houses: Is the Listing Price Important? - Searching for Facts not Opinions in Lexington Kentucky - 02/02/10 12:57 PM
The purpose for these next series of articles is to research how the original listing price does or doesn't affect the selling price of a home.   We read and hear Realtors consistantly arguing that setting a high price will usually lead to a low selling price. Is that true here in Lexington?  When I do listing presentations I show my clients how listing prices correlate to selling prices in their area.  However to my knowledge there is no systematic study of that correlation in Lexington.

My goal over the next 10 days is to look carefully at the primary … (0 comments)

houses: Impervious Surfaces - Progress or Destruction? - 01/24/10 08:14 AM
Destructive Progress - An Oxymoron "LFUCG - Lexington Fayette Urban County Government owns and operates a sanitary sewer system, which includes two major wastewater treatment plants, serving a population of almost 250,000. It also owns and operates a separate storm sewer system that collects urban storm water. Inadequacies in LFUCG’s sewer systems’ infrastructure and management programs have resulted in unlawful discharges of millions of gallons of untreated sewage, known as sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs), into streams in the Lexington/Fayette County area and increased pollution levels in urban storm water."  This is a paragraph borrowed from the EPA  in March of 2008. … (0 comments)

houses: Is it Possible Really to Buy or Sell a "Home?" - 01/21/10 11:57 AM
Can you really buy or sell a home? Neither this world nor any of its place is an "environment."  And a house for sale is not a "home."  Wendell Berry. p.19  of "The Mad farmer Poems"    I have been thinking about how we use the words home and house.

First, some ways we use "home" that are nonsense with "house."    We can "go home" but we don't "go house."   We can feel "at home"  but we don't "feel at house." We refer to "home baked foods" but not "house baked  goods."   We "write home" about our … (4 comments)

houses: The Real Estate and Food Connection - 01/21/10 04:49 AM
"We still (sometimes) remember that we cannot be free if our minds and voices are controlled by someone else.  But we have neglected to understand that we cannot be free if our food and its sources are controlled by someone else.  The condition of the passive consumer of food is not a democratic condition.  One reason to eat responsibly is to live free."  Wendell Berry, "Bringing it to the Table, On Farming and Food" , page 229
What does this quote have to do with real estate?  I am going to write about that question.  My goal is to help … (2 comments)

houses: Another Good Deal - 06/07/09 12:47 PM
I just picked up a contract for a buyer that was accepted without change by the sellers. 
These first time buyers had tried twice to get a home that they liked but were not willing to pay what was close to the asking price.  After doing the comps on both of the previous properties it was obvious they were not close to market price. 
It was a long journey for my buyers but it was well worth it to see how excited they were to find their dream home at a reasonable price.
On more than one occasion I had a negative thought like "is this really … (0 comments)

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