Posted by Bob Sokoler on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 2:10 PMBy Bob Sokoler / October 31, 2012Comment
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those killed and injured in this weeks Hurricane Sandy Super Storm! Here in Louisville Kentucky we know all too well the impact high winds and rain along with large amounts of snow can have. We're taking a moment to send this message to all of our friends, clients and business associates. Here are some tips to be prepared for what could be a harsh winter!
Louisville Real Estate Agent Bob Sokoler is a former TV Anchor/Reporter who has covered large Hurricanes and Blizzards. For more information about Louisville Real Estate or to work with the hardest working Real Estate Team in Louisville Kentucky "The Medley Sokoler Team at 10525 Timberwood Circle, Louisville KY 40223 head to http://www.WeSellLouisville.com or call (502) 376-5483
Posted by Bob Sokoler on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 10:38 PMBy Bob Sokoler / October 25, 2012Comment
Jon and Sarah needed to sell their Louisville Condo but were concerned Louisville housing prices had dropped and there were a number of other condos in their area that were on the market. They interviewed several other Louisville Real Estate Agents and then found us. They saw our marketing and decided to use The Medley Sokoler Team to sell their Louisville home. Watch the video to see what happened. We really love what we do! For more information about Louisville Real Estate or to work with the hardest working Real Estate Team in Louisville Kentucky "The Medley Sokoler Team at 10525 Timberwood Circle, Louisville KY 40223 head to http://www.WeSellLouisville.com or call (502) 376-5483.
Posted by Bob Sokoler on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 11:20 AMBy Bob Sokoler / October 24, 2012Comment
We knew the city of Louisville Kentucky was spectacular, but now much of the rest of the world knows it as well. According to a new Money magazine report that points to the best 25 places in the United States to retire, Louisville Kentucky ranks number Three!
Coming in just behind Portland Oregon and Albuquerque New Mexico the new 2012 Money magazine report points to Louisville's love of horseracing, bluegrass music, Downtown District, waterfront Park, Broadwayshows and the Kentucky Center for the performing arts. Money Magazine's Sarah Max writes "The first Saturday in May, all eyes are on Louisville, home to the Kentucky Derby. Yet there's also plenty else to do and see year-round".
The magazine article also points out that we've improved our biking and strolling trails in the Louisville Loop and adds that the pedestrian path will eventually wind more than 100 miles connecting many of our parks, neighborhoods and attractions. For those of us who live here the honor of being ranked third in the nation as a place to retire comes as no surprise, for those people living around the country thinking about a place to retire, this article should be eye-opening!
Money magazine reviewed cities all around the country and says they based their report on the median home prices, state income tax and things to do in deciding their top 25 places to retire list. The news can only be interpreted as spectacular for our city. As word gets out around the country anyone considering retirement will be taking a much closer look at Louisville....
Posted by Bob Sokoler on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 3:20 AMBy Bob Sokoler / October 23, 2012Comment
Louisville Mortgage interest rates are at their lowest point in history hovering (at this writing) in the low 3%. Now there are reports that we could see interest rates drop even lower between now and the end of the year. How much lower can they go? Let's face it no one thought they would ever drop below 5%. Watch the video for a look at what lower interest rates could mean to you and your Louisville Home. For more information on this Louisville Home, or information about Louisville Real Estate or to work with the hardest working Real Estate Team in Louisville Kentucky "The Medley Sokoler Team" 10525 Timberwood Circle, Louisville KY 40223 head to http://www.WeSellLouisville.com or call (502) 376-5483.
Posted by Bob Sokoler on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 10:15 PMBy Bob Sokoler / October 13, 2012Comment
We just listed this home today. Let me know what you think?
Updated, Open and a Large Flat Fenced in back yard on a quiet cu-DE-sac in Manor Creek! This 5 bedroom 2 1/2 bath has a New Eat-Kitchen that has been opened up to the Living Room. Wood floors, an amazing amount of Cabinet and Counter top space and a Gas Stove for the Gourmet Chef in the family will put a smile on your face!. Engage in conversation with your family as you prepare meals at the eat-in bar complete with bar stools. There's a cozy family room with solid cherry custom built-ins, fireplace with gas starter, crown molding, beams and is wired for surround sound. The master bedroom features his and her closets, and updated full bath with new ceramic tile and cherry vanity. The main bathroom has ceramic tile, solid maple vanity with new counter top and fixtures. All 5 bedrooms have carpeting with hardwood floors underneath, ceiling fans and fresh paint. You can listen to your favorite music on the home stereo system that is wired throughout the home. You'll enjoy time with your family in the back yard, surrounded by beautiful trees, fence for the family pet, and over-sized patio with basketball goal. Entertain guests on the maintenance-free deck with gas hook up for the grill. Unfinished basement is currently used for a playroom and hobby area but could easily be converted to children's play area. Other custom features include wainscoting in kitchen and dining area, programmable thermostat, laundry shoot, walk-in storage area above the garage, and the home is wired for satellite. Recent improvements include: Garage Doors, New Front Windows, Back Windows, Half Bath completely remodeled, 2-new back doors, Added Insulation in attic over garage, New Roof , New siding/gutters and gutter guard. New Fireplace Insert, Remodeled Kitchen. Convenient to highways and shopping.
Posted by Bob Sokoler on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 at 8:46 AMBy Bob Sokoler / October 2, 2012Comment
The new home sales numbers for the Louisville area are out and there is good news to share all the way around. For sellers the number of homes going under contract in the month of September compared to the year before was up 17.3 % . The number of homes that actually closed in September 2012 compared to a year before was up 12.73 % . These are incredibly strong numbers for a recovering housing market. Just last week the Courier-Journal and Business First reported that Louisville had been spared the full impact of the recession over the past five years. The numbers for September seem to indicate Louisville is continuing to bounce back from the recession.
More good news for sellers when you look at the average selling price for Louisville homes. Overall prices were up 3.1% this September over last September. Remember that's an overall number, there were some parts of Louisville that actually trended backwards. There were other areas of Louisville that were flat. Typically homes in St. Mathews, the Highlands and parts of the East End performed better than the South end and west end of town.
Sellers who made minor to major upgrades in their home found their average days on the market were less than homes in their area where homeowners did little to improve the property. Generally the average days on the market decreased 12.8% from September 2011. But there's an interesting trend developing, buyers are becoming smarter about buying a home with upgrades. Were now calling it the HGTV effect. The cable network has made an impact on teaching buyers the right way and wrong way of shopping for a home and what to look for when they find the perfect home.
The good news for buyers is that interest rates...