keller williams realty louisville east: Oldham County Home Sales: First Quarter 2010 vs First Quarter 2009 - 05/05/10 03:25 PM

Did the recent tax credits have an impact on home sales in the beautiful rural community of Oldham County, Kentucky?  The numbers tell an interesting story:
Compiled from the Louisville Multiple Listing System, I compared single family homes that SOLD from January 1, 2010 to May 5, 2010 to homes SOLD from January 1, 2009 to May 5, 2009.

The percent of change is pretty dramatic in the lower price ranges. Homes priced under $100,000 saw a 42.85% increase in numbers of homes SOLD. 
There was a 15.38% increase in numbers of homes SOLD that were priced between $100,000 and $149,999.
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keller williams realty louisville east: This is a Loss That Will Be Felt For a Long Time... - 04/30/08 05:23 PM
You can lose a client.  You can lose a sale.  You can even put pen to paper and calculate that loss. 
But how do you measure the loss of your best friend?
Jerry is trying to wrap his mind around the loss of his friend, Wally, who died unexpectedly last night.  He had been having pain in his abdomen, and at his wife's prompting, went to the doctor for some tests.  This was Monday morning.  Suddenly he complained that he couldn't breathe, and they put him on oxygen.  He stood up to go to the bathroom, and collapsed.  His heart stopped.
The doctor … (17 comments)

keller williams realty louisville east: GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION! KELLER WILLIAMS LOUISVILLE EAST ! - 04/23/08 10:15 PM
We almost had to pinch each other to realize it was true!  After many months of working with our laptops sitting on card tables and yelling into our phones over the sounds of sawing and drilling, our market center was finally transformed from tired old space in dire need of a facelift to a classy and welcoming place we can now call home!
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY LOUISVILLE EAST is centrally located at 1230 South Hurstbourne Parkway on the east side of Louisville.  From this location we have attracted the best of the best who have joined our forces who specialize all over the … (2 comments)

keller williams realty louisville east: Vacation Homes: To Buy or Not to Buy - 03/29/08 11:27 PM

Jerry and I have been to several beautiful vacation spots over the years, and I have often found myself saying, "I love this place!  I could live here for the rest of my life!"  We've even picked up the local paper and grabbed a HOMES magazine and dreamed about owning our own private piece of paradise.  After all, what a wonderful way to get the whole family together.  It could even be more than just a home-away-from-home:  we could eventually retire there as well.
Baby boomers with discretionary dollars to spend have fueled an increase in the number of vacation-home sales in … (1 comments)

keller williams realty louisville east: Open Houses Done Right ! 10 Tips for a Great Open House - 03/16/08 09:03 PM
The Open House.  Most Realtors will tell you they have a love/hate relationship with them.  When they are well attended, and certainly when they actually result in a sale, how exciting!  On the flip side, when no one shows up and you sit there like the Maytag Repairman hoping someone will come and visit you and your Sellers are disappointed after getting their home cleaned from stem to stern - what a bummer!
Sometimes you can do all the right things and no one will show up.  Other times a last-minute unprepared open house can keep you hopping with a steady stream … (5 comments)

keller williams realty louisville east: Open Houses Done Right ! 10 Tips for a Great Open House - 03/16/08 09:02 PM
The Open House.  Most Realtors will tell you they have a love/hate relationship with them.  When they are well attended, and certainly when they actually result in a sale, how exciting!  On the flip side, when no one shows up and you sit there like the Maytag Repairman hoping someone will come and visit you and your Sellers are disappointed after getting their home cleaned from stem to stern - what a bummer!
Sometimes you can do all the right things and no one will show up.  Other times a last-minute unprepared open house can keep you hopping with a steady stream … (3 comments)

keller williams realty louisville east: LOUISVILLE: What are you going to do with YOUR Tax Rebate? - 03/12/08 07:36 PM
Be watching your mailbox:  It's not Publisher's Clearinghouse, but some money IS on the way!  The government's $168 BILLION DOLLAR Economic Stimulus package is coming soon - maybe as early as Spring.  Intended to jumpstart the economy by distributing tax rebates across our land, the Feds are hoping you'll run out and spend it and thus bolster the economy.  But should you?
I'm sure you can think of dozens of things you can do with the extra money, and you may already be making a mental list.  But the last thing you want to do is go out and spend money in … (0 comments)

