Real Estate Glossary Explained
Make Sense of those Confusing Real Estate Conversations Buying or selling a home can be stressful. But what may be even more stressful is having a conversation with your realtor or mortgage lender where you don’t really understand what they are talking... Read More
Staging Your Home
EMPTY VS. STAGED Moving into a new home is an exciting time but if you’re trying to sell your home you may want to wait before moving everything out. Though a vacant home is easy to show it can be difficult for potential homeowners to imagine themselves... Read More
How to Win in a Seller’s Market
How to Win in a Seller’s Market Have you been hearing people talk about the real estate climate being a Seller’s Market? Well, it’s true. A seller’s market happens when there are more buyers than homes for sale. The Louisville area has been... Read More
Fix it or Forget it
Fix it or Forget it… Believe it or not no home is perfect; not even a newly renovated home or new build. Every sales contract includes the right for the buyer to have their potential new home inspected by a licensed home inspector. A typical contract... Read More
Contingencies Spring is just around the corner and with the warmer season, buyers and sellers will be out and about exploring their options. Every residential sales contract typically is filled with standard conditions that must be met for a sale... Read More
Tips to Sell Your Home Quickly
Tips to selling your home quickly First impressions can make or break a sale; same goes with your home. Whether you are selling an estate or a condo there are some things you can do to make your place more enticing to potential buyers. 1. De-clutter... Read More
Negotiating "I'm gonna make him an offer he won't refuse," is a famous line from The Godfather but not everything is that simple especially in real estate transactions. When buying or selling a home everything is negotiable including when you can start... Read More
Don’t go it alone
Don’t go it alone When buying or selling a home there are numerous decisions to make and roads to travel, but one of the biggest decisions you have is who will help guide you through the process. In 2014, 89 percent of sellers sold with the assistance... Read More
Replacement Cost...Do I need it?
How do you determine if you need replacement cost as part of your homeowners policy? What does replacement cost even mean? Take a look at this article and give us a call for any questions. We are always here to help. SOURCE: About/Money By Janet... Read More
Tips for selling your home
We’ve all heard about how “bad” the real estate market is. But what’s bad for sellers can be good for buyers, and these days, savvy buyers are out in spades trying to take advantage of the buyer’s market. Here are 13 thing you can do to help sell... Read More
Keeping Up the Value of Your Home
Keeping up your home is always in your best interest. It's important to keep up the look inside and out, especially if there's a sell in your future. Here are some tips to keep in mind. source: realtytimes.com Written by: Melissa Kennedy Read More
Say Hello to Julie Pogue!
As the season of Derby begins in Kentucky, so begins the season of searching for the perfect home. Julie Pogue was recently featured in Achorage Living, the local Anchorage community magazine. Woman to Woman: Say Hello to Julie Pogue! Written by Elizabeth... Read More
All About Louisville!
Interesting Facts about Louisville, Kentucky Source: Bestplaces As of 2014, Louisville's population is741,285 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 26.77 percent. -------------------- Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The... Read More
Tax Time Benefits for Homeowners!!
Don’t Miss These Home Tax Deductions From mortgage interest to property tax deductions, here are the tax tips you need to get a jump on your returns. Owning a home can pay off at tax time. Take advantage of these homeownership-related tax deductions... Read More
Things to Consider When Buying a Home…..14 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home
14 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home Don't let your emotions cloud your judgment By Diane Benson Harrington Wait! That house may seem like everything you’ve ever wanted, but before you make an offer, take some time to consider a few things... Read More
Effective Open Houses
Written by: Krysi Simon, office assistant, Julie Pogue Properties Have you ever wondered whether the cost/benefit of an open house makes it worth your time and effort? Or the time and effort of your sellers? Following a few strategic tips can help... Read More
Cost vs. Value3 Reasons to Take the Cost vs. Value Survey
3 Reasons to Take the Cost vs. Value Survey Posted in Consumers, Selling, by Stacey Moncrieff on August 15, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailMore Sharing Services15 Today, REALTORS®... Read More
Make Home Valuation Systems Work to Your AdvantageMake Home Valuation Systems Work to Your Advantage
Make Home Valuation Systems Work to Your Advantage Posted in Sales & Marketing, Technology & Social Media, by Blog Contributor on July 14, 2014 Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailMore Sharing... Read More
Louisville has many little known secrets and gems that make our great city what it is. One of the greatest gems of our city is the amazing parks system we have here, thanks to Frederick Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture and master... Read More
Community at Large
As a member and president of the Kentucky Women's Forum, I have the fortune of meeting other amazing female professionals and change agents of the Louisville community. Over a recent dinner with these women, I learned about an important education initiative... Read More
Did you know...
