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Best DIY Tips to Repair Your Air Conditioning

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Real DIY tips from a air conditioning specialist can help you save money. Author Bio: Jake Hyet is an expert in Static air conditioning repairs, having worked for Static Electricians for a decade. He's also written extensively about the topic. When your air conditioner starts acting up, you might want to think about making any necessary air conditioning repairs yourself. As we all know, calling an air conditioner repairman can be a tad expensive, and if possible, it would be nice to avoid having to spend all that extra money. So if you're up to the challenge, here are some of the

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Environmental Concerns for Housing

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Louisville new construction needs to be taking environmental concerns for housing into consideration as they move forward. One of the perennial problems faced by the construction industry is the way that the weather can affect buildings. Severe weather conditions are always a challenge for builders, whether they are constructing homes or business premises, and Kentucky is one of many states that have suffered over the years from serious weather events. There is much talk of how the world's climate is gradually changing, with the majority of scientists who study the phenomenon attribut

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Louisville home sales comparison through August 2014

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Not bad, not bad but it's clear now that 2014 home sales will not compare with 2013. So it's official. The Louisville home sales comparison numbers are in for August. There were 1,018 properties sold during August 2014. This number comes up short compared to last August when 1,128 homes were sold. This is a decline of 9.8%. Here are all the comparison numbers for the first eight months of the year. Louisville home sales comparison 2013 2014 Jan 589 540 Feb 581 579 Mar 757 709 Apr 920 815 May 1022 934 Jun 1009 1073 Jul 1060 1020 Aug 1128 1018 Other than in Ju

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Louisville Fence Options and How to Prepare for Installation

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Here are a couple of Louisville fence options made of wood but there are several other materials that work as well. Installing a fence isn't difficult but professional results require a professional installer. Author Bio: Michael Watkins is owner of The Fence Guy of Louisville, a fence company that specializes in installation, repair, and restoration services for a variety of fencing styles. When comparing Louisville fence options it's important to know what steps to take. First, preparing for a fence installation around your Louisville home is a lot like any other home improvement pro

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Louisville Real Estate Reports for August 2014 – Charts

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Welcome to Louisville real estate reports for August 2014! Most areas performed as expected in this months survey. The only real surprise was how well home values in Area 7 performed during August. Outstanding! Both Oldham County regions beat last year's sales numbers while none of the Jefferson County MLS areas did. As we leave the selling season and head into Fall, prices of homes sold typically start to decline. Louisville Real Estate Reports (period ending August 2014) Louisville MLS Areas MapNot the best, but not the worst month either for Area 2 which saw the number of home

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Persimmon Ridge Added to Best Louisville Neighborhoods

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Top 3 Real Estate Myths That May Mislead Louisville Home Buyers

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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 Est

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Trends In Green Home Design

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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 several

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Tips for Finding a Qualified Home Inspector

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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 pros

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Louisville Real Estate Chart for July 2014

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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. T

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Hottest Areas for Louisville Home Sales

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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 it

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Louisville Real Estate Reports for July 2014 – Charts

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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 q

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Five Great Home Improvements to Help Sell Your Louisville Home

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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 mar

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Louisville New Construction Takes Flight at Homearama 2014 – Full Report

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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 statem

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Things to Consider While Choosing a Proficient Natural Gas Fireplace

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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 spreads

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Little Spring Farm Added to Best Louisville Neighborhoods

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Louisville Real Estate Reports for June 2014 – Charts

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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 Homes

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Louisville foreclosures map updated for April 2014

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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%. Th

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Top 10 Ways to Find a Louisville Real Estate Bargain

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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 Interact

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Louisville Home Sales Charts May 2014

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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 landscape

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