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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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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 we…

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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.


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 during 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.

First,…

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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 homeowners…

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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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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 throughout the real estate transaction.

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