As green home design becomes more important, Louisville new construction builders will be forced to join in with today...
A few tips that will help you find a qualified home inspector will make your overall real estate transaction much bett...
Heat map for Louisville home sales as of July 2014. (Click to enlarge) For the first time, Louisville home buyers a...
Welcome to Louisville real estate reports for July 2014! Home sales activity through the surveyed areas was quite str...
A bathroom makeover is one of the best home improvements you can do to help sell your Louisville home. Author Bio: ...
Don't be fooled, the perfect Louisville home is myth. But that doesn't mean you can't find a great one! First came Top 3 Real Estate Myths for Louisville Home Sellers, where we hit the the biggest reasons why certain home owners have completely failed when it came to selling their Louisville home fast. This was followed by Top 3 Real Estate Myths About Louisville Real Estate Agents, which highlighted the biggest misconceptions (and surprising!) when it came to real estate agents. Today we're looking at the Top 3 Real Estate Myths That May Mislead Louisville Home Buyers: Real EstContinue Reading
As green home design becomes more important, Louisville new construction builders will be forced to join in with today's best practices. Author Bio: Monique Craig is a tech blogger and marketing specialist, who works for Oneflare, an online marketplace, which connects customers with local service providers. Green home design is trending rapidly in the world of real estate. With their fashionable ecological materials, energy efficiency mechanisms and amazing publicity received in worldwide media, green houses are certainly a thing to watch in the very near future. There are severalContinue Reading
A few tips that will help you find a qualified home inspector will make your overall real estate transaction much better. Image Source: www.shutterstock.com Author Bio: Jonathan Baker is working as a consultant for finance and education at Ontario. He keeps himself constantly updated about the latest news and trends in finance world through reading and also shares his insights with his blogs. He lives with his wife in Toronto. He can be followed on twitter Jonatha97039368. Whether a house is 5-years old or 50-years old, there are a ton of serious issues that could be hiding from a prosContinue Reading
Just when you least expect it, 2014 Louisville home sales surprise you with a great June! This Louisville real estate chart shows all the home sales for Jefferson County by month for the past 6 years. It's important to remember to compare a month's performance with the same month of the previous year, not the month that we just finished. During June, 2014 beat the previous year 1,069 to 1,009. I bet you didn't see that coming?! For the month of July, we came up a bit short when 1,004 Louisville homes were sold for the month, compared to 1,102 homes that were sold during July 2013. TContinue Reading
Heat map for Louisville home sales as of July 2014. (Click to enlarge) For the first time, Louisville home buyers and sellers can quickly and easily see the hottest areas for Louisville home sales with this new heat map. If it's too small, click on the image above to open a larger version in a new version. The chart is displaying the average of number of days a home in each ZIP code took to sell. Keep in mind this data comes from the Cumulative Days on Market field of the database which doesn't allow listing agent to take a property off the market and put it right back just to make itContinue Reading
Welcome to Louisville real estate reports for July 2014! Home sales activity through the surveyed areas was quite strong, as you would hope, in July. Home value were also up in most MLS areas, which happens to be a seasonal phenomenon, but a positive one still. Oldham County actually surpassed last home sales for the month, which is a bit of a pleasant surprise, and one that bodes well going forward. Overall, a solid (or better month) for real estate in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville Real Estate Reports (period ending July 2014) Louisville MLS Areas MapHome prices aren't qContinue Reading
A bathroom makeover is one of the best home improvements you can do to help sell your Louisville home. Author Bio: Jon Webb is the owner of Attic Guys, a company that specializes in attic clean up, maintenance and protection. Getting your house into shape and ready for sale is important if you want to achieve top dollar and not get squeezed by your buyer. You don’t want to spend a lot of money on a property that you are going to sell. Too many sellers cut the wrong corners and end up getting less money for their home than they could have done. If you take a snapshot of the marContinue Reading
After a cloudy start, the sun shown brightly on Louisville's 2014 Homearama. Since 2007, I've been covering Louisville new construction showcase, Homearama, and before that my wife and I went... just for fun! In this piece I'll share my thoughts on the homes that were part of this year's Homearama 2014 at Shake's Run, as well as, highlight some of the trends I see as new construction changes and evolves. Let's begin by identifying why a builder would participate in Homearama because there are two very different motivations. Some builders use the annual event to make a statemContinue Reading
A stylish natural gas fireplace, like this one, is a real eye-catcher. Author Bio: Daniel Clark, is a blogger and one of the reputed appliance best sellers who has a strong background in market research and sales of kitchen appliances. As he is having good knowledge of various home appliances, he often provides useful tips and suggestions on how to buy right appliance for the home like natural gas fireplaces. A natural gas fireplace could prove to be one of the best ways to bring a touch of coziness to a home. They are great source for heating a room when the power goes out, as it spreadsContinue Reading
