WAVE3 News Interviews Tre Pryor Regarding Low Housing Inventory in Louisville

I’ve been fortunate enough to be asked to appear on Wave3 news five times now. As a local expert, it’s been my pleasure to share what I’ve learned. This most recent interview appeared on March 17th and covered the current low levels of housing inventory in Louisville, Kentucky. The title of the piece: Looking for a new home? Good luck. Inventory is way down because of COVID-19.

Photo of Tre Pryor on Zoom call with David Mattingly, anchor with NBC Wave3
Photo of Tre Pryor on Zoom call with David Mattingly, anchor with NBC’s Wave3 news.

Housing inventory in Louisville is currently at historic lows. This makes it an extreme seller’s market. Buyers today will have a very difficult time purchasing a new home.

If anyone would like a more specific answer to your particular real estate needs, please contact me anytime.

It’s also interesting to note that Melissa Bottom, who, along with her husband, was also interviewed in this piece. They are my clients whom I’m helping purchase a new home that’s currently being built.

Recommending her to David for this piece gave it a more personal touch that really brings home the current difficulties buyers are facing due to the low housing inventory in Louisville.

Previous interviews with Tre Pryor:

I’ve tried to download the video for future reference but the website doesn’t allow it and only displays it for a limited time.

Moving Without a Job? Here’s What You Can Do

Many times a move is predicated by a relocation for work. But what if you purchased a new home in a different area and are moving without a job lined up? This is a realistic situation when your spouse is moving for their career, yet it leaves you out of work as a result. 

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The unemployment rate in Louisville is currently 5.6%, which suggests it could be difficult to immediately land a new job in the city – particularly if you specialize in a specific sector. Fortunately, there are various alternative paths you can take. 

If you’re moving without a job, here are possible career opportunities you can immediately jump into on a short or long-term basis. 

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Home Improvement This Winter: A Short Guide

Winter has arrived and with the cold, here comes the dark and the damp. For those who own a home, this means issues with the interior and exterior that it might be best to approach head-on, making home improvements to keep your property safe, secure, and comfortable. As such, this guide is about home improvement this winter that matters most for your property. Read on to learn how you can best approach home issues and make fixes and repairs to protect the security of your home. 

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Why Should You Invest In Property Management Software Today

Managing investment properties can be challenging. Especially if you have many things on your plate. Whether you’re dealing with vacancies, tenants who pay late, or legal compliance, many things can keep you busy at all times. These tasks can be overwhelming! This piece highlights the six ways that property management software can really help your business.

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Investing in property management software can be an excellent idea. Well designed software will streamline property operations, such as managing your properties and attending to the tenants’ concerns on the go. If you’re interested, keep reading to learn about the key six benefits.

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5 Things to Consider for First-Time Home Buyers

If you’re thinking of purchasing a house, you’re among the millions of people out there who hope to one day have a place to call their own. After all, homeownership has long been part of the American Dream. However, buying a home is a long-term commitment that’s as daunting as it is a significant investment. Because of this, it’s best to familiarize yourself with several essential factors beforehand, especially if you’re one of today’s first-time home buyers.

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Being a first-time homebuyer can be very stressful. Learning what to expect is crucial.

With that said, here are some of the crucial things you should consider to help you during the decision-making process.

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Types of Window Shades: Pros and Cons

Worried about extreme high temperatures during the summer? Curtains have been around for ages. Then came window shades of another kind. Window shades, or window blinds, do a better job of keeping heat from entering a room—which prices from cheap to expensive. In this article, we will be discussing the different types of window shades along with their pros and cons. 

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Today’s Top 5 Best Kitchen Flooring Options

If you are considering a remodel of your kitchen in the next year, you’ll already have a lot to think about. You’ll need to choose the new design of your kitchen suite, storage solutions, a fresh color scheme, and perhaps even replacing old appliances with more efficient modern ones. Yes, this is a lot to consider when doing a kitchen remodel, but don’t forget to think about which of the best kitchen flooring options you’re going to choose!

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When picking flooring for a kitchen, you want something that is going to be durable, easy to clean, and beautiful. Below are the five best kitchen flooring options you can get for your kitchen.

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10 Ways to Prepare for Children After Military Service

Leaving the military can be the ideal time to start a family. You should prepare adequately to ensure you and your partner are ready for the responsibility of a child. There is a myriad of things to consider after military service so we’re hoping our list will get you moving in the right direction from the start!  

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Buy a property before you start trying for a baby. Ensure that the home is set up and has enough room for a growing family. Here are some of the best ways to prepare for having a baby after leaving military service.  

