Louisville Real Estate

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What’s wrong with this Louisville Real Estate picture?

It’s happening all around the country and someone, somewhere needs to step in and stop it! Lending institutions and appraisers are out of control and our government is only making the problem worse! As a realtor in Louisville Kentucky I see the problem every day but it’s just got worse. We have buyers coming in from out-of-town and need to buy a home. In fact we were out with them this weekend and looked at least 10 homes. Their pick was a foreclosure that had a number of small problems but nothing that couldn’t be fixed. Naturally the realtor handling…


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Don’t waste your money seeing Bunraku!

I don’t usually spend time reviewing movies. I’m making an exception because I need to warn you about the biggest waste of time an money on a movie called Bunrake. Let’s face it, there’s not much at the box office these days and my wife Norine and I were looking for a little entertainment on a Saturday night. So we rented several films today and the results were less than spectular. Bunraku has some pretty good names in it: Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson. It’s The story of a young man who spent his life searching for revenge…


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Why I hate AT&T

If you live or work in Louisville Kentucky near the Hurstbourne and I 64 area you may be experiencing problems with your AT&T phone! In fact, come to think of it , if you live or work in the United States you may be experiencing problems with your AT&T phone! I’m frustrated, I’m angry, I feel that AT&T has let me and others down and I’m tired of it! I had the chance to get out of my At&T contract when Verizon picked up the iPhone and then when Sprint picked up the iPhone but like a jerk I figured…


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Own a Louisville home? Wonder if you’re under water?

New Louisville Home Sales Numbers for October 2011 show an encouraging trend. The number of homes that closed last month increased 10.7 percent over the year before. Additionally the number of Louisville homes going under contract last month increased by 11.7 percent (see raw data below). On the negative side of this month’s report, the number of days a Louisville Home sat on the market in Louisville increased 6.6 % from  90 days on average in October 2010 to 96 days in 2011. Most importantly for Louisville home owners the average price of a Louisville home slipped almost 4% between…


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Trader Joe’s Opens In Louisville – No Ba-Tampte Peppers!

You would have thought someone was giving away free food! Packed isles, hard to find parking spots and smiles on the faces of people going into and coming out of the new Trader Joe’s store at 4600 Shelbyville Road. It’s rare the opening of a grocery store brings out the hoards of people seen today but that really speaks to the power of a much-celebrated national chain that has a reputation for being a little wacky! Their arrival in Louisville has been no secret, we wrote about the rumors Trader Joe’s was coming to Louisville back in January. The ground…


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Read this only if you like fluff news!

Our blog has contained lots of hard news lately and since it’s Friday I thought I’d lighten it up! Every once in a while you see something so simple, yet so amazing you say why didn’t I think of that! Well not quite as impressive as the i-phone or ipad is the “Dusa Butter me up”! What’s even better about this is you can make one with the stuff you have lying around at home. How many times have you buttered a year of corn to find little consistency in the butter on the corn. Several weeks ago I was…


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I Love The New iPhone 4s

I’ve been underground the past few days trying to absorb the Apple changes from OS to iPods to Phones. I’m afraid I’m still learning, but one thing is for sure, any fears that the new Apple iPhone 4s would be a disappointment are gone. Apple hit a grand slam home run with this new phone. Yes there were problems upgrading to the new software for many of us. But that was because of a major overload on apple servers. I pre-ordered my phone last week and sure enough watched it ship from China on Monday with UPS and make is…


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Is the new Apple iphone 4s a flop? Not a chance!

The question has been answered! The Apple 4s iPhone is already an amazing success. In the first 12 hours of online ordering Apple says 200,000 4s’s had been purchased. They’ll ship next week and hopefully be in our hands by release day next Friday, October 14, 2011. Try to order online now and the ship date has changed to 1 – 2 weeks. Pre-Orders of the Apple 4s iphone began online at midnight October 7, 2011 Pacific time.  By morning the apple website had slowed to a crawl. By mid afternoon part of the order site was down. A quick…


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Steve Jobs will be missed!

The Apple website main page tonight says it all: “Steve Jobs 1955-2011”. For those of you reading this post on an Apple product we owe a debt of gratitude to the creativity, brilliance and vision of Steve Jobs. Even those of you reading this on a PC or other technology platform can see a small part of Steve’s vision in front of you. Because of the advances made by Steve at Apple and the competition it created our world has become smaller, more informed enjoyable and in the palm of our hands. Many words will be written about Steve Jobs…


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Louisville Home Sales Show Small Gains for September

Ford employees transferring to Louisville may be playing a small part in keeping Louisville homes sales moving upward! The number of Louisville Homes going under contract in September 2011 was up 4.8% over September 2010. Additionally the number of homes that sold and closed during the same period was up 15%. On the surface those numbers are encouraging, but remember last year at this time we were still suffering from the tax credit whiplash. Many people who were going to buy during the 2nd and 3rd quarter of 2010 jumped in the housing market early to take advantage of the…