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Find Your Dream Home Before It’s Gone

6 tips for keeping your cool when the market’s hot

by MIKE HALL, Owner/ Broker/ Agent

That refresh button is a favorite among Louisville home buyers during selling season. But when the market's hot, waiting for the perfect home to pop up on Zillow often means it’s too late. You’ll need a strategy to hook your dream home before it’s under contract. Make a game plan, and ease your worries with these secrets from the pros.

  1. Establish a budget. Simple online tools like this one will help you decide what you can afford. Making a budget and sticking to it will simplify your Louisville home buying process and reduce stress in the long run.

  2. Play detective. Know the neighborhood? Want a particular floor plan? Ask questions and get answers. Hone your Louisville home search before you’ve even been to a showing.

  3. Get pre-approved. Begin the pre-approval process with your lender so you’ll be ready when your dream home comes along. Not to mention, this simple tool packs some bargaining power when you’ve got competition on your offer. Remember, pre-approvals often only last for 60-90 days.

  4. Have the right team in place before selling season. Even before you’ve found the home you love, talk to a knowledgeable Louisville agent who can customize your search. Say goodbye to hunting down a home; a tailored list of Louisville homes will land right in your inbox daily.

  5. Hire an agent who knows your area. A qualified agent can act quickly because he or she knows price ranges, neighborhoods and selling trends in your search area. With a little networking, agents can even get the scoop on properties that haven’t yet hit the market.

  6. Get your ducks in a row. When the market’s hot, you’ll need to be prepared to fall in love quickly. Whether it's listing your current home or lining up lending, you’ll want to be ready to make an offer when the right home comes along.

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Experience Derby’s Finest

To the tune of $100,000
by MIKE HALL, Owner/ Broker/ Agent

Love may not cost a thing, but the Louisville Derby sure does! And the Louisville Marriott Downtown knows a few who are willing to pay it.

For a cool $100,000, you can enjoy the ultimate Derby experience with a custom weekend package flowing with Dom Perignon champagnes and Pappy Van Winkle bourbons in the elegance of the Louisville Marriott Downtown’s 14th floor presidential suite. Offering two seats in the exclusive turf club for the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby, security detail, private transportation, a custom Derby hat, and a personal hair stylist this luxurious Louisville package may just be worth the price.

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