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What Kind of Home Will $150,000 Buy in Louisville KY?

Louisville has a great cost of living and a benefit to that is our average home sales price is around $175,000. Many first time home buyers stick to a comfortable sales price of $150,000. Want to know what that would get you around town? Check out the photos below to view recent homes available in the $150,000 price range in various sections of Louisville, KY. For additional information about these and other homes in Louisville, give us a call today! 

1) ST. MATTHEWS

4106 Ledyard Rd 40207 $149,950, Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty East

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 820 sq ft, & beautiful hardwood floors.4106 Ledyard Rd Louisville KY 40207

2) PLEASURE RIDGE PARK

7408 Blue Wing Dr 40258 $145,000, Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty East

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2,164 sq ft, 2.5 car garage and a finished basement.7408 Blue Wing Drive Louisville KY 40258

3) OUTER LOOP

1039 Minor Ln 40219 $155,000, Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty East

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2,100 sq ft, and a 2 car garage.1039 Minor Ln Louisville KY 40219

4) HILLVIEW

4826 Arroyo Trail 40229 $150,000, Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty East

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1,636 sq ft, and completely updated.4826 Arroyo Trail Louisville KY 40229

5) LYNDON

123 Lyndon Ln 40222 $149,900, Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty East 

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,425 sq ft, and a partially finished basement.123 Lyndon Ln Louisville Ky 40222

6) JEFFERSONTOWN

10907 Chenwood Ct 40299 $149,925, Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty East 

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1,700 sq ft, and an unfinished basement.10907 Chenwood Ct Louisville KY 40299

7) EAST END

12622 Chesapeake Bay Dr 40245 $150,000, Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty East 

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1,209 sq ft, and a 2 car garage.12622 Chesapeake Bay Drive Louisville KY 40245

By Katelyn Vittitow, Realtor

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Real Estate Mobile App

We now have a brand new Real Estate Mobile App!

At Home in Louisville Mobile App

At Home in Louisville has just released a Real estate mobile app that allows you to search for any home available in the US. 

To get started, simply click here on At Home In Louisville's Mobile App or on the picture on the left and you are on your way.

Once you get the app and open it up, the search happens automatically.  The search results, by default, are based upon where you are standing with your mobile device.  You can see all the homes and land currently for sale in a radius around you.  You determine how far of a distance you want your results to be.  You can also define your search by what you want to see.  For example, you can set the results to show you only the price range of the houses you want to see.

The results are displayed on either a map or a list display.  You will see a picture of the house, as well as basic details about the property and how much the property costs.  If you want more information about the house, you just click on the photo.  Once you click on it, more information pops up and additional pictures become available.  if you have more questions about the property or you want to go see it, you can call text, chat or e-mail us right there in the app!  This Real Estate Mobile App is great.  We really think you are going to love it.  The best thing about it?  It's absolutely free.  Enjoy.

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Most Beautiful Kitchens In Louisville KY November 2013

The kitchen is a wonderful part of your home. You don’t just cook in your kitchen, you make memories there. You entertain and enjoy Thanksgiving meals there! Below you'll find a list of some of the most beautiful kitchens in Louisville area homes for sale this month. You can view detailed property information on each of these homes for sale in Louisville at www.athomeinlouisville.com. Which kitchen is your dream kitchen? (Homes are not listed in any particular order of preference). To schedule an appointment to see any of the below homes or for assistance finding the kitchen of your dreams call At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group today at 502-371-1173. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

1) 1001 Alta Vista Rd, Louisville, KY 40205, MLS#1363637, $1,575,000

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

1001 Alta Vista Rd Louisville KY 40205

2) 1679 Spring Dr, Louisville, KY 40205, MLS#1374741, $1,250,000

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

1679 Spring Dr Louisville Ky 40205

3) 151 Rest Cottage Ln, Pewee Valley, KY 40056, MLS#1361758, $1,098,900

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

151 Rest Cottage Ln Pewee Valley KY

4) 1219 Sugartree Ln, Crestwood, KY 40014, MLS#1372595, $795,000

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

1219 Sugartree Ln Crestwood KY

5) 707 Daneshall Dr, Louisville, KY 40206, MLS#1367717, $695,000

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

707 Daneshall Dr Louisville KY 40206

6) 2202 N Rose Island Rd, Prospect, KY 40059, MLS#1362134, $650,000

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

2202 N Rose Island Rd Prospect KY

7)11104 Little Rock Ct, Louisville, KY 40241, MLS# 1367045, $595,000

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

11004 Little Rock Ct Louisville KY 40241

8) 307 Chelsea Green Ct, Louisville, KY 40207, MLS#1371066, $499,900

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

307 Chelsea Green Ct Louisville KY 40207

9) 6102 Samuels Ct, Crestwood, KY 40014, MLS#1373560 $497,000

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

6102 Samuels Ct Crestwood Ky 40014

10) 107-6 A Holland Park Pl, Louisville, KY 40245 MLS # 1372674 $475,000

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- Louisville

107 Holland Park Pl Louisville KY 40245

By Katelyn Vittitow, Realtor

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10 Most Beautiful Homes For Sale In Louisville KY Under 200,000 November 2013

