Should You Buy a House If You Don’t Intend to Live in It?

Not everyone who decides to buy a new house intends to live in the property. There are other reasons to invest in it. If you’re looking at properties available like those at Beresfords, you can stay and live there or pursue other plans. In this piece we’ll answer the question, “Should you buy a house for reasons other than personal use?” 

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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.

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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.

Green Living: Buying an Eco-Friendly House

These days, we all want to make better decisions when it comes to our purchases. It’s not just about saving money or maintaining a healthier lifestyle for ourselves. More people are demonstrating their concern for the world by supporting brands and products that show environmental responsibility. The same should be true when buying an eco-friendly house.

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Depending on your home’s location and roof layout, solar panels could pay for themselves in as little as 7 years.

So, how can we make a difference when it comes to the homes we buy for ourselves and our families? An expert home remodeling contractor in Cherry Hill, NJ has a few tips on making eco-friendly considerations when buying a new home.

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3 Genius Tips to Make Cleaning Your Kitchen a Breeze

Nothing feels better than a clean home. Well, maybe not “nothing” but you get the idea. Not only is it easy on the eyes and elevates the mood, but have a clean house also plays a big role in ensuring that you and your family stay healthy. The kitchen is the most used room in the house. So, read on to learn way s to make cleaning your kitchen a breeze and everyone wins! 

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Where to start? As you look at your kitchen, there are a number of different surfaces, and not all of them need the same treatment. Some need cleaned more frequently and each needs a specific cleaning tool or solution.

Read on to learn about three of the most amazing tips to help you clean your kitchen in no time. 

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Thinking About Making Furniture from Pallets?

As a basic wooden frame to transport and load goods through ships, forklifts, and trucks, you can transform simple pallets into lots of things. Here’s a wood pallet bar you can buy on Etsy. From armoires to coffee tables or even picture frames, there’s a lot you could easily make. By reusing and turning old pallets into furniture, you can keep them out of the waste stream.

DIYers love to make something new out of something old… in this case pallets!

The best part is that pallets are almost always free. However, before you begin collecting them and making furniture from pallets, you might need to know that some can be dangerous. Here are a few important points to know.

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3 Tips to Consider When Choosing a Mortgage Broker

Besides finding the perfect house, one of the most crucial steps is knowing what to do when choosing a mortgage broker. Whether you are building your dream home or buying an existing home, there are a large number of financial products. Navigating these choices requires specific expertise. 

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In this article, we look at why a mortgage broker can help give your sound advice when choosing a loan. Not all mortgage brokers are the same. Read on to learn what to do and what questions to ask to find the best one for you!

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3 Important Things to Know Before Buying a Home

For sure, you dream that one day you can have your own house. You browse online to find different home styles that you like. Every day you work hard and save as much as possible so that you can purchase this dream house. Investing your money in houses is a wise decision. Getting there is a worthwhile goal! So, what are the things to know before buying a home?

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As you’ve probably guessed, there are a large number of things to know before buying a home. We’ll try and cover the most important ones in this piece but there are more! This underscores the importance of find experts who can help you through the process.

From the experienced local Realtor to the trustworthy loan officer, and even to the home inspector that will be analyzing your potential home—they’re all important!

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New Home Updates That Bring More Brightness, Energy Conservation

Are you looking for some new home updates that will add value to your property? We are here to help you out!

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Quick fixes all over the house are secret weapons that instantly raise the value of your place. Another exceptional option is to choose energy-efficient upgrades that lower down the bills and upscale the property value.

Here are some ideas that bring brightness, conserve energy, and add significant value to your property. Keep reading to find the best solution for your home.  

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Top 5 Benefits of Renting to Own a House

Did you know that the number of households renting in the U.S. has significantly increased during the last decade? Renting a home might gain you more flexibility than owning a home. However, what about the renting to own a house process? The rent-to-own property provides you with the unique opportunity to avail the advantages of being both a tenant and a property owner. Here are some crucial things to consider when renting a property to own.

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What You Need to Know About Hardwood Flooring in Your House

Are you considering updating the flooring in your home this year? Do you have your heart set on hardwood flooring thanks to its natural beauty, elegance, and durability? While hardwood flooring is certainly a popular choice among homeowners, it’s important to be aware of everything that this type of flooring entails in terms of cleaning and maintaining it, as well as durability and lifespan. So, let’s jump in and take a look at all you need to know about hardwood flooring!

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3 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home Office Space

Work from home was once reserved for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. However, the COVID shutdowns and restrictions have forced people all over the world into their homes. Businesses were also forced to adapt and make accommodations to allow their staff to work from home. So now might just be the perfect time to upgrade your home office. What do you think?

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As we enter a new year, it looks like remote working will remain a reality for a while longer. While the idea of working in bed with a cup of tea in hand was fun at the start, most remote workers soon realized that this is not a viable option in the long-term. To ensure you are productive as a remote worker, you need to create a space that allows you to do your job to the best of your ability. 

Ideally, you want to have a dedicated room in the house as your office. But that might not always be possible. Creating a formal office space also has the potential to increase the value of your property should you choose to sell it down the line. With this in mind, it’s worth making a few investments. Below are a few ideas to help you get started on upgrading your home office.

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A Guide to Installing a Septic Tank

If you’re completing a house build or renovation, it is fair to say that a septic tank isn’t at the top of the list of tasks you’re looking forward to completing. But if you are, you want to know everything involved with installing a septic tank. If access to a public sewer is impossible, then using a septic system is the way to go. 

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By using a septic tank, you have an effective method to deal with wastewater and sewage. Every home does. Due to the essential nature of a septic tank, it is imperative its build and installation are done correctly.

To ensure it operates trouble-free on a long-term basis, this guide will feature the steps to follow when installing a septic tank. 

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Architectural Styles that Make Louisville Housing So Unique

Louisville is a remarkable town. It is a crossroads of historical cultures, and its architecture reflects this splendidly. Regardless of whether you own a house or not, a Sunday spent walking the streets of Louisville can be a journey of exploration as you unravel the city’s history through its buildings. Here are four building styles you’ll find in Louisville housing that speak volumes about the evolution of this proud town. 

Louisville Housing: The Shotgun

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No profile of Louisville’s historic architecture would be complete without a mention of the shotgun shack. Louisville housing includes the largest collection of shotgun shacks in the country. However, New Orleans held the title before Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.

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4 Brilliant Interior Styles to Consider in 2021

2020 has been a challenging year for most people. Many small businesses have closed their doors for the very last time. Others have had far less drama. These folks have been saving money throughout 2020. With the new year in sight they’ll be looking out for productive ways to spend their cash. To that end, let’s check out some of the hottest interior styles to consider in 2021.

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As we look for a new change of scenery, finding an interior design that you really connect with can be amazing. Also, if done right, will also add value to your home. That’s good, right?

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Remodeling with Kids in the House Is Possible!

Renovations can be arduous at the best of times. Remodeling with kids in the house is doubly difficult. Right now pandemic home remodeling is booming. Work is being done. It is possible. Don’t let having kids in your home deter you from pushing forward with the changes your family needs.

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Could your home use a space like this for your kids? If you already have it, you can utilize it to occupy your kids while working on another part of your home.

Below you will find three concepts that will help you remodel your house effectively when you have kids. Remember that strong planning also saves money throughout the entire renovation process.

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