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Jefferson County Home Sales Up 9% in October

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After a bit of a down year compared to the amazing 2013 numbers, it appeared we would be lower in October too but... nope. It was actually a great month for home sales in Louisville. I didn't see that coming! Jefferson County home sales up 9% in October? Are you kidding me? After a year where sales trailed the previous year, it was expected to follow through into the Holidays. But Louisville home buyers weren't having any of that. There were 905 homes sold in Louisville during October 2014 compared to just 830 a year ago. That's good for a 9.04% improvement, the biggest of the year

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Top 10 Bad Home Design Mistakes, 2014 Edition

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Over the years I've written a whole slew of Top 10 articles, several hitting on good home design, such as these: Top 10 Ways to Prepare Your Louisville Home For Sale Top 10 Pro Staging Tips for Louisville Homesellers Trends in new construction and interior design on display at upcoming Homearama 2012 But I've never posted on what not to do. Bad home design mistakes are everywhere! Believe me, I see it on a daily basis when I'm out showing my clients homes in Louisville. So let's have some fun and talk about the worst of the worst. From the more common design mistakes to the ones

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3 Tips Preparing HVAC for Winter

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With Winter coming up, there are dozens of preparations that need to be made. These include cleaning your gutters, making sure your home is properly sealed, and even checking if your heater is working correctly. A heater that breaks down in the middle of Winter is not only an inconvenience, but it can also leave you and your family feeling cold and uncomfortable until a technician comes around. To avoid this problem, it is best to capture problems early on as you begin to run your heater in the fall. Preparing HVAC for Winter Below are 3 tips that you can use when preparing the HVAC i

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Louisville Real Estate Reports for October 2014 – Charts

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Welcome to Louisville real estate reports for October 2014! In a surprising turn of events, Louisville home sales actually rose in October. Not every MLS area, mind you, but many and the overall total number of homes sold in Jefferson County for the month increased. Color me surprised and a little bit encouraged. See your home Area in the chart below? What do you think? Louisville Real Estate Reports (period ending October 2014) Louisville MLS Areas MapSale prices declined a bit faster in Area 2 but look at those sales! Going back, more homes were sold in October than in Septembe

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Louisville KY foreclosures map updated thru August

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The picture just keeps getting better as foreclosures in Louisville continue to decline. It's been quite some time since everyone was up-in-arms about how many foreclosures there were and how they were affecting all Louisville real estate transactions. But it hasn't really be that long ago, maybe 3 years? The good news is that they are on the decline as our Louisville KY foreclosures map shows us. The CoreLogic data that came out today for the month of August shows the foreclosure rate to be 1.35%, compared to 1.9% one year ago. A far cry from the 4%-5% numbers we had several years

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Notting Hill Homes for Sale and More!

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Natural Gas for Homes on the Rise

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Natural gas can do more for your home than simply cook. Author Bio: Spencer Blohm is a freelance blogger with a wide aray of specalties and interests including alternative energy. He lives and works in Chicago where he’s constantly searching for ideas and projects to make his life greener. Environmentalists around the world are bemoaning the recent popularity of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" as it has become known, as it is a process that forces a slurry of chemicals underground to break up geologic formations containing fossil fuel deposits, ranging from natural gas to good ol

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Louisville Real Estate Reports for September 2014 – Charts

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Welcome to Louisville real estate reports for September 2014! Most areas in our Monthly MLS areas saw home sale prices declining as we move from the Summer selling season into the Holidays. This is very typical for most real estate models. Home sales did drop by a larger than expected margin when compared to September 2013 where sales were at record highs. Even still, no area saw catastrophic declines while Areas 2 and 20 performed better than the rest. Louisville Real Estate Reports (period ending September 2014) Louisville MLS Areas MapBetter than average sales given what the e

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Top 10 Real Estate Trends For 2014

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Larger cities, like Denver (above) are seeing greater increases in population than smaller ones. Author Bio: The article was contributed by Isabel Wiliams of BizDb. The last few years have brought significant changes in the housing sector. Right now, the economy is on the rise and the real estate market is becoming more dynamic, helping buyers and sellers to enjoy the a range of available housing options. What's in store for professionals in the real estate sector? Read on our scoop on the latest report published by the Urban Land Institute, Emerging Trends in Real Estate, to find o

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How Safe Is Louisville Kentucky?

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As you can see from this map, the great risks occur on the coastlines and near larger water sources. Do you want to live somewhere safe? Maybe it's time to move to Michigan? All joking aside (who'd want to live in Michigan?) it's interesting to look through the new report published by CoreLogic that looks at property loss data through natural disasters. First on our minds would be, "How Safe Is Louisville Kentucky?" Out of the 49 states listed in the report, Kentucky ranked 30th with a Hazard Risk score of 47.34. Indiana was slightly more risky with a 50.74 and Tennessee was slightl

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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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