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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. and are looking for houses for sale in Oldham County KY.

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

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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 homes for sale.

Complete Guide: Relocating to Oldham County, KY

 

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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 Louisville area. 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 that

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Header image to Buying your first house article.

 

Step by Step: How to Buy Your First Home

Everybody remembers buying their first home. It is a timely process and requires careful planning to make the process a successful one. Chances are if you are a homeowner, you remember when you bought your first piece of real estate. It is an exciting and memorable experience.

In this article, we will go over the different steps involved and help guide you through the process and what you should expect before searching for Louisville homes for sale.

 

Buying Your First Home
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Learn how to buy luxury real estate

As local markets continue to rebound and improve around the US, we are starting to see more and more high-end properties come available. If you are a luxury home buyer, taking the proper steps to make it a good investment is strongly recommended and important.

Ask yourself...is now a good time?

Should I buy a Million Dollar home? Everybody's situation is different. Are you financially set to make the big purchase...do you have enough saved up to cover the down payment? Even though the requirements to get a jumbo loan are more flexible now, they still have strict guidelines in order to qualify and may require a much larger down payment.

Discover the reasons to why you are deciding to make the move. What

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Selling your house for more

It's that time to make the big move!

Chances are you have lived in your home for five, ten or even fifteen plus years. There has probably been a lot of changes over the years...maybe even some wear and tear along the way.

With a quick guide for ten easy tips, you could drastically help increase the amount of money you can make on the sale of your home.

Chances are you have started your search for Louisville real estate online, or even walked through a couple of Open Houses. But now is the time to focus and invest a little time and money and learn how to sell your home for more.

 

How to Make More Money Selling Your Home 

How to Sell Your Home for More Money

 

1. Price Below Market Value

One way to sell your home for

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Maintenance tips for homeowners

Have you just recently bought a new home? It is important as a new homeowner to keep up with the maintenance throughout the year. To make it easier, some of the tips can be spread out over time and even be used for homeowners thinking about getting their home ready for the local real estate market.

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Tip 1-Landscaping TipsLandscaping

A great tip for homeowners that want to easily enhance the curb appeal for their Louisville KY home is by freshening up or even redoing the landscaping around the outside of their home. This will help increase the curb appeal of your home and also the value of your property. Experts even report that a professional landscape design can increase the value of your home by 5 to 10 percent. Some other quick tips to get you

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