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Shelby County KY Chamber of Commerce New President

Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 12:36pm. 914 Views, 0 Comments.

shelby county ky chamber of commerce new presidentThe Shelbyville KY newspaper, The Sentinel-News, had an article in their Friday January 25 2008 edition, written by the new President of the Shelby County KY Chamber of Commerce.  In the article, it was re-iterated the Chamber’s mission statement which is to support commerce & promote growth in order to enhance life in Shelby County.

The President went on to emphasize the importance of communication.  Part of that communication effort that is being realized is by having an article from the Shelby County Chamber appear each month in The Sentinel-News called “Chamber Chat”.  Additionally, they have been requesting feedback from its members.  Last summer, there was a survey sent out and requested information for areas of improvement and…

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Shelbyville KY Real Estate Development Catalpagreen

Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 12:33pm. 7584 Views, 0 Comments.

shelbyville ky real estate developmentThe Shelbyville Kentucky newspaper, the Sentinel-News, had a good article in their Friday January 18 2008 edition regarding a new Shelbyville KY real estate development known as Catalpagreen.  The 120 acre project includes 239 units (175 single family homes, and 69 patiohomes) is located off Ardmore Lane and US 60.  The project is being developed by local Louisville real estate developer Canfield Development.  Canfield Development has done several developments within the Louisville real estate metropolitan area including Prospect, Jefferson County, and Oldham County.  Their reputation is generally well received.

The units for each of the homes for sale will have size ranges from 1200 sq.ft to 2400+ sq.ft.  Prices are currently estimated to be…

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New Homes For Sale in Louisville KY drop sharply

Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 12:23pm. 5399 Views, 0 Comments.

new homes for sale in louisville kyThe Wednesday January 23 2008 edition of the Louisville KY newspaper, The Courier-Journal contained an interesting article regarding that new homes for sale in Louisville KY are down significantly for the year 2007, and will be dropping sharply for 2008.

To review, if you look at the amount of building permits that were issued from 2005 through present, there is an approximately 35% decrease in the number of permits issued through 2007.  The specific numbers are as follows:

Jefferson County  2007   2098 permits issued

Jefferson County 2005   3212 permits issued

Oldham County 2007  610 permits issued

Oldham County 2005  358 permits issued

To cite a real example by looking at one of the largest regional new home builders in the…

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Luxury Louisville KY Condos – Fleur de Lis

Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 12:19pm. 2035 Views, 0 Comments.

luxury louisville ky condos fleur de lisThe Louisville Kentucky luxury condominiums  market is seeing some new activity.  A condo community known as Fleur de Lis condominiums is filling the niche of luxury condos located close to the amenities of downtown Louisville.  This higher end condo community has units priced currently between $240000 and $550000 which include several features ranging from 2 or 3 bedroom units that contain between 1100 and 2000 sq.ft of living area.

The real estate development is located very close to Louisville Slugger Field by Main & Preston Streets.

Of the proposed 82 units, 31 have already been sold.  There should be a model available for viewing by May 2008.  The units should be available for moving in by September (which should be just in time for the 2008…

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Louisville KY Golf Course Valhalla Improvements

Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 12:11pm. 1195 Views, 0 Comments.

louisville ky golf course valhallaThe Louisville KY golf course, Valhalla, has been making a lot of improvements over the past couple of years to make itself ready for the 2008 Ryder Cup to be held later this year in September.

Of the 18 holes, 13 of them saw substantial changes – 4 of which have new greens entirely.  Most of this work has been done since Valhalla hosted the 2004 Senior PGA Championship.

But more recently, Valhalla has been working quite steadily since October to make itself ready.  They’ve modified 3 of the newly rebuilt greens have been modified.

The course designer is Jack Nicklaus and his collective, and no changes were made without their approval.

