Blog – West of Ninth 2019-07-08 20:30:02 Monday, Jul 8 2019 

“I’ve been coming to the Dirt Bowl for about six or seven years, now. It’s like when you turn off Broadway, into the park, it’s always great vibes and great feelings. When you get in here, you see everyone having a good time and just out here living. There’s food and kids everywhere. The police and vendors are here, too. It’s just a good time and it’s exciting to see everybody together and getting along.  My father is actually one of the Dirt Bowl legends - his name is Gerald Gray. I came down here to see the East End play. I have friends that I graduated from high school with that are playing now. So, the Dirt Bowl is literally everywhere, it’s all around me.  If you wanna have a good time, watch some basketball and listen to some good music and have a good time, come to the Dirt Bowl. Your stomach will hurt after all of the laughing, too.” - Lamonique, 2019 Dirt Bowl at Shawnee Park

“I’ve been coming to the Dirt Bowl for about six or seven years, now. It’s like when you turn off Broadway, into the park, it’s always great vibes and great feelings. When you get in here, you see everyone having a good time and just out here living. There’s food and kids everywhere. The police and vendors are here, too. It’s just a good time and it’s exciting to see everybody together and getting along.

My father is actually one of the Dirt Bowl legends - his name is Gerald Gray. I came down here to see the East End play. I have friends that I graduated from high school with that are playing now. So, the Dirt Bowl is literally everywhere, it’s all around me.

If you wanna have a good time, watch some basketball and listen to some good music and have a good time, come to the Dirt Bowl. Your stomach will hurt after all of the laughing, too.” - Lamonique, 2019 Dirt Bowl at Shawnee Park

GLI RAISES $6 MILLION FOR GREATER LOUISVILLE 2020 CAMPAIGN Monday, Jul 8 2019 

Regional economic growth initiative will shape future of greater Louisville LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 8, 2019) — Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) is near the finish line for its 2020 campaign, raising more than $6 million or 80 percent of its $7.5 million goal as of July 1 to fund regional economic...

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GET THE PARTY STARTED WITH SIERRA NEVADA’S EVENTS Monday, Jul 8 2019 

Check out how you can join in on the fun with Sierra Nevada before the festival starts!

⚓Wednesday, July 10: Pre-game at Griff’s with The Voice’s Josh Logan and Olivia Henken! 10% of customers’ tabs will go towards the Forecastle Foundation!  (133 W Liberty St, Louisville, KY 40202)

⚓Thursday, July 11: For a great place to meet friends, get a preview of festival offerings, and incredible southern food, join us at Doc Crow’s on Thursday! They’ll tap multiple Sierra Nevada beers including Hazy Little Thing, Chantey, and a barrel-aged beer. (127 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202)

⚓Friday. July 12: Bearno’s By-the-Bridge is the perfect stop for people walking to downtown from the riverfront. They’ll have Pale Ale, Hazy Little Thing, and Chantey on draft with feature pricing and served in Forecastle/Chantey glassware! (131 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202)

 

 

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June 2019 Louisville Real Estate Report Monday, Jul 8 2019 

Map of Louisville MLS Areas
Our charts are divided into our Greater Louisville Association of Realtors MLS areas.
(click to enlarge)

Half the year is now complete and I’ve updated the best Louisville real estate report in the city. We’re now through June 2019 for every MLS area within Jefferson County and the surrounding counties as well. You can’t get this kind of analysis anywhere else. I’ve been publishing this free of charge since 2006. All I ask is that when you need a local expert, you’ll consider giving me a chance to earn your business.

Let’s get started!

Jefferson County Housing Market Report

Louisville home sales chart and Louisville home prices chart for Jefferson County for the 12 months ending June 2019

Home sales continue to trail the previous year but not by very much. There were 1,221 properties sold in Jefferson County during June 2018. This year that number is 1,161. This amounts to a 4.9 percent decline.

The good news is that prices have simply taken off! The median home sale price last year was $192,000. This June we skyrocket to $205,000. That’s a whopping 12.2 percent gain. Comparing the trend line should give us a more worthwhile value. When we do this we see that Louisville real estate has appreciated about 6.6 percent over that past 12 months. Now, this is a very general number but it’s also far higher than our typical 4 percent annual gains. It’s a great time to be a homeowner!

Louisville MLS Areas with Monthly Reports

Home sales chart and home prices chart for Highlands neighborhood in Louisville Kentucky for the 12 months ending June 2019 - MLS Area 2

The same story taking place here in Area 2 with prices jumping and sales lagging a bit behind the previous year. Overall, still good numbers.

Home sales chart and home prices chart for St. Matthews neighborhood in Louisville Kentucky for the 12 months ending June 2019 - MLS Area 3

Again, we see the same situation in our St. Matthews area with prices not trending quite so high.

