November 26, 2014

October 2011 Louisville Home Sales – UP!

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 … [Read more...]

The Real Estate Sky is NOT Falling!

Despite record temperatures and fear of a faltering economy, Louisville Homes going under contract for the month of July 2011 actually increased almost 11 percent from the year before (see data below). The numbers may be artificially low for July of 2010 because many homebuyers had purchased a home earlier in the year thanks to federal tax incentives. Still the trend from year to year shows some positive signs. For example the July 2011 homes going under contract numbers are only off 2.5 … [Read more...]

Looking for a new place to eat? Try ap Crafters Kitchen and Bar

You have to hand it to Louisville entrepreneur Tony Palombino. His newest creation “ap Crafters Kitchen and bar” (ap stands for Antony Palombino) is packing in crowds at Westport Village after only a couple of weeks in operation. The restaurant has done no advertising during their soft opening, (it’s all word of mouth) and the word has been mouthwatering food at reasonable prices in a friendly atmosphere! If you’re new to Louisville you need to know that Tony is the brain behind a … [Read more...]

Louisville’s Home Sales Market out performs much of the nation!

If you’ve followed home sales reports around the nation you know the housing recovery is see-saw at best. But the new Louisville numbers for May 2011 of homes going under contract show some encouraging signs. We’re up 6% over May 2010 and that’s quite an accomplishment! Remember in April 2010 we had just completed the first time buyer $8,000 and move up buyer rebates. So you could make the argument that May 2010 was a bad month for home sales because anyone in the market to buy a home … [Read more...]

Texting while driving – Pass this along and save a life

Our blog posts are designed to keep you up to date on Louisville Real Estate market trends and the latest news on  our Medley Sokoler Team. BUT THIS BLOG post is different! It's about a subject that hits close to home for many of us. Like many, I have tried TEXTING WHILE DRIVING. After seeing this video my texting while driving days are over! I'll be sending this to our kids, you may want to consider sending it to people you love and care about! We want to be your … [Read more...]

Mouth on fire!

Hot Wings

Like Spice? Heat? Burn? Endorphin Rush? I thought I could handle anything Louisville served up. I was wrong… boy was I wrong! Beef O’brady’s has kicked my rear with their New Nuclear Hot Wing Sauce! Sure it starts out find… one..two..three.. but by the time you hit 10 you feel it. The Sauce is apparently made with ghost peppers…Ouch! Try them.. but be prepared to say uncle! Bob Sokoler is a former Anchor/Reporter turned Louisville Realtor 7 years ago in Louisville Kentucky. You can … [Read more...]

Louisville Home Sales – May 2011 – By Bob Sokoler – www.weselllouisville.com

Louisville home sale numbers from April 2011 compared to April 2010 are down 17% and homes going under contract are down 44%. But don’t let the numbers fool you; remember tax credits last year artificially accelerated home sales. This year we’re looking at terrible weather, rising gas prices and an economy that still hasn’t stabilized. Yet despite the numbers, mother nature and uncertainty, homes are still going under contract and being sold. There are more people out now looking for … [Read more...]

Learn about Louisville Real Estate the easy way

google-alerts

How do you spend your time on the computer? Work? Surfing? Exploring? Learning? With two words I’m about to show you a way to do what ever you do on the computer and kick it up a notch or two. Save time, get more out of your computer with “Google Alerts”! Never heard of them? It’s simple and yes, Free! The alerts are a way for you to have Google actively and continually look for whatever interests you and bring the information back to you! The process is fairly straightforward and … [Read more...]

Encouraging signs for Louisville home buyers and sellers

New Louisville Kentucky home sales numbers for March 2011 show some promising signs. The number of homes sold last month was down 10% from March 2011. Ok, you may be saying “down 10%... that’s promising”? Heck yes… remember March 2010 saw large numbers of first time and move up home buyers in the market skewing home sales up for the first 6 months of 2010. The number of homes going under contract was also positive for home sellers. Even with snow, cold temperatures and rain for a … [Read more...]

This could change your life!

I have been inspired by a TV Commercial! I know that sounds crazy but sometimes something comes out of no where and hits you! This commercial will take 2 minutes of your life.. but if I'm correct it will change your perspective on your family, your work and your life! Bob Sokoler is a former Anchor/Reporter turned Louisville Realtor 7 years ago in Louisville Kentucky. You can learn more about Bob, his Team and Louisville Real Estate at www.weselllouisville.com … [Read more...]