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Louisville Open Houses April 20 21

#OPENHOUSELOUISVILLEHere is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend. Be Sure to consult with your Realtor if these homes are actually OPEN this weekend, or, CALL ME if you do not

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Buyer Demand Surging As Spring Market Begins

Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market BeginsLast fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like

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Are Low Interest Rates Here To Stay

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie

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Homeowners Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House

Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your HouseEvery month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases their Seller Traffic Index as a part of their Realtors

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3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A HomeIf you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at

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Open Houses Louisville This Weekend April 13 And 14

#OPENHOUSELOUISVILLEHere is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend. Be Sure to consult with your Realtor if these homes are actually OPEN this weekend, or, CALL ME if you do not

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Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling Begins To Stabilize

Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to StabilizeThe percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far

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Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong For Years To Come

Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to ComeThere has been a lot written about millennials and their preference to live in city centers above their favorite pizza place. Some have even gone so

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Why PetFriendly Homes Are In High Demand

Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High DemandOne of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that

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What To Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In

What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire InAs more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether they should sell their homes and move has become a hot topic. In

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Open Houses Louisville This Weekend April 6

#OPENHOUSELOUISVILLEHere is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend. Feel free to check out our Featured home too! Location for the featured PropertyBe Sure to consult with your Realtor

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3 Graphs That Show What You Need To Know About Todays Real Estate Market

3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate MarketThe Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a

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Looking To Upgrade Your Current Home Nows The Time To MoveUp

Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up!In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be 

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Homebuyers Shouldnt Worry About 2008 All Over Again

Homebuyers Shouldn’t Worry About 2008 All Over AgainLast week, realtor.com released a survey of active home shoppers (those who plan to purchase their next home in 1 year or

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5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring

5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!Here are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Index from the 

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Open Houses Louisville This Weekend

#OPENHOUSELOUISVILLEHere is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend. Feel free to check out our Featured home too! Location for the featured PropertyBe Sure to consult with your Realtor

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How To Put Your Housing Cost To Work For You

How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for YouThere has been a lot written about the benefits of homeownership. One benefit that continues to rise to the top is the added wealth homeowners gain simply

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Data Says April Is The Best Month To List Your Home For Sale

Data Says April is the Best Month to List Your Home for SaleThe spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates

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The Enormous Divide Between The Headline And The Truth

The Enormous Divide Between the Headline and the Truth “I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of

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Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership

Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership!According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $3,143 this year

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20 Tips For Preparing Your House For Sale This Spring

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring Some Highlights: When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are

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Join Our Team

Looking to jump-start a new career or transition from your existing one?The Hoagland Real Estate Group at RE/MAX Premier Properties is looking to add a full-time agent to our growing team.If you

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Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately PTSI

Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)?In today’s real estate market, with more houses coming to market every day and eager buyers searching for their dream home, setting the right price

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Do 46 Million Millennials Know They Are Mortgage Ready

Do 46 Million Millennials Know They Are Mortgage Ready?Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as part of attaining the

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What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House

What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a

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Want To Increase Your Familys Wealth Heres How

Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How!Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s.

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Homeownership Is A Cornerstone Of The American Dream

Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream “The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.” The famous quote attributed to Mark Twain can apply to homeownership in the United

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7 Things To Avoid After Applying For A Mortgage

7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage!Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new

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Whats Going On With Bidding Wars

What’s Going On with Bidding Wars?In a strong seller’s market, like the one we have experienced over the past few years, bidding wars are common and expected. This makes sense! A

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4 Reasons To Buy A Home In The Spring

4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the SpringSpring has sprung, and it’s a great time to buy a home! Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to

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Why An Economic Slowdown Will NOT Crush Real Estate This Time

Why an Economic Slowdown Will NOT Crush Real Estate this TimeLast week, the National Association for Business Economics released their February 2019 Economic Policy Survey. The survey

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2 Reports That Say Now Is A Great Time To Sell

2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to SellHeading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge.The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year

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How To Have A Unique Open House

How to Have a Unique Open HouseAccording to the National Association of Realtors, total inventory has been growing for six months straight, as has the number of buyers

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The Housing Market Will Spring Forward This Year

The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year!Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to

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No Worries Home Prices Coming In For A SOFT Landing

No Worries… Home Prices Coming in for a SOFT LandingHome prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another dramatic correction.

