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Who is Louisville's best builder? by Bob Sokoler

by Bob Sokoler

Who is Ed Devore and why is his company “MD Customs Homes” one of Louisville’s most successful builders? Simple it’s his attention to details, low prices, integrity and willingness to make the customer happy. Let’s face it when it comes to building a home there are a lot of builders out there but only a handful worth using. I can personally tell you that it’s a joy working with Louisville Builders like Rocky & Joe Pusateri of “Elite Homes”, Phillip Hill Homes, Ball Homes and Ed Devore of MD Custom Homes. As a Louisville Realtor who sells more than 100 pieces of Louisville Real Estate, I’ve seen the good and bad in builders. There is only one thing better than seeing the smile on the face of a new home owner, that’s seeing that same smile 5 or 10 years later still proud of the home build by a good Louisville Builder. What I love about Ed Devore and builders like him… they get “it”. By that I mean understanding that when a person makes an investment in a home they want to have confidence that the builder will stand behind their work year after year. Watch our video about Ed Devore and we think you’ll agree that when it comes to building a Louisville Home, Ed is the type of guy you want calling the shots. We hope you enjoy our blogs we love creating them for you! For more information about Louisville Real Estate or to buy or sell a Louisville Home visit our websites: http://weselllouisville.com, http://www.louisvillehomestoday.com/ and http://www.buylouisvillerealestate.com/

1013 FRUITWOOD CT

by Bob Sokoler

1013 FRUITWOOD CT

This 4 bedroom 2 ½ bath home has a very popular open floor plan. Walk past the front porch and through the front door into the Foyer where you’re greeted by hardwood flooring underneath 9 ft tall ceilings and accented with crown moldings. To the left an Office or Den with Bay Window and to the right a Living Room with more crown moldings. Now for special occasions there’s a Formal Dining Room with wainscoting, trey ceilings and large windows. Into the Kitchen loaded with 42” Cherry Cabinets, Black Appliances and a Center Island with Breakfast bar. The Kitchen flows into a Breakfast Room which gives access to a multi tiered deck (more about that later). The breakfast room is also connected to the enormous Great Room where you’ll find the back staircase 2 story walls and an amazing amount of natural light. The sealed gas fireplace keeps this room toasty even on the coldest nights of winter. The Great Room is also wired for surround sound and has a designer ceiling fan. Other features on the first floor include a half bath and laundry room. Up the back staircase another family room (or gathering room for the kids) that overlooks the great room below. Down the hall the Master Bedroom with its vaulted ceiling and then into the Master Bath which is loaded with luxurious items to pamper yourself with like a Heart Shaped Tub, Separate Shower, Double Bowl Granite Vanity, Large Walk-in Closet and Private Water Closet. There are 3 other good sized Bedrooms on the 2nd floor. The Basement is large, many of the studs are up and it would not take a lot more work to finish. The basement is also plumbed for a separate bath. Out back a large fenced in backyard with a double tiered custom deck and built in flower pots. There’s also a 10x10 playhouse with carpet and built in bunk bed (playhouse is attached to swing set) in the back yard that will stay. Other upgrades include Andersen windows, dual HVAC system as well as two water heaters, 200 Amp panel and a sump pump. insulated garage door, finished garage with insulated walls,( 4 post lift – optional), 2” blinds throughout and Granite Counter Tops in all bathrooms.

We really hope you enjoy reading our blog as much as we enjoy writing it If you have any questions about Louisville Real Estate as a buyer or a seller please e-mail me directly at bob@bobsokoler.com , call me (502) 376-5483 or visit our websites www.weselllouisville.com or www.louisvillehomestoday.com

1004 HOLLY SPRINGS DR, By Bob Sokoler – www.weselllouisville.com

by Bob Sokoler

1004 HOLLY SPRINGS DR Here's a Beautiful home priced to sell. This fabulous 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath all brick two-story home is located in the much sought after Holly Springs subdivision. You'll find over 3500 finished sq ft here giving you plenty of room to spread out. The house features a formal living room, large formal dining room and there's a great room with fireplace. The fully equipped eat in kitchen has plenty of counter space to spread out. There's an extra large master suite including a separate sitting area (the room can also be used as a bedroom) with a 2nd fireplace and private balcony. The luxury master bath has Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Like many items in the house this bathroom as also been upgraded. The two tier deck across the rear of the house has a large new luxury 8 person hot tub which will stay with the home. You will love the fully finished basement with large family room/media area, play room, office, and a full bath. The house is situated on a fenced park like large lot with mature trees, beautiful landscaping, 2 car rear entry garage and extra attic storage. We really hope you enjoy reading our blog as much as we enjoy writing it If you have any questions about Louisville Real Estate as a buyer or a seller please e-mail me directly at bob@bobsokoler.com , call me (502) 376-5483 or visit our websites www.weselllouisville.com or www.louisvillehomestoday.com