Welcome to Louisville real estate reports for June 2014! Another positive month for Louisville real estate with most areas showing positive results for the month. Two of the monthly surveyed areas actually showed better sales this June than last, which is unexpected. Values are up in almost all areas, which is most welcome, especially by homeowners looking to get back some of their equity lost during the recession. If you'd like to see the other Quarterly surveyed areas, I've created links to these Louisville MLS Reports: Area 0: Central Downtown District, Old Louisville HomesContinue Reading
Similar to what we've seen on recent our December Louisville foreclosure map, the locations where foreclosures are happening are the same, it's just the amounts that are changing. What was once a monstrous issue is now almost an after-thought... Louisville foreclosures. Today, the topic of distressed houses (foreclosures, short sales, etc.) don't dominate the public mindshare like they used to. Sure, there are still a good number of Louisville foreclosures but this number continues to drop. Key on this stat from the chart below: During April 2013, the foreclosure rate was 2.03%. ThContinue Reading
In year's past, Louisville held a strong Buyer's market. Today, the pendulum has swung and Sellers call the shots. But that doesn't mean you can't still find a real estate bargain. Foreclosures, Short Sales or any number of distressed properties are on the way down in Louisville so it's becoming tougher and tougher to locate that great deal. Louisville is no different than any other city in the U.S. except that we don't have nearly the number of these homes as do places like Las Vegas, California and Florida. (I've linked to this before, but I love colored maps. Here's MSN's InteractContinue Reading
At this point, it's pretty clear that even though 2014 stands to be a good year for Louisville real estate, it won't match 2013. There were 934 homes sold in Jefferson County during the month of May, according to the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors (GLAR). This is up from 815 that were sold last month. But when you compare this number to what was sold during May 2013, we see that we are down 8.6% in sales volume. It's becoming more and more clear that 2014 will not match the sales totaled during our breakout 2013 year, which is a shame given the complimentary landscapeContinue Reading
Welcome to Louisville real estate reports for May 2014! Only two of the surveyed Louisville real estate MLS areas showed any kind of strength during May 2014. It's going to be quite difficult, if not impossible for 2014 to match the results we experienced in 2013. The two exceptions are Areas 2 & 9, where both Louisville home sales and the median home sale values were quite exceptional when compared to the rest of the city. Any questions about Louisville Real Estate? Happy to help! And as always, thank you for visiting LouisvilleHomesBlog.com! Louisville Real Estate Reports (periodContinue Reading
Are you looking to move to one of America's most affordable cities? You should consider the amazing city of Louisville, Kentucky. National recognition is nice, but we all know our city is a gem. Another year, another award for the great city of Louisville, KY. According to Forbes, Louisville ranks 8th of the most affordable cities in the U.S. How great is that? How Forbes Ranks Affordable Cities Here is how Forbes went about creating their rankings. First we looked at housing affordability, using the Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) from the National Association of Home Builders aContinue Reading
If you are a Louisville for Sale by Owner, be aware of the challenges you will face trying to sell your home alone. In a National Association of Realtors® survey, only 9% of all transactions were done without the help of a real estate professional. This is a percentage that has been dropping steadily for years. So clearly, completing a Louisville for sale by owner is a tough proposal. So, what are the issues to consider? Here are the Top 10! 1. Setting the Asking Price The Internet is now ubiquitous. Except for a small portion of our population, the vast majority of AmericansContinue Reading
Choosing the best Louisville home décor starts with making good furniture choices that compliment your style. Author Bio: Ella Andrews is blogger, professional writer and keen home decorating enthusiast. She is very passionate about interior design, home organizing and all sorts of DIY projects , also equally likes to share the experience with all of her readers. Find more of her tips at Chiswick cleaning services Furniture has a large impact on how your Louisville home will look and more importantly, feel. You could curate a living room full of iconic pieces that make a grand statemeContinue Reading
Welcome to Louisville real estate reports for April 2014! In all but one area in this month's survey, home sales during April could not match the previous year. In some, the drop was quite large. Typically, this would mean we should see price moving higher, especially with our low house inventory levels, but that's not the case. We're just four months into the year, but I don't like what I'm seeing. http://www.louisvillehomesblog.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=5113&action=edit&message=10#edit_timestamp There was hope that 2014 would match or exceed the home sales totals of 2013 but that'sContinue Reading