Posted by Jay Gulick on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 9:47 AMBy Jay Gulick / December 19, 2016Comment
We're posting this video in honor of retiring Metro Councilman Tom Owen. In addition to serving many years as a Councilman, and before that as an Alderman, Tom is well known as a local historian and archivist for the University of Louisville. Thank you for your service Tom! Without question you have made Louisville a more vibrant and welcoming community.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 11:36 AMBy Jay Gulick / December 14, 2016Comment
From Insider Louisville: From January through November 2015, there had been 10,548 properties sold in Jefferson County. This year we’re up 5.58 percent with 11,137 units sold. All while Louisville homebuyers had far fewer choices! With only 304 homes needed to top our all-time record, it’s all but assured that 2016 is a record year for Louisville real estate. Read more.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 9:34 AMBy Jay Gulick / December 1, 2016Comment
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.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 12:45 PMBy Jay Gulick / November 17, 2016Comment
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.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 2:03 PMBy Jay Gulick / November 8, 2016Comment
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.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 3:40 PMBy Jay Gulick / November 1, 2016Comment
Kentucky Select Properties was started in Louisville in 2004 and is still 100% locally-owned and independent. Every business decision is made at the local level by owners who have a vested interest in the quality of life of their fellow Louisvillians.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 3:36 PMBy Jay Gulick / October 25, 2016Comment
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.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 3:52 PMBy Jay Gulick / October 19, 2016Comment
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.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 8:55 AMBy Jay Gulick / October 3, 2016Comment
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.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 10:00 AMBy Jay Gulick / September 26, 2016Comment
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.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 10:28 AMBy Jay Gulick / September 21, 2016Comment
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.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 9:54 AMBy Jay Gulick / August 31, 2016Comment
Members of Kentucky Select enjoy lunch at the 2016 Partners in Philanthropy Awards presented by Business First of Louisville and The Community Foundation of Louisville. From Left: John Stough, Ann James, Missy Ormerod, Christy Dodds, Woode Hannah, Julie Beam, Jay Gulick and Sandy Gulick.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 10:37 AMBy Jay Gulick / August 29, 2016Comment
From Courier-Journal.com: Tommy Johns knew before he toured a single home starting late last fall that he and his girlfriend would feel most at home in Germantown, the neighborhood on the north side of Eastern Parkway that's become a big draw for young professionals. Read more.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 2:49 PMBy Jay Gulick / August 22, 2016Comment
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.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 3:31 PMBy Jay Gulick / August 8, 2016Comment
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.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 9:21 AMBy Jay Gulick / July 20, 2016Comment
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.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 9:24 AMBy Jay Gulick / July 19, 2016Comment
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.