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5 Considerations for Valuing Your Home

If you're thinking of selling your home or refinancing your mortgage, you'll first need to value your property as accurately as possible. Inexperienced sellers might be tempted to head straight for the nearest and most convenient estate agent, and while they might have a vested interest in selling your property for as much as possible, it is still important to do some research for yourself.

An accurate valuation will help you to find a more realistic asking price while also making your home easier to sell. Every home should be valued on an individual basis, and there are far more considerations to take into account than the size alone. Additionally, you may want to increase the value of your property by carrying out some repairs and giving it a facelift.

1. Size
Size is the obvious first consideration when valuing your home, particularly in the case of apartments where values are largely determined by floor space. However, a professional valuation should also take the sizes of individual rooms into account. These days, many buyers prefer fewer larger rooms and open-plan designs than lots of small and poky rooms. Before having your property valued, be sure to remove any clutter, and use light and neutral colours in smaller rooms to make them feel bigger.

2. Location
Unsurprisingly, location is the most important consideration of all when valuing a property. After all, there's a vast difference between property prices in central London and more rural areas of the country. Location might be a matter of personal preference to a degree, but many buyers will pay more for a property that has good access to a wide range of public services and is in a relatively quiet and safe area.

3. Condition
Shrewd investors will always look for properties with a low asking price due to poor condition and levels of maintenance. However, if you want to get a good price for your property and appeal to homebuyers, you'll need to improve its condition as much as you can afford. A house in desperate need of major renovation work will likely demand less than half the price of a similar building in perfect condition.

4. Property Type
Regardless of the size of the property alone, the actual type will have a major influence on its value. For example, a historic timber cottage might be more expensive to run and without the comforts of a modern building of equivalent size, but it will appeal to a certain niche. As such, its value will likely be much higher. Similarly, houses primarily used as weekend cottages won't be as valuable as those designed for permanent living.

5. Presentation
Even if it's largely superficial, presentation still counts for a lot when it comes to getting an encouraging valuation and receiving offers at anything near your asking price. Before you have anyone visit to value your home, make sure it's thoroughly clean and tidy both inside and outside. Making a good first impression is critical, so it also makes sense to carry out any basic home improvements, even if you only go so far as to have the carpets professionally cleaned and putting on a new coat of paint.


Final Words
Although you can get a rough estimate of the value of your home by using a range of online tools, the information provided won't be enough to determine a realistic asking price. Mortgage lenders and real estate agents will give you a more accurate valuation, although in the case of the latter, it's always a good idea to go for a second and even a third opinion.

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5 Considerations for Valuing Your Home

If you're thinking of selling your home or refinancing your mortgage, you'll first need to value your property as accurately as possible. Inexperienced sellers might be tempted to head straight for the nearest and most convenient estate agent, and while they might have a vested interest in selling your property for as much as possible, it is still important to do some research for yourself.

An accurate valuation will help you to find a more realistic asking price while also making your home easier to sell. Every home should be valued on an individual basis, and there are far more considerations to take into account than the size alone. Additionally, you may want to increase the value of your property by carrying out some repairs and giving it a facelift.

1. Size
Size is the obvious first consideration when valuing your home, particularly in the case of apartments where values are largely determined by floor space. However, a professional valuation should also take the sizes of individual rooms into account. These days, many buyers prefer fewer larger rooms and open-plan designs than lots of small and poky rooms. Before having your property valued, be sure to remove any clutter, and use light and neutral colours in smaller rooms to make them feel bigger.

2. Location
Unsurprisingly, location is the most important consideration of all when valuing a property. After all, there's a vast difference between property prices in central London and more rural areas of the country. Location might be a matter of personal preference to a degree, but many buyers will pay more for a property that has good access to a wide range of public services and is in a relatively quiet and safe area.

3. Condition
Shrewd investors will always look for properties with a low asking price due to poor condition and levels of maintenance. However, if you want to get a good price for your property and appeal to homebuyers, you'll need to improve its condition as much as you can afford. A house in desperate need of major renovation work will likely demand less than half the price of a similar building in perfect condition.

