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LouisvilleKY Area Home Sales Up 6.6% and Average Price Up 3.2% Year-to-Date vs 2015

  Louisville, KY (November 14, 2016) – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported year-to-date (YTD) sales up 6.6% compared the same time last year. Sales in October 2016 were up 1.6%, vs October 2015, with 1,481 homes and condos sold. The median price was up 5.1% YTD and the average was 3.2% higher YTD. GLAR releases monthly statistics mid-month to allow for the most accurate and comprehensive reporting possible. Local REALTORS report their residential sales totals to GLAR, and publishing the statistics mid-month allows for the activity that takes place late in the month to be counted. This ensures that the…


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LouisvilleKY to roll out locally developed wireless smoke detectors in vacant, abandoned properties

Innovative project developed through collaboration among Louisville Metro agencies and local civic hackers LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Louisville Metro Government will begin this week installing locally created, low-cost wireless smoke detectors in vacant and abandoned properties, in an innovative way to reduce fire risk. The city’s Innovation Delivery Team is guiding this one-of-a-kind project, with support from Louisville Fire, the Vacant and Public Property Administration, and Codes & Regulations. The smoke detectors, which use a cellular 3G wireless connection to alert authorities when a fire erupts in a vacant and abandoned property, were created through a partnership with local civic hackers. The…


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Statewide Mortgage to build new corporate headquarters in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Statewide Mortgage, a Louisville-based mortgage lender, will build a $3.4 million corporate office in Jeffersontown and create 30 full-time jobs as it consolidates operations, Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Matt Bevin announced today. “We are thrilled that Statewide Mortgage has chosen to expand right here in Louisville, as they serve an ever-increasing number of states across the region,” said Mayor Fischer. “We’re happy that Statewide Mortgage is growing, creating new jobs and investing in our city. I look forward to seeing their continued success and growth in the years ahead.” The planned 30,000-square-foot office building will replace…


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Meetings begin tomorrow on future of LouisvilleKY’s Urban Government Center

Louisville, KY., – In late August, residents and stakeholders of the neighborhoods surrounding the Urban Government Center attended a series of workshops hosted by Develop Louisville’s Office of Advanced Planning designed to gather community input on the proposed redevelopment of the Urban Government Center. Attendees offered suggestions on possible reuses of the 12-acre campus, which includes several buildings located at and around 810 Barret Avenue and a parking lot at 814 Vine Street. Louisville Metro Government has been relocating the occupants of the Urban Government Center, and the remaining occupants will vacate the space by the end of the year. The…


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LouisvilleKY home sales on the rise

Louisville Area Home Sales Up 6.6% and Average Price Up 3.0% Year-to-Date vs 2015 Louisville, KY (October 17, 2016) – The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors® (GLAR) reported year-to-date (YTD) sales up 6.6% compared the same time last year. Sales in September 2016 were up 7.7%, vs September 2015, with 1,600 homes and condos sold. The median price was up 4.8% YTD and the average was 3.0% higher YTD. In Jefferson County, the average price in September 2016 was $205,975 and the median was $167,000. For all MLS areas, the inventory of available properties was 22.5% lower than at the same time…


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LouisvilleKY marks pavement milestone

More than 100 miles paved this year Louisville, KY  – Mayor Greg Fischer and members of Metro Council are celebrating great progress on repairing or replacing worn out pavement on roads across Louisville. The celebration was held last week at the corner of Broadway and South 45th Street along Shawnee Park, where crews recently completed the city’s 100th mile of paving for 2016. This is the first time in nine years that Louisville has topped 100 miles of paving. The feat was last accomplished in 2007 when 104 miles were paved. The 2016 total is projected to reach 130 miles…


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Blaze Opens LouisvilleKY store today; free pizza tomorrow!

Nation’s leading build your own pizza restaurant continues local expansion Photos from Blaze’s Instagram page LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the nation’s leading fast casual, build your own pizza concept, announced today it will open a new location at The Paddock Shops in Louisville on Monday, October 10. Diners are invited to celebrate the opening with free pizza on Tuesday, October 11 from 11 am to 9 pm. Anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat will be eligible for a custom-built pizza on the house. The new Blaze Pizza, located at 4055 Summit Plaza Drive…


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LouisvilleKY neighborhood Named One of 15 Great Places in America by the American Planning Association

APA’s Annual List Recognizes 15 Great Neighborhoods, Streets, and Public Spaces Photos from American Planning Association’s website Washington, DC— The American Planning Association (APA) today named Old Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, as one of five Great Neighborhoods on the organization’s annual Great Places in America list. As part of National Community Planning Month, APA’s Great Places in America program recognizes streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces in the United States demonstrating exceptional character, quality, and planning—attributes that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire others around the country. The Great Neighborhoods, Great Streets, and Great Public Spaces of 2016 are places…


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Total Wine & More coming to LouisvilleKY’s Paddock Shops

Fine wine, beer and spirits superstore will donate percentage of wine sales from grand opening weekend to The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2016) — Total Wine & More, America’s largest independent retailer of fine wine, spirits and beer, has announced the opening of its first store in Kentucky. Located in the former Earth Fare location at the Paddock Shops, 4320 Summit Plaza Dr. #5, it will open to the public on Thursday, Oct. 6 with a grand opening celebration featuring live music, free wine tastings and special giveaways to the first 100 people in…


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LouisvilleKY’s first Kroger Marketplace is officially open in a much-needed area

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Photos by Eric Bentley Louisville, KY., – Being a South End girl, I must admit to a bit of cynicism when it comes to new development in our area. So when I heard a while back that Kroger would open its first Louisville-area Marketplace on Dixie Highway, I was like, “yeah, right. All we get are chicken restaurants and Walgreens.” Then the construction started. I actually became giddy at the thought of something this “fancy” so close to home. Apparently, so did my neighbors. That’s just before 8 a.m. this morning.  Pam and her three buddies were…