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Top 7 Promotional Tools for Realtors Nationwide

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Louisville home sales have remained on pace with last year, hit highs throughout the busy summer season and the median home value ticked upward in many areas. But, like the weather, historically September begins a cooling off period in the Louisville real estate market. Now is the time to start ramping up your marketing so that you can keep a steady flow of buyers and sellers during the slow down. Whether you focus on selling shotgun houses in Germantown or specialize in helping buyers purchase new homes in Fern Creek, these 7 promotional tools for Realtors will help you generate busine

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Solar Power in Louisville KY. You Have Options!

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Every day solar power becomes cheaper and more accessible for homeowners in Louisville, Kentucky. Solar technology is taking off in Louisville and elsewhere. There are multiple reasons. To start, many hold concerns about the use of fossil fuels. Not only is extracting fossil fuels difficult and dangerous, it harms the environment. Burning the fuels themselves pollutes the air and causes global warming. Even if fossil fuels were utterly harmless, they are both finite and irreplaceable. For that reason alone, we need alternatives. One such alternative, solar power, is looking very prom

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Louisville Home Sales Charts through July 2015

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Louisville MLS Areas MapWelcome to our Louisville Home Sales Charts through July 2015. Home sales were relatively on par with the previous year, all except for Area 8 which decided to spurt higher. Home values are also improving, as expected, while we move into the Summer. The biggest gain coming in North Oldham which saw the median home sale price for April spike to $400,000. Louisville Home Sales Charts (period ending July 2015) After an incredible June, Area 2 came back to earth in July. Even still, home sales beat the previous year (just barely) and the media home sales value wa

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Louisville Real Estate Market Skyrockets 21% in June

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Whoa! Would you look at that spike in June!? The Louisville real estate market is on fire!. Since I've been tracking these stats in 2002, we've never had a bigger month than June! There were 1,300 Jefferson County homes sold for the month. That's colossal! I'm a bit at a loss for words. Yeah, I know. I'm a writer and that's not supposed to happen. But seriously, just look at that chart! May 2015 beat the previous year by a healthy margin—11.2%. But June absolutely demolished the previous year by selling an additional 126 properties, the percentage gain was a whopping 21%.

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Least Desirable Home Features for 2015

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We've been covering trends in residential real estate and interior design for many years here at Louisville Homes Blog. What's important to you is important to us! Certainly, they'll come up during our Homearama coverage. But you can also learn about them from time to time when addressing home sales volume and speed. What we've never talked about is what people don't want in their new Louisville home. But that's our job today! This MarketWatch piece pulled data from National Association of Home Builders surveys. I thought it'd be interesting to highlight what once was hip and trendy,

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Homearama 2015 Starts Saturday

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You'll get to see beautiful spaces like this one if you attend the 2015 Homearama at Spring Farm Lake. It's that time of year again! Homearama is coming soon. Kicking off Saturday, July 11th it runs for 15 days. All you have to do is buy your tickets! If you'd like to learn more about this year's even head over to their Facebook page or their official page. Here's more information on this year's event: The event is open weekdays from 5:00 pm until 9:30 pm; Saturdays from 10:00 am until 9:30 pm; and Sundays 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Tickets are $10 per person for a single ticket. Ch

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Louisville Home Sales Charts through June 2015

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Louisville MLS Areas MapWelcome to our Louisville Home Sales Charts through June 2015. Home sales were relatively on par with the previous year, all except for Area 8 which decided to spurt higher. Home values are also improving, as expected, while we move into the Summer. The biggest gain coming in North Oldham which saw the median home sale price for April spike to $400,000. Louisville Home Sales Charts (period ending June 2015) June home sales picked up the slack from May but at the cost of home prices dipping ever so slightly. Solid month for Area 3 as both home sales an

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Today’s Best 7 Home Value Hacks

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In today's real estate market, it really pays to stay ahead of the game. Make smart choices. Knowing what to improve can make your home out stand out. With that in mind, I've uncovered the Top 7 Home Value Hacks that you may or may not know about. One thing is for sure, each one more than pay for itself when you're selling your Louisville home. Home improvement has never been this savvy. 1. Declutter The reason why every Realtor says "Declutter" is because it works!Did you know that when you remove extra "stuff" from your home you are actually adding value? It's been estimated to be w

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The Summer Is Upon Us – Keep Your Home Cool

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As the summer months roll in, the furnaces get switched off and we turn to the air conditioning system (A/C). Many of us will need to repair the A/C unit as it has not been used all year round so it may need a quick service before we switch it on. When the system fails and a heat spell is inbound we usually have to wait several days or even weeks for a technician to turn up to fix it, the costs are also quite steep. If you are comfortable with working around electricity you could save yourself some money as parts are pretty cheap for A/C units. One such repair was on my own last summer whe

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Louisville Home Sales Charts through May 2015

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Louisville MLS Areas MapWelcome to our Louisville Home Sales Charts through May 2015. Home sales were relatively on par with the previous year, all except for Area 8 which decided to spurt higher. Home values are also improving, as expected, while we move into the Summer. The biggest gain coming in North Oldham which saw the median home sale price for April spike to $400,000. Louisville Home Sales Charts (period ending May 2015) Big jump in home prices for Area 2, up for the 3rd straight month to a median sales price of $192,000. Home sales in this area didn't match last year but ca

