The Hollinden Team Louisville KY Real Estate Blog

Jefferson County Circuit Court Commissioner Sale in Louisville KY

Today, I went to the Jefferson County Circuit Court Master Commissioner’s sale on Liberty Street in Louisville.  I had not been in a while and there was a foreclosure house in Glenmary that was on the auction block today.

As always, it was a fast paced auction with each house selling in seconds.  Once they read the description and ask for an opening bid, it is over very quickly.  This is nothing like the old farm auctions where there strive to squeeze every drop from the buyers.  You need to be ready to bid and bid quickly.

Today’s Louisville commissioner’s sale had 139 properties for sale.  Of these, 59 were withdrawn before the sale.  It seems to be a growing trend to pull the property at the last minute as the percentage withdrawn is higher than 2 years ago.  I attribute this to the short sale process actually...

Radon in Kentucky can be a Problem

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.  In Kentucky, around 42% of our untreated homes will have levels above the EPA action level of 4.0 pico curies per liter of air.  In Louisville KY (Jefferson County), the Radon level increases to over 60%.  The levels of Radon Gas depend on the type of soil and rock structure beneath our homes.  The Radon levels vary across counties and will vary from house to house in the same neighborhood.  Fortunately, it is usually easily mitigated by a Radon Professional.  Costs will generally run $800-$1,000 and should include a follow up test showing the radon mitigation system is doing its job.

In general, the longer the test the better and more accurate the tests will be.  On most real estate transactions in Louisville, we receive a 48-hour test.  ...

576 Erin Circle Mt. Washington, KY

Welcome to this modern split ranch in the quiet neighborhood of Wilchar Estates. Near downtown Mt Washington, Wilchar Estates is a relatively new subdivision just off Highway 44 and Old Bardstown Road – close enough for convenience to services, but far enough away to provide a quiet and peaceful environment for your family!

This home is a rare find in the area due to its large lot and completely finished walkout basement.  Situated on a one-third acre lot with full fencing, you will have outdoor entertainment space as well as privacy in this lovely home.  The property is definitely suited for outdoor summer living, with a nice deck off the ground floor and patio area below!  You will also appreciate the large storage building to minimize clutter in your garage. 

Inside, you will find vaulted great room which serves as the centerpiece for this lovely home, flanked by bedrooms on both sides for privacy.  The open configuration also gives you ready...