The Valhalla Golf Course superintendent, Mark Wilson has stated that they are now finished with their…

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LaGrange KY Real Estate Sign Regulations

Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 12:07pm. 1498 Views, 0 Comments.

lagrange kentucky real estateThe Louisville KY newspaper The Courier-Journal had an interesting article today regarding LaGrange Kentucky real estate  sign regulations.  To bring everyone up to speed – last year in the Spring of 2007, the La Grange City Council approved and passed a new stricter sign and lighting ordinance that affected all properties within the community.

Its intent was to help preserve some of the charm and quaint feeling that this lovely area provides.  However, after almost a year of implementation, feelings have changed that the ordinances were perhaps too strict and restricted growth of possible new businesses in the area – particularly new small owned businesses.  Some of the restrictions included currently are a ban on electronic signs, internally…

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Shelbyville KY Real Estate Transfers week ending January 18 2008

Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 12:04pm. 8466 Views, 0 Comments.

shelbyville ky real estateAs always, for your convenience, please find the Shelbyville KY real estate transfers for week ending January 18 2008 as published by the Shelbyville KY newspaper, The Sentinel-News.  A few interesting points to note are that some of the luxury homes for sale in Louisville KY metropolitan area have started to move.  Several properties in the half million dollar plus range have sold this week.  Granted, most were horse farms for sale in Shelbyville Kentucky, but still its good to see some of the higher end properties beginning to break free from the Louisville real estate market.  Anyway, the Shelbyville KY real estate  transfers are as follows:

Tony & Reida Kerr – to David & Sheila Likes – tract 2 Catridge Acres – $70000

Winters Properties,…

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Shelbyville Kentucky Real Estate Transfers week ending January 7 2008

Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 12:00pm. 1423 Views, 0 Comments.

shelbyville kentucky real estateAs usual, we are posting this update of real estate deeds and transfers that were posted for the metropolitan Louisville real estate market.  The following are the transfers include transfers for Simpsonville, Shelby County KY, and Shelbyville Kentucky real estate:

Fremont Investment & Loan through Countrywide Homes Inc – to HSBC Bank USA NA – Lot 55 Cloverbrook Farms Phase 1 Section 1 – $1

Deutsche Bank, Franchella Gray, Ireesha Gray, – to Deustche Bank – lot 137 Cloverbrook Farms phase 1 section 1 – $1

MAC Mortgage, Marcus Deane – to GMAC Mortgage – lot 9 Rolling Ridge subdivision phase 1 – $1

Citimortgage Inc, Bonita Ashby, Benjamin Ashby – to Citimortgage Inc – lot 35 Glenview Estates – $1

Randall & Anya…

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Louisville KY Real Estate Market – Review of 2007

Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 11:57am. 1181 Views, 0 Comments.

louisville ky real estate marketIf you just read the national reports on how the real estate and homes market is faring across the USA, its mostly doom and gloom.  A record number of foreclosures, squeezing by the mortgage industry and tightening of credit along with the market falling in many real estate markets, has consumers believing that its a national pandemic for real estate right now.  Nationally, there was a decline in new home sales of 9% in November 2007.  Home sales overall are down 20%.  And the median sales price for home values has decreased by 3.3% from just a year earlier in 2006 with the home values median price being $210,000 for November 2007.

That being said, many of the markets that are seeing “hard times” currently – are the same ones that saw 30%…

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Louisville Real Estate transfers week ending January 11 2008

Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 11:53am. 2089 Views, 0 Comments.

louisville remaxAs we always do, for your convenience, the following are the Louisville real estate metropolitan area transfers for week ending January 11, 2008 for Shelbyville Kentucky as reported by The Sentinel-News:

Larry Cornwell – to Larry & Helga Cornwell – Tract 9 Agricultural Division Zenger Farm North divided – no consideration was noted

Norman & Barbara Allgeier – to Ellis & Lydia Lutes – tract 2C Elza Raisor Farm tract 2 redivided – no consideration was noted

Ellis & Lydia Lutes – to Norman & Barbara Allgeier – tract 6 agricultural division High Field – no consideration was noted

J. I. L. Development Co. Inc. – to John & Kara Owens – lot 49 Magnolia Place section II – $227000

Kenneth & Susan Yeager – to James Tucker &…

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