As a homeowner that is always a laundry list of things to do. Browse through our librabry of popular articles to learn easy-to-do tips that can help you as a homeowner. 

Below is a look at the current Louisville real estate market. Numbers and statistics are gathered from the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) for the month of November 2022.


Louisville Real Estate Market - November 2022


Current Louisville Housing Market (10-year Trend)

Total Homes Sold in Louisville - November 2022

Sales slowed down quite a bit for the month of November. Which actually brought November 2022 in at the fifth worst November over the last 10 years. The total number of sales was 1,133. This is down -28.2% from November 2021.

Month of month homes sales - Nov 2022

Median Sale Price in Louisville - November 2022

We saw home prices peak in June 2022. Since then we have seen a downward trend (down -8.5%). The median sale price for November…

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As a homeowner, the fall season is a great time to winterize your home. Preparing your home before the colder temperatures get here will help when going through your winter home maintenance checklist. To help, we created a Gifographic highlighting the tips that can help you this winter.


Winter tips for your home

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Homeownership is a goal for many Americans. However, following a good home maintenance checklist may be overwhelming. 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.


home maintenance checklist - Infographic.


Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Sprint time is usually when the real estate market starts to pick up. It is also a good time to do some maintenance around the house. Below are home maintenance tips to perform during this time of year. Some of the most important tips you can do are the ones that will keep your house protected from the rain.

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  • Some arborists recommend that late winter, just before…

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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!

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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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Good news! The value of your home has gone up. The bad news is your property taxes likely have too.

With a little bit of luck, you may be able to appeal your Louisville property taxes if you believe they are inaccurate.

How does the PVA Determine Property Values

Each time there is a sale in your neighborhood the local PVA office will enter the data into their system to record the transaction. The sale price will then represent the value of the property for approximately the next two years.

However, the Jefferson County PVA uses a computer-assisted mass appraisal system (CAMA) to determine the property values for more than 250,000 homes. This algorithmic system is closely monitored to make sure the current market value of your home is accurate…

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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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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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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, try breaking it up over the year to help.


The Best Tips for Homeowners: Maintenance

1. Keep up with the Landscaping

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 professional landscape designs can increase the value of your home by 5 to 10 percent. Some other quick tips to get you started...pruning the bushes and trimming the trees, put out fresh mulch and new landscape edging. Be…

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Space Saving Tips for Your Kitchen

Cramped Kitchen? Start creating more space from small DIY improvements to large Kitchen Hacks.

To make the most out of your kitchen you need to be creative with the space. Without doing a major renovation and utilizing these ideas, you can make your small Kitchen feel Large again!

Single Bowl Sink...

Choosing the right kitchen sink. Your sink is one of the most used features in your household. It is important to make sure you choose the right one, but also important to choose the one that is right for the space available. If you are in the market for a new construction home or just trying to create a little more counter space for your existing home. Getting rid of your old standard size double bowl sink and upgrading to a new and more…

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Winter tips for homeowners to help Save

As a homeowner, it is important to take the proper steps during the colder months to get your home ready for the winter. In Oldham County, just outside of Louisville KY, we typically have warmer temperatures all the way through October and sometimes in November. This makes for great preparation weather for a homeowner before the temperatures get too cold.


8 Winter Tips for Homeowners Infographic

1. Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat will automatically adjust the temperature for you based on your preferred schedule. By making these adjustments you could save up to 15% on your annual heating bill. Don't have a programmable thermostat? You could get into the…

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