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Shelbyville KY Water

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 11:06pm. 1450 Views, 0 Comments.

shelbyville ky homes for saleWith the long hot & dry summer we’ve had, there has been an increase in complaints regarding the Shelbyville KY water. While we haven’t noticed anything negative in regard to our water supply, various persons in other parts of Shelby County aren’t happy.

The primary water source is a lake known as Guist Creek and persons have voiced concerns over taste and odor. The Shelbyville Municipal Water Company has been doing their testing regularly, and results for bacteria has been coming back negative.

They’ve made adjustments from their collection points to get away from algae that has formed in Guist Creek, but there is not much they can do about it. They consider it to be more of an annoyance, than a problem. Its safe to drink.

There is a plan…

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REMAX continues to grow

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 11:01pm. 999 Views, 0 Comments.

remax louisvilleDespite the perceived “soft real estate market” that is taking place across many parts of the United States (and even Louisville KY), REMAX has continued to grow its offices and increase market share. REMAX internationally has now hit the 7000 office mark – a mind blowing 2 short years after hitting 6000. A remarkable achievement to say the least. It goes to prove that no matter the conditions, or market, that quality professional real estate agents can still excel.

As of July 1st, 2007, world wide office breakdowns for REMAX are as follows:

Africa 186 offices

Australia 94 offices

Canada 654 offices

Caribbean 56 offices

Europe 1,508 offices

Middle East 9 offices

New Zealand 41 offices

Singapore/Pacific 2 offices

South…

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Buy Louisville KY Real Estate

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 10:55pm. 1126 Views, 0 Comments.

louisville buyers agentsBuy Louisville KY real estate NOW! There. I’ve said it. I can’t be more blunt or urgent in my recommendation.

People are always looking for the right indicators to know when to do a deal to make money.  In today’s market, there couldn’t be more indicators if someone was holding a gun to your head telling you to do a deal – and do it NOW!

If you read the USA Today newspaper on Friday September 21, you will see in the MONEY section many articles touching on what I’ve stated here on this site in my Fed Cuts Interest Rates a Half Point article that I wrote three days earlier on September 18.

On the front page, it says that the US Dollar has fallen sharply in value and is now at a record low against the Euro, and the Canadian Dollar has…

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Shelbyville Kentucky Tractor Pull

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 10:50pm. 2134 Views, 0 Comments.

homes for sale shelbyville kyIts like I’ve said, you can find everything from Opera & the orchestra all the way to tractor pulls in the Louisville KY metro area.

That being said, its Tractor Pull time!!

At the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Shelbyville Kentucky, there is going to be a Tractor Pull September 29, 2007.  Its a Diesel Hot Rod Association sanctioned event.  You should be able to see a lot of local competitors in the event as well as some pros that are on the tour.

If you’ve never been to one of these events, essentially its VERY heavily modified tractors that have had at least 1 drag racing engine put in it (some can have 5 or 6 engines turning out 10,000+ horsepower!).  They then hook these tractors up to big sleds, and put weight in them.  A typical…

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Free Car with Home Purchase in Louisville Kentucky!

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 10:44pm. 1344 Views, 0 Comments.

louisville ky real estateI’m sure you’ve seen the ads:

“FREE car with home purchase!”

With the negative perception that the media has been perpetuating regarding the real estate market nationally, this perceived sentiment is starting to move within the Louisville KY Real Estate market.  People are trying innovative ways to get their property sold.  From “free” upgrades, to more recently “free” cars.

Do you really think its “free”?  Of course not.  You are paying for it.  The question is, how much – and is it even a car/upgrade that you’d even want in the first place?

The only group of persons that I can see this type of promotion appealing to, are persons with marginal credit that want to be able to roll their car payment into the house…

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Fed Cuts Interest Rates a Half Point

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 10:42pm. 1095 Views, 0 Comments.

real estate louisville kyThe Federal Reserve cut interest rates much more sharply than expected. Most analysts believed 1/4 point was the most likely avenue for them to move – but in a stunning shocker, they cut it a full 1/2 point. The benchmark interest rate plunged from 5.25 to 4.75 percent.

The move was made to help buoy up the lagging housing market in many parts of the country as a result of over valuation and the subprime lending market that has been taking a beating, and to help stimulate the economy. The stock market moved up 335 points as a result of the news.

So, what does that mean to persons interested in Louisville KY Real Estate? Remember, Alan Greenspan just announecd his prediction that in a few short years, that interest rates will have reached double…

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Louisville Real Estate Market Is Improving

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 10:36pm. 862 Views, 0 Comments.

real estate louisvilleThe new stats are in for the week of September 16 2007. While many parts of the country are suffering through VERY tough real estate markets, the Louisville Real Estate market is improving.
Listings:

Residential (Single Family & Condo)

September 10- September 16

638

Last year same time

733

Solds:

Residential (Single Family & Condo)

September 2 - September 8

277

Last year same time

255

As you can see, listings are down from this time last year and sales are up from this time last year. This is a good thing. It is important to note however, that we're not out of the woods yet so to speak. Not all things are…

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Jeffersontown KY Gaslight Festival 2007

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 9:36pm. 888 Views, 0 Comments.

jtown real estateThe 38th Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival kicks off Sunday September 9, 2007 and lasts the entire week until Sunday September 16, 2007.

The first event to kick off the celebration is a 5k run/walk affectionately called Thunder Run to reflect the Kentucky Derby Celebration Thunder Over Louisville, and the last event for the week is a pipe smoking contest.

Other fun activities include a cornhole tournament, a parade, a balloon glow, and an arts & crafts festival.

Its a fun time for all ages and I highly encourage everyone to make an effort to attend this year’s Jtown KY Gaslight Festival 2007!

Be sure to check out Jtown homes for sale or to search the entire metro area visit Louisville KY homes for sale.

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Goshen Kentucky Ironman 2007

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 9:30pm. 1471 Views, 0 Comments.

Goshen KentuckyShortly after the Ironman competition that was held in the Louisville Kentucky metropolitan area, officials in Goshen Kentucky are planning for next year’s competition. While things went relatively smoothly, there are some areas of improvement. One of the competitors was injured at the intersection of US 42 and River Bluff Drive, when a van didn’t see a police officer directing traffic, saw the green light and ran into Tom Murphy.

There were more fans and spectators than was anticipated, and this resulted in them crowding into the road to cheer the competitors, but this caused them to move away from the crowds, and closer to oncoming traffic. Police installed barriers, and that seemed to help the situation.

There was still concern regarding La…

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