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February 2021: Oldham County KY Real Estate Market Summary

February 2021: OLDHAM COUNTY MARKET SUMMARY

February 2021: Oldham County Market Summary

We're back for another monthly Oldham County real estate market summary. We have seen some changes since January 2021. Absorption rates continue to dip (number of available homes during a given period of time divided by the number of homes sold) and so do the number of homes on the market. We saw an increase in average list price in Southern Oldham County from January 2021 to February 2021 as well. Overall, we are still seeing record low inventory and are in a seller's market. 

Let’s take a look at the February 2021 findings: 

SOUTHERN OLDHAM COUNTY

February 2021 February 2020
Absorption Rate 0.73 2.17
Average List Price $621,570 $410,237
Median List Price $579,500 $379,450
Average Sale Price $332,720 $341,738
Median Sale Price $268,490 $295,500
New Listings 16 43
Sold Listings 29 35

NORTHERN OLDHAM COUNTY

February 2021 February 2020
Absorption Rate  1.02 2.9
Average List Price $858,304 $674,969
Median List Price $449,000 $446,948
Average Sale Price $356,960 $337,060
Median Sale Price $289,750 $270,000
New Listings 37 53
Sold Listings 28 30

If you have any questions about the Oldham County real estate market, feel free to contact the Hollinden Team.  Thinking about selling your home? Find out how much it's worth with our free and instant market report

Source: Greater Louisville FlexMLS 

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January 2021: Oldham County KY Real Estate Market Summary

january 2021: OLDHAM COUNTY MARKET SUMMARY

January 2021 Oldham County Real Estate Statistics

January brought us frigid temperatures and record low housing inventory. Looking back at our January 2017 Oldham County Real Estate Statistics blog, it shows how low housing inventory is now. Inventory is typically low most the time in winter but this year is lower than average.

In January 2017, the absorption rate (number of available homes during a given period of time divided by the number of homes sold) for Northern Oldham County was 3.81 and 1.65 for Southern Oldham County. In January 2021, the Southern Oldham County absorption rate was 0.81. Wow! On the other hand, the absorption rate is actually lower in Northern Oldham County now (1.04) than it was in 2017.  

Comparing January 2020 to January 2021, you'll see below that the average list prices are up. The number of new listings in Southern Oldham County are down compared to 2020. In Northern Oldham County, new listings are up just a tad from last year.

Let’s dive into our January 2021 findings: 

SOUTHERN OLDHAM COUNTY

January 2021 January 2020
Absorption Rate 0.81 2.48
Average List Price $590,551 $419,471
Median List Price $537,250 $361,975
Average Sale Price $320,488 $338,303
Median Sale Price $295,000 $310,000
New Listings 43 42
Sold Listings 35 19

NORTHERN OLDHAM COUNTY

January 2021 January 2020
Absorption Rate  1.04 2.91
Average List Price $987,176 $650,052
Median List Price $594,475 $449,950
Average Sale Price $446,741 $411,174
Median Sale Price $392,000 $345,000
New Listings 28 59
Sold Listings 23 23

If you have any questions about the Oldham County real estate market, feel free to contact the Hollinden Team.  Thinking about selling your home? Find out how much it's worth with our free and instant market report

Source: Greater Louisville FlexMLS 

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299 Samples Rd, Waddy, KY 40076

299 samples way, waddy, Ky 40076

299 Samples Rd, Waddy, KY 40076

Welcome to 299 Samples Road! This beautiful 15-acre property is ready for new owners to love it just as the previous ones did. When you drive down the long private driveway, you'll see a house to the left and the outbuilding and garage to the right. The large outbuilding has a one bed one bath apartment. The large garage is currently being used as a workshop. 

299 Samples Rd, Waddy, KY 40076

When you enter the two bedroom and two full bathroom home from the large wrap around porch you will find an open floor plan with beautiful vinyl plank floors through the whole main level. The kitchen and living room area are open to one another, making a great flow for entertaining. The kitchen also includes on-trend countertops, cabinetry, and lighting. 

299 Samples Rd, Waddy, KY 40076

The primary bedroom is off to one side of the house that is large with a walk-in and reach-in closet and a large primary bath. The primary bathroom includes a modern dual sink vanity and ample cabinets for storage.

299 Samples Rd, Waddy, KY 40076

On the opposite side of the home is another large secondary bedroom with a large closet. As well you will find a hall bath with a standup shower and at the rear of the home, there is a large laundry room. The laundry room includes a sink and cabinets for storage. 

299 Samples Rd, Waddy, KY 40076

Walk down the steps to the lower level that features a nicely finished office space with the rest of the square footage ready to be finished to your desire. There is also another roughed in a full bath and multiple storage rooms.

