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A check of condominium activity in the Louisville area indicates a rise in sales from February of this year by 14%.At the same time months of inventory levels have dropped by 8%.Does this suggest a changing tide?Does this could suggest a market bottoming out?  If you have been waiting for the bot...
04/10/2008
Recent activity in the Louisville indicates a rise in sales and a decline in months of inventory. Sales has risen about 30% from January with months of inventory levels shrinking by about 20% for the same time period.Does this suggest a change in tide?If you have been waiting for the bottom of th...
04/10/2008
5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market1. Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you'll be able to make repai...
04/08/2008
The home inspection is a critical part of the home buying process.  Not only will it uncover any deficiencies your home may have it will also highlight important on going maintenance requirements.The first step is the selection of a licensed inspector.  The most widely used method of selection is...
03/21/2008
I recently took a client to a showing of a property and was very disappointed.The home showed a significant lack of regular maintenance and was dirty beyond description.Don't think that you can just reduce the price and have the buyer do the repairs, cleaning, etc.. Buyers are not even considerin...
03/13/2008
I have noticed a significant increase in activity.  Even though spring is typically more active that the winter months, I expect activity to be strong this spring.  There is lots of pent up demand that appears to be starting to break.Pie in the sky?  My activity doesn't suggest that.If you are wa...
03/13/2008
Preparing for Home Ownership Deceide how much home you can afford. Generally, you can afford a home equal in value to 2 and 3 times your gross salary.Develop a wish list of what you'd likeyour home to have and then prioritize the features.Select three or four neighborhoods you'd like to live in. ...
03/06/2008
As indicated some time ago legislation has been proposed to strengthen requirements for condominium associations.  This will aid in maintaining condominium values as well as increase consumer awareness. Major legislation sponsor Representative Scott Brinkman, has proposed changes to sections of t...
02/18/2008
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Greenhouse emissions are a significant environmental issue.  Are you doing your part?There are changes you can make to reduce the greenhouse emission your household generates.  Some are easily done and some not so much.The use of energy saving light bulbs for instance is easy to accomplish.  Addi...
02/09/2008
Home Mortgage rates are driven to a large extent by supply and demand.  The more demand for Mortgages the higher the rate.Recent actions by the Fed to stimulate economic growth by lowering the Discount Rate have helped to improve Wall Street's confidence in the economy which in turn tends to incr...
02/01/2008
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