that the date of Thanksgiving was once changed to try and boost the ecomony? President Franklin Roosevelt decided to change the traditional date of Thanksgiving from the last of Thursday November to the second to last Thursday in November 1939, 1940... Read More
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words- or Not!
When it comes time to market your home, pictures will play an integral part in convincing a potential buyer that they want to take the time to view your property. It's not rocket science, folks. Lots of people search for homes on the internet. Depending... Read More
How Energy Efficient Are you?
Frost is on the pumpkins and it's the time of year when we are switching on our home heat and spending more time indoors. It doesn't take much effort to learn how to use energy wisely. Here are some tips provided by Louisville Gas & Electric that... Read More
How to Appeal Property Tax Value
Many property owners are unsure about whether or not it is appropriate to appeal property tax value due to their lack of understanding about both the difference in values assigned to properties by the government and the property tax appeal process. Therefore,... Read More
Clean Homes Show Better
Would you rather walk into a clean home or a dirty home? This is not a loaded question. It is an important one! When it comes to selling a home, many people forget how important the answer to that question really is. Sellers get busy looking for their... Read More
Purchasing a Home in a Down Economy
There is a certain state of mind that is being drilled into our collective psyche by the media that goes something like this: 'You cannot buy a home now, you don't know if you will have a job tomorrow.' And they go on to show all the countless people... Read More
Make Your Home Buying Experience Less Stressful
Follow these simple steps and you could be sitting in your new dream home before you know it! First, work with a real estate agent that you trust. You need to have faith in their abilities and experience. If you are constantly seconding guessing... Read More
Five Top Staging Tips
Staging is a way for your home to stand out from the competition. It's a way for a buyer to see the true potential of your home. Many real estate agents work with professional stagers. But if you don't have the money to spend for professional help,... Read More
Using a Local Agent is Always Better
When you are ready to buy or sell a home, remember that a real estate transaction is very complicated, involving a great deal of money and risk. A local agent is always the safest choice. Local agents know their towns better than anyone else. Using... Read More
Can you say 'saturated'?
I hope everyone had a blessed Easter weekend. While Easter comes each Spring, so does Spring weather. This past week has been extremely wet and windy. Be sure to check your home for water damage. The first indications may seem trivial but don't... Read More
Julie Pogue Named NAWBO Woman of Distinction
As reported on NAWBOLouisville.org, on March 9, 2011, women and business leaders from all over our community gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding women business owners in our region. Hosted by the Louisville Chapter of NAWBO, the... Read More
Location, location, location!
Last week, Kentucky was visited by Old Man Winter and left with a nice, thick blanket of snow and ice. Sure, it snows in Kentucky, but we rarely see something like we did last week. The weather made travel difficult for many, closed schools and even... Read More
Are you lost?
At one point or another, we've all been lost. We've misunderstood the directions we were given. Not knowing what needs to be done next with an important project. Or maybe just felt lost in a huge classroom full of students, like one of hundreds... Read More
Five Reasons to Use a Buyer's Agent
Reason #1: Using a buyer's agent is completely free for the buyer. Reason #2: Using a buyer's agent gives you full access to the Multiple Listing System (MLS). Reason #3: Using a buyer's agent ensures that someone is on your side with only your best... Read More