4. Property Type
Regardless of the size of the property alone, the actual type will have a major influence on its value. For example, a historic timber cottage might be more expensive to run and without the comforts of a modern building of equivalent size, but it will appeal to a certain niche. As such, its value will likely be much higher. Similarly, houses primarily used as weekend cottages won't be as valuable as those designed for permanent living.

5. Presentation
Even if it's largely superficial, presentation still counts for a lot when it comes to getting an encouraging valuation and receiving offers at anything near your asking price. Before you have anyone visit to value your home, make sure it's thoroughly clean and tidy both inside and outside. Making a good first impression is critical, so it also makes sense to carry out any basic home improvements, even if you only go so far as to have the carpets professionally cleaned and putting on a new coat of paint.


Final Words
Although you can get a rough estimate of the value of your home by using a range of online tools, the information provided won't be enough to determine a realistic asking price. Mortgage lenders and real estate agents will give you a more accurate valuation, although in the case of the latter, it's always a good idea to go for a second and even a third opinion.

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Home Styles in Louisville

 Homes in Louisville run from modern construction to the most historical like those originally built in Crescent Hill in the 1850s.

 It might be interesting to point out some of the many styles of houses in the area. Each style will have a link to a current listing for sale of its type.

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Home Styles in Louisville

 Homes in Louisville run from modern construction to the most historical like those originally built in Crescent Hill in the 1850s.

 It might be interesting to point out some of the many styles of houses in the area. Each style will have a link to a current listing for sale of its type.

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Home for Sale 1251 Equestrian Lakes Ln Finchville, KY 40022

Louisville Real Estate - 1251 EQUESTRIAN LAKES LNLuxury living in a country setting would best describe this 5,700 SF home, located at 1251 Equestrian Lakes Ln Finchville, KY on a 5.46 acre lake front lot. Experience the breath taking views from the six sets of French doors that open up to the 15 acre lake. This French Country style designed home has a well laid out main level that features an open concept living area and attention to every detail. The great room boasts 18' beamed ceiling and a stunning stone hearth and fireplace. The open design is perfect for entertaining, and family and friends will enjoy the lake views from virtually every room in the house. The kitchen is truly gourmet in design and amenities, with state of the art appliances, custom cabinetry and finishes, and exposed wood timber trusses. The serene master retreat is privately located, and offers relaxing amenities around every corner, from the fireplace to lake view deck access, to well-equipped dual walk-in closets. Enjoy the elegant, classic claw-foot style tub and beautiful country views. The finished walkout lower level offers a second entertaining area, complete with wet bar and fireplace. Three additional large bedrooms, two full baths, a second laundry room, and a fitness room complete the finished living space. There is ample storage in the large unfinished area, as well as a fourth garage stall that is accessible from the back of the house, perfect for storing outdoor items or toys for kids of all ages! Additionally, there is a 36' bonus room and area for another full bath that is framed out above the garage. Perfect for storage now or have it finished out for additional living space if desired. Check out this fabulous community with all the amenities: pool, pavilion, lakes, walking trails, playground, riding trails, covered arena, and full equestrian barn facility. Just 10 miles east of 265, on only 25 minutes to downtown Louisville and 45 minutes from Lexington. Priced at $1,500,000

Search all Louisville Real Estate for sale by area, price,  year built, square footage or any other detail on Louisville's superior MLS search engine.

 


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Stunning Mt. Washington Cape Cod for Sale

We are very excited about our new listing in Mt. Washington, 292 Harvest Lane!  This charming Cape Cod is located in the Autumn Glen community, off highway 44.  The Autumn Glen community has some fabulous amenities including a private clubhouse, beautiful pool which overlooks a serene fishing pond, perfect for relaxing with friends on those hot summer weekends. 

Harvest Lane was built in 2005, and has a new and modern look.  This brick cape cod has a two car attached garage and a charming front porch.  The back yard offers a spacious deck and a large yard.