 

10513 IRVIN PINES DR , By Bob Sokoler – www.weselllouisville.com

by Bob Sokoler

10513 IRVIN PINES DR , By Bob Sokoler – www.weselllouisville.com

Upgraded, a tremendous amount of living space and ready for you right now! Enjoy cool autumn nights on the front porch of this immaculate home, or under the stars in the beautifully landscaped backyard with pond. This 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath home has a neutral decor throughout. Enter the front door into the large Living Room that opens to the Kitchen and Dining Area. The Kitchen features upgraded white cabinetry, tile counter tops and gives access to the Laundry Room. The extra large Master Suite is large enough for king sized furniture and features a private bath. There’s also a large walk-in closet in the master.

MLS#: 1288220md Status: Active ListPrice: $165,000
Addr: 10513 IRVIN PINES DR LOUISVILLE, KY 40229
Area: 06-6B County: Jefferson
Municipality:
Preservation Dstrct:
Map#: S 21 Sch Dist:
Sub/Prj: TIMBERBEND
TotLivingArea: 1820 AGFinished: 1820
Basemnt: NONE
Parking: 2CarGar, ATT, EntryFront
BedRms: 3 Baths: 3 Full/Half: 2/1
Discl: Y Approx Age: 8
Style: Traditional Stories: 2 Story
Open House:

Open House Date Start Time End Time Type
Dir: Gene Snyder (I-265) to Preston to Cooper Chapel turn into Timberbend neighborhood.

We really hope you enjoy reading our blog as much as we enjoy writing it If you have any questions about Louisville Real Estate as a buyer or a seller please e-mail me directly at bob@bobsokoler.com , call me (502) 376-5483 or visit our websites www.weselllouisville.com or www.louisvillehomestoday.com

By Bob Sokoler, www.weselllouisville.com Louisville home sales took another plunge last month but there may be signs of some light at the end of the dark basement! First the bad news for Louisville home sellers. The number of homes going under contract in August of 2010 compared to August 2009 was down  9.8% (see the charts below). Additionally, the number of homes closing (actually changing ownership) during the same period was down d12.9%.

Right now the only people who are buying real estate are people being transferred, investors looking for steals and a handful of people who want to try their hand at home ownership.  Once again a lack of confidence in the economy has potential home buyers staying right where they are, locked behind apartment doors.

This really is a buyer’s market, for anyone brave enough to venture into the home buying supermarket, there are blue light specials around every corner. Interest rates are at all time lows, sellers are accepting amazingly low prices for the sale of their homes and there are some real deals out there. For example our Medley Sokoler Team is working with out of town buyers this weekend who can’t believe the amount of home they can get for the money. Our buyers are coming from Maryland, (found us on the internet several months ago) and after looking at 10 homes today are confident they will be writing a contract on a home this weekend. We have a number of those types of buyers coming to town.

Even better news for Louisville home sellers is a new report in The Wall Street Journal Blog today! In a blog post entitled “10 Best and Worst Markets for Real Estate”, Louisville Kentucky Real Estate makes it into the top 10 cities to invest in Real Estate. The WSJ report is based on a soon to be released report by Local Market Monitor, a company that forecasts residential home prices. There updated report, which will be released next week will show positive trends for Louisville Real estate and Southern Indiana Real Estate.

A single report like this may bring in some investors from all parts of the world, but this is just one of a series of reports now hitting the media. If the trend continues, frightened buyers will start to show their heads from behind those closed apartment doors. That will help an ailing housing market and introduce a healthier more robust confidence in our wavering economy.  Just what our buyers and sellers are hoping for!

Number of Houses Under Contract

This month: 1092

Last month: 1119

This month last year: 0

Number of Houses Sold & Closed

This month: 935

Last month: 999

This month last year: 0

Average Selling Price

This month: $173,415

Last month: $176,838

This month last year: $0

Average Days on Market

This month: 74

Last month: 79

This month last year: 0

Median Sales Price

144,250


THE MONTH OF: August, 2009
Number of Houses Under Contract

This month: 1211

Last month: 1284

This month last year: 0

Number of Houses Sold & Closed

This month: 1074

Last month: 1276

This month last year: 0

Average Selling Price

This month: $166,106

Last month: $171,793

This month last year: $0

Average Days on Market

This month: 84

Last month: 89

This month last year: 0

Median Sales Price

137,500

We really hope you enjoy reading our blog as much as we enjoy writing it If you have any questions about Louisville Real Estate as a buyer or a seller please e-mail me directly at bob@bobsokoler.com , call me (502) 376-5483 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (502) 376-5483      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or visit our websites www.weselllouisville.com or www.louisvillehomestoday.com

