House Hunting? Find Your Just-Right Size Home

Are you ready to start looking for your perfect home? How much house do you want/need? Houzz.com has a great article with tips on how to find the right sized house for your family.



Are you ready to find your perfect house in Louisville?

Search current houses for sale in Louisville here.

Then give me a call… I’d love to help!

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX Connections
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

Portland: Louisville’s Next “It” Neighborhood?

Fancy a stroll? Local entrepreneur and so-called “Maestro of East Market Street” Gill Holland has turned his attention to Louisville’s Portland neighborhood, saying he envisions a “stroll district” cropping up in Portland’s future.

Holland, famous for the Green Building in NuLu, purchased a former school building in Portland in 2013 and revealed plans for a massive investment project to revitalize the historic Louisville neighborhood, saying in an interview with the Leo Magazine that, “I’ve had an interesting time explaining to investors that we’re not looking to make a quick buck, that we’re investing in the future.”

His vision is reminiscent of Bardstown Road, East Market Street, and Frankfurt Avenue: a wanderer’s paradise of shops, cafes, and small businesses.

Other local business-owners have also turned their attention to Portland and the West End, including Karter Louis, owner of Hillbilly Tea. Louis recently decided to open another location of his restaurant in Portland, citing his attachment to West Louisville as one of the reasons for his decision. “There’s an undercurrent happening there,” he said. “I’m rallying everybody. I think it can be golden.”

The home to many historic, pre-Civil War buildings, Portland hosted a thriving working class community at the turn of the 20th century, but the city’s famous 1937 flood and a second high flood in 1945 destroyed portions of the neighborhood and drove many middle class families out of the area. Today, a flood wall protects Portland and its residents from future flooding.

Home prices in Portland are currently some of the lowest in Louisville, but may be on the rise as revitalization efforts take hold. The neighborhood is home to many of the small shotgun houses for which Louisville is known.

Want to join the movement? Get in on the ground floor while home prices are still low! Call me, I’d love to help.

— View Homes for Sale in Portland

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX Connections
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist


Portland Points of Interest:


The Portland Museum

Tim Faulkner Gallery
1512 Portland Ave
Louisville, KY 40203

The Portland Art & Heritage Fair: Art & Photography Exhibition
Saturday, October 11, 2014
2215 Portland Avenue, Louisville, KY, 40212

Hey Louisville, where do you get your Christmas trees?

Hey Louisville, where do you get your Christmas trees?

This is the perfect opportunity to SHOP LOCAL! I don’t know where the ‘Big Box Stores’ get their supply of Christmas trees but I know for sure that when you buy from a local Kentucky farm, it is sure to be LOCAL. What better way to support our small Kentucky businesses than buying directly from the farmer?

Here’s a list of Kentucky Christmas Tree Farms:

Kentucky Christmas Tree Farms

Baldwin Farm
1113 Tates Creek Rd Richmond, KY 40475

Barker’s Christmas Tree Farm
1470 Deer Haven Ln Lexington, KY 40509

Cathole Bend Plantation Christmas Tree Farm
Cathole Bend Rd  Lancaster, KY 40444

Christmas Memories Tree Farm
4890 Keene Rd  Lexington, KY 40513

Evergreen Junction Tree Farm
10340 Shaw Hess Rd  Alexandria, KY 41001

Hartman Tree Farm
870 Old Tram Rd  Bowling Green, KY 42101

Hawn Gap Tree Farm
Hawn Branch Rd Bimble, KY 40915

Hilltop Tree Farm
8023 Mt Zion Church Rd  Philpot, KY 42366

Hutton-Loyd Tree Farm
Big Run Rd  Wallingford, KY 41093

Kovalic’s Christmas Tree Farms
487 Ecton Rd  Winchester, KY 40391

Meyer Christmas Trees
24619 Tom Evans Rd  Borden, IN 47106

Leota Christmas Tree Farm
1903 S Finley Firehouse Rd  Scottsburg, IN 47170

Pine Ridge Tree Farm
3701 Valley Creek Dr  Pendleton, KY 40055

Sundance Farm
700 Parvin Rd Irvine, KY 40336

Yuletide Tree Farm
3925 Old Boonesboro Rd  Winchester, KY 40391

Werkmeister’s Christmas Tree Farm
966 Clarks Ln  Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Nieman’s Tree Farm
Thomas Nieman 5100 Sulphur Lane Lexington, KY 40509

This list is courtesy of kychristmastreefarms.com.

Time to go find my perfect Christmas tree!
Have a great Wednesday!

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX 100
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

Remodeled Home for Sale in Louisville’s Germantown

Remodeled Home for Sale in Louisville’s Germantown Neighborhood

Great location between Louisville’s Highlands and Downtown which is perfect for commuting by bike, car or bus.

