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Greater Louisville Real Estate Blog

A quick look at the local Louisville housing market and the current average home prices in Louisville KY. Numbers and statistics for Louisville real estate are gathered from our local Louisville MLS for the month of July 2020.

Louisville KY Real Estate Market - July

Number of Homes Sold: 1336
Median Sale Price: $225,000
Days on Market: 30
New Construction Last Month: 41

 

Louisville Real Estate Market-July 2020

 

Is the current market affected by COVID-19?

We have actually had great numbers for this past July. Very surprised to see that we have had more sales this past month than any other July in the last 10 years. Curious where we would be if there was not a global pandemic. The number of sales was 1,336 for July 2020.

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When summer is in full swing and kids are out of school, it's a great time to get outside and visit some of the top parks in the area. Below are some of the best playgrounds and parks to visit around Oldham County KY.

Evidence shows that when residents have easy access to local parks, it helps increase the quality of life for the neighborhood and the community.

 

Top Parks in Oldham County KY

Most parks are usually open year-round but you will tend to see more activity and visitors during the warmer months.

 

1. Wendell Moore Park

Wendell Moore Park

Many people looking for Oldham County homes for sale also want to know where are the closest parks. Wendell Moore Park is definitely one of those parks to visit. A favorite park for many residents in

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How to stage a home - tips & ideas.

What is Staging a house?

Staging a house is when you prepare the interior of the home so it is ready for the market and exposure. Transforming the house 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 easy tips on how to stage a house. These steps will help you successfully get your home ready to sell.

Staging by Category:

Living Room Dining Room Kitchen Bedroom Bathroom Entryway

 

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

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Welcome to Louisville KY - Learn why people Love Living in Louisville KY

Are you thinking about moving to Louisville, KY or do you know someone that is making the move? Here is a great guide to share with them so they can see first hand what it is like living in Louisville.

Louisville has continued to grow at a rapid pace over the last decade. Experiencing a sustainable economy and in return, great growth for Louisville real estate.

 

Living in Louisville, KY

When relocating to Louisville KY, at first you may not know what to expect. Below we will help you discover what makes the city of Louisville so great. We will uncover why residents love living in Louisville and learn more about attractions that take place throughout the year.

Moving to Louisville. Top things to do in the City Infographic

 

From live entertainment to

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Home maintenance checklist - cover

Homeownership is a goal for many Americans. However, maintaining a home can be overwhelming sometimes. Especially if there are years of deferred maintenance. Below is an easy-to-follow checklist to help you tackle these small tasks each month throughout the year.

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Spring Summer Fall Winter

 

JANUARY

  • Make sure your gutters are free from any ice dams and icicles.
  • Inspect fire extinguishers
  • Clean behind the refrigerator and stove to help better airflow and to prevent from appliances running to hot.
  • It is important that you change your HVAC filter every 30 or 60 days.
  • Deep clean your oven. If you eat home cooked meals regularly, they can get pretty dirty. A good cleaning once a year will help keep it nice.
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Make sure to bring your lawn chairs and set up along the parade route that runs through historic Downtown La Grange. The parade starts at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 20th. Get there early to get a spot in the shade!

  • When: 10:00 am Saturday, July 20, 2019

Parade Route is reversed this year

Oldham County Day Parade Route

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

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Popular Derby Festival Events

 What are the Best Kentucky Derby Festival Events?

Looking for something to do in Louisville during the Kentucky Derby? Below is a list of the most popular Kentucky Derby Festivals for 2019. Best of all, the majority of them take place within a very close distance of Downtown Louisville.

This time of year is clearly the most exciting time for Louisville, let alone the state of Kentucky! If you are not familiar with the tradition - the two weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby is jam-packed with a ton of events for everyone to enjoy.

1.) Thunder Over Louisville

Thunder Over Louisville kicks off the Kentucky Derby Festival excitement. If attending for the firs time, try and get there early so you can enjoy the air show. The air show runs

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Not all firewood is created equally! Find what firewood is best for your home.

Cold weather is officially here and it looks like it will be sticking around for a while! This is the time of year when people enjoy staying inside and relaxing next to a warm fire. Before stocking up on firewood and lighting that fire - let's look at some of the best firewood for your home!

best types of firewood - Infographic.

Choosing the Best Firewood

The drier the firewood the better! Fresh cut wood, also known as “green wood” is not ideal. Unseasoned firewood smokes a lot more and is also a leading cause to creosote buildup - which can lead to chimney fires.

Different types of Firewood

Not all firewood is created equally. Understand what you are

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Determining how much house you can afford can be tricky!

Many different things factor into the equation. Some of the most obvious are things like your income, how much of a down payment you'll need, your debt to income ratio, and of course your credit score. Below we cover a long list that highlights some of the other factors that help determine how much home you may be able to purchase. This can especially be helpful to first-time homebuyers who might be unsure what their budget may be.

How much house can I afford Infographic

 

How much home can I qualify for?

Looking further into the most important factors when it comes to how much house can you afford. Some people begin there search online maybe months, if not years in advance. So these numbers, of course, will

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Important home buying myths

Sometimes the thought of buying a home can be intimidating and may also feel out of reach and unattainable. For whatever the reason, homeownership can actually be easier than expected. Below we highlight some home buyer myths you may want to ignore.

You have to put 20% down

Yes, some loans require you to put 20% down but depending on the qualifications...you may actually be able to purchase a home by putting down a lot less! Some loans will even allow you to put down as little as 3.5% down. Also, depending on the location, some rural housing loans even allow buyers to obtain 100% financing.

These can be great opportunities for first time home buyers that can not afford a large down payment, closing cost, and inspections. If you are unsure,

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