Louisville KY Real Estate Blog

 

Victorian funerals and mourning rituals were very interesting... and some would say strange and....creepy!   Experience Victorian mourning customs at My Old Kentucky Home during the month of October!  The mansion will be transformed to show the death and funeral customs of the Victorian age, including displays of artifacts such as death masks, jewelry made from the hair of the deceased, and tear vials.   Mirrors hung backward, black draped doorknobs, and a wake in the parlor all add to the experience!    "Weep no More" is part of the regular 40-minute guided tour of My Old Kentucky Home, which run from 9:00 am t 4:00 pm every day. 

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You still have time to take advantage of the lowest interest rates in years for your new home!    You still have time to get into your new home before winter too! 

Don't know where to start?  Start with a phone call to Jeff and Linda Levein; they will take you by the hand from there.  They can even advise you on finding the right lender to fit your particular financial profile.    Shopping for a new home will be made easier for you by having new listings automatically emailed to you directly from the MLS office immediately.  You will be among the first to see any new listing that matches what you want!

You will find Jeff and Linda to be among the easiest Realtors to reach any time of the day or night!    Their clients are truly their highest

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 The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported sales up 2.42% year-to-date (YTD) for 2017.

Sales totaled 8,625 for the first half of the year versus 8,421 last year. With the continued lower inventory, the average price YTD was up 8.05% and the median price was up 7.53%.   In Jefferson County, the average price in June 2017 was $230,666 and the median was $182,750. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 14.97% lower than at the same time last year. Sales in June 2017 dipped 4.23% compared to June 2016 due to the reduced inventory, but sales year to date are still up 2.4% compared to last year.   In Jefferson County, the inventory of homes and condos for sale was 9.47% lower than June 2016.…
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Exceptional Property - Exceptional Buy!

   Walk-out 1.5 story that will get your attention.   So much detail, and a hand-picked, private lot!  Enter the leaded glass front door into 2-story foyer leading to an open plan family room (with cathedral ceiling).  Family room leads into the  cook’s delight, large kitchen with gracious breakfast area, loads of cabinets, countertops and fabulous granite top center island.   First floor master suite, with lush en suite bath, 2 closets and bay window.  Also on the first floor is a half bath and a walk-in laundry room with wash tub, cabinets, and built-in shelving.  Upstairs are 3 grand bedrooms with loads of closets and 2 full baths. Lower level walk-out is awesome for entertaining your family and guests.…
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My husband and I had a great experience with Jeff and Linda. Their expertise, advice, availability and connections were top notch! They were always available to answer questions and took plenty of time with us. We never felt like we were a bother to them when we had questions. We were always answered patiently and thoroughly. We are so glad we chose the Leveins. They helped us through all the ups, downs and complications of our sale. We couldn't be more pleased with the service they provided!

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Home sales in February were at the second-highest level in over a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors.  All areas of the country had a rise in real estate contract signings.  Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says "February's convincing bump in pending sales is proof that demand is rising with spring on the doorstep. "Buyers came back in force last month as a modest, seasonal uptick in listings were enough to fuel an increase in contract signings throughout the country," he said. "The stock market's continued rise and steady hiring in most markets is spurring significant interest in buying, as well as the expectation from some households that delaying their home search may mean paying higher interest rates later this year."

For

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 CURRENTLY THERE IS A 25% DECRESASE IN NUMBER OF HOMES FOR SALE  IN LOUISVILLE COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. 

HOME PRICES IN LOUISVILLE ARE AT RECORD HIGHS! 

These highs are caused by the lack of supply, not by a housing "bubble" as in 2006.   Prices are up because of shortage of available inventory.. it's the law of supply and demand!  


Buyers don't have a lot of homes to look at, so if you're thinking of selling.. NOW is the time to GET GOING!


 Not only will you get prime exposure and price for the home you're selling,  you will enjoy low mortgage rates on your new home purchase. 


Mortgage rates for a 30-year mortgage are currently around 4%, still below rates of 50 years ago!!  These rates are rising slowly, but they are rising. 


Many

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It's time to start thinking spring!   With prime house buying-and-selling time creeping up quickly, now is the time to start getting your plans in order.   Interest rates are still near all-time lows, so if you have any moving plans, acting immediately is wise. 

From staging your home to repairs and fix-ups, we're your source for all aspects of preparing your home to sell quickly.    For home buyers, our years of experience in all areas of Louisville will help you find the right home in the right area at the right price! 

We would be happy to meet with you to advise you on preparing your home for sale, or planning your house hunt!  Just call us at 502-821-6321 or email jeffandlinda@leveinteam.com. 

If you see any homes on the MLS today that

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The market value of your home is not...

1. What you have in it.

2. What you need out of it.

3. What you want.

4. What it appraised for.

5. What you heard your neighbor’s house sold for.

6. What the tax office says it’s worth.

7. How much it is insured for.

8. Based on memories and treasures.

9. Based on prices of homes where you are moving.

 

The true Market Value of Your Home Is...

What a Buyer is willing to pay for your property.

1. Based on today’s market.

2. Based on today’s competition.

3. Based on today’s financing.

4. Based on today’s economic condition.

5. Based on the buyer’s perception of condition.

6. Based on location.

7. Based on normal marketing time.

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