real estate: Cruising By Oxmoor Mall on Shelbyville Rd - 09/09/17 10:15 AM
Lyndon and St. Matthews
Good news? Shelbyville Road is known for slow moving traffic in the Lyndon area and the St. Matthews area of Louisville, KY. So, why is that good news? Because it's a sign of the enduring popularity of the area!
Great Shopping and Great Access to Highways
Some of the best shopping in Louisville is concentrated right where Shelbyville Rd intersects with I-264, which is just a short hop to I-64 and I-71. Mall St. Matthews, Oxmoor Mall, Shelbyville Road Plaza and many other shopping centers are concentrated in the area.
Hospitals and Medical Offices
Some of the premier hospitals of Louisville are located … (14 comments)

real estate: Attractive Landscaping for Louisville Office Buildings - 08/13/17 03:14 PM
Attractive landscaping for office buildings makes a more pleasing work environment, increases client satisfaction, and creates goodwill within the overall community.
When employees and company owners drive and walk up to their workplace and are greeted by beautiful landscaping and flora, they can't help but feel a little better about their day. Pretty flowers and sculpted shrubs create a pleasing environment and can have a calming effect to offset the ups and downs of running a business.
When clients and customers arrive at a place of business that is tastefully adorned with appealing landscaping, their first impression increases the respect for the place of … (7 comments)

real estate: And the times they are a changin' - said Bob Dylan in 1964 - 01/18/15 10:37 AM
What is going on in the real estate industry?
In 1964, a youngster named Bob Dylan (fka Robert Zimmerman) from Hibbing, Minnesota wrote a song "The Times They Are A Changin' " 
That would be over 50 years ago. Fifty. Five-O. Half a century.
Rings true today, more than ever. And the pace of change is getting faster by the minute.
And in real estate, it is "change or die," figuratively of course.
Distressed sales are down, equity sales are up. Buyers used to hammer down prices, now they're chasing multiple offer bids. Houses used to linger on the market for months. Now they're gone in … (6 comments)

real estate: Getting contradicting advice about short sales - who should you listen to? - 03/23/11 02:59 PM
You are in a financial bind. You ask people for advice. Did you notice many give advice even though…
Some have vested interests. Some don’t see the full picture, only their narrow area of expertise. Some wear expensive suits but have never done a short sale, and think that short sales are too good to be true. Some sincerely want to help but don’t know the reality of short sales and how to avoid foreclosure. Some can’t imagine your emotional or financial position. Who are the people who give you advice about avoiding foreclosure and minimizing the damage to your financial … (12 comments)

real estate: Short Sale vs. Foreclosure. Behind on Payments in Louisville? You Have Options - 11/07/10 02:19 PM
A short sale is a dignified solution to foreclosure and has many benefits to you, the homeowner.
Foreclosure or Short Sale: Understand the Differences Underwater on your mortgage? Facing foreclosure? Avoiding foreclosure through a short sale can have many benefits for your future financial stability.
A short sale is a dignified solution to foreclosure.
There are many benefits to a short sale vs. a foreclosure, including
Credit issues Deficiency judgment issues Shorter time to qualify for a new home loan And many more... Click here for a free report on the differences between short sales and foreclosure.
If you are … (2 comments)

real estate: A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words. The Right Price is Worth a 1,000 Pictures. - 09/22/10 03:05 AM
It would be nice to always have professional pictures and videos of each listing.
But frankly, what sells the house faster; pictures or price?
I list the house at the right price.
What impresses the next potential client; samples of beautiful pictures or low days on market until a buyer is procured?
I often list houses that were previously listed for 6 months to 3 years with other agents. The sellers hand me gorgeous old listing packets rife with beautiful pictures.
The seller probably chose their previous Realtors based on the beautiful marketing material. The problem is the seller then put … (7 comments)

real estate: Caution: Moving Out Of Your Home In a Short Sale May Cost You Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars - 08/26/10 11:43 PM
This is a little known fact and an alarming truth. There is a natural tendency to flee the house ahead of the foreclosure storm. However, vacating the house may invalidate the seller’s eligibility to have the shortfall on their debt wiped out forever.
OK, so what does that mean?
Step by step:
A short sale happens when the lender allows the seller to sell the house for an amount short of the amount owed. The difference between the total amount owed and what the lender gets when the house sells is called “shortage”, “shortfall” or “deficiency”. In an ideal short sale, … (6 comments)

real estate: Angry Neighbors Calling The Short Sale Realtor To Cut The Grass - 08/15/10 03:07 PM
Short Sale listing agents get these calls all the time. The sellers have moved out and don’t have the resources to get the grass cut.

The grass gets out of control and the neighbors start calling the listing agent.

The tirades usually go;
“You’re the agent, you need to cut the grass!” “We’ll call the health department on you!” “You’re lowering the value of the neighborhood!” I try to explain that without me, the short sale listing agent, the house would sit abandoned for a year in a full foreclosure cycle, which would bring the values down even more. I am … (49 comments)

 
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