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List of the best neighborhoods in Shelby County Kentucky

We have gathered a list of the top 10 most popular neighborhoods in Shelby County KY. These communities have either been statistically proven over the years to be in high demand or are newer developments that have been growing in popularity for new homebuyers that are wanting to live in Shelby County.

Top 10 Neighborhoods in Shelby County KY

List of the top ten most popular subdivisions in Shelby County KY. Neighborhoods are sorted in alphabetical order.

Cardinal Club

Cardinal Club is located in Simpsonville, KY just off of HWY 60 (Shelbyville Rd). This popular subdivision is only minutes away from the Gene Snyder Freeway and less than 30 minutes from Downtown Louisville.

The average median sale

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Oldham County Day 2017 Parade Route

Oldham County Day Parade Route

  • When: 10:00 am Saturday, July 15, 2017
  • Theme: TBA

Make sure to bring your lawn chairs and set up along the parade route that runs down Jefferson Street. The parade starts at 10:00 am on Saturday – get there early to get a spot in the shade!

About Oldham County Day Parade

Oldham County Day was brought together because of the late Nancy Crass, she was a Project Guild member and resident of La Grange Kentucky. The event started in 1971 and now features over 120 booths. With plenty of entertainment, live music and a large parade backed by community support.

The Oldham County Day Parade features many local organizations, businesses, marching bands, food vendors, artists and more.

After the

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A quick look at the local Louisville housing market and the current average home price in Louisville KY. Numbers and statistics are gathered from our local Louisville MLS -- May 2017.

Louisville Real Estate Market-May 2017

Louisville Housing Market Report 2017

Based on the statistics gathered from the Greater Louisville MLS, compared to May 2016, the data shows homes continue to sell faster compared to the previous year. Inventory continues to lag behind the buyer's demand. Median sale price for real estate in Louisville has increased by 6.9% from last May. The percentage of list price and actual sold price has slightly decreased to 98.58%.

May 2017 Louisville Housing Statistics

  • Median Sale Price: $180,000 (Up +6.9% from May 2016)
  • List To Sale Price Ratio: 98.58% (
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Before selling your home you want to carefully take the time to prepare your home so it shows itself in its best light.

How to stage a home - tips & ideas.

"What is Staging a home?"

Staging a home is when you carefully plan and prepare a home for sale. Transforming the residence so it is appealing to a larger group of buyers and not one's specific taste. There are many different tips, tricks, and techniques for staging a house. Below we will go through some DIY tips to help you get your home ready to sell.

 

Home Staging Ideas in Minutes

60 different tips to follow when staging a home for sale - Infographic.

 

Living Room

Living room couch icon - staging.1. Go through your house and remove any unnecessary furniture to help open up each room.

2. Pull furniture away from the wall in certain rooms such as living room to help

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First-time homebuyer programs

As a first-time home buyer in Louisville KY you have a lot of questions about the process of buying a home and how to get started. However, most buyers have the same questions.

"How much money do I need to buy a house?"

This is one of the most common questions most home buyers ask. They want to know how much money they will need in order to buy a home. Is it zero down, three-percent down, or twenty percent down?

Zero Down...

Keep in mind, there are still cost associated with buying a home when using a first-time homebuyer program that offers zero down. A few examples of additional expenses:

  • Home Inspection
  • Termite Inspection
  • Radon Inspection
  • Septic Inspection (if applicable)

 

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buying new construction blog post

A lot of new home buyers ask themselves the same question.

"Do I need a real estate agent when buying a new construction home?"

Below we will highlight why hiring a real estate agent may be in your best interest when buying a new home.

But first, ask yourself this.

Is it Worth Buying New Construction?

Some homebuyers may not weigh their options to find out exactly how much more it could cost them when purchasing a brand new home compared to settling for an older home.

To put things in perspective we took a quick glance at our local real estate market. We compared homes that sold in 2016 that were less than two years old vs homes that sold in 2016 that were more than five years old. This is what

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Top ten tips for selling your home in the Spring.

Just recently we put together a case study uncovering when the best time to buy a house is. Now that the colder months are almost behind us - we are getting closer to the best time of year to sell a house!

With spring and summer just about here, we gathered a short list to help you stand out from the competition and get that house ready to sell.

 

Top 10 Spring Home Selling Tips
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Tips to Selling your Home in the Spring Infographic - Real Estate

 

 

Tips to Getting Your Home Ready to Sell this Spring

Here in our local area, we always see a wave of homes for sale in Oldham County hit the market in Spring. As a homeowner, you want to fully prepare your home so you make a lasting impression on serious buyers when they come to view your

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Popular styles of American homes over 100 years.

A Timeline for the Different Types & Styles of Homes in America.

Over the last century, homes have noticeably changed from the size of the home, the style, and even how the home is built.

Let's take a look at the Infographic below and see the changes over the years.

Evolution of Homes in America

 

The Evolution of American Homes by Decade

It is amazing how homes have evolved over the years. With new trends already taking place in the new century, it will be interesting to see how homes will look over the next 100 years. In chronological order, let's look at the different styles of houses in American.

 

QUEEN ANN STYLE (1900's)

At the turn of the century, one of the popular styles of homes being built

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Tips to buying your very first condo.

 When buying a Louisville condo for the first time you will find that there is a slight difference between buying a single-family home and buying a condominium.

First. What is Condominium?

condo is an individual unit that is inside a larger building, similar to an apartment building. An HOA governs and maintains the common areas that are funded by a monthly maintenance fee that is gathered from the residence living within the association.

 

How to Buy Your First Condo. Step by Step Infographic

 

Steps to Buying Your First Condo

Let's take a quick look at what to expect during the process of buying a condominium, downtown loft or a townhome. Keep in mind that every transaction is different and can present different obstacles along the way.

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In this article, we dig deep into the local MLS statistics to find out when is the best time to buy a house in Louisville Kentucky.

Best time to buy a house in Louisville. Case study.

The takeaway from this study was clear, we were able to get a great overlook on the Louisville Real Estate market and how it shifts throughout the year.

The Data

We looked at 10 years worth of statistics from the local MLS (2006-2016).

The data included:

⚬ Over 184k New Listings
⚬ Over 145k Sold Listings

We narrowed down the search criteria to only include:

⚬ Single Family Residence
⚬ Condominiums
⚬ and Patio Homes

After all of this research and gathering of data, noticeable trends stood out for median sale prices, days on market, new listings and more.

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