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Common Things to Look Out for Before Buying Your Dream Home

Buying a house is a big decision. If that house is your first home, it is a monumental step. In all likelihood, you have been planning, saving, and looking forward to the purchase for a very long time. Now you are finally ready! You don’t want to do anything that will make buying your dream home a nightmare. 

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The reality of buying a house is going to be very different from how you imagined it. If you let yourself be guided by your fantasies of how a dream home should look, you will end up in disappointment. A common problem for first-time homebuyers is to buy more than they need. Or, they base their buying decisions on something they read online or saw on TV.

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How Bathroom & Kitchen Renovation Projects Can Affect the Value of Your Home

Your home is one of the most expensive (i.e. valuable) assets you own. And you should not allow it to lose its value. There will be times when you want to make improvements. Understanding which renovations increase your home’s value the most is super helpful. That answer, my friend, is bathroom & kitchen renovation projects.

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Think about why you want to renovate your home. It’s rarely to just increase the property’s value. More often it’s about making the home a better place to live. Though, there are times when people want to make their home more attractive to buyers and easier to sell.

These are the people that renovate their properties to sell them above the average price and make more returns on investment, says Rent Easy, a professional property management firm. Studies show that one of the top three reasons for renovation is to make upgrades that will improve the value of the home. However, not all renovations do this. Some renovations may be expensive, but they do not add much value to a property, while others are inexpensive, but they also give the most returns on investment

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Selling a House with Water Damage

A lot of people will experience water damage in their homes at some point. Especially if their home has a basement. While some people choose to have water remediation services to resolve it, others resort to selling their properties. So if you’re selling a house with water damage there are definitely some things you’ll want to know.

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If you have a basement that looks like this, the last thing you want is water damage to enter into the picture.

Trying to sell any home depends on a large number of variables; any real estate expert can tell you that. But it’s definitely possible to sell a water-damaged home. If this describes you, please read on. 

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5 Tips for Creating Your Dream Bedroom

So you’ve decided that you want to redo your bedroom. You want something different and that you’re tired of coming home to the same old stuff every day. Or maybe you just spent too long in here in 2020 and 2022 is right around the corner. Read on to learn five great tips for creating your dream bedroom.

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Photo by Jean van der Meulen

Whatever the reason, you’ve probably realized that the hard work has only just begun. Now, you’re probably feeling confused and wondering if you’re better off hiring an interior designer to help you with creating your new bedroom and if that would be worth the money. Hold the phone!

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Five Simple Ways to Renovate Your Home

There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when they might decide that their house needs an update. This can be true if you have lived in a house for just six months or over six years. While “renovation” can feel like a big word, there are actually a whole host of ways that you can make your house more livable and more lovable without too much extra effort. Read on now to get five easy ways to renovate your home. 

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Painting will always be one of the least expensive ways to make a big impact in your home.
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4 Most Important Items on Any Moving Checklist

Moving to another home is both an exciting and daunting thing to go through. Once the move starts to get into motion, you’re sure to have a laundry list of things you’ll have to accomplish. Forget one, and your move can become more stressful. Tick each item, one at a time, and you’re guaranteed a happier and hassle-free move. We’re here to help! These the four key things on anyone’s moving checklist.

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Relocating to a new city can be stressful. But it doesn’t have to be!

With the right planning and by starting early, you can still have the time to take things easy, go about your day normally, and even relax. While relocating homes can be a stressful endeavor to go through, you can make the process smoother and a guaranteed success with the help of a checklist. Here’s a sample checklist you should follow, as you prepare to relocate:

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Steps To Buying A House For the First Time

Buying a home is a big deal! And if you are a first-time homebuyer, chances are, you’ll likely find them complex. But if you can manage to get your head around the basics, it’s possible to enjoy each and every part of the home-buying process. Read on to become better informed when buying a house for the first time.

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First-time buyers have smaller budgets so the homes they target are often older or small. But they can still be super cute! | Photo by Tre Pryor

This article will walk you through each step so that you are less likely to be taken by any surprises/shocks along the way to your new home! Familiarizing yourself with the home buying process will help make the experience pleasant by reducing confusion and stress.

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Buying Property as a Freelancer? 5 Things to Know

Whether you’re buying your first home, upgrading to a larger property, or downsizing after your kids have moved out, it can take time to locate your dream home. If you’re a freelancer or someone who works from home, there’s even more to consider. To help in that regard, take a look at these five things you need to know when you’re buying property as a freelancer.

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You may have a clear idea about the type of property you can see yourself living in. Or you might still be searching for inspiration but, either way, it’s important not to rush your decision. Think about these topics while you house hunt.

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