299 Samples Rd, Waddy, KY 40076

The views this property offers are absolutely stunning with rolling hills and mature trees. Sit on the back deck with your morning coffee and enjoy the nature that surrounds you. Call today for your private tour before this slice of paradise off the beaten path passes you by!

299 Samples Rd, Waddy, KY 40076

For more information on this Waddy KY home for sale or to set up your private showing, call the Hollinden Team at 502-429-3866.

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December 2020: Oldham County Market Summary

December 2020: OLDHAM COUNTY MARKET SUMMARY

December 2020: Oldham County Market Summary

Happy New Year! The December 2020 Oldham County market summary is in!

Compared to our November report, housing inventory remained low. The average cumulative days on market continued to drop from November 2020. Overall, there has been a 20.5% decrease in the number of active listings in Northern Oldham County in 2020 compared to 2019. Southern Oldham County saw an 8% decrease in total active listings from 2019 to 2020.

The absorption rate (number of available homes during a given period of time divided by the number of homes sold) continued to dip compared to November 2020. This shows us we are still in a seller's market. As we move into the spring, we should see an increase in listings as the spring and summer is when most homeowners sell their home.

Let’s take a look at our findings for December 2020: 

SOUTHERN OLDHAM COUNTY

December 2020 December 2019
Absorption Rate 1.02 2.57
Average List Price $459,461 $436,808
Median List Price $367,000 $379,950
Average Sale Price $399,948 $334,284
Median Sale Price $337,500 $309,000
Average CDOM 27 63
Medium CDOM 10 26

NORTHERN OLDHAM COUNTY

December 2020 December 2019
Absorption Rate  1.31 3.11
Average List Price $1,034,744 $714,602
Median List Price $594,475 $496,500
Average Sale Price $382,522 $349,899
Median Sale Price $387,000 $292,000
Average CDOM 46 111
Median CDOM 8 49

If you have any questions about the Oldham County real estate market, feel free to contact the Hollinden Team.  Thinking about selling your home? Find out how much it's worth with our free and instant market report

Source: Greater Louisville FlexMLS 

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9509 National Turnpike, Fairdale, KY 40118

9509 national turnpike, fairdale, ky 40118

9509 National Turnpike, Fairdale, KY 40118

Welcome to 8509 National Turnpike! This charming 976 sq ft, 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom home in Fairdale is priced to sell. When you arrive at the home, you'll notice the cozy screened in porch. This would be the perfect place to have your morning coffee or relax with a book. The lot is flat which is perfect for playing outside or entertaining. There is also a carport and fenced yard. 

9509 National Turnpike, Fairdale, KY 40118

The first floor of the home includes the living room, kitchen, laundry, and full bathroom. The kitchen and living room are open to one another, creating a great flow for entertaining. On the second floor, you'll find two bedrooms.

9509 National Turnpike, Fairdale, KY 40118

For more information and additonal photos of this home for sale, call the Hollinden Team at 502-429-3866. We would love to give you a private showing! 

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November 2020: Oldham County KY Real Estate Market Summary

November 2020: Oldham County market summary

Oldham County KY Market Summary

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the real estate market is still reporting record-breaking growth. Mortgage rates remain low and the demand for housing inventory is high. We are currently still in a seller's market, making it a great time to sell your home, even in the colder months.

Let's take a look at some of the key market statistics comparing November 2019 to November 2020 for Northern and Southern Oldham County.  The absorption rate (number of available homes during a given period of time divided by the number of homes sold) has dropped. Because buyers are moving much faster than last year to beat out the competition, you will see a major drop in cumulative days on market (CDOM). With high demand and record low inventory, we also saw an uptick in median list and median and average sale prices in Northern Oldham County and Southern Oldham County. Also, the average sale price in Northern Oldham County increased by $229,420!

Check out the full rundown of Oldham County real estate market statistics below.  

southern OLDHAM COUNTY

November 2020 November 2019
Absorption Rate 1.09 2.75
Average List Price $471,528 $477,011
Median List Price $422,450 $390,000
Average Sale Price $354,736 $319,134
Median Sale Price $311,000 $288,900
Average CDOM 39 73
Medium CDOM 15 55

northern Oldham County

November 2020 November 2019
Absorption Rate  1.54 3.52
Average List Price $968,262 $738,842
Median List Price $589,000 $495,000
Average Sale Price $401,154 $428,642
Median Sale Price $367,000 $361,750
Average CDOM 45 114
Median CDOM 7 45

Looking to find your next home in Oldham County? Check out our list of all homes for sale in Oldham County. Thinking about selling your home? Find out how much it's worth with our free and instant market report