keller williams realty louisville east: Louisville Real Estate and Keller Williams: It's Not Your Mom's Real Estate Company! - 03/11/08 10:26 PM
Here in the Louisville area, folks are talking about all the RED signs popping up everywhere.  There's a growing force to be listed with:  KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY.  In just a little over two years, this formerly mostly unknown entity has grown from it's first location in the Highlands to a brand new location on Hurstbourne Lane, Keller Williams Louisville East.
A little history:  Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty Inc. is an international real estate company with more than 600 offices located across the United States and Canada.  The company began franchising in 1991, and following years of phenomenal growth and success, … (2 comments)

keller williams realty louisville east: We Could Learn a Thing or Two from Meryl Streep - 03/07/08 09:21 PM
One of the things my daughter, Heather, and I like to do is watch our favorite movies together - over and over again, and then quote the best lines to each other.  From "Steel Magnolias", for instance, I'll tell her, "I love ya more than my luggage!" and she'll yell back, "You're too twisted for color TV!"
When it comes to life lessons that can be learned from movies, one that has stuck with me for years comes right out of one of my all-time favorites, "Out of Africa".  When Baroness Karen Blixen-Finecke (played by movie icon Meryl Streep) finds that her … (2 comments)

keller williams realty louisville east: Former Oldham County Realtor Donates Her Hair to "Locks of Love" - 03/07/08 06:03 PM
I consider her my best friend.  She has always been there for me, and I can confide in her things I wouldn't tell anyone else.  I know that I can count on her to be a shoulder to cry on, a blast to laugh with, and a prayer warrior who will knock on Heaven's door for me until God answers.
Barbara is battling cancer - for the fourth time.  After visiting her doctor for a routine blood test, she found out that it's back - this time on her diaphragm.
Always upbeat, Barbara is not overly concerned.  She knows she's in the palm … (2 comments)

keller williams realty louisville east: Oldham County Showcase Just Gets Better & Better Each Year ! - 02/19/08 07:59 AM
It's something I look forward to every year !  Not just because it's a great way to promote our business, but because I love the excitement, the noise, the music, and the fun!
This year's theme is:  LIVE. WORK. PLAY. BUY !  I love that!  Oldham County is where we live, work, and play, and for most of us, keeping our dollars right here in our county is very important.  We want to do business with our fellow Oldham Countians, and we go out of our way to seek them out.
So finding the right person for each particular need is EASY - they're … (0 comments)

keller williams realty louisville east: The Numbers Tell the Story: Louisville's Real Estate Market is Doing Fine! - 02/18/08 08:38 PM
Our Louisville Multiple Listing System recently released its January numbers, comparing residential sales statistics in January 2007 to stats in January 2008.  The numbers show that we're very fortunate not to be living through the dip in prices that other pockets of the nation are facing.
Here are the sales statistics for single family homes and condos throughout our local MLS, which includes all of Louisville's Jefferson County and nearby counties such as Oldham, Trimble, Shelby, Henry, Spencer and Bullitt:
                              Homes Sales Report Jan 2007                    Home Sales Report Jan 2008
Houses Under Contract                1251                                                      1015
Houses Sold & Closed                   954                                                        802
Average Selling Price               $163,506                                                 $172,735
Median Sales Price                  … (0 comments)

keller williams realty louisville east: Baby It's Cold Outside - But the Market's Heating Up ! - 02/06/08 09:29 PM
 PUNXSUTANY PHIL saw his shadow on Saturday, which means the chubby groundhog is forecasting another six weeks of winter.
But even though the temperatures are frigid, Buyers have certainly warmed up to the idea that NOW is a GREAT time to buy a home!  With interest rates at an incredible 5.5%, enthusiasm for buying a home is being rekindled.
Is it a good time to be a Seller?  The truth of the matter is that here in the Louisville, Kentucky marketplace, prices have pretty much flatlined since 2006.  We're not seeing the predictable 3-5% yearly appreciation that we used to take for granted.  But it's all … (0 comments)

 
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