Home sales chart and home prices chart for Okolona neighborhood in Louisville Kentucky for the 12 months ending June 2019 - MLS Area 6

Home sales actually surpassed the previous year in June for Louisville MLS Area 6. And that trend line is looking quite steep. Obviously, there is a great demand for homes in this lower price tier.

Home sales chart and home prices chart for Jeffersontown neighborhood in Louisville Kentucky for the 12 months ending June 2019 - MLS Area 7

Home prices have leveled off for most of the past year after 2-3 years of solid growth. Even still, these are very healthy sales totals.

Home sales chart and home prices chart for Middletown neighborhood in Louisville Kentucky for the 12 months ending June 2019 - MLS Area 8

Just missed matching last year’s total of homes sold here in Area 8. Prices are all over the board. Did not expect to see June prices decline like they did. Something to keep an eye on.

Home sales chart and home prices chart for Prospect neighborhood in Louisville Kentucky for the 12 months ending June 2019 - MLS Area 9

Overall improving sale prices here in our Prospect MLS area. Home sales just shy of last year’s total.

Home sales chart and home prices chart for North Oldham County Kentucky for the 12 months ending June 2019 - MLS Area 20

Home prices still remain largely flat as most buyers prefer to stay as close to $300k as possible. Sales are higher in June than May but still short of the previous year.

Home sales chart and home prices chart for South Oldham County Kentucky for the 12 months ending June 2019 - MLS Area 21

Some small improvement in prices but not nearly what this area needs. After a very strong May, June sales totals dropped.

Louisville Real Estate Report: Quarterly MLS Areas

All of the quarterly Louisville real estate reports are now completed through June. Check out the links below or find them all in the drop-down menu at the top of each page.

If you want to know “What is my Louisville home worth?” Please contact me. I’m always happy to help!

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This perfume store only sells scents made in America. And it's right here in Louisville Monday, Jul 8 2019 

American Perfumer is the only shop in the country entirely dedicated to American-made, artisan perfume.

       

Take a break from the city with these 5 hiking spots within 50 miles of Louisville Monday, Jul 8 2019 

If you’re looking to avoid the crowds and truly step away from the noise of the city, there are several trails near Louisville to hike

       

“Rocketman”: Film Review & Podcast Monday, Jul 8 2019 

It’s been a rock & roll summer at the cineplex.

That’s a good thing.

There’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the tale of Queen, “Yesterday,” the story about a guy who rises to the top singing the songs of the Beatles which the world has through glitch forgotten, and an upcoming flick about a Springsteen obsessive.

The best so far is “Rocketman,” the tale with many of the gory details, as well as a good number of the incredible now iconic songs, of the rise and perseverance of Elton John.

Who, by the by, executive produced this biopic. To his and the filmmakers’ credit, there are few punches pulled.

The self destruction is there.

So too the talent and grand successes of John the entertainer, and John the songwriter who crafted so many indelible tunes with lyricist Bernie Taupin.

For more insight, listen to the podcast below:

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Have an Affordable Day of Fun at at Malibu Jack’s July 8 Monday, Jul 8 2019 

You practically have to win the lottery to take everyone out for a day of fun and food now. Paying for all the kids and adults to eat and play games adds up very quickly. So this July, take everyone (or just yourself!) to go enjoy affordable deals at Malibu Jack's. Fun You Can Afford Head over to Malibu Jack's for 10 am to 2 pm for the weekday food special. Get a small Icee, a drink, a slice of pizza or a hot dog for just $1. If you have a child aged 10 or under, get them a Bounce Beach for just $5. On July 8, you can play half-price mini golf. Affordable Fun at Malibu Jack's You can do just about everything at Malibu Jack's. In addition to mini golf, you can ride go karts, play laser tag or enjoy a variety of rides and games. Malibu Jack's is at 12101 Sycamore Station Place. That's in Jeffersontown, a community where you can always find a huge variety of fun things to do. Joy in Jeffersontown This is a large community, and it's big enough to hold lots of stuff to do. There's an entire historic district here with a museum dedicated to the history of J-Town. Go to the aquarium, the bowling alley, the fun park, the gym, the movie theater, or even an axe-throwing place. There are parks scattered throughout the neighborhood for when you want to enjoy outdoor fun. You're going to want to visit Jeffersontown again after you see this beautiful neighborhood. The public areas are well-kept and beautified with landscaping. Gaslight Square is a big attraction here, a collection of streets that are actually lit with flickering gas lamps. But if you see the real estate in J-Town, that's when you're going to want to live here. Let the winding streets take you to various subdivisions where different styles of houses await your inspection. Explore pretty ranch styles made in brick and stone, gorgeous contemporary homes with lots of windows, classic houses with colorful siding and big white columns. Many of the homes in J-Town have multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. High-end features are easy to find here, too. Lots of homes in J-Town have stone counters and custom cabinets, hardwood floors and outdoor decks. See where the streets of J-Town take you this July, and you may find your way home. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !