Louisville Rental Market Forecast

Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky and one of the highest populated cities in the country. The Louisville rental market has received a lot of praise for its rental market and affordable housing for the past few years. According to most real estate experts in Kentucky and nationwide, the general forecast is that the Louisville rental market will outperform other markets in 2022.

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Should You Hire a Contractor for Your Home Renovation?

As you start planning your home renovation, you may be wondering whether to do it yourself or should you hire a contractor? After all, home improvement is a great way to increase your home’s value. While it is possible to tackle some renovations on your own, there are certain projects that are best left to the professionals. 

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Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to hire a contractor.

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Top Energy-Efficient Home Trends Buyers Want as Energy Costs Soar

As energy costs rise in Louisville, homebuyers are looking for energy-efficient homes. These are the top energy-efficient home trends that are catching the attention of buyers in Kentucky. If you’re thinking about buying and selling property any time soon, you won’t want to skip this list!

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There are many ways to make today’s home energy-efficient. | Photo: Tre Pryor
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Do I Need a Permit to Upgrade My Electrical Panel?

Your electric panel is the main gateway for electricity to enter your house. By entering here, it then flows through all the different circuits of your home. In essence, the electric panel is straightforward. But what if it’s old and failing? What if you’re trying to sell your home and believe it might be a hindrance? And the big question: Do I need a permit to upgrade my electrical panel?

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4 Things to Do If You Suddenly Lose Water Pressure

Most people take the pressure of their water for granted. You turn on the shower and it comes out with enough force for you to enjoy your shower. Of course, with the push toward energy efficiency and a greener planet, people are trying to balance the enjoyment of their shower with responsible water use. So now manufacturers are pushing under the 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM) mandate. But, that doesn’t make it any more pleasant if you suddenly lose water pressure. Fortunately, the following four steps should help resolve the issue.

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How to Choose the Right Location When Renting an Apartment?

Before renting an apartment, the first step is to determine your price range. You need to feel comfortable with your monthly payment. This will ensure you have a viable selection within your budget and keep your expenses in check. Every city has its own living cost. You can use various online and offline resources to find out information for free. In addition to determining the rent range, you should also identify the types of buildings and units you want. It is important to understand the pros and cons of each type to find the best one.

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New modern apartments and rental properties will always be attractive to certain people. | Photo: Tre Pryor
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Top 5 Benefits of High-Quality Tree Grates

Trees have a transformative impact on an urban landscape. In the concrete jungles of modern cities and towns, towns are a huge investment. Looking around most Singapore neighborhoods, the positive effect of trees is obvious to see. Trees help reduce pollution and cut down on greenhouse emissions. They also provide habitat to wildlife, provide shade and improve energy efficiency in urban buildings. When properly managed, trees prevent soil erosion through surface runoffs and add to urban aesthetics. 

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Simple Ways to Make Your New Home Burglar-Proof

Every homeowner justifiably fears having their home burgled. According to the US department of justice, there are millions of burglaries every year. As such, it’s completely understandable to want to burglar-proof your new home. But then comes the question: how exactly do you make your new home burglar-proof? Fortunately, there are several easy ways to make a house harder to break into and give you some peace of mind.  We have put together a list of simple ways to make your new home burglar-proof, in hopes of helping you keep unwanted guests out of your home in the future.

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7 Tips to Help Your Declutter Your Home in Time for Summer

With some good planning and a bit of smart organization, you can have your home summer-ready in no time. Whether you’re looking to move or not, there’s a powerful benefit to living in an organized and clean space. Take a look through these seven tips to help you declutter your home in time for a summer full of sunshine and fun.

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Home Staging, Virtual Staging or Nothing at All?

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I was recently asked to contribute to a real estate Q&A entitled Real Estate Photography, Home & Virtual Staging Q & A: Tips & Advice that is found on Porch.com. So of course, I accepted. *wink*

There are some great opinions in the piece so if you’re interested, I encourage you to head over and check it out.

Like most things in life, quality matters. Poorly done virtual staging is worse than no staging at all. The same case might be made about poor home staging but I’d put less weight on that. At the end of the day, the home’s quality/features and how well they’re captured in the photography that means the most. At least to me.

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