Source: Greater Louisville FlexMLS 

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3319 Dell Rd, Jeffersontown, KY 40299

3319 dell rd, jeffersontown, ky 40299

3319 Dell Rd Jeffersontown, KY 40299

Welcome to 3319 Dell Rd! This charming cape cod is move-in ready and includes 4 bedrooms and a full bathroom. Conveniently located in the Jefferson Height neighborhood in Jeffersontown, this home is located close by plenty of restaurants and bars (Jtown Beach, Recbar, Feast BBQ, Barcelona Bistro Bar, Royals Hot Chicken, and more) and less than two miles from a Walmart and Kroger. Tully Elementary School is also only two blocks away. 

3319 Dell Rd Jeffersontown, KY 40299

Enter the home and the living room is to the left and the staircase to the right. This home features gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the home. The living features can lighting and netural paint colors. The beautiful fireplace in the living room is an amazing centerpiece to your holidays...who doesn't want Santa to fill their stockings hung up by the fire?! The kitchen features stainless steel appliances. 

3319 Dell Rd Jeffersontown, KY 40299

The dining room is a perfect place to entertain since it goes directly out to the deck. To finish out the main floor, there are 2 bedrooms & the full bath.

3319 Dell Rd Jeffersontown, KY 40299

Upstairs has two good-sized bedrooms with some fun storage. The house has been freshly painted. There is a screened-in porch (Wait till you see the barn wood shiplap!). The appliances all remain, including the washer & dryer. The basement isn't finished but is plumbed for an additional bath and there's a spot for a possible fireplace.

3319 Dell Rd Jeffersontown, KY 40299

For more information and additonal photos of this home for sale, call the Hollinden Team at 502-429-3866.

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1320 Winter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204

1320 Winter ave, louisville, ky 40204

1320 Winter Ave Louisville, KY 40204

Welcome to 1320 Winter Ave in the Highlands! This area has a lot to offer including several bars, local-owned boutiques and specialty stores, great parks, and plenty of restaurants. This beautiful 4 bedroom and 2 full bathroom home in the Highlands is completely remodeled and ready to move-in!

Walk up to the home and you're greeted by a glass front door. Once you've entered the home, you'll notice the beautiful hardwood floors, updated light fixtures, and netural paint colors.  

1320 Winter Ave Louisville, KY 40204

1320 Winter Ave Louisville, KY 40204

The first floor features the living room with a fireplace, remodeled kitchen (granite and tile backsplash), formal dining room, two bedrooms, and a full bathroom.

1320 Winter Ave Louisville, KY 40204

1320 Winter Ave Louisville, KY 40204

The second floor offers two additional bedrooms, a full bathroom, and the laundry room. Some of the upgrades include new exterior vinyl, doors, roof, Thermopane windows & concrete sidewalk in the rear parking, hardwood floors, fresh paint, updated fixtures, spray foam insulation, deck, and all new plumbing and electrical throughout the house.

1320 Winter Ave Louisville, KY 40204

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12504 Lilly Ln, Louisville, KY 40223

12504 Lilly ln, louisville, ky 40223

12504 Lilly Ln

Welcome to 12503 Lilly Ln! This gorgeous 2719 square foot home has been completely remodeled with a new addition added. This home is being offered for it's appraised value of $305,000.

12504 Lilly Ln

Walk in and you're greeted by a stunning eat-in kitchen that includes an abundance of cabinets with soft close doors, granite countertops, and new stainless steel appliances. There is plenty of space for a large kitchen table. This home features netural paint colors, giving you flexibility when choosing color pallettes and decor. 

12504 Lilly Ln

Continue through the first floor, you'll find the family room with wood burning fireplace and a ceiling fan. Also on the first floor, there is an additional room that can be used for an office or additional dining, 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms and a large bonus room. 

12504 Lilly Ln

Moving to the second floor, you'll find the large master bedroom with a walk-in closet and full bathroom. 

12504 Lilly Ln

The backyard is spacious and features a nice size deck, perfect for entertaining. 

For more information on this home for sale, call the Hollinden Team at 502-429-3866. Want to stay in the know about real estate deals in Louisville? Sign up here

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9802 Spring Pointe Ct, Louisville, KY 40229

9802 Spring pointe ct louisville, ky 40229

9802 Spring Pointe Ct

Welcome to 9802 Spring Pointe Ct! This home's price was recently reduced and the sellers are very motivated! This adorable 3 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom Spring Falls in the 40229 zip code home has plenty of curb appeal! Walk in the front door and you'll enter into the foyer. The staircase to the second floor is straight ahead and there is a dining room and living room on either side.

