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Under Construction: The Best Renovations You Can Add to Make Your Home More Valuable

Whether you are thinking of selling your home in a few years, or you are simply eager to spruce up the place, renovating your house is a great way to add value and appeal to your humble abode. However, certain renovations add more value than others, so if you are simply looking to increase your property value, it pays to know where to start. Here...

Feeling Handy? Here Are Four Quick DIY Fix-Ups That Will Help Sell Your Home for a Higher Price

Do you have the home handyman bug? Maybe you just want to have your home in tip-top shape before you put it on the market. In any case, taking some DIY initiative and fixing up your home is always a good idea if you're hoping to increase your home's resale value. If you're ready to put some sweat equity into your home, but don't quite know where to...

The Top Six Things To Do After Moving Into Your New Home

When moving in to your new home, you're going to be excited and full of ambition. After all, you've made a new start, and the future looks bright for you in your new neighborhood. So you unpack everything in your new home, sit down and finally try to relax after a long and complicated move. Is it too soon to take things easy? Surely, there are still...

Seven Tips to Help Make Your Spring Cleaning Go As Smoothly As Possible

Every time that the season of spring rolls around, the tradition of spring cleaning accompanies it. Hardly anyone is excited about cleaning up and sorting things through, especially when junk has been piling up over a long period of time. That's why it's highly important to have a good system in place to ensure that cleaning a room (or entire home) goes...

Four Excellent Floral Choices That Will Accentuate Your Landscaping

Kentucky's climate is perfect for growing beautiful and colorful gardens, and now that spring is here, it's the right time to start planting. Choosing different flowers for your garden can add a new pop of color, or even some great fragrances. The choices below are all easy to look after and maintain: as long as you provide adequate shade, water and fertilizer,...

External Improvements That Can Raise Your Louisville Home’s Resale Value

External improvements to your home can and will raise its resale value. Any good real estate agent knows this! Whether that external improvement is to the patio of your home or the roof, it doesn't matter. Any improvement basically pumps added value into your home, which means you can raise the selling price when you put your residence on the market for sale. Don't...

Did You Know? Choosing Different Paint Colors For Your Kitchen Can Affect Your Eating Habits

When you walk into a kitchen, it's not just the smells of certain foods that influence how hungry you feel. Believe it or not, the colors of your kitchen can affect your eating habits. Whether you want to encourage people in your home to eat more or whether you need help with your diet, paint colors can help. Read on for more advice on how the color of your kitchen can...

All You Need to Know About Home Appraisals in Louisville, Kentucky

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in Louisville, Kentucky, you may be wondering how the home appraisal process works and whether or not you even need an appraisal. There are a variety of reasons to have an appraisal done, as well as some definite advantages.

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Three Reasons Why a Home Inspection Can Save You Thousands of Dollars

A home inspection can save you a lot of money. It's a limited and non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, and much of the time it is used when a home is about to be purchased. A home inspector is the professional who performs the primary work in the vast majority of such inspections. They will possess the certifications and training in order to effectively perform...

Preparing Your Home For Showing and Selling in Spring

Spring is a time when many people are starting to search for a new home. That's what makes it the perfect time of year to show your home for a spring sale. No matter whether it is a seller's or buyer's market, there is nearly always more inventory from which to choose in the spring. That's because spring represents a time when there is the highest number of buyers searching for...

Moving to Louisville? A Guide to Estimating Your Home Electricity Costs

If you're making the move to Louisville, Kentucky, here's a piece of good news for you: Louisville has relatively low home electricity costs compared to the rest of the country. How much lower are they, you ask? Well, that all depends on where exactly you live. There are, however, some ways to predict what your average monthly costs will be. So with your budget in mind, here's a...

Maximize Your Energy Savings by Preparing Your Home for Louisville's Climate

Kentucky has a relatively mild winter compared to many Midwestern states of the USA. Usually, temperatures in the winter months reach below freezing, but are not as extreme as the winters experienced in states like Minnesota or North Dakota. The summers in Kentucky are hot and humid. Because of the temperature range in this state, it is a good idea to prepare your home in a way that...

Considerations When Switching from Carpet to Hardwood Flooring

Having your own house means making a lot of decisions that are vital, especially if you've moved into your own house for the very first time. While you can spend a lot of time pondering over right paint color for both the exterior and the interior of the house, flooring is really where you'll be spending a lot of time making decisions. If you ever make the decision to abandon carpet altogether...

An Incredible Market Statistic for Louisville Home Buyers and Sellers

Over the past few years, the Louisville Real Estate Market has displayed both explicit and anecdotal signs of recovery. A variety of statistics related to pricing and days on the market clearly show positive signs for the market, and to those actively participating in the market it just "feels" as if things are getting better.

From the perspective of a busy real estate professional,...

Four Questions to Consider Before Buying an Investment Property

With housing prices currently on the rise in the Louisville area, properties are once again becoming a popular investment. The right type of property can act as a good source of income, but at the same time there are many pitfalls that could turn your investment into a major loss. In order to avoid these pitfalls, here are four questions you should ask yourself to see whether or not you're prepared to take the...

Five Kitchen Upgrades That Will Help Maximize Your Home's Resale Value

The kitchen is the most important room of your entire home. After all, you prepare food there and eat in there. It's should come as no surprise then, that increasing the value of your home should also center on this space. If you're trying to sell your home, you clearly want a good price for it, but you will also have to put some work into it before you can expect to get top dollar for it. Here are five kitchen...

Curb Appeal: Leaving A Lasting Impression On Potential Buyers

For many home buyers, the decision to purchase a home is based almost entirely on whether or not the house makes a good first impression. In order to appeal to this type of buyer, you need something that makes people stand back and say "wow!" even before they set foot in your house. The following are three simple steps you can take to improve the way your home looks at first glance.

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Building a Deck or Patio? A Few Insights Into Your Legal Requirements

With temperatures reaching over 90 degrees in the summer, and plenty of sunshine all year round, a deck or patio is a great addition to your Louisville home. But before you start building, it's important to think about what legal requirements there are for deck and patio construction. This is particularly important to think about if you're considering selling your home in the future, since you will need to make sure...

5 Advantages to Using a Realtor When Buying a Louisville Home

Choosing where to buy a home in Louisville isn't always easy. There are a variety of quiet, safe and family friendly neighborhoods in the city that are likely within your price range. In order to help you make your decision, it is a good idea to work with a local Realtor. Professional Realtors will help you throughout the entire buying process, and will be able to help you make that final decision between ...

Simplify Your Louisville Home Search

As the owner and operator of a popular online home search platform, www.JoeHaydenRealtor.com, I can share with you my insight on the challenges consumers face when using online home search tools.

If you have been searching online for a Louisville home, chances are you have discovered that sometimes it is not easy to find the right home for your needs. There are many market factors affecting the...

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