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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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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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