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GLI Launches 'Live In Lou' To Grow Skilled Workforce

From Louisville Business First: The topic on top Louisville employers' minds is the same across the board: How are we going to fill our open positions with a talented, educated and skilled workforce? Stacey Servo, talent attraction and development manager for Greater LouisvilleInc., said the question spans all industries, including technology, logistics and manufacturing. Read more.

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Olmsted Parks Conservancy Nears Fundraising Goal

From Courier-Journal.com: The Olmsted Parks Conservancy is nearing its goal to raise about $11.6 million to improve the string of Olmsted-designed parks and parkways across Louisville. The park-friendly organization launched its Campaign for Extraordinary Parks in March 2014, with the goal of investing in much-needed Olmsted Park projects. Read more.

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Sticker Shock for East End Homeowners in 2017?

From The Courier-Journal.com: More than 100,000 Jefferson County homeowners – mostly in St. Matthews and the East End – will face property reappraisals next year and probably suffer “sticker shock” too when future tax bills arrive, the top assessment official said.  "Home sales and values are skyrocketing, and sales drive the bus" in how property is evaluated for tax purposes, Jefferson Property Valuation Administrator Tony Lindauer said in late October. Read more

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21 Questions With The New York City Ballet's (And Louisville Native) Wendy Whelan

From Louisville Magazine:  After three decades with the New York City Ballet, ballerina Wendy Whelan retired in October 2014. This month, on Oct. 24, the 49-year-old Louisville native, who lives in Manhattan on the Upper West Side, returns to her hometown for a conversation about her life (including her future in dance) titled “To the Point,” at the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theater. The author Emily Bingham will conduct the interview. Read the interview.

 

 

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Trusted Direction in Real Estate - About Kentucky Select Properties

Kentucky Select Properties is the top selling 100% locally-owned and independent residential real estate company in Louisville, Kentucky. Find out more about how Kentucky Select does business and why being a good corporate citizen is central to its success.

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Kentucky Select Wins 'Extraordinary Philanthropy' Award at 21st Annual Fall Luxury Real Estate Conference

On Friday September 30 Who's Who In Luxury Real Estate and LuxuryRealEstate.com presented Kentucky Select Properties with the award for "Extraordinary Philanthropy" at the 21st Annual Fall Luxury Real Estate Conference at the St. Regis in Aspen, Colorado. The award recognizes the LRE member who shows a passionate commitment to community service and philanthropy in their market. 

LuxuryRealEstate.com, frequently ranked ‘Best Website’ in consumer and industry surveys, has been recognized for excellence by the WMA Awards and the Webby Awards and has been voted ‘Best of the Web’ by Forbes Magazine multiple times. Since its debut in 1995, LuxuryRealEstate.com has remained the #1 portal for luxury properties on the internet and has several times more $1,000,000+ content of any near-peer. Known in the industry since 1986 as the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network, a global collection of the finest luxury real estate brokers in the world, this group of more than 130,000 professionals with properties in more than 70 countries, collectively sells in excess of $190 billion of real estate annually. 

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Artisans Create Hip Vibe in Butchertown and New Albany Rises

Great article from Bailey Loosemore at the Courier-Journal: Separated by the Ohio River, two of the metro area's once-thriving waterfront communities each had to almost completely die before they could enter periods of rebirth. Butchertown and New Albany - communities founded nearly 200 years ago - aren't a pair that's often compared. But with the metro as a whole experiencing a return to urban living, both have been labeled neighborhoods on the rise and have more in common than one might think. Read more.

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21 Reasons You Need To Visit Louisville This Fall: A Local's Guide

Check out this great article from Louisville native and travel blogger, Lia Saunders: Louisville, Kentucky is the city where I was born and raised, and although I’ve traveled all over the world, I’ve never found anywhere quite as special. Louisville is more than just a world class city brimming with art, culture, food, bourbon, and the friendliest people you’ll meet anywhere. It’s a big city with a small town feel, as the locals like to say. Louisville has so much to offer and shouldn’t be overlooked for anyone planning a trip to nearby St. Louis, Chicago, Nashville, or Indianapolis! Read more.

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Job Growth Expected To Drive Migration Back To Middle America

From Zillow Research: A marked shift in fortunes between coastal America and Middle America since the housing recovery began – rapid growth in the former, stagnation in the latter – is likely to eventually reverse as cost-conscious companies look for cheaper places to grow, according to a panel of more than 100 experts. Read more.

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How Much Time Do People Spend Looking At Homes Online?

Via The Az. Republic: It’s official. People love to search for houses and check out home values on their phones. New research from Google unveiled at a major real estate conference this week proves it. OK, that’s no big surprise. But the time we spend on our phones looking at houses is a bit amazing: An average of 55 minutes per visit to real estate apps, according to Google. Read more.

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Louisville Market Recap - First Half of 2016

While we do our best to assist buyers and sellers throughout the community, Kentucky Select agents excel in a few particular Louisville neighborhoods and market segments.

Based on recently released statistics from the MLS and BrokerMetrics® for the first half of 2016 (January through June), we’re excited to share that Kentucky Select had the leading market share by total sales volume - in all price ranges - in the following zip codes:

  • 40204 (Parts of Germantown, Cherokee Triangle and the Original Highlands)
  • 40205 (Upper Highlands, Cherokee Park and parts of Seneca Park)
  • 40206 (Clifton, Crescent Hill,, Avalon, Lexington Road and Cherokee Gardens)
  • 40207 (St. Matthews, Indian Hills, Rolling Fields) 
  • 40222 (Crossgate, Glenview Manor, Glenview Hills, Northfield and Graymoor/Devondale)
  • As well as the top total sales volume of properties that sold for $1 million or more for the entire Louisville market

Since our agents know and work these areas so effectively, we thought we’d share some insights into market dynamics in these 5 zip codes as well as the Louisville luxury market. As a reminder, a market's absorption rate measures the rate at which available homes are sold during a given time period. Generally, an absorption rate of 6.0 months inventory indicates a balanced market of supply and demand. As you can see from the tables below much of Louisville is experiencing a severe shortage of inventory (absorption rates of around 2 to 2.5). Because of the lack of inventory much of Louisville is in the midst of a very heated seller's market.

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January – June 2016

Most Expensive Jefferson County Home Sales in Q2

The second quarter of 2016 had no shortage of major residential home sales in Jefferson County. Business First has compiled another collection of the quarter's biggest home sales in Jefferson County, and many of the sales are centered in eastern Jefferson County. Congratulations to Kentucky Select Properties for having 5 of the top 8 most expensive sales, including the #1 sale both listed and sold by Joanne Owen. See all the homes here.

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Kentucky Select and Horne Title Present The 'Back To School Bash'

Kentucky Select Properties and Horne Title are again partnering on their annual "Back to School Bash" which benefits Blessings in a Backpack and the children of Engelhard Elementary. This year's event is Thursday August 4 from 5:30 - 7:30 at The Overlook at St. Thomas Clubhouse (6800 Steep Run Road, Louisville KY 40241). Attendees are encouraged to bring backpacks to donate or monetary contributions. For more information or to RSVP please contact Judy Gordon at 502-240-9334 or jgordon@kyselectproperties.com. 

(Below - Engelhard Elementary's Regina Jackson-Wills and members of Kentucky Select Properties get backpacks ready)

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Get The Latest Remodeling Impact Report

Courtesy of the National Association of Realtors: Homeowners and renters remodel, redesign, and restructure their home for a variety of reasons. This report takes a deep dive into the reasons for remodeling, the success of taking on projects, and the increased happiness found in the home once a project is completed. Download the Report.

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