January 18, 2018

August 2008 Sales numbers for Louisville Kentucky


New home sales numbers for the month of August indicate there might be some light at the end of the housing slump tunnel! Home sales for the month of August were down 36 percent from a year ago. That’s actually better than July 2007 to 2008 where sales were off 44% from the year before.  There is more good news when you look at the median sales prices of homes. The median price was down less than 1% from a year ago. In July 2008 the median price had dropped 4% from a year before. Remember the … [Read more...]

What helps our marketing of a home stand out?

Homeowners need to have the best possible marketing for their home in these slower times. We've found our Videos really help do the job. Hoping to help other Realtors, I'm posting this video to help explain some of our success.  For more information go to www.weselllouisville.com. … [Read more...]

Louisville Kentucky Homes Sales drop in July!

First the good news, new numbers just out for home sales in Louisville Kentucky for July 2008 show only a 4.4% drop in sales prices from July 2007. Though a concern for local homeowners, there is comfort in the fact some cities are seeing 30-50 percent drops in home values. Louisville’s’ slight drop in home sales prices is tied directly to two problems: 1)      The number of homes on the market (10,912 as of August 1 2008). That number is high because of the number of foreclosures … [Read more...]

Has help really arrived for 1st time home buyers?


You may have heard that on Wednesday, July 30, President Bush signed the recently-passed housing legislation (H.R. 3221) into law.   The new first-time homebuyer tax credit went into effect immediately upon the President’s signature.  What is all means to consumers is still being questioned. Some are hoping the credit will convert  ”Just looking, thanks” home browsers into purchasers.  But no one is really sure at this moment. Here are some items we do know: 1) The legislation has … [Read more...]

The flood gates have opened.

The number of showings of our homes and buyers looking for homes started increasing in June. But as of July 1, the flood gates opened, at least for our Medley Sokoler Team at RE/MAX Properties East  in Louisville Kentucky. I’m not sure why, maybe it’s because families are trying to find a home and get settled before school starts, maybe it’s a return of some faith in the economy. Whatever the reason we’re back to sales levels of 2006 and I could not be happier. Of course all that could … [Read more...]

Louisville Named The Most Livable City In America!


Stop the presses! If you've ever muttered the words "WHO ME..Live In Louisville Kentucky", be prepared to eat your words. According to a report in the Courier Journal Newspaper, "The U.S. Conference of Mayors has awarded Louisville first place in its annual City Livability Award competition." The best part about the award, Louisville won the large city category beating out cities like Las Vegas, Seattle and Orlando.  According to Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, “The U.S. Conference of … [Read more...]

Looking For A Ray Of Sunshine On A Cloudy Day

Spurred on by news reports of gloom, doom and rising gas prices. Generally,  the news is not good for Louisville Kentucky area home sales. Anyway you slice or dice it there’s no getting around the fact that home sales have slowed down from May of 2007. The number of homes that were actually sold in May 2008 compared to the same time last year was down 21% (see raw number below from The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors). The number of homes that went under contract in May 2008 … [Read more...]

You have to see 3705 BRISTOL OAKS DR

  You have to see 3705 BRISTOL OAKS DR from Bob Sokoler on Vimeo. Walk in the front door and we think you’ll be impressed. From the open living room to the dining room and into the kitchen this home has been completely updated. Speaking of the kitchen, inside you’ll find hardwood floors ceramic tile countertops, there's a center island as well. The bathrooms have been updated, the back den cozy with a gas burning stone fireplace and built-in book shelves. All the paint colors and flooring … [Read more...]

Audubon Park for less than you might imagine!

  Audubon Park for less than you might imagine! from Bob Sokoler on Vimeo. Priced to sell in Audubon Park! This 3 bedroom 1 bath home has plenty of room for a growing family. The living room features a gas burning fireplace. The 2 bedrooms on the main floor are good size and the 3rd bedroom on the second floor is large. The basement is finished, there’s a work shop and has a large picture window looking into the large fenced in back yard. This home is close to Downtown, U of L and walking … [Read more...]

Spread out and enjoy life at 155 BARBARA SUE

Spread out and enjoy life at 155 BARBARA SUE from Bob Sokoler on Vimeo. Spacious Brick home situated on over 1 acres lot. … [Read more...]