9802 Spring Pointe Ct

The kitchen offers ample cabinet space and plenty of countertop room for cooking and entertaining. A closet will be added to first floor office to become an official third bedroom. Hardwood floors in entry, office, first floor bathroom and kitchen.The second floor includes two bedrooms with ceiling fans and a full bathroom. In the basement, there is an unofficial bedroom with a half bath attached.

9802 Spring Pointe Ct

The back of the home is perfect for entertaining! There is a large sunroom and a nice deck with a spacious backyard. There's a large shed in the back for storage and well as a 2 car detached garage. The home also features replacement windows, newer HVAC, and newer water heater and convenient location.

You'll want to see this home in person! Want to set up a private showing? Call the Hollinden Team today at 502-429-3866.

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3700 W Highway 22 Crestwood, KY 40014

3700 W Highway 22 Crestwood, ky 40014

3700 W Highway 22

Welcome to this stunning historic home - Eden Hall Farm in Crestwood! Built in 1845, this immaculately maintained 175 year old Greek Revival Estate is a rare find in Oldham County. When you drive down the long driveway you'll appreciate the perfectly manicured landscaping and stately entry once you arrive at the home. Walk inside the home and you're greeted by a luxurious staircase with a study/library on one side and a formal living room on the other.

3700 W Highway 22

The oversized great room is attached to the kitchen which offers ample space for entertaining and plenty of room for a large kitchen table. The first floor also includes the dining area, living room, full bathroom, and laundry.

3700 W Highway 22

Moving to the second floor, you'll find the master bedroom, master bathroom, as well as two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom. The upstairs bedrooms are large and include a fireplace. The master bathroom is large as well and includes double vanity, bathtub, ceiling fan, and stand up shower. 

3700 W Highway 22

On the property, you'll also find a large guest house with attached garage, a building set up as a machine shop with 3 phase power, a wood shop in the barn with a massive storage room off the backside of the barn, and a stocked pond. The guest house includes a bedroom, full bathroom, living room, great room, kitchen, and laundry.

This home is truly one-of-a-kind and a must-see. Check out the virtual tour, video, and additional pictures of this stunning home. For more information on this Crestwood historic home for sale, call the Hollinden Team at 502-429-3866.

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1600 Persimmon Ridge Dr Louisville, KY 40245

1600 Persimmon Ridge Dr Louisville, KY 40245

1600 Persimmon Ridge Dr

Welcome to 1600 Persimmon Ridge Drive! This one owner, custom-built home has so many features to offer and it sits on over two and a half acres with beautiful landscaping! When you walk into the beautiful entry from the massive front porch, you are greeted with a wide-open view of the formal living, formal dining, and great room. With hardwood floors and 10' ceilings these areas are great for entertaining.

1600 Persimmon Ridge Dr

The great room also features a floor to ceiling stone fireplace and custom built-ins as well as an attached half bath. Next to the great room is a large eat-in kitchen with built-in appliances and custom cabinetry. Behind the kitchen is a back stairway that leads to the second floor and further down is a large laundry room and access to the oversized 3 car garage.

1600 Persimmon Ridge Dr

On the opposite side of the home, you will find a large master suite with attached sitting room. The master bathroom features dual sinks, a separate jetted tub, walk-in shower, and 2 large walk-in closets! When you go up either the formal stairway or the informal stairway to the second level, you find a very well laid out 4 bedroom design to accommodate guests or family. There are also 2 full baths on this level attached to the bedrooms. In addition to the bedrooms, there are also multiple storage closets and a very large bonus room being used as a music room currently.

1600 Persimmon Ridge Dr

In the basement level of the home, you will find a large family room with a kitchenette and bar area. There is also another bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and an office as well as another half bath. The basement also has a very large workout room and crafting area. There are also multiple storage closets and the basement walks out to a big covered and screened-in porch.

1600 Persimmon Ridge Dr

Additional features of the home include built-in speakers throughout the whole home, video surveillance inside and outside, the entire yard has irrigation, whole home water softener, filtration system, natural gas fireplaces as well as a gas grill hookup on the back deck. The home has many upgraded trim features including lots of windows seats and the home was constructed out of 2x6 stud walls for better support as well as better insulation value. Call today to get your private tour setup and visit this beautiful property.

Check out the virtual tour of this property here. For more information on this Persimmon Ridge home for sale, call the Hollinden Team at 502-429-3866.

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1610 Eskridge Ln, Louisville, KY 40216

1610 Eskridge Ln Louisville, KY 40216

1610 Eskridge Ln

Welcome to 1610 Eskridge Ln! This adorable home off of Manslick Rd. in the Cloverleaf neighborhood is renovated and ready for new owners!

