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Greater Louisville Real Estate Blog

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Easy tips for Moving to new home

How to prepare for a successful move?

Moving can become hectic and stressful fast! Be sure not to procrastinate and get the process started as early as possible.

The average real estate transaction can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks. To help, we wanted you to get a head start! Below is an easy to follow infographic to use as a guide so you can have a successful moving day.

36 Moving Tips to help you get to your new home.

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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 January 2018.

Louisville KY Real Estate Market - January

Number of Homes Sold: 670
Median Sale Price: $162,250
Days on Market: 44
New Construction Last Month: 35

 

Louisville Real Estate Market-January 2018

Louisville Housing Market Report 2018

Looking at the statistics from the Greater Louisville MLS, compared to January 2017, the data shows that homes are selling slightly faster. Inventory continues to lag behind the buyer's demand. Median sale price for Louisville real estate is just slightly up at 1% compared to the previous year. SP vs

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Twenty five powerful real estate investing quotes

Many people dream of building wealth. A goal that can seem harder and harder to achieve simply because of lack action. One of the strongest wealth-building vehicles overtime has been the investment of Real Estate. Not just a dwelling, but specifically in the land itself. The history of real estate investing has surprisingly been traced back to cave man drawings and from the looks of it...it's not going anywhere soon.

 

Real Estate Investing Quotes

Some of the most powerful quotes that can help inspire you to invest in real estate.

  1. "The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate." -Andrew Carnegie

  2. "Buy land, they're not making it anymore." -Mark Twain

  3. "The best investment on earth is

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Best things to do in Louisville, KY

Below is a great list of things to do in Louisville Kentucky. If you are planning a visit to the area or have just moved here from out of town, there are plenty of attractions and activities for everyone. Click on one of the categories below to jump to the section and discover the many different things to do here in Louisville.

Things to do by Category:

Active Lifestyle Arts & Theatre Entertainment Family & Kids Historical & Museums

 

Active Lifestyle: Things to do

Beckley Creek Park

A new park system that stretches alongside the Gene Snyder Freeway and Floyds Fork. A collection of four different, unique parks with plenty of amenities. The four parks include Beckley Creek Park, Pope Lick

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Tips to selling your house this winter.

Typically the real estate market will see a slight dip in the colder months. However, homeowners can still experience success when selling their home in the winter.

So how can you achieve your real estate goals this winter?

As for Sellers, you can take advantage of the winter months by following some of the tips below and making sure your home stands out from the competition. Increase your sale price as if you were selling your home in the spring!

 

selling house during winter - Infographic.

Tips to Selling Your Home in the Winter

Here in our local area, we always see a slow downturn for Louisville real estate in the winter. As a homeowner, you want to take the extra steps to prepare your home so it stands out from the competition.

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Tips to house hunting

Must Read: Easy to follow house hunting tips and tricks for homebuyers.

Every day there are countless homebuyers actively scouring neighborhoods looking for a new home. Often only noticing the homes general layout and appeal.

And possibly overlooking costly repairs that the home may need.

This is easy to follow guide will help point out what to look for when viewing a house.

 

house hunting tips - Infographic.

When working with Buyers and viewing houses here in Louisville, KY and homes in Oldham County, KY - we always try to be observant of the less obvious things that can be easily missed when house hunting.

Of course, most of these things will be seen and recorded by the home inspector but pointing it out early leaves

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

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 disaster. The average American will move 11.7 times in their lifetime - or once every seven years. An established agent will easily sell 20+ homes - in a single year!

 

what does a buyers agent do - Infographic.

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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.

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