Real estate is something that fascinates most people whether they are involved in the industry or not. Buying a house is one of the most important decisions a family will make and everyone wants to be informed. Lester Sanders, 2014 President of the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors, says the Greater Louisville market doesn’t experience some of the high highs or low lows that other markets in the country, so it remained fairly stable during the recent economic down turn. In recent years, he says that sales are up and his members are seeing numbers that they have not seen since 2007. But he’s not taking anything for granted.
“Each neighborhood has its own personality, and the residents work to maintain their communities. That’s a good place to live.”
– Lester Sanders, 2014 President of the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors
“We’re not in a perfect housing market, but we’ve done a perfect job recovering,” Sanders explains. “An important thing we do as realtors is that we help guard the housing industry. We’ve noticed in the last few years that as housing goes, so goes America. The last leg our country was standing on was whether the housing bubble will burst or not, and it lasted for quite a few years. We want to continue the current momentum.”
Sanders says Greater Louisville has a plenty of housing stock available in desirable neighborhoods across the community. His organization is emphasizing the message that homeownership matters and it is key to helping the economy. Greater Louisville has a number of diverse neighborhoods, and Sanders says a big part of the realtor’s job is helping homebuyers figure out in what part of the community they fit best.
“It is important for us to sell the Louisville Life and part of the Louisville Life is the diversity of the city,” Sanders says. “Each neighborhood has its own personality, and the residents work to maintain their communities. That’s a good place to live.”
New Home Construction Resources
Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville
1000 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy.
Visit bialouisville.com to search for newly constructed homes on the market, research area registered builders and learn more about local home building and remodeling resources.
Events – If you’re planning on building, experts recommend seeing what products and styles are available by attending the Trend Appliances Home, Garden & Remodeling Show in Marc. The annual Homearama event in July is also a great way to see the exciting possibilities in upscale new home construction, and the Tour of Remodeled Homes in August showcases some of the area’s most innovative remodeling projects. To learn more, visit bialouisville.com.
If you’re interested in buying or selling, the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors and Southern Indiana Realtors Association can offer expertise and resources for better preparing you in what the local home market offers. Check the websites for comprehensive, searchable lists of area realtors and properties.
Greater Louisville Association of Realtors
6300 Dutchmans Pkwy.
894-9860 or 1-866-801-9296
Southern Indiana Realtors Association
The Greater Louisville area offers a broad selection of apartments from quiet neighborhoods to trendy hot spots.
Louisville Apartment Association
7400 South Park Place, Ste. 1
Louisville, KY 40222
Greater Louisville/Southern Indiana Apartment Guide