Archive | July, 2014

How we helped Paul with his mother’s real estate needs by working with her to get the job done

17 Jul

We were able to find the house that met our needs very quickly which we were pretty happy about. Todd did a really good job working with my mother and having the right conversations with her. He was very sensitive towards her and was able to help her transition.

-Paul Kleine-Kracht, Home Buyer


How we helped Rachel buy her dream home by working through the negotiation process

17 Jul

I found my dream home across the street from my mother’s house that was owned by an older couple going into a nursing home. They were pretty emotionally attached to it so there was a lot of back and forth and things they weren’t willing to do. Todd was very patient and always looked out for our needs.

-Rachel Abel, Home Buyer

A Buyer’s guide to Louisville real estate

7 Jul

I’ll help you buy or sell your home in Louisville, KY. If you’re looking to buy a home, I’ll help you pick the right home for you. If you’re thinking about selling, call me and I’ll tell you what price your home is most likely to sell for. Click here to search all available homes on my website.

When do you know it’s the right time to go and start looking for a new home in Louisville? It can be a difficult question to answer, but we have compiled a checklist of 5 important items  to help you decide if now is the right time for you to purchase a new home.

1. Have a set budget
When deciding to purchase a new home, this is a must. If you are currently renting in Louisville and want to stay around the same price range, you can find a comparable house in this market.Buying a home can be the same or cheaper than renting and it’s not going to throw your budget off. If you need a starting point with your budget, give us a call and we would be happy to help out.

2. Don’t worry about a big down payment
In the past, you used to need a sizable down payment in order to purchase a home. Today there are numerous down payment assistance programs that will help you minimize the cost.

3. Have a steady and stable job
It’s not always easy to have great job security in this economy, but if you have been at a company for more than 2 years, you are ready to start using that job as a way to give you leverage in terms of being able to purchase a home and cover payments.

4. Know your debts
Understanding what your debts are is key when purchasing a home.  If you are not sure what your debts are or where your credit score is at, we can help you with those so you can know what factors will work for you.

5. Be ready to make a commitment
No matter what the housing market does, you have to give yourself at least 5-7 years in a home before you sell. Long term commitment is key to home buying, as it is one of the more expensive investments you will make in your lifetime.

If you have any questions on this topic, or know anybody that is looking to buy or sell, don’t keep me a secret. It’s what I’m here to do and I would love to help!