To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell?

Dated: March 21 2021

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Weekly Real Estate News March 14 – March 20, 2021

 

 

Sunday at 2pm on Youtube Live “To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell”

Watch Live at 2pm at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE-LIrX743JkjfaZyBWCHRA

 

If you missed last week’s Youtube Live you can check that out here:

View the Video Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6Gdo7Odpgo  

 

Stay Up-To-Date on all the Housing Market Happenings by visiting my Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/shopkentuckyhomes or visit www.shopkentuckyhomes.com


 

Ready to Become a Real Estate Investor?

A lot of millionaires made their money through Real Estate investments.

Are you ready to try your hand at Real Estate Investing?

Check out my list of homes, perfect for an investor to renovate, remodel, and re-sell.

 

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If you are ready to become a Real Estate Investor, contact David to learn more 502-489-1135!


 

How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home

Today’s homebuyers are faced with a strong sellers’ market, which means there are a lot of active buyers competing for a relatively low number of available homes. As a result, it’s essential to understand how to make a confident and competitive offer on your dream home. Here are five tips for success in this critical stage of the homebuying process.

 

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With so little inventory on the market, Buyer’s are having to compete with a lot of other buyer’s wanting the same home they do. Being and staying competitive is key, and the number one tip is to listen to your real estate professional. If you contracted with a Realtor they should be giving you an idea of the market value of a home you are going to see. This will give you the number that the neighborhood says the home is worth, and staying around that number will take the emotion out of the decision. If your offer around market value is not accepted, then you can walk away or counter knowing that you made a fair offer for their home. I have a lot of buyer’s looking for homes right now, and if you are looking, I’d love to help you as well. However, what my buyer’s need are homes; so if you are thinking of selling your home let me know, I just may have a buyer waiting for a home just like yours to hit the market! David Hittle – United Real Estate Louisville 502-489-1135


 

Low Inventory – What does it mean to homeowners?

In our Real Estate Market today we have Extremely Low Inventory!!


As the weather heats up, typically we see arise in inventory levels, however now is the time to get your home on the market and beat the incoming competition to the punch!

Check out these 4 Reasons Why Now is a Great Time to Sell Your House, and when you are ready to make your moves give me a holler! 502-489-1135


 

List of Homes with Pools

Soon the Kentucky Cold with Make Way for the Kentucky HEAT!

Do you have a pool? Do you want a home with a pool? Me Too!

We have a list of homes with pools and we'll provide it to you for FREE!

Click the link below for access to this list!

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If you are ready to own your very own home with a POOL, let’s get together and get you prepared for the home buying journey ahead! 502-489-1135


 

What Is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership?

There are many financial and non-financial benefits of homeownership, and the greatest financial one is wealth creation. Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder that leads to forming household wealth. As Freddie Mac explains:

“Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families with a place that is their own and an avenue for building wealth over time. This ‘wealth’ is built, in large part, through the creation of equity…”

 

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There are many great benefits to owning a home but the number one is equity. Equity is the difference between what you owe on your home and what your home is worth on the market. You can tap into that equity in different ways: from selling your house, obtaining a refinancing on your home, obtaining a home equity loan, etc. When you own a home, your net-worth increases, your home is your nest egg, and the only investment you can own that you can also live in. If you are ready to own your own home, give David Hittle with United Real Estate Louisville a call 502-489-1135


 

Check out these listings from United Real Estate Louisville!

I am pleased to feature the following properties!

For questions or to schedule a showing, contact me today!

Phone: 5024891135 Email: shopkentuckyhomes@yahoo.com

 

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms at 1,068 Sq Ft Condo in Louisville, KY Listed at $150,000
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom at 992 Sq Ft in Shelby Park, Louisville, KY Listed at $166,500
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If any of these homes are your potential Dream Home, I would be happy to assist you in seeing any of these homes, and working with you through the Real Estate process. It can be complicated, but with an experienced Realtor by your side, you can be happy knowing someone has your back! Give David Hittle with United Real Estate Louisville a call today 502-489-1135


 

2301 Bickel Road Louisville, KY 40206

I would love to show you my listing at 2301 Bickel Road Louisville, KY.

