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The Best Assisted Living Communities in Louisville (Assisted Living Research Institute)

In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Louisville area, our team of researchers sorted through 149 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:

  • Spent over 30 hours researching assisted living communities in Louisville
  • Interviewed 15 facility staff members
  • Read more than 160 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 20 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Louisville is $4,073, which is considerably higher than the state average of $3,497 and about the same as the national average of $4,051.

For additional information please visit: https://www.assistedliving.org/kentucky/louisville/

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Want to buy a house? Here's what the Louisville market looks like amid coronavirus (Courier-Journal, August 2020)

If you're looking to buy a house in the Louisville area, you might have to place bids on more than a dozen different properties before you land one. Louisville has approximately 1,900 homes for sale — one-third of its normal inventory for this time of year. Read what Kentucky Select agent Logan Ormerod and other local professionals have to say.

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Kentucky Select Named 'Most Generous Small Company in Louisville' (Business First, August 2020)

Louisville Business First is recognizing companies for their philanthropic efforts not only in the community but across the world. They’re investing in the areas of arts and culture, education, the environment and health and human services. These companies were recognized at a virtual event Wednesday, Aug. 19. Kentucky Select Properties was named the most generous business in the small company category. Read more.

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Louisville Football Coach Scores Big Design Points With Custom Norton Commons Home (Courier-Journal, August 2020)

University of Louisville co-defensive coordinator Cort Dennison didn’t buy tickets for the 2017 Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle, which offers a grand prize of a brand-new house in Norton Commons. Luckily for him, a Prospect woman entered and won — and turned around and sold the turnkey dream home to Dennison. Read more.

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The Simple Yet Profound Role of Shelter – Keeping Real Estate in Perspective

This is an expanded version of a piece that appears in the recent issue of Louisville Magazine.

The Simple Yet Profound Role of Shelter – Keeping Real Estate in Perspective

By Jay Gulick, Managing Broker + Partner

One thing is certain if you have a reputation for working in the real estate business: no matter where you go, people ask you to weigh in on the state of the market. The grocery, the gym, cocktail parties, weddings, it doesn’t matter where you are, you invariably get hit with a how, as in how is the real estate market? This is particularly true in times of uncertainty or instability such as the months following the 2008 recession or now during the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

I’ve always considered it an honor to be asked about the market. One, because it’s nice when people value your opinion about anything. Two, because a person’s home is typically their most valuable financial asset. And three, because even though home ownership represents the largest number on a person or family’s personal balance sheet, it means so much more, especially during times of crisis like we are experiencing now.

Let’s start with what a blessing it is to own a home of your own. In its 2018 Annual Point-In-Time Count, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reported that 552,830 people in the United States were experiencing homelessness in a single night (33% of whom were families with children). In 2019 the Coalition for the Homeless census identified 6,986 homeless people in Louisville. Because it’s difficult to find and track the homeless population, I suspect the reported numbers are on the low side. The last several months of social distancing and self-quarantining have been difficult even for those of us who have a home in which to take shelter. Imagine trying to follow...

10 Questions to Ask About Homeowner's Insurance

When shopping for a home insurance policy, it pays to ask questions to make sure the policy you’re going to get is one that’s right for your needs. The “right” home insurance policy doesn’t even necessarily mean it has to be the most affordable one available. Your coverage has to match your needs, and that could cost more.

In any case, here are 10 questions you need to ask agents and insurance experts you might know before buying homeowners insurance.

1. What is home insurance?

In all likelihood, you already know that home insurance is a type of property insurance that provides financial protection in the event your home and its contents are damaged or lost during a disaster.

Then again, you might want to have a better and deeper understanding of everything that comes with having home insurance. If that is the case, then pose this question to agents, and they will be more than glad to expound on the subject.

2. What perils does a homeowners insurance policy typically cover?

A basic homeowners insurance policy only covers loss and damages caused by the following:

  • Fire
  • Smoke
  • Windstorms
  • Lightning
  • Hail
  • Explosion
  • Vandalism
  • Theft

3. Will my home insurance policy cover flooding and earthquakes?

Like all insurance policies, a standard homeowners insurance policy has its limits. While it covers several perils, it draws the line at damage or loss caused by flooding and earthquakes.

If your home is located in a flood-prone area, you might want to consider getting a separate flood or earthquake insurance coverage.

Home insurance also does not cover intentional damage or loss, as well as those caused by neglect, power failure, war, and nuclear explosion.

4. What about water damage?

A standard home insurance...

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