Louisville’s southern hospitality proves true.
by MIKE HALL Owner/Broker/Agent
According to Orbitz writer Jason Heidemann, Louisville lands as the fourth place in the world most open to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community.
The top three places were Los Angeles, Paris and Thailand, ranking Louisville as the second best town in America for friendly acceptance. Bardstown Road’s three gay bars, Chill Bar, Big Bar, and Nowhere Bar were mentioned in Heidemann’s reasoning. Trailing behind Louisville (in order) were Puerto Rico, Rio de Janeiro, Ireland, Route 66, Tahiti and Eureka Springs, Ark.
Welcoming to all walks of life, Louisville has once again been voted as a hospitable place to visit, thus a great place to live.
DIY projects to keep you busy during the colder months.
by MIKE HALL, Owner/Agent/Broker
This cold weather keeps most staying cozy indoors. Here are a few do-it-yourself home improvements to keep your home’s value going strong through the winter months.
Give your bathroom a facelift. Re-grout tile, replace the faucet, repaint walls, or even your tub or tile.
Get out the tape measure and head over to Home Depot or Lowe’s to look over their diy kitchen backsplash tiles, stones and metals. A new backsplash will make a big difference in the overall look of your kitchen. While installation is simple, it does take time. A perfect project for a weekend at home, or those last few days off work!
Add some light by updating your light fixtures. Check out second-hand stores for vintage fixtures, or look for new lamps to add to your space. While you’re at it, switch over to LED light bulbs. This will save money on your electricity bills for the new year to come.
Give your crafty side a boost with updating the color of a wall, or interior doors. If feeling adventurous, use tape to create stripes or patterns. Touch up nicks and scrapes, trim and crown molding while you’re at it.Tip: Use waterborne and environmentally-friendly paints which have low fumes since you can’t open the windows.
Don’t lose hope yet- just a few days to go!
by MIKE HALL Owner/Agent/Broker
According to the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors, home sales in Louisville are up 12.7 percent compared to last year. Usually there is a typical boom of homes sold during the summer months, with a dip in the fall. However, many still hope to find their new home before 2016 hits. With only a couple days to go until New Year's, you would be surprised at the couples and families currently shopping for a home in Louisville’s real estate market.
Sales have only peaked since the recession began in 2008, with this year marking as the highest in home sales since then. August was the only month that dipped lower than last year, every other month stretching further ahead. So don’t get wintertime blues if your home has not yet sold. It's already a fact that sales outnumber last year.