Jacki’s Real Estate Blog

Mar 2014

How To Win Bidding War When Buying A Home In A Seller’s Market

You love it and you want to put a ring on it. (Or in this case, an offer.) Out of all the homes you have looked at, this one meets every need – and then some. Just as you and your Realtor pull out of the driveway, you see that another Realtor is pulling in Read the full article…

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Feb 2014

How Is 2014 Shaping Up For The Louisville Real Estate Market?

It looks like the Louisville area housing market is finally starting to show improvement. The numbers are nothing to do cartwheels over, but even a small improvement is great news. The two graphs below show the year-to-date sales for the entire Louisville area, including the surrounding counties of Bullitt, Oldham, Henry, Trimble, Shelby and Spencer. Read the full article…

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Feb 2014

Never Underestimate The Importance Of A Final Walk Through When You Are Buying A Home

As closing day approached, Ben and Charlene had a long checklist of things that needed to get done: arrange the moving truck, call the utility companies to have the service put in their names, make sure Mom picks up the kids from school – just so much to do. They asked me, “With all we’ve Read the full article…

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Feb 2014

Louisville Home Sales Statistics: 2013 Versus 2012

While many areas of the country experienced devastating downward numbers in the marketplace, Louisville remained relatively steady. Because this area historically has never seen huge price jumps, but rather tends to keep conservative but predictable appreciation values, we also did not suffer from severe price drops. For the first time in my 28-year career, I Read the full article…

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Jan 2014

The Home Warranty: Good Idea Or Bad Deal?

When our son and daughter-in-law bought their very first home, they probably would have passed up the home they bought if the Seller had not offered a home warranty. The furnace on this post World War II home was on its last legs, and they did not have enough money to buy a new one. Read the full article…

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