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The Rainey Jones & Shaw Louisville Real Estate Blog

Louisville's Housing Shortage - Good Time To List!

The Greater Louisville Housing Market is suffering from a shortage of homes for sale.  As a result the average January list price is up over 14 % over January 2016.  The average sale price also rose 4.31% in January 2017 to $196,187.  The average days on market has dropped from 92 in January 2016 to 74 in January 2017.  The number of active listings is down to 3,878 as opposed to 4,826 in January of 2016.  It is a good time for sellers who are contemplating selling in the next year to get their oar in the water.

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It's that time of year!

It’s that time of year when we start counting our blessings and begin planning for the year ahead.  Thanks to our faithful customers and clients 2015 is going to be a banner year, both for me personally and for Rainey, Jones & Shaw.  Once again this year we will be giving a portion of our profits to our favorite charities in the name of our buyers and sellers. 

In the coming year we will be strengthened by our new partnership with Leverage Global Partners, an international real estate referral network that also offers state of the art social networking and marketing resources as well as broad national and international exposure for our listings.

As you plan for the New Year please let us know if you are contemplating a move and let us help you with a market analysis or staging ideas to make your move go smoothly.  In the meantime have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Joyous Holiday Season.

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RAINEY JONES & SHAW REALTORS JOINS LEVERAGE GLOBAL PARTNERS


RAINEY JONES & SHAW REALTORS JOINS LEVERAGE GLOBAL PARTNERS, THE FASTEST GROWING NETWORK OF INDEPENDENT LUXURY REAL ESTATE BROKERAGES IN THE WORLD

Rainey Jones & Shaw Realtors Becomes Exclusive Leverage Global Partner for Louisville, KY 

For Immediate Release

Beverly Hills, CA –October 22, 2015–
F. Ron Smith, President of Leverage Global Partners, recently welcomed Rainey Jones & Shaw Realtors as the Network’s exclusive member in Louisville, KY. A unique alignment of the most prestigious independent real estate brokerage firms around the world, Leverage Global Partners offers its members the opportunity to better serve their clients’ relocation and real estate portfolio needs by establishing each member firm as key players in the international real estate arena.

“We personally vet each real estate brokerage before offering them membership, so we are certain that Rainey Jones & Shaw Realtors is an innovative and forward-thinking market leader, offering exceptional service to their clients and to the communities in Jefferson County and Oldham County,” said Smith. “We are thrilled to welcome them to Leverage Global Partners.” 

As a member of Leverage, Rainey Jones & Shaw Realtors will be promoted as the Network’s exclusive representative for the Louisville area, facilitating a framework in which the company can expand and compete with larger franchise networks. Through Leverage’s “Just Ask” referral program, Rainey Jones & Shaw Realtors associates are offered personal introductions and provided access to top firms around the world, ensuring them incomparable networking ability in the...

Rainey, Jones & Shaw Realtors has joined Leverage Global Partners

Rainey, Jones & Shaw Realtors has joined Leverage Global Partners, a real estate referral network in 16 countries.  All offices are medium to large independent real estate brokerages focusing on local, national and international sales and relocations.  RJ&S listings get national and international exposure through Leverage Global Partners state of the art website:  www.LeverageRE.com

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Louisville ranked one of the Top 10 Healthiest Housing Markets in the US for 2013!

Trulia’s Chief Economist, Jed Kolko, has his  eye on 10 “healthy” housing markets with solid fundamentals. The healthy markets that made the list have strong job growth (Bureau of Labor Statistics), which bodes well for housing demand; low vacancy rates (U.S. Postal Service) - low enough to encourage new construction, but not so low that inventory and sales are restrained; and low foreclosure inventory (RealtyTrac), since foreclosures tend to hold back recovery. 

 

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Louisville Ranked Top 10 City For Families

Louisville Ranked One of Top 10 Cities for Families! (June 2011)

Site of the Kentucky Derby, the famous thoroughbred horse race, Louisville offers both pasture-rich grasslands and Midwestern city culture. The affordable housing means you can live comfortably amid lots of parkland and top-notch schools.

 

Home to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, the Kentucky State Fair, and Americana arts and crafts, Louisville is also known as the “City of Parks.” And it's making a fourth appearance on the America's Promise Alliance's list of 100 Best Communities for Young People.

 

In the past Louisville ranked in these categories:

 

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Tips to Save Energy and Add Value

When it comes to energy efficiency, look for smart features and expertise to help you save energy and money and add value to your home.

1. Begin with a Right-Sized Home.

If the home you buy is simply too large for you or your family’s needs or plans, you stand a good chance of wasting energy through excessive heating and cooling costs. If it’s too small, you’ll feel cramped and uncomfortable. It’s a big investment, so seek balance and buy it “right” from the outset. 

2. Purchase Energy Star Appliances Such as Your TV, Dishwasher, Washer and Dryer, and Microwave.

And especially the refrigerator, as it alone contributes about 10 percent of the energy use in a home. Also, unplug electronics not in use or turn off power strips to avoid phantom charges. 

3. Install Efficient Lighting Such as Compact Flourescent (CLF) or LED Bulbs in Every Fixture.

Lighting accounts for about 6 percent of an energy bill each year.

4. Get an Energy Audit and Have Tests Performed to Identify Ways of Improving Your Efficiency.

You can always upgrade your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system as well as your  thermal envelope, which includes insulation, windows, and doors  and the seals or weather stripping around them. Visit energy.gov/energytips for more tips.

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