Articles and News about Residential Real Estate

So Far This Year and Why Louisville Real Estate Needs to Get on Its Horse!

With the Derby and Preakness behind us, I thought I’d utilize an appropriate theme in the title. Over on the Louisville Homes Blog (now retired), I’ve been writing consistently on reasons why people should be investing in real estate right now. Whether that’s improving their own home or taking advantage of the current market conditions to improve their portfolio, there’s just too much to like about Louisville real estate right now.

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It’s still too close to Derby time not to use a horse racing analogy.
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Louisville Home Buyers Are Choosing Deals Over New Construction

We all have heard that the housing market is “down.” It’s taking longer for people to sell their homes and some just won’t sell at all. (This is primarily true in the higher price ranges.) While this is tremendous news for Louisville home buyers, sellers continue to have a difficult time.

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New construction is almost always more expensive than buying existing homes.
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5 Must-Know Moving Tips for Louisville Home Sellers

As a Louisville home seller, you’ll need to find out more about moving your belongings before getting started. Moving can be an organized state of affairs or it can be a disorganized disaster just waiting to happen. Here are some must-have tips you need to know before planning your move.

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Moving days can be stressful but yours doesn’t have to be.
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Louisville Home Garden and Remodeling Show Starts… Now!

Amid the dozens of bathtub overlay companies, tool shed builders, and assorted specialty sales companies (need a new cell phone case?) you’ll find some intriguing booths at this year’s Louisville Home Garden and Remodeling show which starts today.

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The Kentucky Fairgrounds and Exposition Center is home to the Louisville Home Garden and Remodeling Show, March 11-13. | Photo Tre Pryor
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Golden Post of Real Estate Links

When things get busy, I don’t always remember to post on this site like some of the others. My bad. But to make up for it, here are some real estate posts from Louisville Homes Blog recently:

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A virtual bounty of golden links can be found in the following post about Louisville real estate. | Photo: Jeremy Schultz
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To Sell or Rent Your Louisville Home, That Is the Question!


Although the US economy and the housing market seem to finally be on an upward trend, we are still recovering from what was one of history’s nastiest and most volatile recessions. First-time buyers are still finding it difficult to get a good rate on a mortgage and many people are still struggling to sell their homes.

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When should a homeowner rent his home rather than sell it?

Because of this, the question arises for sellers; “Should I sell my Louisville home or should I rent it?

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Why Real Estate Is a Good Investment Now

I just read a great piece by Dave Kansas over at SmartMoney called, Real Estate: Finally a Good Investment? (Editor: The article has since been removed) where he admitted that while the real estate market as a whole has a lot of problems, buying residential real estate makes sense.

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Here you can see a chart of Louisville home sales by year from 1994-2010. This includes all of Louisville and surrounding counties and is taken from the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors (GLAR) data source.
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New Tech Opens Homeowners to Theft

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Foursquare might be fun but there’s a danger as well.

Isn’t all of our new technology fun? Honestly, raise your hand if you thought a few years ago that for the price of a few hundred dollars a person could let his smartphone “listen” to the music on the car stereo and tell him what song it is, who it’s by and even purchase and download the song immediately? Amazing! That application is called Shazam and it’s free! Wow.

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