6138 SWEETBAY DR, By Bob Sokoler, www.weselllouisville.com

by Bob Sokoler

6138 SWEETBAY DR, By Bob Sokoler, www.weselllouisville.com

  • Former Builders show house loaded with upgrades and extras!
  • Wide open floor plan with a real WOW Factor! Relax on the front porch or walk through the glass front door and onto natural wood floors (with a herring bone pattern in the foyer).
  • Through the arched entrance and into an enormous great room (which is open to the entire home) and ideal for entertaining or just hanging out with the family. The Gas fireplace and mantle, wide baseboard trim and wide open pass-through to the kitchen are just some of the features.
  • The kitchen's stainless steel appliances, natural wood cabinets black countertops and natural tile backsplash are striking. Off the kitchen a mud room (that could be returned to a 1st floor Laundry room).
  • The large master suite is off the great room and features French doors that lead out to a covered deck. The master bathroom features upgrades that include double sinks, cherry cabinets, separate shower and soaking tub and the walk-in closet features custom wood shelving.
  • There are 2 other bedrooms on the first floor in their own separate wing separated by double pocket doors.
  • The basement is a work in progress with 2 rooms mostly finished and being used as bedrooms, a full bath and lower level laundry room. Much of the rest of the basement can be finished off for very little extra (most of the work has been done).
  • Out back a large deck off the master (part of which is covered) and off the great room lead to a patio.
    Even though this is a ranch, the builder created a large portion of a 2nd floor. It can easily be finished off.
  • This home is in one of Oldham County's most desirable neighborhoods only 3 minutes from I71 exit 14 and 3 minutes from award winning Oldham County Schools.

We really hope you enjoy reading our blog as much as we enjoy writing it If you have any questions about Louisville Real Estate as a buyer or a seller please e-mail me directly at bob@bobsokoler.com , call me (502) 376-5483 or visit our websites www.weselllouisville.com or www.louisvillehomestoday.com or www.buylouisvillerealestate.com.

7617 BEECHSPRING FARM BLVD, by Bob Sokoler

by Bob Sokoler

7617 BEECHSPRING FARM BLVD, by Bob Sokoler

  • Priced reduced $100,000!
  • Stylish home that evokes casual, comfortable elegance, and modern living!
  • All finished square footage is above grade and very light filled! Outside this energy efficient home you’ll find a grand entryway with a combination of painted brick, stone, unique archways, professional landscaping and circular drive.
  • The stone covered front entryway is impressive with its double solid oak entry doors and beveled glass.
  • Walk inside and you’ll find a 2 story foyer with grand staircase featuring ornate iron spindles.
  • There’s an office with lots of windows, and a unique tiled fireplace with mantle and built in bookshelves.
  • The first floor has 10 ft ceilings, detailed moldings, and solid wood doors.
  • The entire home has incredible millwork with extra large baseboards, beautiful built-ins with flat panel doors, extraordinary detail at the doorways and moldings in every room, and custom adjustable closets (Closets By Design) in all bedrooms, baths and hallway, including pantry.
  • There are Hunter Douglas all wood blinds, shades and shutters throughout the home and energy efficient easy to clean Pella windows.
  • The Formal Dining Room has a wall of windows, wainscoting, hardwood with cherry inlay, trey ceiling with moldings and it’s large enough for all of your formal furniture. The 2 story great room is impressive and features hardwood, another wall of windows, beamed ceiling and gorgeous vaulted tile and marble fireplace.
  • Into the huge cooks kitchen with its beautiful granite countertops, a large island, a nice mixture of antique cream, black and cherry cabinetry with European style soft close drawers, a built-in style refrigerator/Freezer with double doors, a gas 5 burner cook top, Avantium microwave/bake and convection or regular bake double ovens, and detailed tiled backsplash.
  • Off the kitchen walk into a furniture quality built-in butler’s pantry with unique granite, bronze sink and built in GE Monogram ice maker.
  • You can’t miss the large hearth room with stone fireplace, an eating area surrounded by windows that overlook the covered deck.
  • Directly off of the kitchen there is a unique private office that includes a built in desk with granite counter tops.
  • It’s a great place for a mom to keep all of the family activities in order. Don’t miss the large pantry with built-ins, a mud room w/ bench, lots of cubbies, shelves, and hooks to keep shoes, jackets, backpacks, etc., and a laundry room w/ built in cabinets and a large deep sink!
  • The large master suite is also on the 1st floor. It has a nice bumped out window wall with transoms, nice boxed vaulted ceiling and walk in his and hers closet.
  • The master bath has beautiful tiled flooring w/ a large Jacuzzi tub, a walk in tiled shower, and granite double vanity. The hardwood landing upstairs has lots of built in bookshelves and several openings that overlook the great room.
  • All of the bedrooms on the 2nd floor are large with walk-in closets 2 bedrooms share a Jack in Jill bath that have both tile and granite and there's a separate full bath as well. The basement is a full basement and is already framed and roughed in for a full bath.
  • There is room for a media room, bar, home gym, family room and more!