 

Get More Information on this home here: https://tour.corelistingmachine.com/tour/titan/?id=6495870&reg=true&_seoAddress=2301-Bickel-Rd-Louisville-KY-1567539

 

If you would like more information on this home or to schedule a showing please call David Hittle at 502-489-1135


 

Think a Brand New Home is Out of Reach?

Think a Brand New Home is out of reach for your budget?

Check out the link below for a list of New Construction homes that may well be in your budget!

 

View a List of New Construction Homes Herehttps://bit.ly/3h6HUK4 

     

When anyone thinks of something that is BRAND NEW, they automatically think expensive. However, when it comes to the housing market right now, brand new homes are competing in price with existing-homes. Therefore, for the price of some existing homes built years or decades ago, you could own a brand new 2020 or 2021 home. If you are thinking of buying a home and want to know if a new construction home is within your budget, give me a call today 502-489-1135


 

What Is the Strongest Tailwind to Today’s Recovering Economy?

Last year started off with a bang. Unemployment was under 4%, forecasters were giddy with their projections for the economy, and the residential housing market had the strongest January and February activity in over a decade.

Then came the announcement on March 11, 2020, from the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic. Two days later, the White House declared it a national emergency.

 

Read the Full Article Here: https://bit.ly/3s3MInY        

 

The past year has been some-what crazy, and this year hasn’t started off much better. The pandemic is still a “thing” that we have to worry about, unemployment is still high, home prices are high, but inventory is low. Homebuyer’s are out in droves looking for a home to purchase, however there are few choices to choose from. This year, seems eerily familiar to last year; so how long will this trend continue? No one knows? However, I say, we must live our lives and concentrate on the future and doing what is best for us and our families. If buying or selling a home is something that you want to concentrate on, let me know so that we can start planning for these big deals ahead. Don’t sell your most valuable asset without a trusted advisor. And Don’t try to buy a home using the internet only, your Realtor is a valuable part of your team, if you need me, I’m here for you David Hittle – United Real Estate Louisville 502-489-1135


 

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When you are looking to sell a house, you want a Realtor who not only has your best interests at heart, but one that can market your home on the hottest social media platforms.

I have been awarded by my Brokerage for being that agent!

If you need a Realtor with the Heart of a Teacher, look no further than David Hittle with United Real Estate Louisville 502-489-1135


 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!


 

To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell?

When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However, with so many buyers competing for available homes right now, renovations may not be as vital as they would be in a more normal market.

 

Read the Full Article Here: https://bit.ly/3r5ywcP   

 

Renovations to your home, should always be done by an expert; it is not as easy as it looks on TV. However, if renovations are something you are thinking about, you should join me at 2PM for my conversation on this very topic. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE-LIrX743JkjfaZyBWCHRA We will be discussing whether it is a good investment to renovate your home, or whether you should leave things as they are and sell your home today. I will be giving you the figures on what are good renovations, and how much they may pay you back. You will not want to miss this one! David Hittle – United Real Estate Louisville 502-489-1135


 

Tax Season is Here!

Tax Season is almost upon us, what better use for your hard earned tax refund than to use it to buy a home?


Your tax refund could just be the boost you need to help with the down payment or closing costs on your new home, and with homeownership come tax benefits too!

So don't waste your tax refund on something the won't make you wealthier, use it for something that will increase your net-worth and provide for a more stable future!

If you are preparing to purchase a home, whether it is your first, or your fifth I can help you navigate through the process and make sure that you are getting the best deal possible.

Give me a call 502-489-1135


 

Has the Luck of the Season Shined on You?

If the luck of the season has shined upon you this year, maybe you should use that luck to purchase a new home?


This may be the time to turn your luck into a "Pot of Gold."

If you need a Real Estate Professional, look no further than David Hittle with United Real Estate Louisville 502-489-1135


 

Why This Spring Is a Great Time to SELL YOUR HOUSE [VIDEO]

https://fb.watch/4n3TOVVQxF/

Today's housing market belongs to homeowners ready to sell. Let's connect to talk about why this spring is a great time to sell your house David Hittle – United Real Estate Louisville 502-489-1135


 

Check Out this Infographic on Credit Scores [INFOGRAPHIC]

 


The Greenbriar Grand Tour [VIDEO]

Wanting a New Home Ready for the Summer?

A New Construction Might be the Answer!

