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Thinking Louisville New Construction in 2014?

Posted by Tre Pryor, Editor-in-Chief in Neighborhoods, Residential tagged with , ,

This former Homearama house was built by Stacye Love for the 2010 Homearama. Could a 2014 Homearama home be in your future? Louisville new construction is still working to get out of the basement, so to speak. Here at Louisville Homes Blog, we've been talking about how new construction has been improving but honestly, there was no where to go but up! Over on Insider, I wrote that 2010-12 saw very few new construction permits being pulled. This year's count is sure to surpass 2012. I feel it's safe to say that 2013 has been better than last year. It makes sense to see the Home B

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Best Louisville Neighborhoods: Longwood

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Check out this spacious ranch home! The over-sized lots in Longwood will accommodate most any floorplan you can come up with, including spacious ranch homes, like the one you see here, that have a larger footprint. Longwood is fairly new, upscale neighborhood in Oldham County, directly across from the outstanding North Oldham schools. Similar in class to homes you might find in Prospect, Landis Lakes or the newer parts of Lake Forest, there are some high-end homes in this great neighborhood. Prices range from the low $400's to over $700k and they typically reside on lots between 3/4 an

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Best Louisville Neighborhoods: Heather Green

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This home has an incredible, open floorplan. As soon as you enter the front door you see across the entire space, including two stone fireplaces. My clients were very happy to purchase this Heather Green home. Located in Buckner, Heather Green is an outstanding neighborhood that is still a couple years away from completing its first phase. Custom built homes are the norm, with a variety of styles that is pleasing to the eye, not cookie cutter. Part of the award-winning Oldham County school system, homes in this neigbhorhood are sought after for both the quality of schools, larger lots an

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Best Louisville Neighborhoods: Clifton

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These duplex properties in Clifton gave the owner the opportunity to live on one side and rent out the other. Clifton is a tradition-rich part of Louisville with a broad range of home sizes and shapes. More than a century has past when the first homes were built here, yet we still see a homes merely a decade old filling in a space between its elder siblings. From homes under $100k that likely need some work, to elegant charmers over $300k, Clifton has them all. This Louisville neighborhood is similar in style to The Highlands and also has some of Louisville's best restaurants and loca

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Some Popular Louisville Housing Options

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Some popular areas to move to in Louisville are those that have been renovated to make them more attractive to people who are looking for a place to live. A few of these are the new, hip East Market District and the traditionally classic Old Louisville. The East Market District is also known at NuLu, just east of downtown. With many stores, restaurants and art galleries this area is buzzing! Butchertown and Phoenix Hill are nearby as well. Some houses in Butchertown are a good choice for people who do not like to want to pay transportation costs, because the city trolley is free. Trolley st

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Louisville Homes Blog Founder, Tre Pryor, Interviewed by MSN for Real Estate Article

Posted by Tre Pryor, Editor-in-Chief in Neighborhoods, Residential tagged with , ,

10 factors to keep in mind and emphasize in your home listing from MSN.com. The article includes several quotes from Louisville Realtor, Tre Pryor. I work very hard to bring the home buyers and sellers of Louisville unbiased and useful information here at LouisvilleHomesBlog.com. At the same time, I make a concerted effort to not promote myself on this site like so many real estate agents. Today's post is the exception to that rule. Recently, I received a phone call from a national writer asking my opinion about neighborhoods and real estate. Frankly, I was honored! It shows that my ha

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Best Louisville Neighborhoods: Pine Valley Estates

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Peaceful, country setting but still inside the Gene Snyder, Pine Valley Estates has some great, newer homes that just might appeal to you. Pine Valley Estates (once merely Pine Valley) is a still growing community that began in 2001 and continues to be a great spot for new construction. Just outside of Jeffersontown, Pine Valley Estates is located off Easum Road between Old Heady Road and Chenoweth Run Road (see map). Nearby neighborhoods include: Stone Lakes, Saratoga Woods and the newer Saratoga Springs and Bridges of Razor Creek. Still situated in a rural part of Jefferson County but i

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Best Louisville Neighborhoods: Sanctuary Bluff

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New condo concept for single family homes makes Sanctuary Bluff a unique solution for Louisville new construction homebuyers. Sanctuary Bluff claims to be Louisville’s first ever maintenance free, single family home neighborhood. Under the development guidelines, homeowners don't have to worry about exterior seasonal upkeep, such as lawn mowing, raking leaves, cleaning gutters, laying mulch, planting flowers, shoveling snow or cleaning windows. Homes also have their own irrigation system! With 89 lots, it's also a good sized neighborhood with a nice variety of terrain and some wood

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History of NuLu: Louisville’s East Market District

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The view from the Shine Contracting office onto E. Market Street. Louisville’s East Market district has changed dramatically though the city’s history. In the mid-1800s, it was a city park named Woodland Gardens. The park was frequented by new Louisvillians, particularly German immigrants who were new to America. In the 1880s, tradesmen made the district home—stockyards, markets, and tanners lined the streets. East Market Street was a bustling center of Louisville commerce, with shops and pedestrians prevalent. These businesses thrived in the area through the early-1900s.

