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10904 Rock Ridge Pl, Louisville, KY 40241

10904 Rock Ridge Pl, Louisville, KY

Welcome to 10904 Rock Ridge Place in the prestigious Rock Springs neighborhood. This new home (built in October 2015) would fit many people's description of a dream home. Every upgrade you could ever dream of can be found in the home, starting with the outside. This brick/stone ranch home was custom built by the award-winning Deville Homes. This home features a phenomenal landscape package with an 11-zone irrigation system. The exterior also includes underground downspout runoff with yard pop-ups and termite treatment of all wood framing prior to drywall, not just foundation pre-treat like most builders do. Enter the home through the beautiful covered stone entryway.

On the inside, you are greeted by a spacious foyer with a chic light fixture. Note that this beauty features custom trim in every room, Natural Hickory hardwood floors throughout, large plantation shutters throughout, whole house surge protection, paddle style light switches, halogen recessed lighting, additional attic insulation, and dual flushing toilets.

10904 Rock Ridge Pl, Louisville, KY

To the right of the foyer, enter through the two large French doors into the fourth bedroom. This room would be great for a home office or a guest suite. This home includes hardwood floors, a ceiling fan, and windows with views of the lovely front yard. Directly in front of the foyer is the wide open family room. In the family room, you can find hardwood floors and a stunning dry stack stone corner gas fireplace with mantle. Make sure to look up at the gorgeous octagonal coffered ceiling with can lighting and a ceiling fan! There are French doors in the family room that lead to an enormous covered, screened-in rear porch with ceiling fan, overlooking a meticulously landscaped rear yard.

10904 Rock Ridge Pl, Louisville, KY

The kitchen can be accessed through the family room. The kitchen is very open and well-lit by can lights and multiple pendant lights. The kitchen features ample custom white cabinets with pull out shelves, shelf-closing drawers, black and white granite, center island, ceramic tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. The center island has seating space for 10 people. The eating area has hardwood floors, crown molding, and several windows.

10904 Rock Ridge Pl, Louisville, KY

The owner's suite is on the left side of the home and is absolutely spectacular. You'll love the ample space, triple tray ceilings, timeless chandelier, and hardwood floors. The owner's bathroom features dual granite top vanities, two oval oil-rubbed bronze mirrors, ceramic tile floors, toilet room, claw-foot bathtub, and separate ceramic tile sit-down shower with glass door. There are TWO walk-in closets in the owner's suite that are huge and include multiple racks and shelves.

The owner's suite is on the left side of the home and is absolutely spectacular. You'll love the ample space, triple trey vaulted ceilings, crown molding, timeless chandelier, and hardwood floors. The owner's bathroom features dual granite top vanities, two oval oil-rubbed bronze mirrors, ceramic tile floors, toilet room, claw-foot bathtub, and separate ceramic tile sit-down shower with glass door. There are TWO walk-in closets in the owner's suite that are huge and include multiple racks and shelves.

There are two other bedrooms on the right side of the home. These bedrooms share a full bath with separate vanities, granite tops, a common toilet and tub room, and a linen closet. The bedrooms have hardwood floors, ceiling fans, crown molding, and large walk-in closets.

10904 Rock Ridge Pl, Louisville, KY

Finishing out the first floor is a powder room with granite top vanity with glass bowl sink, a butler's pantry for additional storage, a writing or planning desk, and a huge laundry/mud room. The laundry/mud room includes two closets and cubby area with bench seat, as well as storage above and below lots of coat hooks, additional custom cabinets, and laundry sink. The laundry room has plenty of cabinets and countertops to fold clothes and for storage. 

The attached two and a half car garage has a two-car garage door but is large enough to fit three cars. You will also find a standard door to the driveway for easy access. The area above the garage is accessed via a pull-down stair which includes an expansive amount of carpeted storage space. The garage also has a sink and pegboard work area along with extra space to store your lawn equipment without getting in the way of your cars.