Check out my "Grandtour of the Greenbriar"

(This Video was Made in 2020, the starting price for the Greenbriar is now $254,990)

 

Check out this amazing home here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blio9kZDnQM


 

Home Prices Rose in 2020 – How Did Your Home Perform?

 

Are you Ready to Make a Move & Sell Your Home? 

Don't Sell Your Largest Investment Alone! 

In today's market with so many tech savvy buyers, the legal issues, & more, why would your risk selling your own home when there are ways to save you TIME, MONEY AND HEADACHE?

When selling with a Realtor, the transactions prove when priced correctly, marketed to the masses, a home  will remain on the market for less days  & sell for more money. 

Don't make the mistake of doing what so many try to do... CALL ME! I'll give you a FREE Home Intelligence Report, 

There is NO pressure, NO commitment. 

I give you the information, the facts and the opportunity to utilize my expertise for a smoother & quicker sale. 

David Hittle, Realtor, Real Estate Professional
United Real Estate Louisville
101 Bullitt Lane, Suite 110
Louisville, KY 40222
Cell: 502-489-1135
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Click this link for your Free Home Intelligence Report: https://myre.io/0mwzcp9AtS5t


 


 

Your March 2021 Home Maintenance & Safety Checklist

 


Americans See Major Home Equity Gains [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights

Today’s home price appreciation is driving equity higher throughout the country.

If your needs are changing and you’re ready for a new home, your equity may be a great asset to power your next move.

Now is a great time to put your equity toward a down payment on the home of your dreams. When You Are Ready I’ll Be Here – David Hittle – United Real Estate Louisville 502-489-1135


 

You Wouldn't Take a Flight Without a Pilot, So Why Would You Try To Sell Your Home Without a Realtor?

A Realtor is a lot like a Pilot, the Realtor is there to guide you through the process. The Realtor is an expert in helping their client’s negotiate through the processes, when they are buying or selling a home.


As a Realtor, my obligation is to serve you, and to place your needs ahead of everyone else's, even my own!

As a Realtor, I provide a lot of information for free, because I want you to see that I'm the only Realtor you need when it comes to buying or selling a home.

Check out some of the advantages you will have by selling with David Hittle with United Real Estate Louisville:

FREE Home Valuation: https://davidhittle.unitedkentuckymls.com/.../992d3031d77...

FREE Spring 2021 Seller's Guide: https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/en/sellers/...

FREE APP to Search for Your Next Home (Best Opened on a Phone): davidhittle.unitedkentuckymls.com/app.php

These are just a few of the services that I provide, to learn more schedule an appointment today or give me a call at 502-489-1135


 

Home inventory is at a record low. With so few houses for sale right now, yours is sure to stand out when you sell this spring. Reply to this email to learn why low inventory is making this an incredible time to sell your house or call 502-489-1135.


 

Mortgage Rates Continue to Climb

Mortgage interest rates climbed again this week which will push some buyer's out of the market.

However, for the vast majority of buyer's these interest rates are lower than we could have even dreamed of say 5 years ago.

While the interest rates rising will cause the costs of purchasing a home rise slightly, these rates are still near historic lows and if you are going to purchase a home, now is a great time to do so!

 

Read the Full Article Here: https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2021/03/19/mortgage-rates-continue-to-climb?fbclid=IwAR3cT3Q3laMzXOREhlvuOsbERq9y57EGzBDub1cV1GLUtswKxs8t-ChLlos#!#.YFUs05yMDvo.facebook

 

While mortgage interest rates rose this week, we can still say that these rates are near historic lows. While some buyer’s will be prices out of the market by these rising rates, the vast majority of home buyer’s will not be adversely affected by them. The fact is, is that these interest rates are far lower than they have been in past decades and also provide a great opportunity to purchase a home. If you are ready to take your journey toward homeownership I would love to help, give David Hittle – United Real Estate Louisville a call today 502-489-1135.