1610 Eskridge Ln Louisville, KY 40216

Walk in and you're greeted by a large great room, perfect for creating a nice sitting area for entertaining or lounging. The paint in the great room and throughout the home is a neutral gray color. The floors are also new throughout the home and versatile to almost any color pallette, making it eays to move in and add your own personal touch without some of the extra work.

1610 Eskridge Ln Louisville, KY 40216

Moving into the kitchen, the space offers gray cabinets, new stainless steel appliances, and updated countertops. There's plenty of cabinet space for all your dishes and cookware, as well as counterspace for cooking. 

1610 Eskridge Ln Louisville, KY 40216

Leaving the kitchen and moving to the bedrooms and bathroom, you'll notice that all the doors are new. The first bathroom includes an updated vanity as well as modern gray and black tile in the shower. The second bathroom offers the same modern gray vanity as well as a tub. The bedrooms are spacious for plenty of furniture. To complete this newly renovated home, the AC unit and hot water heater have also recently been replaced. 

Lastly, you can find a nice detached two car garage in the backyard so you don't have to worry about scraping snow off in the winter!

For more information on this Cloverleaf home for sale, call the Hollinden Team at 502-429-3866. Want to stay in the know about real estate deals in Louisville? Sign up here

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8112 Saint Andrews Village Dr Louisville, KY 40241

8112 Saint Andrews Village Dr Louisville, KY 40241

8112 St Andrews Village Cir, Louisville, KY 40241

Welcome to 8112 St. Andrews Village Drive in St. Andrew Village patio homes in Louisville KY. This condo has numerous updates, including new paint and flooring throughout with hardwood floors in the main living areas, beautiful textured carpet in the bedrooms, and Carrara marble tile in the wet areas. All of the interior doors and fixtures have been updated, including some unique and stylish lighting.

8112 St Andrews Village Cir, Louisville, KY 40241

Enter this three bedroom and two full bathroom patio home, and a well-lit foyer immediately greets you. From the entrance, you are led into the spacious living room area. The living room features vaulted ceilings, a well-appointed gas burning fireplace, motorized curtains, and a trendy drum pendant light fixture. The living room is spacious enough to arrange furniture in a way that will create a nice conversational area. Two French doors are in the living room to provide access to the four seasons room for more entertainment space and includes a HUGE fan.

While in the living room, you will notice the neutral gray paint color throughout the home. This color allows new owners to play around with just about any color palette they choose. Two accent walls are painted a yellow tone that beautifully complements the neutral gray tone. This color palette was carefully chosen to reflect modern-day color schemes. 

8112 St Andrews Village Cir, Louisville, KY 40241

Directly in front of the living room is the eating area. The eating area, living room, and kitchen are open to one another, creating a nice flow when entertaining. The eating area features  stylish lighting and vaulted ceilings. The eating area flows into the fully updated kitchen.

The 10-10 kitchen features beautiful GE Cafe' Series Stainless Steel appliances, Italian made Verona double oven with gas range, and a convenient pot filler. The beautiful backsplash stretches to the ceiling! There is also a custom buffet with glass cabinets above. Lighting will never be an issue in this kitchen as there are two pendant light fixtures, as well as can lighting lining the kitchen. The colors in the kitchen are a neutral gray palette, allowing the owners to personalize with just about any color scheme they please. The large 2 car attached garage is off the kitchen and laundry area and includes a pull-down stair for attic storage. 

8112 Saint Andrews Village Dr, Louisville, KY 40241

Exit the kitchen and walk down the hallway, and you will find the bedrooms. The first bedroom features neutral paint color, vaulted ceilings, and an updated light fixture. Through French doors, you can access the full bathroom that includes double vanities, plenty of cabinetry, and access to the walk-in closet. The second bedroom also has neutral paint color, updated light fixture, and vaulted ceilings. 

8112 Saint Andrews Village Dr, Louisville, KY 40241

Like the two bedrooms, the master bedroom offers vaulted ceilings, neutral paint color, and a chic light fixture. The master bathroom is quite impressive with floor to ceiling tile, modern mirror and light fixtures, and a gorgeous walk-in shower. 

In addition, the condo is located by Standard Golf Club. This condo is conveniently located off Brownsboro Road (Hwy 22). For grocery shopping, there is a Kroger down the street.

For more information on St. Andrews Villages patio homes for sale, call the Hollinden Team at 502-429-3866. Want to stay in the know about real estate deals in Louisville? Sign up here

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5814 Montfort Ln, Crestwood, KY 40014

5814 Montfort Ln, Crestwood, KY 40014

5814 Montfort Ln, Crestwood, KY 40014

Welcome to 5814 Montfort Ln in beautiful Crestwood! This meticulously maintained Croftboro Farms ranch is a one owner home that's looking for new owners to love it the way they did. Croftboro Farms is an established neighborhood located off Highway 22.