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New Construction Options in Louisville Real Estate

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While most new construction has halted a select few neighborhoods have continued to build. This sample home is located in Rock Springs, off Highway 22 near the Oldham County line. There's been a lot of talk about how Louisville housing market indicators have shown 2011 to be quite disappointing. While Oldham County showed some noteworthy improvement over the previous three years, Jefferson County lags far behind. (The March report will be published next week on InsiderLouisville.) Forecasters use many data points to try and predict future behavior. This is just as true for the real est

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Best Louisville Neighborhoods: Shakes Run

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Shakes Run boasts some new construction design flair that isn't typical to Louisville, KY. Shakes Run a beautiful, newer neighborhood off Fisherville Road south of Shelbyville Road. From the same developers, Canfield, as the wonderful East End subdivision Beech Spring Farm. From the mid $400s and up, this neighborhood boasts tons of green space, a large community pool, several lakes and lots of walking trails. Shakes Run has houses comparable to newer homes being built in neighborhoods like Lake Forest, Landis Lakes and Locust Creek. Learn More » This post is one in an ongoing s

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Best Louisville Neighborhoods: Saratoga Springs

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Some great new home designs in Saratoga Springs. Can you believe the beautiful day that I snapped this shot? Saratoga Springs, not to be confused with nearby Saratoga Woods, is newer Jefferson County neighborhood with some beautiful homes. You enter this subdivison off Old Heady Road just down from Dove Point. Like both Saratoga Woods and Stone Lakes, Saratoga Springs has custom built homes that start in the low $300s and move up to the mid-to-upper $400s. As of this writing, the neighborhood still has a number of lots available if you would like to build new construction here in Louisvil

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Best Louisville Neighborhoods: Crescent Hill

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With a great variety of house styles, Crescent Hill is a great draw for buyers looking for lots of character in their home. One of the early East End communities in Louisville, Crescent Hill has a great deal of variety and tradition. Big homes, small homes, flat lots, sloping fallaway lots, it's all here. Similar to St. Matthews, Clifton and The Highlands, homes in this area starting being built around the turn of the 20th century but there are still a few new construction houses being built today. This centrally located community has a great deal of diversity in house types with lots of

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Butchertown Awarded ‘Hot New Neighborhood’ by AOL

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These new condos at the corner of Market & Campbell Streets show that some urban renewal is happening in Butchertown. [Photo by Angry Aspie from the Butchertown, Louisville page on Wikipedia.] Adam Graham posted a piece last week that highlighted ten hot neighborhoods in the U.S. that travelers might want to include in their itinerary. If someone had told me that a Louisville neighborhood was included in the list, my first thought would surely be The Highlands. In any event, it's great to see a community that Louisvillians know and love get some national attention as well. Here's what

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Best Louisville Neighborhoods: The Highlands

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Here you see a great example of a grand home in The Highlands If there's a hot spot in Louisville real estate, it's the Highlands. In fact, the Highlands are so popular that neighboring subdivions have "borrowed" the Highlands name for themselves so it's tough to know where the Highlands begins and ends. Much of the draw are the amazing number of great restaurants and shops that run up and down Bardstown Road. There's never a shortage of places to eat! As far as housing goes, there's a wide variety of home styles, sizes and prices in Louisville's Highlands neighborhood. Learn More »

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Best Louisville Neighborhoods: Indian Springs

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Indian Springs Golf Course is a great setting for some great Louisville homes. Indian Springs is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Louisville's East End. Partly because we used to live there. It's a great place! Another reason is because like GlenOaks, Glenmary, Hurstbourne, Lake Forest and Polo Fields the neighborhood is built around a beautiful, green golf course. Given the amazing location of Indian Springs, I would expect the home prices to be higher, so that's another big plus. This is a Louisville neighborhood definitely worth your consideration. Learn More » This post is

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Best Louisville Neighborhoods: Glenmary & Glenmary Estates

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Glenmary is an outstanding community off Bardstown Road just south of the Gene Snyder. It began in the late 1980's and is continuing strong today with new homes being built in the Glenmary Estates section of the neighborhood. Similar to GlenOaks, Lake Forest and Hurstbourne, Glenmary is carefully crafted around a gorgeous golf course. There's a great deal of development heading out Bardstown Rd. towards Mt. Washington but there's nothing I like more than Glenmary. Read More » This post is one in an ongoing series of spotlights on the Best Louisville Neighborhoods. If you have a n

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Best Louisville Neighborhoods: Bridges of Razor Creek

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The Bridges of Razor Creek is a new development within Jeffersontown that began in 2004 and is filling out nicely. Elite Homes, famous for their Extreme Makeover Home Edition build for the Hughes Family, is both the developer and builder for this community. The development is off a less busy street so it's very private. Homes start in the low $300k's and move up to to the mid $400k's. Looking to build in JTown? This neighborhood is worth a look! Read More » This post is one in an ongoing series of spotlights on the Best Louisville Neighborhoods. If you have a neighborhood that you

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Best Louisville Neighborhoods: Graymoor/Devondale

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Graymoor-Devondale is an unassuming neighborhood in an amazing part of town. Close to shopping, schools, the expressway and just minutes from Downtown, this neighborhood really does have it all. Just north of Lyndon, Graymoor-Devondale is the merger of two previously separate neighborhoods. Also nearby are the great subdivisions of Northfield and the Woods of St. Thomas. Read More » This post is one in an ongoing series of spotlights on the Best Louisville Neighborhoods. If you have a neighborhood that you think deserves coverage, please contact us.

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Best Louisville Neighborhoods: Hunting Creek & Estates of Hunting Creek

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For the past 30 years, Hunting Creek has been the standard of luxury homes and condos in Prospect. New neighborhoods, like nearby Sutherland, have come and surpassed it. With the addition of the Hunting Creek Estates section, the battle is on again. There are some amazing homes in this neighborhood! While the two-story traditional is very common to Louisville and can be found in most every neighborhood in the city, the difference here is the setting. Hunting Creek Estates has huge lots and in most cases these lots are incredible. Read More » This post is one in an ongoing series of spot

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