This home has 4 large bedrooms and 2 full baths.  The living room features a large palladian window making the room bright and open, a gas fireplace with custom mantle and built-in entertainment center.  The huge eat-in kitchen has a separate pantry and matching black appliances.  This home also has a basement, which is unfinished and has a half bath rough-in.  Upgrades include a jetted tub in the first floor bathroom, ceramic tile floors in the foyer and bathrooms and hardwood throughout the great room and master closet.

To find all homes for sale in Louisville please go to :  Louisville Real Estate

292 Harvest Lane Mt. Washington, KY 40047

292 Harvest Lane Mt. Washington, KY 40047

292 Harevst Lane Mt. Washington, KY 40047

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Now you can search St. Matthews and Brownsboro Rd. area homes for sale by price range.

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Now you can search St. Matthews and Brownsboro Rd. area homes for sale by price range.

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Now you can search St. Matthews and Brownsboro Rd. area homes for sale by price range.

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St. Matthews KY Oct - Nov 2010 Home Sales Stats

 Data compiled from the Greater Louisville MLS (Multiple Listing Service).
Deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.
We  feel that if you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in St. Matthews KY area, it is important to
understand the trends in Active Listings, Days on the Market, and Listing to Sale Price ratio so that you can
make an educated decision. Below are the closed residential sales in St. Matthews 40207 for the week ended November 6, 2010

St Matthews home sales Oct - Nov 2010

There are currently 220 home on the market in St. Matthews and 53 pending status.

Pleas visit St. Matthews Homes for Sale to search for your perfect home.
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St. Matthews KY Oct - Nov 2010 Home Sales Stats

 Data compiled from the Greater Louisville MLS (Multiple Listing Service).
Deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.
We  feel that if you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in St. Matthews KY area, it is important to
understand the trends in Active Listings, Days on the Market, and Listing to Sale Price ratio so that you can
make an educated decision. Below are the closed residential sales in St. Matthews 40207 for the week ended November 6, 2010

St Matthews home sales Oct - Nov 2010

There are currently 220 home on the market in St. Matthews and 53 pending status.

Pleas visit St. Matthews Homes for Sale to search for your perfect home.
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St. Matthews KY Oct - Nov 2010 Home Sales Stats

 Data compiled from the Greater Louisville MLS (Multiple Listing Service).
Deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.
We  feel that if you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in St. Matthews KY area, it is important to
understand the trends in Active Listings, Days on the Market, and Listing to Sale Price ratio so that you can
make an educated decision. Below are the closed residential sales in St. Matthews 40207 for the week ended November 6, 2010

St Matthews home sales Oct - Nov 2010

There are currently 220 home on the market in St. Matthews and 53 pending status.

Pleas visit St. Matthews Homes for Sale to search for your perfect home.
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St. Matthews KY Oct - Nov 2010 Home Sales Stats

 Data compiled from the Greater Louisville MLS (Multiple Listing Service).
Deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.
We  feel that if you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in St. Matthews KY area, it is important to
understand the trends in Active Listings, Days on the Market, and Listing to Sale Price ratio so that you can
make an educated decision. Below are the closed residential sales in St. Matthews 40207 for the week ended November 6, 2010

St Matthews home sales Oct - Nov 2010

There are currently 220 home on the market in St. Matthews and 53 pending status.

Pleas visit St. Matthews Homes for Sale to search for your perfect home.
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St. Matthews Listing 122 Fairlawn Road

Our listing on 122 Fairlawn Road is a beautiful example of the classic St. Matthews home.  The architecture and curb appeal of this home will greet you every time you drive into the driveway.  The welcoming and cozy front porch is the perfect place to watch the sunset and relax with your family and neighbors.

This charming Bungalow is located in between Frankfort Avenue and Lexington Road, a short walk from the heart of St. Matthews.  Location, location, location!  You just can’t beat being within walking distance to classic St. Matthews restaurants like the Fishery, Lotsa Pasta, Molly Malone’s and Simply Thai.  Also, right around the corner is the very popular boutique, Clodhoppers and the natural food market, Rainbow Blossom. 