The lower level of the home is unfinished and is awaiting your dreams. There is a finished storm shelter room, which is surrounded by concrete and includes both lighting and power. There is also a roughed-in full bathroom, security system, additional water faucets on the exterior, separate water meters for water and irrigation with water faucets on the irrigation system side so you are not paying sewer charges on additional outside water usage. Lastly, you will find a Carrier HVAC system, electronic WIFI thermostat, humidifier, water softener and more. 

You will absolutely love this home in Rock Springs. Rock Springs is conveniently located a couple miles from the Paddock Shoppes, and you can be downtown in a little over ten minutes. Please call the Hollinden Team to set up your private showing today: (502) 429-3866.

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What You Need to Know About Buying or Selling a Home in 2017

Homes for Sale in Louisville KY

Are you thinking of buying or selling in this crazy late spring/summer market?  This is a bit of a good news/bad news situation.  It is good (or even great) if you are selling!  There are far more buyers in the market today than inventory for them to buy.  What does this mean?  It means we have an out of balance situation between supply and demand.  Better said, it is a seller’s market!  

Most of the homes my team has listed this entire year have sold in less than a week. Many have sold in days or even hours.  And, many of these homes have sold for more than asking price due to the competition for these homes.  This in and of itself can also be a good news/bad news.  What I mean here is there is the potential for a value problem when it comes to getting the appraisal from the buyer’s lender.  

Occasionally, we have a deal where we sold it for more than an appraiser thinks it is worth. When this happens, the buyer either comes up with more cash since they can only borrow based on the appraised value, or the buyer and seller end up renegotiating the sales contract at a lower price.  Or worst case, the buyer backs out altogether (although this does not happen often).  This is problematic in a seller’s market that is beginning to take a significant uptick in value because most appraisers look in the rear-view mirror, or they look at recent sales. This is all in the past and doesn’t always reflect what is happening in the market today. Fortunately, many appraisers understand this and can consider today’s current market or the fact that there were multiple buyers competing for an individual property.

So, what is the bad news?  The bad news is most sellers are also buyers and the table gets turned when they take off their seller’s hat and then they must put on their buyer’s hat. Buyers should be ready to “pull the trigger” quickly in today’s market.  If you are a buyer, you need a great real estate agent that can help you navigate these treacherous waters.

Approximately 92% of buyers start their home search online on some large consumer real estate websites like Zillow.com, Trulia.com or Realtor.com.  The problem with this is not all sites are created equal.  Many large consumer sites are only updated every 24-48 hours.  A buyer may find a home on a site that appears to be a brand-new listing, only to find out that the home was listed two days ago and is already sold.  The best way to not miss out on your next dream home is to allow a professional real estate agent to connect you directly with their private site which has a direct connection to the MLS and updates more frequently.  

In our case, our website is updated every 15 minutes. Our agent will take all the criteria you are looking for in a home and key it into a system that will notify you as soon as a property comes on the market which meets your criteria.  In today’s market, you should make every effort to then go and see that property right away the same day, and if interested, make an offer immediately.  You could still find yourself in a bidding war, so be prepared to go above asking price if it is a home you really want to compete for.  In many circumstances, we use what is called an ‘Escalation Clause’ to help our buyer clients be more competitive.  To find out more about this, give us a call today at 502-429-3866 or email us at info@LouisvilleHomesFAST.com.

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15330 Royal Troon Ave, Louisville, KY 40245

15330 Royal Troon Ave, Louisville, KY

Welcome to 15330 Royal Troon Ave. in the prestigious Valhalla Vista neighborhood! Vahalla Vista is located off Shelbyville Road across from the award-winning Vahalla golf course. This condo is ten years old but looks brand new. Upon arriving at this condo, you are greeted by a perfectly manicured landscaping and an all brick stately entrance. To enter the condo, you have your own private elevator!

