Saint Matthews, KY Real Estate News

By Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827)
Lyndon and St. MatthewsGood news? Shelbyville Road is known for slow moving traffic in the Lyndon area and the St. Matthews area of Louisville, KY. So, why is that good news? Because it's a sign of the enduring popularity of the area!Great Shopping and Great Access to HighwaysSome of the best shopping in Louisville is concentrated right where Shelbyville Rd intersects with I-264, which is just a short hop to I-64 and I-71. Mall St. Matthews, Oxmoor Mall, Shelbyville Road Plaza and many other shopping centers are concentrated in the area.Hospitals and Medical OfficesSome of the premier hospitals of Louisville are located in St. Matthews.Parks, Schools, and EntertainmentParks, schools, movie theatres, restaurants, bars, and other entertainment venues all enhance the desirability and livab...
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By Joe Hayden Real Estate Team, Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!
(RE/MAX Properties East)
If you like fashion and want to see all the hot styles, you’ve got to go to the Blink Boutique July 15 through 17. This is when you’ll find the Shoshanna trunk show, and this is how you’ll see all the latest amazing fashions.Summer StyleShoshanna designs dresses, tops, bottoms, coats, jackets and swimwear. Her cutting-edge fashions are made to be trendy and timeless at the same time. To get an idea of what's hot in the world of fashion right now, go to the trunk show to see items from the summer and fall collections.Items will be available for purchase, but you can always come just to get ideas. Designer fashion may not always be in the budget, but it is always good for inspiration. See how Shoshanna’s looks inspire you to create your own amazing summer style.The Blink Boutique is at 37...
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By Pam Ruckriegel, Negotiating the Best Deal for You!
(Louisville Real Estate Pros - 502-435-5524)
If you are in search of a Saturday morning activity in the St.Matthews area, the local farmers' market is where you will find all the action! Located in the parking lot of Beargrass Christian Church (4100 Shelbyville Road, 40207), you will spot all of the vendor tents at the corner of Shelbyville Road and Browns Lane. The market runs every Saturday morning from 8am until 12pm, and it continues from now until October.    The St. Matthews Farmers' Market is the largest, locally supported farmers' market in the city. With dozens of Louisville-native vendors, there is a little something for everyone. You will find various farm-fresh options of fruits and vegetables; these range from tomatoes and squash to all sorts of leafy greens. Move on to the next vendor, and you will see every herb yo...
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Spring is the time of the year when many St. Matthews homeowners get amped up and decide to undertake home improvement projects to add value to their home. Whether your decision to remodel is for personal enjoyment or to prepare your home for sale, you should be aware of where you'll get the best "Bang-for-your-Buck" in terms of money spent on a particular project. Below is a list of common remodeling projects complied by the National Assocation of Realtors...while the actual cost may be varied depending on the location of your property and the size of the project, the percentages (%) of the cost recupped are what really matter. You'll likely hear that "Bathrooms & Kitchens sell houses" which may very well be the case due to the fact they are the most expensive rooms, it is still import...
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By Jessica Gaines Jarboe, Principal Broker
(Louisville Gaines Real Estate)
Louisville, known for its bourbon and history is also a big healthcare town too. Healthcare facilities and health insurance companies dominate the list of major employers and employ many Louisville citizens, as the healthcare sector keeps on growing. In healthcare, mergers is the name of the game, and Louisville is a player.   Why The Trend Toward Mergers? Hospital mergers allow facilities have access to better equipment, improve electronic medical record systems, and provide better medical care at lower costs. In an era where reducing costs is a necessary challenge, mergers are an effort to reduce costly duplicate facilities and allow hospitals to have better leverage in negotiating payments from insurers. The process can be hard on communities, which have come to trust their local hos...
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By Chris Thomas
(Keller Williams Realty Louisville East)
The following is part two of three in my series of posts about the 15 most expensive Single Family Home Sales in the St Matthews zip code of 40207 from 2011.  You can view the Top 5 Most Expensive Single Family Home Sales in St Matthews here.  This post reflects the middle five sales of the Top 15.  Enjoy numbers 6-10. 6.  194 Westwind Rd.   LP:  $995,000 - SP:  $940,000 - Closing Date:  1/17/2011 - DOM:  131 Professionally renovated Indian Hills Ranch has 4 Bedrooms & 4 Full Baths, finished walkout basement with an additional 2,200 square feet of nicely appointed living space, custom kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, custom cabinetry, the floor plan is intelligently opened up, 3 car garage, updated mechanicals, and an in-ground pool complete this 3,600 above grade sq...
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By Chris Thomas
(Keller Williams Realty Louisville East)
Who doesn't want to know the most expensive home sales in St Matthews?  It's always interesting to see what homes are selling for, and it's even more fun to see the most elite prices in a given area.  St Matthews always has its share of expensive sales, and 2011 was no different.  What's so amazing about the prevalence of high dollar home sales in St Matthews is that many of these properties have functional challenges, dated interiors, finishes that need updating, and mechanical replacements.  Not to mention, many have quirks, small spaces, postage stamp lots, and oddities applenty.  If there was ever an example of that famous real estate adage, "Location, location, location", it's the Louisville, Kentucky City of St Matthews.  The 5 most expensive single family home sales in the St Mat...
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By Chris Thomas
(Keller Williams Realty Louisville East)
Prospective home buyers currently in the market to purchase a home need to be aware of FHA mortgage loan changes that will take effect in in April of 2012.  We asked Jim Clay of Peoples Home Equity located in St Matthews to explain what these changes will mean and to break them down into monetary terms.   
