central kentucky: Home Improvement Must be Done Well if you Hope to Sell - 10/29/12 10:39 AM
Home Improvement Must be Done Well if you Hope to Sell.
I often have shown homes in which the seller has decided to make some improvements but their good intentions and hard work did not accomplish what they had hoped. In fact often it does just the opposite. It is my opinion that if you cannot do home repair well then do not do it at all. The areas where poor craftsmanship is most often glaring is in the kitchen and the bathrooms. These are two places that you want to make sure you finish with great care. If you are … (2 comments)

central kentucky: Tips for Home Buyers in Central Kentucky - #1 - Don't Try to Predict Future Prices - 12/06/11 05:20 AM
Paul's First Tip for Home Buyers in Central Kentucky NO PERSON OUTSIDE OR INSIDE THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY HAS A CRYSTAL BALL.   Trying to predict when prices will have reached their lowest point is like dropping a ball from the same height onto a myriad of different surfaces and expecting it to always rebound the same.  Dropping a ball into a feather bed and onto a marble surface will get extreme differences in the rebound.  There are extreme differences in the housing market around the nation, there are extreme differences in each state, extreme differences in each county, extreme differences in … (0 comments)

Rector Hayden's December report shows that we are continuing to have an abundant market of homes for sale in Central Kentucky.   The blue line neat the top is the number of homes on the market.  The green line are the pending sales.  The red bars are the homes that have sold. With interest rates hovering around four percent, prices in many communities as low as they have been since 2003 this is THE TIME TO BUY!  Buying  home in Central Kentucky right now is a great option.  I helped a buyer get agreement today on a home that is only … (0 comments)

central kentucky: Giant Brainlike Fruit that Smells Like an Orange Discovered in Wilmore! - 10/26/11 10:15 AM
Osage Orange A fruit shaped like a brain that smells like an orange.  What could it be? In walking a property yesterday that I hope to list soon I discovered a very unusual fruit?  I immediately came home and started doing some research on the internet. This fruit is not like any other.  It is adorning my kitchen table while I wait to introduce it to my grandchildren. A found a bunch of good web pages that explain the history of this fruit. This one seems the most scientific. This "brainlike fruit" seems so baffling.  Why is it so huge?  Why … (3 comments)

central kentucky: Thank You Rector Hayden Realtors - 01/08/10 01:22 PM
Reflections on My First Full Year in Lexington working with Rector HaydenBefore I started thinking of moving to Lexington I would see all these Rector Hayden signs in peoples yards and I assumed they must be some large realtor east of the Mississippi.When our first grandchild Sam was born we began to think seriously of moving to Lexington so I began searching for homes on LBAR.  My searching was again dominated by Rector Hayden listed homes. Initially I wasn't interested in working with a large realtor but I have a friend who pointed out an agency with that kind of market … (0 comments)

central kentucky: Confidence or Confusion - 05/27/09 01:57 PM
This morning I read an article about how consumer confidence is improving. 
This comes on the heals of having talked with two business men in Lexington yesterday that are about to file bankruptcy.  These are not men who speculated in the stock market or leveraged the equity in their homes.  They simply did business as usual and the business slowed down so much they cannot pay the bills.
I came home yesterday worried for these men and worried for my community.  My confidence in the economy took a nose dive yesterday and I am feeling much more a sense of confusion.

Helping seller and buyers understand the value of the land they buy or sell is my passion. My work as a real estate agent is fulfilling because I am passionate about negotiating value. Sellers, let me help you maximize the value of your land even if it is just a small front yard. Buyers I will help you find a place even in the middle of Lexington that can help your family build a wonderful home. Give me a chance to look at your home, your land, your garden and I will give you some great ideas on how you can enhance the presentation of your home with a very small budget.




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