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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!



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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.



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 different…

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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.

One…

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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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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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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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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.


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