Articles and News about Residential Real Estate

The Benefits of Working with a Real Estate Agent

Are you thinking of either buying or selling a home? In either case, you might be tempted to try to save money by handling everything yourself. This may cost you in the long run. So… what exactly are the benefits of working with a real estate agent?

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Real estate agents should be experts when it comes to analyzing a piece of property or home and then guiding you through the process of buying it.
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4 Staggeringly Simple Things to Do Before Selling Your House

We’ve all heard it before—moving is one of the most stressful things in life. And this is can be true for you too. But it doesn’t have to be. There are ways to make this experience a lot simpler. In this piece, we’re looking at four obvious things to do before selling your house that will make your life easier.

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Experienced real estate agents understand what works and what doesn’t when it comes to selling homes.
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4 Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure

No one wants to have their home foreclosed. But sometimes unforeseen events take their toll. If you’re heading into this situation, we are going to provide some tips for avoiding foreclosure that can help you. Read on to learn more about your options and see if one or more of these can help you.

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No one wants to see this sign in their front yard but there are still options to help you make the best of a bad situation.
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Is it Better to Furnish a Home to Sell It?

If you are currently living in your property while it is being marketed, then it is likely to be furnished. But what happens if you don’t live there? Perhaps because you have already moved out or it was a rental? Most of the time it’s a good idea to furnish a home to sell it. And we’ll tell you why.

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A well-staged space will always garner a higher sales price than an empty space. | Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians
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Does it Pay to Go Green? Solar Panels Increase Property Values

Are you a homeowner who wants a smart home? What about solar panels? While you may not be entirely independent of the electric grid if you choose a grid-tied system, you will have a separate power source—the sun—that will power all the gadgets in your home. But there’s an additional question, “Do solar panels increase property values?”

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In almost every market in the U.S., solar panels increase property values. Just check with your HOA before signing any paperwork.
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6 Louisville Areas to Consider If Relocating

Our needs, aspirations, and requirements evolve over time. We build families, change priorities and start enjoying different living conditions. That’s why there might be a moment soon when you’ll realize you should move to the suburbs. More space, lower cost of living, relaxed lifestyle – these are some of the reasons why people decide to move a bit further away from the city center. If you’re planning to relocate to Louisville, Kentucky we’d like to highlight six Louisville areas to consider.

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This view from above highlights the size of the homes and their proximity to one another.
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4 Ways Gutter Repair Can Boost Your Home’s Value

Your home is your and your family’s shelter and a valuable investment. Keeping the interior and exterior pristine is crucial if you want the home to last longer and enhance its curb appeal. Do you need gutter repair? Here are the benefits of keeping them in good working order.

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If your home is in need of gutter repair, there are some worthwhile benefits to taking care of it quickly.
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2023 Louisville Real Estate Promotion – Save Thousands!

News about real estate today is all over the board. The worst sounds like “the real estate market is doomed!” While some only parrot what they hear from the national outlets. But here in Louisville, Kentucky I’ve been crunching the numbers and analyzing the results since 2006. Here’s the truth, “2023 is still a tremendous year to sell your home.” And with my new promotion, it gets even better!

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Whether buying or selling, if you take advantage of this promotion you can save thousands of dollars!
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How to Write Property Descriptions That Sell

The property sale is an art in its form. You need to plan everything to a “T” to get the best deal. However, property sellers aren’t always experienced in such work. In fact, they tend to face first challenges as early as writing the property description. Making your potential buyers feel in love with the property you sell is a complex task. You need to maintain a perfect balance between selling a dream and reality. In this piece, we are going to teach you how to write property descriptions that sell!

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Photos are the big draw in real estate listings but a first-rate description can paint additional images in the buyer’s mind.
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How to Сreate the Perfect Study Space in Your Home

Having a perfect study space in your home can significantly increase your success chances in school. That’s where they get all their homework done, concentrate on assignments, and do most study planning for the week/semester. Yet, creating such a study corner takes some effort and skills. After all, it has to be both comfortable and practical. Young people will spend most of their free time there, especially during exam sessions. So, they need to enjoy their stay in the study space. So, let’s see some tips on how to find a great home office space.

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Not every house will have a dedicated home office but it’s possible to find a study space in almost every home. | Photo by Andrew Neel
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4 Step Checklist When Downsizing Your Property

Downsizing your property happens more and more as empty-nesters no longer need so much space. Families change over time. So the large home you needed when there were kids running around may just be more than you can handle. Downsizing can also help to reduce costs on both short-term and long-term bills, such as mortgage payments or utility costs.

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Decluttering is essential when downsizing your property. | Photo: Image by M. H.
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How to Pick a Modular Home Floor Plan for a Growing Family?

While modular homes tend to be less expensive than site-built houses because they’re built off-site and then moved into place, they still cost more than most apartments or condos. Before shopping for your modular home, you must decide which modular home floor plan best suits your needs.

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3 Times That Property Tax Loans Make Sense

If you have a property or a business and you have to pay back property tax there are loan companies that will offer commercial property tax loans at favorable rates. In this article, we explore whether a property tax loan is really a good solution. And we’ll also look at the different circumstances in which you might consider taking out such a loan.

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There are times when property tax loans are a good idea but make sure to include your entire financial situation when considering.
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The Complete List of Smoky Mountain Tennessee Attractions

The Great Smoky Mountains. There’s a reason this enchanting location is a hotspot for visitors and tourists every year.  Sitting along the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, The Great Smoky Mountains is more than just home to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But what about all the Smoky Mountain Tennessee attractions?

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Besides the simply beautiful scenery, there’s a big list of Smoky Mountain Tennessee attractions.

From hiking trails up the mountain peaks giving hikers a magical, blue haze view of the surrounding area to the cascades and picturesque scenes at the waterfalls and riverside byways, the Great Smoky Mountains is the stuff of dreams! 

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