 2012 to May 2013. The average price of houses that sold is actually 12% higher.

This does not mean that a house that sold in May 2013 would sell in May of 2013 for 12% more.

What the data shows is that buyers are more active in the higher price segment of the market. This is good news, showing that the housing markets are becoming more healthy across all price ranges. However it does not mean any one property has appreciated 12% in the last twelve months. Good news for the market as a whole, not as good as it sounds for any individual property owner.


The housing market is on the RISE!

 Sales of previously owned homes rose by 15.2% in June from one year ago to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million, but they were down by 1.2% from one month ago, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Monday’s report showed that the housing market may be slowly returning to equilibrium after a year in which demand has outstripped supply, pushing up prices. At the current pace of sales, there was a five-month supply of homes in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, up from the 4.9-month supply in May but down from the 6.1-month supply a year earlier.


A New Pad for the Holidays!

Schuler Bauer would like to CONGRATULATE  & ASHLEY & ROBERT ANKER, winners of our Open House iPad drawing!  The Ankers visited an open house at Lakeside Forest, hosted by Bernice Brown, on November 20.

Congrats to Ashley, Robert and Bernice!  Many thanks to all who visited an open house, and registered for our drawing.



Need A New Pad?

One lucky Open House visitor between November 6 and December 18, 2011 will win an Apple iPad 2!  Registration is easy, just visit a Schuler Bauer Open House, and sign up.  It's free to enter, no purchase is required.  Drawing takes place on Tuesday, December 20, 2011. 


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