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Louisville Home Siding Options for Your House

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Whether to increase your home’s value or to replace damaged siding, be sure to consider all your Louisville home siding options. Not all exterior siding performs the same in Louisville and surrounding areas. Kentucky’s unique geographic location and climate can be brutal on your home’s siding. Frequent freeze-thaw cycles, sun, severe storms, wind, and water are all factors in how materials deteriorate for most Louisville area homes. These natural elements, in combination with other threats like termites and regular wear and tear, can leave most siding materials severely damaged ov

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Top 10 Tips for Louisville First Time Home Buyers

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Buying a new home can be a scary proposition. Follow these Top 10 Tips for Louisville first time home buyers and I predict you'll have a successful experience! Buying your first house can be very intimidating. But it doesn't have to be! Here at Louisville Homes Blog we've compiled the Top 10 Tips for Louisville First Time Home Buyers in order to make your home buying experience as smooth as possible. Let's start! Should I Even Buy? There is nothing wrong with renting, in many cases it can be the smart option. A critical factor to consider is how long you expect to live in

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Louisville Real Estate Charts for April 2015

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Louisville MLS Areas MapWelcome to our Louisville real estate charts for April 2015. Home sales were relatively on par with the previous year, all except for Area 8 which decided to spurt higher. Home values are also improving, as expected, while we move into the Summer. The biggest gain coming in North Oldham which saw the median home sale price for April spike to $400,000. Louisville Real Estate Charts (period ending April 2015) Area 2 saw significant gains in median sale price for the month of April. This while home sales also improved, signifying a strong performance. Pr

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Executive Home in Persimmon Ridge | Sponsored

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The rear of this executive home is almost entirely windows that look out onto a gorgeous wooded landscape. Private and beautiful it's hard to be these amazing views. Both sunrooms with more windows highlight the beauty of the backyard. Located in the golf course community of Persimmon Ridge, this this 5 bedroom, 3 full bath, 1 half bath home is tremendous condition, lovely cared for by the original owners. Learn more by visiting this Deluxe Online Listing for 271 Persimmon Ridge Drive.

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Treat Your Garden This Summer With Water Features

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When people think of water features, what comes to mind instantly is, do we have room? Do we have to have a pond first for the water to flow into? A lot of people think big when they think of water features and automatically presume they must have acres of field, this is not true. Water features come in all shapes and sizes, many of which you can buy at your average plant pot size and as for having a pond, yes it does look better with a pod, must you have one? No. Image Credits Louisville water falls fountain which was dedicated in August 1988 right after the death of the creator/in

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Smart Furniture that Makes the Most of Your Space

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Certain smart furniture can have dual purposes. In recent years, we have seen a massive growth in the popularity of small space living, especially in large, growing cities, as a result of the higher cost of housing space. However, even though you may be one of those living in a small space, this does not mean you must sacrifice on the functionality and comfort in your home. Here are a few tips to help you maximize the space in your home. Room Dividers If you have a small space, such as a studio, you could use a room divider in order to increase the functionality of the living space.

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Jefferson County Home Sales Up 12.6% in March

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We have to go back to 2007 to find a month where more homes were sold in Jefferson County during March. Jefferson County home sales continue to impress! Looks like early markers weren't kidding around. Home sales were higher in each of the past 4 months year-over-year and it appears this trend will continue into the Spring. During March, 805 homes were sold in Jefferson County, this up 12.6% over the 715 homes sold March 2014. Most Louisville MLS areas are improving. Quantity count is greatest in the largest areas, but what's interesting is how much one area jumped in 2015 while

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Tour of New Homes This Weekend

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Great homes like this one will be available for you to tour this weekend. Do you like looking at new homes? I sure do! That's a big reason why I decided to get into Louisville real estate in the first place. If you're like me, you'll want to add this event to your weekend's schedule. Starting Saturday April 25th, at 12 noon, you can tour up to 82 new Louisville homes. Wow! From the press release: The producers of the annual Homearama and Tour of Remodeled Homes are bringing the largest and first mobile app based new home tour in Louisville. The Tour of New Homes will take place Apr

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General Contractors Everywhere! Choosing The Right One

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The construction trade is very easy to get into, here in the UK all you need is a CSCS card which is 10-15 hour course and then 15-20 minutes for the exam, after which you can appear on any construction site that will employ you. Therefore, there are a lot of people in the industry. Once you have your foot in the door you can go onto learning trades from the people you are working for, this makes the industry delicate when choosing the perfect contractor. With general contractors everywhere looking for work, you have an abundance to choose from, so let’s go through some techniques on how

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Louisville Real Estate Charts for March 2015

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Louisville MLS Areas MapWelcome to our Louisville real estate charts for March 2015. Home sales were up in all but one monthly charted area, which is great news. Some were up big! The biggest winner was Area 8 which saw huge gains in sales and a nice upward spike in home prices. We expect this to continue going forward into the Spring and Summer. Louisville Real Estate Charts (period ending March 2015) Prices moved higher but are still below the trendline in March. Sales did perform well, ahead of last year in each of the past 6 months. Home sales improved dramatically during

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