15330 Royal Troon Ave, Louisville, KY

Inside you immediately entry the foyer that includes gorgeous hardwood flooring and neutral paint colors. You will find the neutral paint colors throughout the whole condo. Move to the kitchen and you'll fall in love with the beautiful updates. In the kitchen, you will find a glass mosaic tile backsplash, white cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, center island, and elegant light fixtures. The kitchen is open to the great room which creates a nice flow when entertaining.

15330 Royal Troon Ave, Louisville, KY

The great room includes hardwood floors, a fireplace with a mantle, and a ceiling fan. From the great room, you can access the balcony which provides spectacular views of the wooded area behind this condo. You will love the privacy and this will be a perfect place to relax. Next to the kitchen is the dining room area that includes wainscot, updated chandelier, and more beautiful views of the wooden area.

15330 Royal Troon Ave, Louisville, KY

Moving to the master bedroom, you will find tray ceilings, an updated ceiling fan, can lighting, and carpet to keep your toes warm on chilly mornings. One of the best features of this room is the triple French doors that lead to the balcony. Once again, another room that provides phenomenal views of the outdoor area. The master bathroom features a double vanity with granite countertops, tile floors, separate toilet room, a garden tub, and a separate glass enclosed shower.

This condo also has two additional bedrooms that both include carpet and a ceiling fan. One bedroom has the same gorgeous triple French doors that lead to an additional patio area. The second full bathroom in this home has a granite countertop vanity and a separate combined shower and toilet room. This condo also includes a THREE car garage that provides plenty of room for storage. 

For more information on this upscale Vahalla Vista condo, call the Hollinden Team at (502) 429-3866.

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14628 Inspiration Ct, Louisville, KY 40245

14628 Inspriation Ct

Welcome to 14628 Inspiration Court, located in the desirable Woods of Landis Lake neighborhood. Approach this stately traditional style five bedroom and four full bathroom home and you will notice the lush green lawn with mature trees. There is a two car garage located on the side of the home and a wide driveway, equipped for parking many cars when entertaining.

Walk through the oval glass front door and you will immediately enter the two-story foyer. The foyer features neutral paint colors, ceramic tile floor, chic light fixture, and the staircase to the second floor. Neutral paint colors can be found through most of the home.

14628 Inspriation Ct

To the left of the foyer is the living room which includes an arched entrance with column accents, carpet, and can lighting, Directly in front of the foyer is the family room. The family room has carpet, vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace with mantle, large windows, and doors to access the back porch.

The dining room is located to the right of the living room, creating a nice flow for entertaining. In the dining room, you'll see the same arched entryway and elegant columns found in the living room area. This room also includes tray ceilings, crown molding, carpet, and a modern light fixture. There is an entrance to the eat-in kitchen from the dining room. The kitchen boasts ample cherry cabinetry, can lighting, ceramic tile flooring, and updated black appliances. From the eating area, you can access the covered porch that offers a million dollar view of a private wooded area. Lastly, the first floor also includes a bedroom, full bathroom, and laundry room.

14628 Inspriation Ct

Walking up the steps to the second floor, you are greeted by a lovely catwalk that offers views of the first floor. The owner's suite features carpet, tray ceilings, can lighting, a ceiling fan, large walk-in closet, and ample windows allowing in plenty of natural light. The owner's bathroom includes ceramic tile floors, neo-angle stand-up shower, whirlpool tub, and a dual vanity with cherry cabinets. There are three additional bedrooms on the second floor, each including a ceiling fan and carpet flooring. The second full bathroom on the second floor features a nice dual vanity with cherry cabinetry.

14628 Inspriation Ct

The walkout basement could be the new owners' favorite space for entertaining. The basement includes an open family room, bar area, full bathroom, and a workout room. The family room boasts carpet, can lighting, tray ceilings, and a beautiful taupe paint color. The bar area has cabinetry, tile floors, granite looking countertops, and a sink.

14628 Inspriation Ct

Walk out the door to the porch and you have reached the second level to the double decker patio that completes this stunning home. 

For more information on this exquisite Woods of Landis Lake home in eastern Jefferson County, contact the Hollinden Team at (502) 429-3866.

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