Fairlawn Road is a great home for a family with children.  It is within close proximity to many schools both public and private such as Trinity, Waggener, Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Matthews Elementary School.  It is also under a mile from Seneca Park. 
When you walk through the stunning leaded glass front door you will enjoy calm colors, hardwood floors and a handsome stone fireplace.  The large bay window and open floor plan really light up the first floor of this home.  The kitchen has been updated with new cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.

There are two bedrooms on the first floor of the home.  The second floor is the master suite which features a sitting room and the master bath.  The master bathroom includes a whirlpool tub.  



122 Fairlawn Rd.  St. Matthews, KY 40207
Charming St. Matthews Bungalow.

Living room showing leaded glass front door and fireplace
Beautiful leaded glass front door and charming fireplace.

Lovely Dining Room with Bay Window
Bright dining area with large bay window.

Kitchen with New Stainless Steal Appliances
Updated kitchen includes new cabinetry and stainless steal appliances.

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St. Matthews Listing 6000 Windsong Court

The Brad Long Group has an absolutely stunning new listing in the Windsong subdivision at 6000 Windsong Ct.  This home is located in St. Matthews right off of Rudy Lane, close to everything.  Windsong Court is only half a mile from Kroger, Target, and a Starbucks and is only 1.2 miles away from the heart of downtown St. Matthews.  Also, Windsong is less than a half mile from the new Westport Road expressway ramp to the Waterson Expressway.  This will make your commute to work and home a breeze.

Windsong Court features three bedrooms and two full baths.  There is a large first floor master bedroom and two bedrooms located on the second floor.  Brazilian Cherry Hardwood floors flow throughout the first and second floors of this home, as well as slate tile in the kitchen, dining room and laundry room. The Gourmet Kitchen features Corian counter tops, custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and a gas range.  This home was exquisitely decorated and designed.  The colors throughout the home are modern and will go with anyone’s taste.  The trey ceilings and crown molding in the dining room and living room give this home a unique and special touch. 

If that wasn’t enough, this home also features a fully finished basement with carpet and hardwood.  The options are endless for the use of this space.   The basement has room for a cozy family room, as well as an office or bar area and is perfect for entertaining your friends and family. 




6000 Windsong Ct in St Matthews KY
6000 Winsong Ct. St. Matthews, KY 40207

Living room showing Brazilian Cherry Floors

Living room 

Gourmet kitchen
6000 Windsong Ct St Matthews KYHGourmet Kitchen

The only site you need to find your dream home is St. Matthews Homes for Sale
 

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St. Matthews Listing 6000 Windsong Court

The Brad Long Group has an absolutely stunning new listing in the Windsong subdivision at 6000 Windsong Ct.  This home is located in St. Matthews right off of Rudy Lane, close to everything.  Windsong Court is only half a mile from Kroger, Target, and a Starbucks and is only 1.2 miles away from the heart of downtown St. Matthews.  Also, Windsong is less than a half mile from the new Westport Road expressway ramp to the Waterson Expressway.  This will make your commute to work and home a breeze.

Windsong Court features three bedrooms and two full baths.  There is a large first floor master bedroom and two bedrooms located on the second floor.  Brazilian Cherry Hardwood floors flow throughout the first and second floors of this home, as well as slate tile in the kitchen, dining room and laundry room. The Gourmet Kitchen features Corian counter tops, custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and a gas range.  This home was exquisitely decorated and designed.  The colors throughout the home are modern and will go with anyone’s taste.  The trey ceilings and crown molding in the dining room and living room give this home a unique and special touch. 

If that wasn’t enough, this home also features a fully finished basement with carpet and hardwood.  The options are endless for the use of this space.   The basement has room for a cozy family room, as well as an office or bar area and is perfect for entertaining your friends and family. 




6000 Windsong Ct in St Matthews KY
6000 Winsong Ct. St. Matthews, KY 40207

Living room showing Brazilian Cherry Floors

Living room 

Gourmet kitchen
6000 Windsong Ct St Matthews KYHGourmet Kitchen

The only site you need to find your dream home is St. Matthews Homes for Sale
 

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