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Learn more about what a buyers agent does in real estate.

It's no surprise that with the abundance of information online, home buyers are now second guessing hiring a buyers agent only to navigate through the process alone.

With unlimited access to new listings, valuable sold data, innovative online tools, and FAQ that can be found on Google -- the general public is now equipped with a wealth of information that they certainly deserve when making such a large purchase.

But is that enough?

Buyers can comprehensively get a good pulse on the local market but could mistakenly fumble through a transaction.

Why do I need to hire a Buyers agent?

Buying a home is a long process with many moving parts. If you're not careful - it could quickly become a

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A quick look at the local Louisville housing market and the current average home prices in Louisville KY. Numbers and statistics are gathered from our local Louisville MLS for the month of August 2017.

Louisville KY Real Estate Market - August

Number of Homes Sold: 1185
Median Sale Price: $170,000
Days on Market: 33
New Construction: 36

Louisville Real Estate Market-August 2017

Louisville Housing Market Report 2017

Based on the statistics gathered from the Greater Louisville MLS, compared to August 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 levelled out and is at the same as it was

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Most expensive neighborhoods in Louisville KY - Top 10 List

Take a tour through some of the most expensive neighborhoods in Louisville.

We gathered data from the Greater Louisville MLS to search and find neighborhoods in the area that had the most expensive homes. Based on homes that had a list price of more than a $1 million over a span of five years. Some of the neighborhoods that made the list may not surprise some Louisvillians.

 

1) Anchorage

Summary: Homes in Anchorage are situated in a park-like setting accompanied with shaded magnolias and mature oak trees. A small community of less than one-thousand in population. 

Neighborhood map of Anchorage KY

Anchorage Statistics

Number of Homes Sold: 24
Median Home Sale Price: $1,165,000
Average Price Per Square Foot: $220 sqft
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Group of homeowners on vacation

Summertime is one of the most popular times of the year for travels. Many families pack it up and head south for their annual summer vacation.

However, this could be a great time for Murphy's Law to pay you a visit.

Murphy's Law: “If something can go wrong, chances are, it will... and usually at the worst time.”

Below are some of the proper steps to take as a homeowner so your house is in better hands while you are away.

 

20 tips to prepare your house for vacation - Infographic.

 

Checklist: How to Prepare Your House for Vacation

1. Put lamps on timers

Leaving the house dark all week may not be a good idea. If you haven't already, consider buying a couple timers for the lights in your house and have them set to automatically turn on at

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More accurate than Zillow. Real Estate websites.

People are always turning to the internet to search for answers. Trusting that the information they find is accurate.

However, that is not always the case.

As a motivated homebuyer searching online, you are constantly checking different websites for the newest listings. Desperately trying to find that perfect home.

Adjusting and expanding your search to see if there is something else out there that you may have overlooked.

But still nothing!

Many online lookers run across national sites like Zillow, Trulia, Redfin and others. These sites have done a tremendous job when it comes to providing data that homebuyers are looking for. They offer a great user experience to keep people coming back.

One

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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: Under the Big Top

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

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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.

 

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

 

Home Staging Ideas in Minutes

 

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 create more space.

3. Consider replacing old dark curtains with newer, lighter colors to bring more light into

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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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