New Kitchen with granite counters, large backyard, separate laundry room, remodeled bath. Large rooms make this house seem larger. The house is over 80% finished at this point (Early Nov) and any new owner can customize the interior color for every room in the house.

House for sale in Louisville

House for sale in Germantown, Louisville, Ky

House for sale in Germantown, Louisville, Ky

House for sale in Germantown, Louisville, Ky

 

Call me for a private showing of this great house in Germantown, Louisville

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX First
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

Are Real Estate Agents Salesmen or Consultants?

Are Real Estate Agents Salesmen or Consultants?

I stopped by Kingsley Meats in Louisville last night to pick up some seafood for dinner and noticed a table set up with a young gentleman sitting behind it who was asking people as they walked in the door if they would like to fill out a form to win a $100 Gift Certificate, no obligation.

I said, sure why not!   While I was filling out the form, he started a very canned sales presentation that included the dreaded “one answer trap” question that I hate so much.   You know, when a salesman asks you a question that there is only one answer for like “Do you like to save money”?   The question is not only a trap but it is also super insulting in my opinion.

Louisville Real Estate, Bruce Moore, RE/MAX First

I just glared at him and he went on with his sales pitch (This one was for the Louisville Courier Journal newspaper) and I cringed as I filled out the form because he continued asking more of these types of questions.  Eventually I walked away and felt like I had just been conned.

I noticed that other people’s reaction was the same way as he hit them up with the same sort of canned presentation.   I watched and listened and noticed how people walking in the store were in a good mood but their mood turned sour after having to listen to him.

How is this related to Real Estate Sales?    Well it is not really.  Except that many Realtors use this tactic to gain new clients.  Realtors should be your consultant working alongside you to make sure you make good sound decisions based on professional knowledge.  Sure, real estate agents have to make commissions but not based on forced sales.

Louisville Real Estate, Bruce Moore, RE/MAX First

After all, as a Realtor, I am hoping to  eventually sell that house you are buying so I have a vested interest in your happiness with my services.

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX First
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

REMAX once again Number One in Louisville!

RE/MAX agents once again have the lions share of the
Louisville real estate market!

Real Estate Market Share 2013 in Louisville Kentucky

 

Ready to find your perfect home in Louisville?  Get the best service with a RE/MAX agent.
Call me…. I can help!

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX First
Louisville, Ky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

Lots of fun stuff going on in Louisville this weekend!

It never ceases to amaze me the many interesting and fun events we have here in Louisville at any given time. Music, art, street festivals….

Look at all the goings-on this weekend alone!

19th Annual Belknap Festival
Oct 11 – 12th
Historic Douglas Loop

Louisville Festival
Photo Courtesy of ‘Week in the Highlands’

 

The Flea Off Market
Rescheduled for this weekend due to the weather
East Jefferson Street in Louisville
Food trucks, art, craft …a great festival

Festival in Louisville
Photo courtesy of The Flea Off Market

 

Harvest Homecoming
Just across the river in New Albany, Indiana
Huge annual festival with lots of great food and vendors and rides

 

What to do, what to do?
Have fun this weekend!

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX First
Louisville, KY
502-640-6861

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent

Just ran across this great poster showing exactly why you should hire a Realtor to buy or sell a home.  Credit goes to The KCM Blog.com

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent, Bruce Moore, Realtor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call me! I can help you find your perfect home!

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX First
Louisville, Ky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

What does all that real estate jargon really mean??

We’ve all seen the yard signs. “Waterfront Property!” ….. “Charming” … “Convenient Location”. But does it really mean what you think it does? Waterfront property… a lovely lake right outside your wrap-around porch? Or maybe it means the backyard floods.

We all take some liberties and embellish, don’t we? That fish was how big? And yes, we Realtors are sometimes guilty of the same. Hey, we have to sell all kinds of houses, right? The good, the bad and the ugly. But, this list is just for fun… so please don’t take it as gospel!

“Diamond in the rough” … Needs way too much work

“I’m beautiful inside” …. Butt-ugly on the outside

 “Don’t curb appraise” … See #2

“Perfect for a walk-out basement” … Goat property

“Endless possibilities” …. Needs a bottomless checkbook

“Cozy” … Tiny!

“Charming” … Tiny!

“Great Starter Home” … 4 walls and a roof but not much else

“Low maintenance Yard” … Dirt

“Unique” … More butt-ugly

“Move in ready” … Very outdated, shag carpet anyone?

“Convenient location” … Backs up to I-65

Again, just for fun. Ready to go out and find your own “Diamond in the Rough”? Call me, I’ll find the perfect house for YOU!

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX First
Louisville, Ky
502-640-6861
ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist
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