Pull up to this brick walkout ranch, and you'll notice the gorgeous corner lot with rolling hills and mature trees surrounding it. If privacy is what you're looking for, this home is for you. This home is perfectly situated on a quiet dead-end street on a total of 1.29 acres.

5814 Montfort Ln, Crestwood, KY 40014

Walkthrough the front door and a spacious great room greets you with vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling stone fireplace. You can access the formal dining room from the great room. The formal dining room is also attached to the eat-in kitchen, creating a nice flow for entertaining. The kitchen features ample cabinetry and a bar sitting area.

5814 Montfort Ln, Crestwood, KY 40014

Also on the first floor, there are two more bedrooms, a hall bath, and the master suite with its own attached master bath and large walk-in closet.

5814 Montfort Ln, Crestwood, KY 40014

On the lower level, you'll find a beautifully updated walkout basement. The family room features updated flooring and a cozy fireplace. The basement also includes an office area, 4th bedroom, and bathroom. Walk out the double glass doors and you'll find an outdoor sitting area and spectacular views of the backyard.

Other features of this home include an oversized 2.5 car garage, newer roof, newer HVAC, updated electric panel, some new windows, beautiful landscaping and is turnkey ready for the new owners!

Ready to go see this stunning Crestwood home in person? Give the Hollinden Team a call at (502) 429-3866 or contact us here

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Should You Sell Your Home in the Winter?

Reasons to Sell Your Home in the Winter

Should You Sell Your Home in the Winter?

We’ve heard it time and time again. “Should I wait until spring to list my home?” The answer is you could, but why wait? Although every season has its benefits when it comes to selling your home, the winter benefits are unique. We’ll cover some of the top reasons to list your home in winter so you can decide if it’s worth listing your home when temperatures drop.

Less Competition

We all know that springtime is filled with competition from other home sellers. Although there’s sometimes fewer buyers in the winter, the lack of inventory will help give you a competitive advantage. According to Dave Ramsey, nearly 93% of all buyers start their home search on the Internet. Unlike the warmer months, online real estate databases won’t be flooded with listings so that you’re likely to receive more exposure.

Job Relocations

Companies often relocate employees during the first quarter of the new year. What does this mean for home sellers? You’ll have a guaranteed group of people looking to find a home quickly. The bonus to that is that companies often offer their relocating employees a credit for moving expenses, sometimes making for a better offer. Plus, relocating buyers typically have a short time frame to find somewhere to live, bringing in more serious buyers to purchase your home.

Potential for a Higher Sales Price

Inventory will be much lower in the winter, giving buyers fewer options for their next home. With fewer homes to choose from and less competition, buyers may be likely to make a full asking price offer.

More Serious Buyers

Keep in mind that you might get more showings in the warmer months, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the buyer is serious. Often, spring/summer will bring some potential buyers that are casual looking but not totally ready to make the move. Who wants to brave through frigid temperatures and snow to look at homes? Buyers in the winter tend to be a little more serious and on a tight deadline. 

Sell Your Home This Winter With the Hollinden Team

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505 Sturbridge Pl Louisville, KY 40245

505 Sturbridge Pl Louisville, KY 40245

505 Sturbridge Place

Welcome to 505 Sturbridge Place! This Locust Creek beauty is priced below June 2019 appraised value. The owners lived in this lovely home just a few months before being relocated out of state for a dream job. They are looking for new owners to love this home just as much as they did!

505 Sturbridge Place

Once you arrive, you'll notice the curb appeal. Built in 2016, this home has been beautifully maintained. The front of the home offers a covered porch, perfect for a patio chair or two and a cold beverage in the warmer months! Walk through the double front doors, and an open floor plan greets you. To the left is the formal dining room, and straight ahead is the great room with coffered ceilings and multiple windows to let in plenty of natural light.

505 Sturbridge Place

The great room flows gracefully into the kitchen, making the perfect layout for entertaining. The kitchen offers a neutral palette, so you can add pops of color and decor that perfectly fits your style. Open to the custom kitchen is an attached hearth room, a perfect extension for your gatherings. The hearth room offers a stunning fireplace for those chilly nights and built-in shelves and cabinets. From the hearth room, you can access the private screened-in porch with ceiling fan. There is a mudroom area off of the side entrance with built-in cubbies, as well as a half bath/powder room, and laundry room on the first level.