Now that you've seen some of the gorgeous luxury homes for sale in Louisville Ky in our recent blog 10 Most Beautiful Homes For Sale, we'd like to give you a look at some of the prettiest homes for sale this month for under $200,000. Additional property information is available for each home on our website or call one of our At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group agents today 502-371-1173. We would love to assist you in your home search! Which of these amazing homes is your favorite? (Homes are not listed in any particular order of preference)

1) 114 Holley Rd, Louisville, KY 40222, MLS#1375247, $191,000

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

114 Holley Rd Louisville KY

2) 12507 Echo Bridge Rd. Louisville KY 40243, MLS#1375707, $130,000

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

12507 Echo Bridge Rd Louisville KY

3) 4217 Mimosa View Dr. Louisville, KY 40299, MLS#1375627, $152,601

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

4217 Mimosa View Dr Louisville KY

4) 134 Glen Ridge Dr. Mt Washington KY 40047, MLS#1367297, $175,000

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

134 Glen Ridge Dr Mt Washington KY

5) 524 Reichmuth Ln, Shepherdsville, KY 40165, MLS#1374636, $125,000

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

524 Reichmuth Ln Shepherdsville KY

6) 186 Trevor Ct Mt Washington KY 40047, MLS#1375552, $130,000

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

186 Trevor Ct Mt Washington KY

7) 3004 Fleming Ave, Louisville, KY 40206, MLS#1374255, $160,000

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

3004 Fleming Ave Louisville KY

8) 404 Arrowhead Ln Shepherdsville, KY 40165, MLS#1363568, $159,900

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

404 Arrowhead Ln Shepherdsville KY

9) 498 Beechwood Ave, Shepherdsville, KY 40165, MLS#1363056, $180,000

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

498 Beechwood Ave Shepherdsville KY

10) 8905 Thelma Ln, Louisville, KY 40220, MLS#1368975, $179,000

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- Louisville

8905 Thelma Ln Louisville KY

By Katelyn Vittitow, Realtor

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10 most beautiful homes for sale in Louisville KY November 2013

One of the perks of being a Realtor at Keller Williams Realty East is getting to see a lot of amazing house. I have compiled a list of the 10 Most Beautiful Homes For Sale in Louisville right now that really take the cake. Louisville has a great mix of contemporary luxury and Derby chic country homes. You can find all of these homes online at www.AtHomeInLouisville.com. Just click the advanced search link in the blue box on the right hand side of our home page and you can search by street name or even mls number. Which of these amazing homes is your favorite? (Homes are not listed in any particular order of preference)

1) 14818 Landmark Dr, Louisville, KY 40245- $925,000, MLS #1370791

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

14818 Landmark Dr, Louisville, KY 40245

2) 1001 Alta Vista Rd, Louisville, KY 40205- $1,575,000, MLS # 1363637

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

1001 Alta Vista Rd, Louisville, KY 40205

3) 1679 Spring Dr Louisville, KY 40205- $1,250,000, MLS # 1374741

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

1679 Spring Dr Louisville KY 40205

4) 151 Rest Cottage Ln, Pewee Valley, KY 40056- $1,098,900, MLS #1361758

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

151 Rest cottage Ln Pewee Valley KY 40056

5) 2824 Barrickman Ln, Goshen, KY 40026- $869,000, MLS #1363504

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

2824 Barrickman Ln, Goshen, KY 40026

6) 1219 Sugartree Ln, Crestwood KY 40014- $795,000, MLS #1372595

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

1219 Sugartree Ln Crestwood KY 40014

7) 10905 Old Bridge Pl Anchorage, KY 40223- $760,000, MLS #1374459

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

10905 Old Bridge Pl, Anchorage, KY 40223

8) 7420 Cedar Bluff, Prospect, KY 40059- $749,900, MLS #1368689

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

7420 Cedar Bluff Prospect, KY 40059

9) 19109 Long Grove Way, Louisville, KY 40245- $674,900, MLS #1354596

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

19019 Long Grove Way, Louisville, KY 40245

10) 11104 Little Rock Ct, Louisville, KY 40241- $595,000, MLS #1367045

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty- East

11104 Little Rock Ct Louisville KY 40241

By Katelyn Vittitow, Realtor

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First Time Homebuyers- Where to start?

First Time Homebuyers-Where to start?

5 Tips to help you get started in the right direction

First Time Home Buyer Louisville KY

1. Choose a Realtor who knows what they are doing- I recommend a buyer consultation.

Buying a home is the most expensive purchase in most of our lives. As a result, there is more at stake. Choosing a licensed Realtor or real estate team can make all the difference. Interview your candidates and make sure they know what they are doing and can help you purchase with the highest amount of advantage possible. Not all licensed Realtors have the experience or skill set required to protect you and your family throughout the process. Ask them if they offer a free buyer consultation to discuss your goals before you ever venture out into the market and start looking at potential homes. An organized and efficient process should be the result of choosing a quality real estate professional. A “Pro” will guide you every step of the way.