 

 

Sunday at 2pm on Youtube Live “To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell”

Watch Live at 2pm at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE-LIrX743JkjfaZyBWCHRA

 

If you missed last week’s Youtube Live you can check that out here:

View the Video Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6Gdo7Odpgo 

 

Stay Up-To-Date on all the Housing Market Happenings by visiting my Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/shopkentuckyhomes or visit www.shopkentuckyhomes.com


 

Message from David Hittle, Realtor United Real Estate Louisville:

As Winter turns to Spring, and we all realize that that dang groundhog lied to us all, we start to see an influx of home seller’s. This is normal as the weather warms up we normally start to see more listings hit the market. This will help the home buyer’s out there have more options to choose from when they purchase their next home. However, it cannot come fast enough, home builders have slowed production, this is due to labor costs, construction costs, and material costs. Having a Realtor now is more important than ever before; some builder’s have gone back to their buyer’s and said we cannot finish construction unless you pay us more!! That is a terrible situation to find yourself in!

I became a Realtor so that I could help people chase the American Dream of Homeownership! So if you are looking to buy a home, I’m here to help you chase that dream!

If you are thinking of selling your house, and getting into a new home that is a better fit for you and your family, I’m here to help you chase that dream as well!

Anything, involving Real Estate I’m here to help you with that! Let’s get started today!

 

If you or someone you know needs a Realtor – I would be honored to help just call me 502-489-1135

 

If you are interested in purchasing a home, I currently have 1 listings on the market, with what I pray will be many more to come! You can see that listings below, however if it does not fit your needs I hope you will contact me so I can get you a personalized list of homes that fit your needs!

 

2301 Bickel Road, Louisville, KY - https://davidhittle.unitedkentuckymls.com/property/94-1567539-2301-Bickel-Rd-Louisville-KY-40206

This home is near all the amenities you could ever ask for. From Food, to Sports, to Entertainment to the Downtown scene; this home is near it all and would make for a great rental home or starter home for someone looking to be near the fun of our city!

 

Please share this listing with your friends and family, and if someone is interested please send them my way or have them contact me at 502-489-1135 (Call/Text).

 

Looking to Sell your House! I Want to Interview for the Job! I do not pressure my clients, I’m very patient and I walk them through what all I will do! I have a 29-Point Marketing Plan for Selling Your House! If You want to Sell, I will help get it sold for you! Give me a Call Today: 502-489-1135 Get a Home Valuation Here: https://davidhittle.unitedkentuckymls.com/sell.php or a Free Seller’s Guide Here: https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/en/sellers/?a=489398-03f53f0576489362a12f29c9abd81b9a

 

Looking to Buy a Home! I Want to Interview for the Job! You Do Not Pay Me! I’m Paid by the Seller’s Upon Closing of the Deal! I’m very patient and I will walk with you through the entire process! If You want to Buy a Home, I will help you get the best deal possible! Give me a Call: 502-489-1135 Get my Free Buyer’s Guide Here: https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/en/buyers/?a=489398-03f53f0576489362a12f29c9abd81b9a

 

Looking to Buy a Brand New Home? I would love to set up an appointment with my favorite builder for you! Why spend the money on an older home, with its issues, and its problems when you could buy a brand new, customizable home, and receive a 1 year home warranty, a 7 year structural warranty, and the peace of mind, knowing that when you sell that home, it is a 2020 built home! Give me a Call Today: 502-489-1135

 

This week the Mortgage Interest Rates as published by Freddie Mac rose to 3.09%, +0.07 points from last week’s 3.02%, they are still better than last year’s 3.65% but we are getting closer to last year’s figures. 2.65% is the lowest ever seen since recording started back in 1971 and was obtained the first week of January 2021.

 

This week in the Louisville and Lexington Kentucky area there were 2,794 (-4) homes & condos for sale, with the average days on market sitting at 39.80 (+/- 0 Days). We are now at 1.03 (-0.01 Months) months of inventory, making this a “Seller’s Market” which is under the six months needed to have a “Balanced Market”. Builder’s Don’t seem to be able to keep up with the incredible demand!

 

The Average Sale Price for February 2021 was $244,537 (Down $7,736 from January 2021), with Median Selling Price being $208,550 (Down $4,450 from January 2021). These numbers are up from last year’s $223,195 and $189,000 respectively. Year over year both average sale price and median selling price were up vs. last year.

 

If you are in need of a Real Estate Professional someone with the heart of a teacher, rather than a heart of a salesperson I’m the Realtor for you!

 

If you ever have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me, I’d love to hear from you and hear about your plans for the future!

 

You can email me at shopkentuckyhomes@yahoo.com
You can text me or call me at 502-489-1135
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Thank you once again, for allowing me to assist you on your homeownership journeys.

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