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Home Sales Vault Higher in January, Inventory Still Low

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You have to go all the way back to 2004 to find a month where home sales beat the January we just had. Wow. I thought sales might be improving but I didn't see that coming this January. Home sales vault higher than most expected. There were 636 properties sold in Jefferson County for the month of January. Which is a 17.8% improvement over last year! Big time. Area 8, which is comprised of Middletown, Hurstbourne, Douglass Hills and part of Anchorage saw big gains in home sale activity which greatly helped the overall total, especially given that it's also the largest MLS area. Je

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Top 8 Trends When Updating My Louisville Kitchen

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Does this sentence describe you? "I'm updating my Louisville kitchen and I want to know the latest trends." Yes? Then you've come to the right place! I show my clients a lot of Louisville houses. But it's fun! I love it. In fact, I wouldn't have become a Realtor if I didn't love houses. With a background in architecture then later as a graphic designer I have a strong grasp on what it takes to have both a functional space, as well as, a room that pleases the homeowner and wows their guests. Updating My Louisville Kitchen Whether you're designing a custom home that you're going to hav

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Louisville Real Estate Charts for January 2015

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Louisville MLS Areas MapWelcome to our Louisville real estate charts for January 2015. It's a very mixed bag this go around with some areas showing surprising growth in activity while others lag behind. The biggest winners this month were Area 9 and Area 21 where both metrics saw gains. Other areas did, as well, while a few were dropping points during January. Louisville Real Estate Charts (period ending January 2015) January was a strong month for Area 2 with home sales outpacing the previous year and prices already moving higher despite the Winter lull. While it was a great

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Decluttering My House: Help in Louisville

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Once you start the process of decluttering your house, you'll wonder why you didn't do this sooner! Clutter Reasons The goal of the ancient Chinese art feng shui is to live in harmony with your surroundings. Carol Wheelock, M. Ed., is an interior designer who incorporates feng shui practices into her work. She believes one of the reasons that people clutter is not trusting what the future will bring. Even though they may not use something, or wear something, they keep stuff around ‘just in case.’ Dr. Seth Meyers is a licensed psychologist and author who once explained on a Good M

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Drop in Unemployment Could Mean Increased Louisville Home Sales

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Back in 2011, something occurred to me. It seemed that both national experts weren't giving unemployment much weight when it came to analyzing home sales. It appeared a reasonable enough premise to research, so I did what I normally did... I jumped right in! The first piece I published was Unemployment Proves Bigger Factor in Louisville Real Estate Than Rates, Prices. Remember, that was four years ago so two years later I checked again. We've always heard that Prices, Inventory and Interest Rates were the greatest factors when it came to sales activity. But, that did not seem to be th

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Delightful Home Bathroom Plan

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Home improvement jobs won't just increase your house's appraisal value, it will also make it more enjoyable to live in. One of the rooms that numerous individuals work on improving is the bathroom. In the end, it's among the most utilized rooms in the house and also you want something which is beautiful and also practical. The bathroom is among the most important spaces in the home with a host of functionalities that are required on a daily basis. It's not surprising then for people to look at a delightful home bathroom plan that would provide the customers higher pride and comfort with

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Innovations in Laundry Technology: Best Products

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Although you can expect to pay a fair amount for the top washing machines and dryers, a lot of home owners consider it a worth investment. When you think about what you will get back from a good washer or dryer in terms of how much time you will save and how much money you could save due to better efficiency, you might want to consider upgrading your laundry appliances. Samsung™ WF42H5200AP Washer The Samsung™ WF42H5200AP Washer will save you as much as three hours of laundry time each week, simply because the drum, which is made of durable diamond materials, is much larger than th

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Louisville Home Product Expo Arrives January 17-18

