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Selling your home can be stressful no matter what time of year it is, but if you are thinking about selling, the springtime might be a perfect time! The winter months are almost behind us and the warmer temperatures are hopefully here to stay! Making it a great time to get out and get your home ready.

 

Preparing Your Home for the Spring Market

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

 

10 Tips to Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Typically most real estate agents will experience a wave of new homes for sale during the Spring months. As a homeowner thinking about selling, you want to fully prepare your house in hopes of leaving a lasting impression and getting your home sold. Let's take a look at ten tips that can help you succeed this

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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

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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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How to pay off your home mortgage early.

 

Seven Ways to Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

Owning your home 'free and clear' is a homeowner's American dream. Some may argue that eliminating this debt, at a faster pace, may not exactly be the best use of your money. Depending on your stand, there are still a lot of homeowners that would love to be cut loose from this monthly debt. 

Slow and steady will get the job done but if you just bought your home, thirty years is a long time to wait! A lot of new homebuyers looking for Oldham County real estate love the idea of owning a home free and clear. Below we will cover seven tips on how to pay off a mortgage early.

 

1. Round Up Your Monthly Payment

There are a handful of creative ways that

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It's that time of year again to start preparing your home for the colder temperatures. As a homeowner, the fall season is always a great time to take the proper steps here in Louisville to winterize your home.

To help, we created a Gifographic to go along with the tips that can help you this season.

 

Winter tips for your home

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List of the best neighborhoods in Oldham County KY

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We have gathered a list of the top 20 most popular neighborhoods in Oldham 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 Oldham County.

Top 20 Neighborhoods in Oldham County KY

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

Ashbrooke

Ashbrooke is located in Pewee Valley, KY just off of HWY 146 and Ash Ave. This popular subdivision is only minutes away from the Gene Snyder freeway and 20 minutes from Downtown Louisville.

The average median sale price for homes for

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Welcome to Oldham County KY - Relocation Guide

Are you moving to Oldham County, KY or do you know someone thinking about making the move? This is a must read!!

From quiet country roads to award winning schools, it’s no wonder why the slogan for Oldham County is “Quietly Amazing”. If you are considering making the move to Oldham County you will quickly discover that this county has so much to offer!

A Growing Community...

Oldham County has continued to grow in popularity over the years and in result, the population has continued to increase at a steady pace over the past few decades. Experiencing both a sustainable economy and a high demand for Oldham County KY real estate.

Complete Guide: Relocating to Oldham County, KY

 

When

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What does a Realtor do - blog post

We can all agree that a lot goes into the process of selling a home.

From start to finish it could easily take four to six months!

In order for a homeowner to truly maximize their profits, there is a lot of time and energy that is also required from the seller. Some sellers may wonder...what does a REALTOR® do to sell a home?

We decided to dig deep into the question and uncover some of the tasks that may be involved when it comes to selling your home and what your local Louisville real estate agent will do through out the real estate transaction.

Complete list of task a listing agent does

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Toddler playing on swingset at local playground

Discover some of the most popular parks and playgrounds around the City of Louisville. The list below ranks our cities top parks to better help you discover new parks you may want to visit this summer.

Top Twelve Parks and Playgrounds in Louisville

1. The Parklands of Floyds Fork

Playground at Beckley Creek Park at the Parklands

Growing in popularity is one of my favorite parks to visit, the Parklands of Floyds Fork. 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 Park, Turkey Run Park and the newest one Broad Run Park.

Hiking in The Parklands

The Parklands features over 40 miles of trails throughout the park system

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