505 Sturbridge Place

The owner's suite completes the first level. The owner's suite includes cathedral ceilings and an extended area, perfect for a couch and/or chairs to lounge in. The ensuite owner's bathroom features dual vanities, whirlpool tub, separate shower and a ceiling fan. The walk-in closet is has plenty of built-in shelving for all your storage needs.

Moving to the second floor, you will enter a loft area that is excellent second tv/gaming or homework space. There are three nice sized bedrooms. The first bedroom is bi-level with its own private bath and walk-in closet. The second and third bathroom has a jack and jill bath with gorgeous cabinets and plenty of space.

Other features of this like-new home include a three-car garage, wrought iron fence, irrigation system, and 2.5-inch wood faux blinds (including the unfinished walkout basement).

Ready to go see this beauty in person? Give the Hollinden Team a call at (502) 429-3866 or contact us here

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10816 Sun Ridge Rd, Goshen, KY 40026

Motivated Seller! Welcome to 10816 Sun Ridge Rd! This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home in Old Taylor Place is stunning and very unique! It portrays a luxury farmhouse feel with it's oak wood beams throughout and the open floor plan. The house welcomes you as soon as you step onto the large covered front porch. As you walk into the foyer, you will be blown away!

The first floor offers lots of sunlight into the dining room, great room, & large eat-in kitchen and has amazing views all the way to the top of the second floor ceiling. The kitchen features large eating area, granite counter tops, gas range with ceramic tile floors, peninsula bar and a large planning desk. There is also a bedroom (currently used as an office) & half bath on the first floor. You will also find two large walk-in pantries and a door to the screen-in porch overlooking the 1 acre lot and garden.

The second floor is where you will find a loft sitting area, 3 bedrooms (including the master suite), & 2 full baths. The master suite has its own bathroom & a large closet. There is also an abundance of additional storage on this floor.

The lower level has been completely remodeled with new lighting & painted tall ceilings that have great height in all of the rooms.  You will find a family room, a custom-built kid's log cabin under the basement stairs, a potential 5th & 6th bedroom, a full bath & laundry/furnace room. There have been LOTS OF UPDATES including: new Window World windows, custom-built WIFI enabled Cunningham garage  doors with keyless entry, new stainless steel dishwasher, new 80 gallon hot water heater, new septic pump installed, newer A coil installed on upstairs heat pump, new light fixtures (inside & outside), new water proof luxury vinyl wood plank flooring in the basement, & fresh paint.

The house also features an underground electric dog fence & electronic hardware (a $1500 value), a large garden in the left rear corner of the yard with shed that will convey.

Neighborhood amenities include: Pavilion (for nominal rent), Catch & Release fishing pond, Basketball court, 3 miles to North Oldham campus, barn with 5 horse stalls for rent & 2 paddocks. Call today to see this stunning home in Goshen in the Old County School System!

You will absolutely love this home in Old Taylor Place. Please call the Hollinden Team to set up your private showing today: (502) 429-3866.