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Are you looking for something to do next week? Thinking about a Louisville home remodeling project? You're in luck! The Louisville Home Product Expo arrives January 17-18 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville. From the press release: Home owners are encouraged to attend this free event, which offers free advice and free parking. From the producers of Home, Garden & Remodeling Show, presented by Window World, this is the first home improvement show of the season and is a great way to spend quality time with local experts who can help you tackle your to-do list th

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Louisville Real Estate Reports for December 2014 – Charts

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Welcome to Louisville real estate reports for December 2014! Much stronger than expected month for Louisville real estate in December, 2014. Most areas performed as well or better than last year with the big winner being South Oldham who put in a serious month for both home sales and prices. Typically, homes sold during the Winter months sell for lower values but with continued low inventory levels, home buyers in Louisville are forced to fight to get their property. All of this underscores the opportunity for home owners who want to sell to list immediately before inventory rises to

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Jefferson County Home Sales Drop -13.2% in November

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When comparing 2014 months with their 2013 counterparts, November performed the poorest. So after Louisville home sales jumping 9% in October, November came back to Earth. With just 675 home sale transactions for the month, it was a drop of 13.2% compared to last November and the worst performing month of the year. For the year, that brings total home sales in Jefferson County to 9,203. We had 9,639 at the same point last year for a decrease of 4.5%. Following are the stats for each month of the past two years. Jefferson County Home Sales 2013 2014 Jan 589 540 Feb 5

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Top 10 Energy Saving Tips for the Holidays

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Glade jul by Viggo Johansen (1891) Now that the holiday season is upon us, many people have already begun preparations for entertaining friends, visiting loved ones and enjoying the spirit of the season.  But as most of us know, the holidays are not without their own set of unique concerns. The prospect of paying for the high cost of energy and other expenses associated with these celebrations can result in more stress than merriment come Christmastime. Luckily there are ways save money during the holidays without skimping on the fun. Take a look at these ten energy saving tips fo

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3 Pinterest Tools to Streamline Your Interior Design Project

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Pinterest can be a great help with your next home improvement project. Once upon time you had to pour over magazines and pin fabric swatches to a bulletin board when you were planning your home decoration projects. Luckily, those days are over, and there are a myriad of programs you can use to simplify this process for you. Pinterest has streamlined the process and brought it completely into the digital age. Taking advantage of all the great tools offered on Pinterest makes it a useful website in your toolbox. #1 Pin More Easily You see the perfect rug on a website, but there's

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Poplar Woods Added to Best Louisville Neighborhoods

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Kentucky Migration Patterns in Chart Form

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Very cool stuff from the NYT putting numbers into picture form for Kentucky migration patterns. The outside state bringing the most people to Kentucky is Ohio, Tennessee is second-most. Not too surprising. Also of interest: Since 1990 more people have been staying in Kentucky than moving out. The time when the largest number of Kentuckians were leaving was 1990 when only 63% stayed. I wish they had this data for the city of Louisville. For the interactive charts for our state and the rest, visit Where We Came From and Where We Went, State by State on the NYT site. Tre Pryo

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Louisville Real Estate Reports for November 2014 – Charts

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Welcome to Louisville real estate reports for November 2014! Most areas saw decreased home sales when compared to November of last year, as you would expect, except for Area 2 which is still rolling along. Values are also declining as expected when we head into the off-season for Louisville real estate. Louisville Real Estate Reports (period ending November 2014) Louisville MLS Areas MapFor the second month in a row, home sales outpaced the previous year here in Area 2 showing strong demand for this location. Home sale prices inched higher than October though still under the trend.

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How Data Installation is Beneficial to the Home

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Author Bio: Jake Hyet is an expert in static data installation, having worked for years for Static Electrics. He has written numerous articles on the topic published on multiple websites. If you take a look underneath any desk that holds a computer or behind the setup holding audio and video equipment, you're very likely to be confronted by a snarl of wires and cables. These wires have been added over time in order to meet the needs of various new types of communication. These lines compose the other wiring in your home—low-voltage communication lines. As any professional electric

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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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