May 1, 2017

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...]

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...]

We’re #2….Another new honor for Louisville!

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That noise you hear is your waistline expanding!  The reason most likely… Fast Food! Have you noticed there’s a fast food restaurant on almost every Louisville corner? It’s not just by accident, remember there is a reason YUM Brands is headquartered here. Now according to a new survey commissioned by the website “The Daily Beast “ Louisville ranks second for the number of fast food restaurants based on a cities size. Independent data collector AggData totaled the number of fast-food … [Read more...]

From our did you know department!

iphone magazine

Did you know there was a magazine indexing iPhone apps? Oh yes just what you may have been waiting to see! 947 apps all under one cover for the one low price of $19.99. Wait Nineteen dollars and ninety-nine cents? Are they kidding? Has anyone at the publishing company heard of the Internet? Remember Google?  One click and hundreds of apps. Yet this magazine has already had 5 editions and appears to be raking in the bucks…but who is buying these magazines? Bob Sokoler is a former … [Read more...]

Louisville home sales for Januarry 2011

Tonight there is some encouraging news for Louisville homeowners. New Louisville home sales numbers for January 2011 show the number of homes going under contract up some 14% over January of 2010.  Not impressed, oh but you should be. Remember we had a first time and a move up buyers tax credit in effect last year. Add to that January weather was terrible! I can personally tell you it’s no fun slipping and sliding into and out of driveways and walkways. So 14% is a respectable number … [Read more...]

All you can eat Lobster.. takes you back to the 1960′s!

Lobster Feast an "All You Can Eat" dinner for Actors Theatre is an 'annual fundraiser. The event was held Saturday 1/29/2011 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. I went with my Kodak Zi8 camera. It's very portable but as I found out doesn't do well in low light. 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...]

All you can eat Lobster…No Kidding!

Lobsters

One of my favorite foods in the entire world is Lobster! I can just about eat my weight in the Crustaceans in one sitting. I’ve even mastered a unique way to get the meat out of a tail without having to do any cutting. So combine an all you can eat lobster event with a fundraiser for one of my favorite Louisville organizations, Actors Theater, and you have a win – win! That's the background and why I’m thrilled this Saturday is the annual 2011 Lobster Feast. This year the theme is Pop … [Read more...]