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Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low

Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for 2019.

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What Are The Benefits Of Becoming A Homeowner

What are the Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner?Every family has a list of important dates. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pet adoptions…and the list goes on. For 64.4 percent of

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How Can I Increase My Familys Net Worth

How Can I Increase My Family’s Net Worth?Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social groups.

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3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Crash

3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing CrashWith home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is important to remember

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Why A Normal Market Is Just What We Need

Why A Normal Market is Just What We NeedThe housing market has been hot for a while now. Homes have been flying off the shelves as fast as they have been listed. Buyers have been competing in

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2019 Will Be A Great Year For Buyers AND Sellers

2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND SellersMany homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their

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Millionaire To Millennials Dont Get Stuck Renting A Home Buy One

Millionaire To Millennials: Don’t Get Stuck Renting A Home… Buy One!In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials are making is

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Where Did Americans Move In 2018

Where Did Americans Move in 2018? Some Highlights: Every year United Van Lines conducts their National Movers Study by tracking their customer’s movement state-to-state

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First Comes Love Then Comes Mortgage Couples Lead The Way

First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage? Couples Lead the WayAccording to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once

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Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever

Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than EverStudy after study shows that no matter what generation Americans belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their

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How To List Your Home For The Best Price

How To List Your Home for the Best PriceIf your plan for 2019 includes selling your home, you will want to pay attention to where experts believe home values are headed. According to the latest 

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Thinking Of Selling Your House This Is A Perfect Time

Thinking of Selling Your House? This is a Perfect Time!It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off 

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5 Reasons To Love Hiring A Real Estate Pro

5 Reasons to Love Hiring A Real Estate ProHighlights: Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions

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How To Get A Better Perspective On Affordability

How to Get a Better Perspective on AffordabilityHeadlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are

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The KonMari Method Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For SaleOne of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices

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One More Time You Do Not Need 20 Down To Buy A Home

The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have

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Whose Mortgage Do You Want To Pay Yours Or Your Landlords

There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your

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5 Reasons Homeowners Throw The Best Super Bowl Parties

Highlights: Watching the big game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages. There’s more room to entertain a large crowd, and you don’t have to worry about complaints to

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Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased In Value

Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their homes. Recently, the 2018 Houzz & Home Study 

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4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family Wealth

4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family WealthRecently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in

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Is Student Loan Debt A Threat To Homeownership No

Is Student Loan Debt A Threat to Homeownership? No!Over the course of the last thirty years, a shift has happened. An entire generation has been raised to believe that a college education is their

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Why Now Is A Good Time To Sell

Why It Makes No Sense to Wait for Spring to SellThe price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by the theory of ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an

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Why You Should Consider A Competent Agent To List Your Home

Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate

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Homeownership Still Remains A Big Part Of The American Dream

The Importance of Homeownership to the American DreamFor centuries, people in this country have seen homeownership as part of the American Dream. Whether they were born here or immigrated from

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You Should Hire A Professional For Your Next Move

The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side MakesIn today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a

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Homes Are A Bargain Compared To Historic Norms

Last Chance! Homes are a Bargain Compared to Historic NormsA loaf of bread used to be a nickel. A movie ticket was a dime.  Not anymore. Houses were also much less expensive than they are now.

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Buying A Home Before 35 Helps With Building Wealth

Buying a Home Young is the Key to Building WealthHomeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute 

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From A To B To Contract

Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale.

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Interest Rates Across Time

The Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to

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Interest Rates Have Taken A Dip

Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay?Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned

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Two Tips To Get The Most Money For Your Home

Want to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home? Use These 2 Tips!Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that

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What You Should Know About Buying A Home In 2019

Excited About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What to WatchAs we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you are thinking of finally

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Highly Recommended Before You Sell Your House

Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects

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Belief In Homeownership As An Investment Is Far From Dead

Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from DeadFollowing last year’s real estate market was like riding a rollercoaster. The market started off strong in 2018 and then softened

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Selling A Home

Selling a home can be a difficult task for even the most seasoned of sellers. There is so much that goes into the process of placing a property on the housing market. First, the owner needs to get

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