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As Louisville Real Estate Experts, the Jimmy Welch Team is dedicated to ensuring you the best experience possible when buying and selling your home. The Jimmy Welch Team has over 25 years combined as active Realtors, and has sold over 450 homes and 500 lots. We pride ourselves on our client appreciation, but are equally as proud of our negotiation skills. We feel that getting you the best deal possible on your next home or getting you the most money possible for your home sale, is our way of saying "Thank-you!"

Friday, February 10, 2012

Foxgate Louisville KY: Neighborhood Guide

Foxgate subdivision is a small and quaint neighborhood in Louisville KY.  It is near Owl Creek and Willow Wood and is easy to miss but worth a stop. The subdivision is comprised of approximately 140 homes all around 20 years old. These ranch or 2 story homes are built with all brick and a finished or unfinished basement.

The area is convenient to Shelbyville road and Hurstbourne Parkway, has mature trees, and developed landscaped yards. The prices of the homes are around $250,000-$325,000 with 2200 to over 3000 square feet.

To learn more about homes in Foxgate, go to Louisville Ky Real Estate or contact the Jimmy Welch Team for all of your Louisville real estate needs.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Subdivision of Barbour Manor Louisville KY

Barbour Manor real estate is located in Jefferson County off of Barbour Lane between US42 and US22. The neighborhood of Barbour Manor is conveniently located near great schools, interstate highways, plus a wide variety of shopping. Homes in Barbour Manor come in a wide-variety of styles such as ranch homes, traditional two-story homes, and even bi-level homes. The homes for sale in Barbour Manor range in price from $150,000 to $300,000. The real estate in Barbour Manor is desirable because of the mature tree-lined streets and its convenient location. Barbour Manor was originally developed in the 1970’s and was the site of the annual Homearama event during its first phase. Many of the homes for sale in Barbour Manor have been updated with newer appliances, HVAC systems, windows, to name a few. There is also a Homeowners Association that governs the neighborhood of Barbour Manor.

To learn more about these homes or others in the area go to Louisville KY Real Estate.

Contact the Jimmy Welch Team for all of your Louisville real estate needs.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Louisville KY Townhouse for Sale at 2831 Bexley Ct

Just listed is an incredible townhouse in Louisville KY for $103,000!!  Great Price on this fee simple townhouse in the heart of Crescent Hill/Clifton Heights area! Immediate occupancy on this townhouse. The hardwood floor has been refinished and the carpet is new. There is also new paint all designer colors. The bathrooms have new toilets and vanities and the tub has been reglazed and has a new surround. Save on your energy bills with new replacement windows!! The kitchen is updated with a tile back splash and newer range and refrigerator. Almost all of the light fixtures are updated. The recently finished room in the basement would make a great media room. The master is extra large and has two closets. The $300 a year HOA covers the common areas and snow removal.   

For more pictures of this home, go to Louisville Ky Homes for Sale website. To view other homes, condos and townhouses in the Louisville Ky area go to the Jimmy Welch Team website.

Contact the Jimmy Welch team at 502-439-1404 for your real estate needs.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

10 Tips for Home Sellers

Enlist the Help of a Realtor

The sale of your home is one of the most important business transactions you will ever be involved in. Why a Realtor? Realtors follow a strict Code of Ethics, they are committed to treating all parties in a transaction honestly, and they are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. Choosing the right Realtor to represent you is key once you have decided to place your home on the market. He or she can make the experience satisfying and profitable.

Selling a Home in Louisville KentuckyPrice Your Home Accurately

If your home is not priced competitively, buyers will reject it in favor of other homes on the market that are accurately priced. At the same time, buyers who should be looking at your home will not see it because it will be out of their price range. The result is increased market time. When the price is eventually lowered buyers are wary because the home has been on the market for so long. Nobody wants to buy a home that no one else wants!

Showcase Your Home

A home that is not clean or well maintained is a red flag for buyers. Buyers look for homes that they would like to live in. Often times when a home needs sprucing up or renovations buyers are poor judges of the cost these improvements will entail. They then build in a large margin for error when placing an offer on this type of property. Make sure that your home is in the best shape possible. If priced accurately these two tips will lead to top dollar offers.

Do Not Over-Improve

Often, sellers spend thousands of dollars doing the wrong upgrades to their homes prior to attempting to sell in hopes that they will recoup this cost. If you are considering selling, be aware that only certain upgrades, depending on the market, are cost effective. Consult with your Realtor before committing to upgrading your home.

Paint and Carpet

Two of the most noticeable finishes in your home are your paint and carpet. Look for smudges and smears on your walls. A little touch up paint can go a long way in selling your home. How does your carpet look? It is wise to invest a little money to have your carpets professionally cleaned.

Disconnect Yourself Emotionally

Once you have decided to list your home, you should begin to see it as a marketable commodity. Property. Real Estate. Your goal is to get others to see it as their potential home, not yours. You could inadvertently create a situation that takes longer to sell your home if you do not consciously make this decision. One step in achieving this is to make your home 'anonymous'. Taking down family photos, sports trophies, collectible items, souvenirs, etc., will remove your 'brand' from the home and help potential buyers envision themselves living in the house. Box these items up and put them in storage.

De-clutter the House

This is often the hardest thing for homeowners to do because they are emotionally attached to everything in the house. After living in a home for several years clutter collects in such a way that may not be evident to the homeowner. Even if you do not realize it, it will affect the way the potential buyers see the home. Clutter can collect anywhere! You want to achieve as much open, clear space as possible. That means every little thing needs to be cleared away. Take a step back and pretend you are the potential buyer. Check your basement, garage, shed, closet and any other place clutter can appear.

Create Curb Appeal

A potential buyer’s first impression is based upon their view of the house from the car. That first impression is known as 'curb appeal'. Compare your home to others nearby and see how yours compares. The front door should be especially sharp since it is the entryway to the house. The landscaping should be well groomed. Do any paint touch ups that are necessary (shutters, mailbox, trim). Also be aware of any repairs that need to be made (such as cracks in pavement, loose gutters, faulty hardware). Also, make sure all outdoor lighting is running efficiently.

Obtain an Appraisal

If your idea of what your property is worth and the listing broker’s recommendation does not coincide, an appraisal may be in order. When prepared by an experienced, licensed professional an appraisal is as close to an objective evaluation as you will get.

Featuring your home

Prepare a list of features of your home to give to your Realtor. These features can be used when showing your home. What upgrades have you done since you purchased your home? Do any warranties come with your home? All these features can help sell your home.

For more information about buying a home or selling a home, please go to Louisville Home MLS listings.

Contact the Jimmy Welch Team for all of your Louisville real estate needs!