2. Talk to a lender –Know your budget

A common mistake for first time homebuyers is looking at houses before they have spoken to a lender. And it can be a painful one. Discussing your credit profile and the initial and monthly investment required to buy a home can spare you the bad feeling of finding a house you love but not being able to buy it. Reviewing your credit with a quality lender can verify that what you think you look like on paper is accurate before you enter into a contract with a seller. Also, discussing down payment and total monthly payment can help to determine what price range for a home is comfortable for the budget. What you qualify for and what is comfortable per month are often different things. Don’t be house poor!

3. Know what you want vs. what you need

Often, when we consider buying a home we immediately think of what we would like the house to have. What we want. Lots of space, a pool, gourmet kitchen, etc. But that is often not what we need. I recommend making a list of the features that your life requires. Things that fit what you do and your family structure. For example, if you have a 150 pound dog then a large yard could be a priority. Or if you are a car lover then perhaps a garage would be required. If you make a firm list of the “must haves” then it is easier to focus the search and only look at those houses that actually meet your needs. Then it is simply a matter of choosing which of the homes that meet your needs do you like the best. The better you understand what you need in a home the easier it will be to find.

4. Realize home ownership can be an expensive job

So you purchased your first home. That’s great! Now begins the task of owning and caring for it. Most first time home buyers don’t realize what owning a home truly requires. A house requires constant care and maintenance. This is not meant to cause fear in buying but to clarify that now you, as the homeowner, are required to keep the house in the best physical and mechanical shape possible to protect the investment you have decided to make in purchasing real property. When calculating what you need to purchase a home I recommend that you also build in 3-6 months of surplus funds in case something happens that requires a major fix to the home. Hopefully you chose to have the home inspected and it had a clean bill of health. But when a house transfers ownership there is often something that comes up in the first year. It is not uncommon. People live differently and when a routine is changed a house can reflect it. So be prepared. Your Realtor should also recommend a home warranty as added protection.

5. Don’t rush -Realize it is a process

From the first step of financial qualification to the last step of receiving the keys, buying a home is a process. A quality Realtor will keep you informed and on track. They should help you focus on the current step while they focus on the big picture. Knowing the process and where you are in it will help to minimize the anxiety that can come with such a major purchase. The Realtor you choose should be capable of handling the bumps that will come, as they do in any home purchase. Getting you from the start to the finish is their job. Be sure the person or team you choose to get you there has the ability to do so. Then trust them to guide you.

Buying your own home is one of the most exciting things that can happen in your lifetime. The realization of the “American Dream” is a truly wonderful experience. But be smart in the start to insure you have a happy finish.

R. Clayton Knauer –Realtor: Team Partner & Lead Buyer Specialist

For additional questions about buying your first home in Louisville, contact one of our Realtors in Louisville Ky today.

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Home Buyers Build Wealth

Home Buyers Build Wealth

Kathryn SoteloThe old adage that owning a home will build wealth is still true. Even with the current state of the economy, it's still true. So, are you a renter who's been on the fence about buying?

Homeowner equity is a huge factor in the overall financial outlook for people. Even with the home price delcines experienced over the past couple of years, home owners have ended 2010 with a net worth much greater than that of renters.

A very informative article written by a research economist is linked below.

 Check it out!

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5 Reasons Why It's Better to Own a Home Than Rent Right Now.



This video covers 5 reasons why it's better to own rather than rent real estate right now. The reasons are compelling. There are many people who claim home ownership may not be the best investment idea. This opinion was shared by Time magazine who also said, a couple of years ago, homeownership WAS the best idea. There is so much "noise" in the media about whether or not to own a home in this market:  will the value go up or down, should I buy or not? Let's try to quiet the noise and interrogate reality to help make a wise desision.

The first thing to examine is real estate as an investment. Real estate value rises slowly over a long period of time. To pull this idea out of context and examine it under the lens of an asset with a "quick sell, high profit" approach is unrealistic.  Let's look at past history to make logical decisions:  Louisville real estate's highest value is in the long term.

Louisville real estate, as a whole, holds its value extremely well.  The median home price of Louisville real estate over the last few years of so called "distressed Louisville real estate market" remained relatively stable.

If we choose to rent, we still choose to pay a mortgage. We just choose to pay our landlords mortgage and not our own. This is compelling. As the This creates evalue of the property rises, however slowly it may do so, the amount owed decreases, thereby creating equity.  This equity is wealth to the property owner.  Wealth goes to you or your landlord. You choose.

The interest on your monthly mortgage payment is tax deductable. If you rent, your landlord gets the deduction. If you own the home, YOU get it. You are making the monthly payment either way. It is in your interest to get the tax deduction.

One last point:  rent goes up every year. A 30 year fixed mortgage stays the same for that 30 year period. Also, you don't have to ask your landlord permission every time you want to make a change to the property.

Hopefully, we've offered 5 good reasons why owning a home in Louisville makes much more sense than renting. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate giving us a call at (502) 371-1173. We are here to answer any questions you have about Louisville real estate.

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