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Do NOT Fall for This Rental Scam

Great info here on the hot real estate market here in Louisville. And Bob has details on a rental scam that some people actually fall for. And Bob is really good at driving around and doing video. Call me, Rick Redding, of the Sokoler-Medley team at REMAX Properties East, at 502-439-6391 for help with your home search.    


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Saving money with home warranty services – True or False?

It’s the financial sucker punch that lifelong renters turned homeowners never see coming – maintenance. Especially in preowned homes, these expenses can empty your checking account in a flash. Don’t believe us? Just look at what re-wiring your house can cost you. If you buy a 40-year old home, your wiring could fail in 30 years or less. It all depends on whether the builder installed it correctly – if not, it could experience a short sooner than expected. If you need to re-wire your entire house, it could be a $3,500 bill for a smaller home. If you bought…


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LouisvilleKY’s Hondros College Expands Education Offerings With Kentucky Real Estate Licensing Courses

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — Hondros College now offers online real estate courses for students looking to become a licensed real estate professional in Kentucky. A proven, national leader in real estate education for over 50 years, Hondros College has been at the forefront of providing comprehensive real estate education, including dynamic online courses and in-classroom learning experiences. In addition to the pre-licensing courses, Hondros College offers Kentucky-specific textbooks, exam prep, post-licensing, and continuing education products for real estate professionals. “It’s all about the students, and we’re excited to expand our offerings to meet their needs,” said Tina Lapp, president of Hondros Education Group. “It’s the same quality education we’ve always…


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El Taco Luchador, Union 15 coming to historic Colonial Gardens in south LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer joined Metro Council members and representatives from Underhill Associates Monday to mark the near completion of the historic Colonial Gardens redevelopment project and announce two tenants, El Taco Luchador and Union 15. “This is the culmination of six years of effort by the city and its partners to revive a long-vacant property that once was a center of neighborhood activity,” the Mayor said. “Colonial Gardens is an example of how public and private interests can join forces to create something that will benefit residents, visitors and businesses alike, and we are excited to welcome…


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LouisvilleKY is the Hottest Growing Hotel Market in the Country

Bourbon City Outpacing National Trends, Takes Top Growth Spot LOUISVILLE, Ky. – All eyes are on Louisville this spring, but it’s not just the 145th Running of the Roses that’s bringing them here. According to CBRE Research, Louisville had the largest year-over-year hotel demand increase in the first quarter of 2019 at 11.4%, while demand nationally only grew 2.4% in the same quarter, slightly below last year. CBRE Hotels Americas Research specializes in analyzing and reporting on both the historical and future performance of the lodging industry. They measured the growth performance of the top 60 major markets in the first quarter…


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Mayor Fischer presents austere budget for LouisvilleKY

LouisvilleKY., – Mayor Greg Fischer proposed last week an austere 2019-2020 city budget that manages the impact of a $35 million budget deficit, driven largely by a 12 percent increase in the city’s state pension costs, while working to minimize the impact on Louisville’s most vulnerable. The $623 million general fund budget anticipates a revenue growth rate of 2.9 percent, which is dwarfed by the size of the increased pension cost – $20 million higher than in 2018. The Mayor had previously warned that despite a growing economy, the pension challenge would, without new revenue, result in $35 million in…


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Airbnb Announces Kentucky Derby Economic Impact Data for LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, KY — Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, announced today that Louisville residents will earn over $2.5 million in income while welcoming an additional 5,800 guests to Louisville this coming weekend as hotels largely sell out during the weekend of the Kentucky Derby. Home sharing will allow the city to utilize pre-existing resources – people’s homes – to expand lodging capacity and retain as many visitors as possible. This data is not a projection, but rather reflects only currently confirmed bookings during May 3-5. This economic infusion comes as Louisville hotels reach peak occupancy for the weekend, even with significantly spiked prices. “When more…


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Google Fiber, LouisvilleKY reach agreement

LouisvilleKY., – Google Fiber will pay $3.84 million to Louisville Metro Government (LMG) to restore roads and other public rights-of-way affected by its departing service in Louisville. Louisville Metro Government and Google Fiber agreed to these payments to fulfill the company’s obligations under its franchise agreement and local regulations, which require restoration of rights-of-way should a service provider end service in Louisville. Citing technical challenges, Google Fiber announced its exit from Louisville in February. The payments will be made over 20 months and will cover the costs for: Removing fiber cables and sealant from roads. Milling and paving activities where needed. Removal of…


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LouisvilleKY hotel Inducted into Historic Hotels of America in 2018

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Historic Hotels of America®, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest and most significant historic hotels, has inducted 27 historic hotels into membership in 2018. The oldest hotel dates back to the 1880s. Many of the historic hotels are adaptive reuse historic hotels that have involved converting some or all of a historically significant building to a hotel. Originally, these buildings were built for another purpose in their history. 16 of the 27 historic hotels inducted in 2018 are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, four of the…


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Passport to Halt Construction on West LouisvilleKY HQ

Nonprofit health plan seeking critical rate relief from Commonwealth of Kentucky Franklin County Circuit Court hearing scheduled for Feb. 26 Louisville, Ky. – Passport Health Plan is delaying construction on its new headquarters building at 18th and Broadway while the organization attempts to resolve a dispute with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services. Passport is seeking immediate relief from a reduction in reimbursement rates that disproportionately impacts Medicaid beneficiaries in the Louisville area – where the majority of Passport’s members reside. Passport broke ground on the four-story, 337,000-square foot building in March 2018 and had planned to occupy the building by early 2020….