 

  • Other features of the house include: Honeywell programmable separately controlled heating and cooling system with Lenox Healthy Climate Humidifier, Honeywell alarm system, Honeywell Central Vacuum, Instantaneous On Demand hot water heater, Hunter Pro C Irrigation system, Home audio and speaker system including wiring and speakers indoors and on back deck and rear patio. The flat backyard is large enough to accommodate a pool, kids play set and trampoline if one so desires! Great location! Close to Brownsboro Rd shopping, Summit shopping, and downtown. Close to Gene Snyder, 71, and Watterson Expressway

 

1501 DONARD PARK AVE., By Bob Sokoler, www.WeSellLouisvlle.com

by Bob Sokoler

1501 DONARD PARK AVE.,  By Bob Sokoler, www.WeSellLouisvlle.com 

Easy to care for...here's a Louisville Condo that features a 2 bed 2 bath condo. When you stop and look at this you'll discover this condo is high in features and has an amazing feature. This 1st floor condo's garage has a door from the back of the garage directly into the condo (2nd bedroom). Never climb more than 3 steps, never get caught in the rain and your just feet away from your kitchen. This unit features two great porches (one of them screened in... a very private courtyard and great fireplace! The complex has a swimming pool and your maintenance fee ($165 a month) gives you a multitude of features such as: water, sewer, and trash, snow removal, grounds keeping. Immediate Possession, very quiet unit located on dead end at rear of complex steps away from gazebo.. This amazing condo is close to EVERYTHING!!!

  We really hope you enjoy reading our blog as much as we enjoy writing it If you have any questions about Louisville Real Estate as a buyer or a seller please e-mail me directly at bob@bobsokoler.com , call me (502) 376-5483 or visit our websites www.weselllouisville.com or www.louisvillehomestoday.com

 

4416 SARATOGA HILL RD, by Bob Sokoler, www.weselllouisville.com

  • Well maintained Brick ranch
  • Split-bedroom floor plan.
  • Plenty of room to grow
  • Entryway with wood floors
  • Vaulted great room with fireplace, mantle and framed with windows.
  • Dining room is currently being used as a play room for the kids.
  • Master bedroom suite has a vaulted tray ceiling and separate Jacuzzi style tub and separate shower in the bathroom.
  • Large eat-in kitchen has cherry finish cabinetry, ceramic floor, & bay window in eating area.
  • Overlooks gorgeous deck and park-like back yard.
  • Basement has been partially finished and features a wet bar, several areas to entertain and additional room that could be used as a bedroom.
  • Within walking distance of clubhouse.

We really hope you enjoy reading these blogs as much as I enjoy writing them! If you have any questions about Louisville Real Estate as a buyer or a seller please e-mail me directly at bob@bobsokoler.com , call me (502) 376-5483 or visit our websites www.weselllouisville.com or www.louisvillehomestoday.com

6004 PINE VIEW CT, by Bob Sokoler, www.weselllouisville.com

  • Large Ranch with popular split floor plan in great condition.
  • Kitchen has been upgraded and features a breakfast bar, lots of cabinets & all appliances including refrigerator to stay.
  • Large entry foyer opens to spacious great room with vaulted ceiling & ceiling fan.
  • Master bedroom is very large with lots of light, large walk-in closet and master bath. Rear door opens to enlarged patio & huge back lawn.
  • Home is neutrally decorated, easy clean tilt in windows w/screens.
  • Separate laundry room.
  • 2 car attached garage with opener & keypad.

 

I hope you enjoy reading these blogs as much as I enjoy making them! If you have any questions about Louisville Real Estate as a buyer or a seller please e-mail me directly at bob@bobsokoler.com , call me (502) 376-5483 or visit our websites www.weselllouisville.com or www.louisvillehomestoday.com

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Louisville KY 40223
502-376-5483
502 992-4137
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