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By Brad Long
(Keller Williams Realty, Louisville East)
Selling your Louisville home can be a fierce, stressful ordeal in a market like this one. Ideally, homeowners will do everything they can to prepare their house for a sell, especially when they’re faced with competition from neighboring houses and a weakened real estate market. But sometimes, it’s the small things that make a difference in the eye of a buyer. I’m talking about decor. What pleases your eye may not please everyone else’s, and sometimes buyers just can’t get passed those lace curtains, floral wallpaper, and plastic greenery draped on top of your cabinets. Those things—while stylish to you—can make your home appear dated and cluttered. We all have our own design sense, but when selling your home, sometimes no design sense is better. To read more go to Louisville Real Estate
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 The St. Matthews area of Louisville, Kentucky is one of the most sought after areas in the entire Louisville Metro area. Why you ask?  The fact that is it Louisville's largest shopping district gives way to its central location along with its premier dining and entainment. Its close proximity to nationally recognized schools and expressways and affordable housing is what makes it such a desired area of town.     So if you're looking in St. Matthews, you're probably wondering about the available housing. If you dont already know, you will soon see a wide variety of traditional homes that range from about 40-65 years in age and prices from the low $100k's  to $400k's, depending on where you are in relation to Shelbyville Road, Breckingridge Lane & Cannons Lane. Homes in St. Matthews are...
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By Tre Pryor, Realtor, e-PRO - Louisville Kentucky
(REMAX Champions)
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 smart phone "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. What we need to remember is that new tech also comes with danger. Foursquare might be fun but there's a danger as well. Louisville Home Owners Beware For years, my wife has reminded me about the danger of blogging about an upcoming vacation because there are people who could put two and two together and rip us off while we're out of town. I don't publish my home address but that might not be too difficult to obtain in our ...
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By Tommy Johns, Broker ~ Woodstone Realty
(Woodstone Realty ~ Your Link To Home in Louisville, KY)
921 Broadfields Dr. $ 210,000   Great starter or empty nester home. Very well maintained, three bedroom, two full bath ranch style home built on a slab with one car garage and two car driveway, dining room, eat in kitchen, family room, living room with wood burning fireplace with gas starter, laminate flooring in hallway and foyer, ceramic bath floors. New roof in 1997, gas furnace and A/C in 2009. Enclosed screen porch with ceiling fan. Kitchen has indoor charcoal vented grill, cook top range, dishwasher, microwave and GE auto clean oven. Ceiling fans in master bedroom, family room and eat in kitchen, Gas grill off screened porch with natural gas hook up. Gutters have gutter helmet installed in 2002. Nice corner lot on quiet street in the heart of St. Matthews. Minutes to shopping, sc...
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By Mollie Younger, Younger Group Real Estate
In St. Matthews, a bit of Louisville history passes through every day, as CSX trains whiz by.  Railroad crossings were at times a nuisance to hurried drivers, but otherwise did not disturb the residents.  The area was considered a quiet zone, where trains did not blow their horns as they passed through.  In 2008, the railroad announced that new federal regulations required that the six crossings in St. Matthews be upgraded to prevent drivers from circumventing them by driving around them. In the 19th century, Louisville was a railroad town and several major railroads transported coal, commodities, and passengers to points south.  Over time, the local railroads were bought and sold and ultimately became part of the CSX system, which runs through the city.  Needless to say, the Louisvill...
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By Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827)
It is obviously extremely stressful when you just cannot make the mortgage payments any longer. There is also fear of the unknown. You Have Options You may be bruised but please don’t let this break you. There is help, even if you think your house is unsellable, and even if you think you cannot afford a Realtor. Your Lender Does Not Want Your House - They Want To Avoid Foreclosure, Too The foreclosing lender does not want to own your house. It’s too risky and too expensive for them to own, operate and sell your house from 1,000 miles away. The banks have a program called a “short sale” where they let you sell your house for an amount SHORT of what you owe them. In most cases they totally forgive any shortage. Please take action and call me to explore your options. Your lender pays the R...
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By Mollie Younger, Younger Group Real Estate
People who know me would say that I am high energy.  That's a good thing. Recently, I have added an early morning bootcamp to my already full plate of activities.  This gets my blood pumping, it's fun, and it helps me meet one more set of goals. The first month of Younger Group Real Estate has been exciting - and busy.  As you all know, when you start a new business venture, you often do not have the leisure to to get everything set up and then admire your handwork.  Our first month has been very high energy, with listings, offers, and closings being the priority.  We closed out the month of July knowing that several new homowners are making moving arrangments to their new Louisville home and that others will be soon. In the months ahead, we look forward to rolling out the advanced mark...
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By Pat Killeen
(VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
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By Pat Killeen
(VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
Those Who Wait Will Pay Thousands More This Spring Waiting a few extra days or weeks to purchase a home this spring could cost buyers thousands of extra dollars as the office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) implements several changes for loans guaranteed by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA).Coming just weeks before the April 30 deadline for the Home Buyer Tax Credit and just days after the March 31 expiration of the Federal Reserve Board's mortgage backed securities purchase program (which has kept home loan rates artificially low for over a year), these FHA changes make it even more important to act now to save big.Here are a few reasons why:On April 5th, the cost of required up-front mortgage insurance for loans guaranteed by the FHA will increase from 1.75% to 2.25%. For a b...
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By Greg Fleischaker, Louisville's real estate podcast
Earlier today I was looking at some search results for the Louisville St Matthews homes for sale keyword, and noticed that one of my blog posts was ranking quite well.  It is a very short article, with a graph showing some data points from the recent real estate activity in the St Matthews area.  If you like that article and would like to see some others similar to that one, please visit my St Matthews specific blog site at www.LivingInStMatthews.com.
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