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Hiring a Real Estate Agent

Tips on Hiring a Real Estate Agent

Before hiring a real estate agent, interview 3 agents. That’s right 3! Many people are of the opinion that all real estate agents are created equal. Nothing can be further from the truth. Just to name one example, some agents are part time, while others are in the business full time. While their skillsets could theoretically be similar if they have both sold the same number of homes in their career, will the part time agent be available to you when you need them, or will they be at their other job? And, even if they are full time, ask who backs them up if they are sick or out of town? Do they have an agent partner to cover for them? Are they part of a larger team with lots of people to back them up? Your time matters most, especially in a Seller’s market!
Among other things if you are a Seller, you will want to understand the agent’s fees, their marketing plan, the number of homes they have sold, their success rate on sold price as a percentage of listing price, what services like photography, video tours and others they will be providing, and like in the above example, who is covering for them if they are sick or out of town, etc.
If you are a Buyer, you want to make sure the agent you choose to represent you has a track record of many successful sales, understands the market conditions, competitive pricing and the geographic area in which you are looking for a home, etc. And, hire a Buyer’s agent to specifically represent you in this situation. A Buyer’s agent is someone that only works for the Buyer from assisting in the Buyer’s home search to getting the purchase to the closing table. They will set up a search on the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) or on their personal website. These searches are generally more accurate than many of the big consumer sites because those sites are typically not updated as frequently as the MLS itself or the site the agent has directly connected to the MLS. These searches are also more inclusive of a lot more home parameters to search for, so the result will provide a more accurate list of prospective homes for you to look at that meet a greater number of your specific parameters. Best of all, a Buyer’s agent’s commission is almost always paid for by the Seller so why not have someone represent Your interest exclusively in the transaction?
You might ask, can I just buy the home from the agent that has the home listed? The answer is yes, but you must go into this scenario (which I would never recommend) fully informed. Just like in a divorce, would you hire the same attorney that your soon to be ex-spouse hired? Probably not. The agent that has the home listed has signed a contract with the Seller(s) to represent their best interests. How can that agent represent your best interests too? The answer is, they cannot! That’s right, the agent cannot represent the Buyer’s interest in this case whatsoever. They already have signed an agreement with the Seller to represent the Seller’s interests. They could modify that agreement with the Seller and sign an agreement with the Buyer(s) to represent both of their interests and in this case, both parties would then have the same agent. This is called Dual Agency, and in KY it is legally allowed but only with both parties informed written consent. Do you not see the inherent conflict here though? There is No Way to represent both the Buyer and the Seller in a real estate transaction and have both parties’ best interests in mind. If you are in this Dual Agency situation, the real estate agent is legally prohibited from providing advice to either party, because advising one party will almost always go against the best interests of the other party. So, who is looking out for your interests? Nobody is. You are in it all by yourself.
Ask for past client references or search for the agent you are interviewing online and read the reviews from their past clients. You would do this if you were on Amazon trying to decide on which product to purchase, so why not do it when interviewing a real estate agent to assist you on what is probably one of the Most expensive transactions in your life?
States have a regulatory body that govern real estate agents. These agencies usually have a public website to look at things like verification that someone holds a valid, unexpired license, whether they are up to date on their continuing education requirements and other pertinent information. This site in Kentucky can be found at: https://krec.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
The Hollinden Team, brokered by eXp Realty LLC is a large real estate team with many success stories in the Louisville area market. Call any of the team members today at 502-429-3866.
Tim Hollinden
Team Leader
The Hollinden Team
eXp Realty LLC

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6912 Williamsgate Blvd, Crestwood, KY 40014

6912 Williamsgate Blvd

Welcome to 6912 Williamsgate Blvd, a stunning, 2.5-year-old home in the Williamsgate neighborhood. This 1.5 story home in Crestwood is an original Ball Homes product is a modified “Jackson” plan with plenty of upgrades. In this home, you will find 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths, plus an unfinished walkout basement with roughed in full bath, which is ready for you to design as you please. On the front of the home, you will notice the well-kept landscaping and lush green lawn. 

6912 Williamsgate Blvd

Enter this home and you are greeted with 2800 finished square feet. The two-story foyer includes stylish hand scraped dark hardwood floors that are also found throughout the whole home. To the right of the foyer is the dining room. The dining room includes wainscoting, chair rail, crown molding, and a chic chandelier. There is a doorway to enter the eat-in kitchen from the dining room.

6912 Williamsgate Blvd

The kitchen is huge and boasts extensive cabinetry, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances (which all stay with the home), a pantry, can lighting, and a large eating area with door to the private, over-sized wood deck. The island in the kitchen has space for bar stools for an additional eating area. The kitchen opens to the expansive great room with corner updated fireplace with stone surround, wood mantle, and a ceiling fan. The openness between the kitchen and great room creates an ideal space for entertaining a large group. 

Through the other side of the kitchen, you will find a laundry room and a mudroom, complete with custom-built cubby with 8 coat hooks and lots of storage compartments. On the right rear of this home is a first-floor bedroom with large window, walk-in closet, and access to the full bathroom with ceramic tile floor, and granite counter tops on the vanity. 

6912 Williamsgate Blvd

Moving to the open 2-story stairway to the second level, notice the lovely handrail with gorgeous iron spindles. On the second floor, you will find 3 additional bedrooms with carpeted floors, 2 with large closets and the third with a walk-in closet and double windows in each bedroom. The second floor has a full bath with ceramic tile floors, linen closet and a granite topped vanity. The catwalk overlooks the 2-story foyer with views out the front of the home.

6912 Williamsgate Blvd

Down the hallway, you pass a linen closet as you proceed into an amazing owner's suite. This 5th bedroom is very large and has plenty of room for a sitting area looking out the double windows. This room has carpet, a trey ceiling with ceiling fan and crown molding. Off the owner's bedroom is the owner's bathroom. It includes ceramic tile floors, 2 large granite topped vanities, (1 has a makeup desk), a 6-foot garden tub, a huge ceramic tile shower, linen closet, toilet room, and a huge walk-in closet.

6912 Williamsgate Blvd

In the backyard, the new owners will enjoy the tree lined lot, providing ample shade on hot days. This home also includes 2 HVAC systems and a passive radon mitigation system is already installed. 

For more information on this exquisite home in Williamsgate, contact the Hollinden Team at (502) 429-3866.

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