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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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Louisville Real Estate Reports for May 2014 – Charts

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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 (period

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Forbes: Louisville 8th in Most Affordable Cities

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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 a

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Top 10 Things to Consider When Contemplating a Louisville For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

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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 Americans

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Louisville Home Décor: Choosing Furniture for your Home

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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 stateme

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Louisville Real Estate Reports for April 2014 – Charts

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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's

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Selling My Home In Louisville: What To Focus On

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Is this you? "I'm selling my home in Louisville!" If so, we've got 3 great tips for you! Author Bio: Naomi Shaw is a journalist who loves to write about home renovation and decor. She has been in the industry for quite some time and writes from experience. If you are looking to sell your Louisville home, a few remodels could make your process a little bit easier. If you're thinking, "Selling my home in Louisville is going to be difficult" then here are a few tips that will help it easier. Just because there's competition out there, your home can still shine above the rest. Selling

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Louisville Sold Homes by Price Tiers

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This colorful chart show Louisville sold homes by price tier from 2004 through 2013. It's always interesting to slice and dice the data in different ways to see what I may learn about the Louisville real estate market. Like an experiment, but without the goggles or beakers. I wanted to see how the housing recession and subsequent recovery, has affected Louisville home sales. I've divided the price tiers with the following people groups: first-time homebuyers, move-up families, second-stage families and luxury buyers. So, let's look at each group! Louisville First-Time Home Buyers

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Keeping Your Louisville Home Clean and Safe This Spring

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Does your Louisville home need some updating? Making sure to complete routine maintenance ensures gains in your largest personal investment—your home. Author Bio: Spencer Bloom is a writer for Security Choice, a home security company. As Spring comes to your Louisville home, many homeowners will be investing in home improvement projects to beautify, repair and further secure their property from intruders. This time of year it’s smart to check some home maintenance tasks off your to-do list in order to avoid expensive fixes later on. Staying on top of seasonal repairs will ra

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Most Dangerous Areas in Louisville

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Learn from the graphic below where the most dangerous areas in Louisville are located. This can help you plan your next Louisville move. Tre Pryor is an Internet-veteran turned tech-savvy Realtor. One of the top Louisville agents, you can find his work at InsiderLouisville.com, Louisville Homes Blog or follow him on Google+ or Twitter. Choose Tre Pryor to be your Louisville Realtor or recommend him to a friend!

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Monthly Comparison: Louisville Home Sales Chart through March 2014

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Second time in three attempts that Louisville home sales fall short of the previous year. According to the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors (GLAR) there were 696 homes sold in Jefferson County during the month of March. That is a 20% improvement over Louisville home sales for February. But these sales fall short when compared to March of 2013, when 757 properties were sold. That calculates to a -8.1% decline in Louisville home sales. Like we've mentioned many times recently, the weather has played a role in the depressed sales activity this Winter. What we don't know is no

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Louisville Real Estate Reports for March 2014 – Charts

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Welcome to Louisville real estate reports for March 2014! Most part of Louisville saw March home sales decline when compared to last year. Values are moving higher, almost across the board. This is likely to continue with home inventory remaining at such low levels. This is the week where Louisville home sellers are getting their homes ready to list. We'll see if this translates into more homes to choose from for local buyers. Any questions about Louisville Real Estate? Happy to help! And as always, thank you for visiting LouisvilleHomesBlog.com! Louisville Real Estate Reports (per

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16 Tips to Master the Art of Caring for Home Appliances

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Caring for home appliances isn't rocket science but these 9 tips will help you become a master. Author Bio: Daniel Clark is a blogger and an experienced marketing consultant who has a strong background in market research and best selling home appliances. As he is having good knowledge of how to buy appliances online, he often provides useful tips and suggestions on how to buy right appliances for your need. A home appliance is basically a product that facilitates the everyday household tasks in a home. All the latest home appliances, ensure ease and comfort to the family. Various applian

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Monthly Comparison: Louisville Home Sales Chart through February 2014

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GLAR changed their data platform and I believe the numbers will take a while to level out because I do not think February 2014 was better than February 2013. According to data taken from the previous platform there were 554 homes sold during February 2013. Our new platform shows 577 homes sold this February for a 4.2% increase. I find this suspect given the horrendous weather we've experienced during February. More likely the change is in the way the data platform is slicing and dicing the numbers. Either that, or the reporting query does something differently. But at least it's hig

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Top 10 Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Louisville Home

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Just because you love your home doesn't mean every buyer will. Avoid these Top 10 mistakes and you will find success selling your Louisville home. Here at Louisville Homes Blog, I'm constantly on the lookout for ways to help our homeowners in Louisville make the most of their real estate investment. With that in mind, I present the Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Louisville Home. #10 Misrepresenting Your Home While it may be tempting to describe your family room as "a dream come true with more space than you could possibly imagine" in order to entice prospective buyers, you

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