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Louisville Real Estate Charts for April 2015

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Louisville MLS Areas MapWelcome to our Louisville real estate charts for April 2015. Home sales were relatively on par with the previous year, all except for Area 8 which decided to spurt higher. Home values are also improving, as expected, while we move into the Summer. The biggest gain coming in North Oldham which saw the median home sale price for April spike to $400,000. Louisville Real Estate Charts (period ending April 2015) Area 2 saw significant gains in median sale price for the month of April. This while home sales also improved, signifying a strong performance. Pr

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Executive Home in Persimmon Ridge | Sponsored

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The rear of this executive home is almost entirely windows that look out onto a gorgeous wooded landscape. Private and beautiful it's hard to be these amazing views. Both sunrooms with more windows highlight the beauty of the backyard. Located in the golf course community of Persimmon Ridge, this this 5 bedroom, 3 full bath, 1 half bath home is tremendous condition, lovely cared for by the original owners. Learn more by visiting this Deluxe Online Listing for 271 Persimmon Ridge Drive.

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Treat Your Garden This Summer With Water Features

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When people think of water features, what comes to mind instantly is, do we have room? Do we have to have a pond first for the water to flow into? A lot of people think big when they think of water features and automatically presume they must have acres of field, this is not true. Water features come in all shapes and sizes, many of which you can buy at your average plant pot size and as for having a pond, yes it does look better with a pod, must you have one? No. Image Credits Louisville water falls fountain which was dedicated in August 1988 right after the death of the creator/in

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Smart Furniture that Makes the Most of Your Space

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Certain smart furniture can have dual purposes. In recent years, we have seen a massive growth in the popularity of small space living, especially in large, growing cities, as a result of the higher cost of housing space. However, even though you may be one of those living in a small space, this does not mean you must sacrifice on the functionality and comfort in your home. Here are a few tips to help you maximize the space in your home. Room Dividers If you have a small space, such as a studio, you could use a room divider in order to increase the functionality of the living space.

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Jefferson County Home Sales Up 12.6% in March

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We have to go back to 2007 to find a month where more homes were sold in Jefferson County during March. Jefferson County home sales continue to impress! Looks like early markers weren't kidding around. Home sales were higher in each of the past 4 months year-over-year and it appears this trend will continue into the Spring. During March, 805 homes were sold in Jefferson County, this up 12.6% over the 715 homes sold March 2014. Most Louisville MLS areas are improving. Quantity count is greatest in the largest areas, but what's interesting is how much one area jumped in 2015 while

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Tour of New Homes This Weekend

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Great homes like this one will be available for you to tour this weekend. Do you like looking at new homes? I sure do! That's a big reason why I decided to get into Louisville real estate in the first place. If you're like me, you'll want to add this event to your weekend's schedule. Starting Saturday April 25th, at 12 noon, you can tour up to 82 new Louisville homes. Wow! From the press release: The producers of the annual Homearama and Tour of Remodeled Homes are bringing the largest and first mobile app based new home tour in Louisville. The Tour of New Homes will take place Apr

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General Contractors Everywhere! Choosing The Right One

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The construction trade is very easy to get into, here in the UK all you need is a CSCS card which is 10-15 hour course and then 15-20 minutes for the exam, after which you can appear on any construction site that will employ you. Therefore, there are a lot of people in the industry. Once you have your foot in the door you can go onto learning trades from the people you are working for, this makes the industry delicate when choosing the perfect contractor. With general contractors everywhere looking for work, you have an abundance to choose from, so let’s go through some techniques on how

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Louisville Real Estate Charts for March 2015

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Louisville MLS Areas MapWelcome to our Louisville real estate charts for March 2015. Home sales were up in all but one monthly charted area, which is great news. Some were up big! The biggest winner was Area 8 which saw huge gains in sales and a nice upward spike in home prices. We expect this to continue going forward into the Spring and Summer. Louisville Real Estate Charts (period ending March 2015) Prices moved higher but are still below the trendline in March. Sales did perform well, ahead of last year in each of the past 6 months. Home sales improved dramatically during

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Derby Rental Homes Is Big Money

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Your home doesn't have to be near the track or a luxury mansion in order to be a Derby rental home, it just need to be available. • Are you looking for a home to rent for Derby? • Are you thinking about renting your home during Derby? You've come to the right place! Well, not this place but we'll get you there. Derby rental homes is big business! And only getting bigger. Heck, renting homes during any big sporting event, such as the PGA Golf Tournament can get you some quick cash. Some of the higher end properties are getting as much as $20,000 for a week! Best Der

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Home Design Trends of 2015

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Are you curious about the latest home design trends of 2015? You can get the scoop here, and then plan any future home renovations or updates accordingly. Backyard Kitchens Porches and patios have always been popular, so that's nothing new. In the past, it wasn't uncommon for homeowners to place picnic tables, benches and barbecues out in their backyards for occasional use. What's different for 2015: ordinary patios are becoming more livable, and fully equipped backyard kitchens are gaining in popularity. Nowadays, people are consciously putting effort into designing backyard sp

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How to Transform a Boring Apartment on a Budget

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There are several design principles that every person should know before starting a home decoration project. If design is rocket science to you, don't despair. You don't really need to plunge into the depths of design or get a degree from Rhode Island School of Design. The primary goal is to make your apartment suit your taste, right? So, what you really have to do is learn a few tricks and tips to decorating a home on a budget. You will be surprised to find some very cost-effective solutions. Keep reading to see all our suggestions and you can transform a boring apartment on a budget!

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Louisville Real Estate Charts for February 2015

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Louisville MLS Areas MapWelcome to our Louisville real estate charts for February 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 3 and even Area 2 where we saw positive movement on home sales despite bad weather. Values are moving higher across most of the city and this trend should continue well into the Spring and Summer. Louisville Real Estate Charts (period ending February 2015) Better than expected home sales but this while home prices dipped to their lowest level

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Best Bang for Your Buck in Louisville Real Estate 2015

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The map above is quite helpful in determining where you might want to live in Louisville. Consider your desire for space and combine it with your budget to find the best spot for you! Getting the best bang for your buck has always been important. But these days, with the multitude of choices we are blessed to have, making your decision now becomes a bit trickier. Last year I wanted to see how different parts of Louisville fared by calculating their sold price per square foot on homes that recently traded hands. I titled the 2014 version Best bang for your buck in Louisville real estate

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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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