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Louisville Fixer Upper: Fit or Flop?

Ask the right questions before biting the bullet.

by MIKE HALL, Owner/ Broker/ Agent

Louisville Fixer Upper

Louisville homes are a hot commodity these days. While Louisville waits for sellers to list their homes, hungry buyers are left to consider fixer uppers. The following list will help you evaluate whether or not all that elbow grease is really worth it.

Price
Does the selling price account for how much work needs to be done? How tricked out are the homes in the neighborhood? Are they priced similarly? Louisville neighborhood comps are a window into just how much you should be paying. One of our agents would be happy to help you determine the price point.

Imagination
When you love the bones of the home, it’s easier to imagine it with upgrades. Can you picture this room after you take out that wall? Can you see past the ugly kitchen into your custom chef’s haven?

Must-haves
What would it take to make this house move-in ready? Does it need a little TLC or a full renovation? The home’s price plus the cost of renovation should put you near neighborhood values.

Convenience
Fixer uppers require flexibility. Can you handle a renovation? Do you want to? Do you plan to live in the house while you renovate? Be honest with yourself about what you can manage.

Purchasing a Louisville fixer upper is a big decision, but you don’t have to do it alone. Contact Red Edge Realty to help run the comps and evaluate the market. We can even recommend a few contractors. Let Red Edge help you find your perfect fit.

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Louisville Ranks Among the Top

And the locals already know why

by MIKE HALL, Owner/ Broker/ Agent

Louisville

Louisville ranked 43rd of the best 100 places to live by U.S. News and World Report. Up from No. 45 last year, Louisville’s low commute time (23.7 minutes), great home values, and low unemployment rate (4.4 percent) sealed its ranking near the top.

Mild seasonal temperatures make Louisville’s attractions even more appealing. No secret to the locals, standouts were Louisville’s art scene, NCAA sporting attractions, and an emphasis on unique local industries including everyone’s favorite — bourbon.

 

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Charm Your Louisville Valentine

Louisville has more romantic spots than just sending standard roses

by MIKE HALL, Owner/ Broker/ Agent

Louisville Valentine

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is on its way. Looking for the perfect setting in Louisville? Reserve your spot today for the perfect romantic date for ultimate bonus points.

A Therapeutic Touch
Starting at $160 an hour, a couples massages may be a soothing way to surprise your date. Can’t swing an hour? Surprise her at lunch with a 30-minute appointment. Arrange for an at-home appointment or visit the locations on Brownsboro or Shelbyville Road in Louisville.

LeMoo
Rated by Food Network as one of the top 25 steaks in America, LeMoo in Louisville will exceed your expectations. With so much more than steak, LeMoo offers an ambiance that will set your evening on course.

Bernheim Forest
Surprise your date with a candlelit dinner and winter stroll through Bernheim Forest just outside of Louisville. Reserve your spot today; space is limited. Bernheim Members: $120 per couple; non-members: $150 per couple.

21c Hotel 
Between luxurious bathrobes, a bottle of bubbly, a table at Proof on Main and a rose petal turndown, get ready to turn it up. Book your romantic getaway right here in Louisville.

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