Shepherdsville, KY Real Estate News

By Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert
(Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827)
In my previous post about Four Roses Bourbon in Cox's Creek KY - Largest Barrel in the World? I described the 2-story bourbon barrel that I came across on my way to a short sale listing in Shepherdsville KY The friendly guard couldn't wait to show me the motorcycle made of Four Roses Bourbon barrels, shown here in the photo. He also told me about tours of the warehouse facilities located in Cox’s Creek, Kentucky, which is approximately a one hour drive from the actual Distillery. Call 502-543-2264 for more information. Warehouse tours are free of charge and by appointment only.  
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By Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert
(Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827)
I was on my way to a short sale listing in Shepherdsville KY when I zipped by a 2 story high barrel glistening in the sun. I knew I needed a picture of this phenomenon, so I pulled in to what turned out to be the parking lot of Four Roses Bourbon warehouse facilities located in Cox’s Creek, Kentucky. The tour center was closed, but the friendly guard came out to greet me. He told me about tours of the warehouse facilities located in Cox’s Creek, Kentucky, which is approximately a one hour drive from the actual Distillery. Call 502-543-2264 for more information. Warehouse tours are free of charge and by appointment only.
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By Tommy Johns, Broker ~ Woodstone Realty
(Woodstone Realty ~ Your Link To Home in Louisville, KY)
Open Sunday 2:00-4:00 PM 169 Sunrise Court   Very well kept home with much to offer. Cathedral ceiling in first floor great room. very large kitchen with laundry facilities off of it, three nice sized bedrooms on the first floor, finished basement with seperate kitchen, family room and large room that is currently used as a bedroom but could be a home office or study, plus an unfinished area for storage. Large cul de sac lot. Homes like this are hard to find!   Tom Johns, Realtor 502-419-3186 tpjbildz@aol.com
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By Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert
(Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827)
Homeowners are hurting. Housing values collapsed. Jobs are evaporating. Bill collectors are calling and suing. Sellers Try To Help - Banks Demand Deficiency Homeowners are pursuing short sales which help the bank reduce their losses. In return some banks demand the sellers stay obligated on large deficiencies. Homeowners Didn't Cause This Crisis and Have Few Options But, homeowners are pushing back. Just this week a short sale client literally said “if the lender wants the deficiency they can take a number and stand in line.” He also said he’s “that close” to bankruptcy and if the lender pushes him he’ll bankrupt them away. I hear this often and have had clients file bankruptcy rather than live with the overwhelming threat of a massive deficiency judgment. Most of the time we get the de...
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By Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert
(Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827)
So I'm driving back from listing a house in Shepherdsville, Kentucky and there it is - a for sale sign in someone's front lawn. I instantly know that this is a deal from deal-land. I circle around and around, and upon closer look I start wondering if this is a good deal, half a deal or no deal at all. Dave Halpern Louisville Short Sale Expert Realtors (502) 664-7827  
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By Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate
(RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes)
Shepherdsville Real Estate Market Report This report analyzes property sales trends for Shepherdsville homes over the last few months and versus the same time period last year.  The report includes number of Shepherdsville homes sold, average listing price, average sales price, days on market (DOM), and current inventory. The MLS includes properties for sale in Fox Chase, Hebron Estates, Hillview, Hunter's Hollow, Pioneer Village and Zoneton as Shepherdsville homes. Search for Shepherdsville Homes   Key Points Sales continue to be off by 20% from last year.  That being said, inventory has been held in relative check as many sellers are keeping their homes off of the market. Investors and First Time Home Buyers continue to represent a large portion of the Shepherdsville Market.  Personal...
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By Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate
(RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes)
Shepherdsville investors and first-time home buyers are coming out of the woodwork and snatching up homes.  With low interest rates, great selection and incentives for first time home buyers, the message has started to get out.  Now is a great time to buy Shepherdsville Homes! I was contacted by a young couple early last week who were interested in seeing homes.  Due to his work schedule, Saturday turned out to be the best time to go looking.  Over the next few days, we emailed properties back and forth to confirm an itinerary.  What was easy a few months ago, has suddenly become a little difficult.  Despite the fact they had only been looking for a couple of weeks, four of the seven properties they initially sent were pending.  During the course of the week, three other properties rece...
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By Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate
(RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes)
Shepherdsville Real Estate Market Report This report analyzes property sales trends for Shepherdsville homes over the last few months and versus the same time period last year.  The report includes number of Shepherdsville homes sold, average listing price, average sales price, days on market (DOM), and current inventory. The MLS includes properties for sale in Fox Chase, Hebron Estates, Hillview, Hunter's Hollow, Pioneer Village and Zoneton as Shepherdsville homes. Search for Shepherdsville Homes   Key Points The average sales price of Shepherdsville homes is about 10% below last year.  This does not necessarily reflect depreciation of homes.  Instead it is driven by investors buying short sales or foreclosures and first-time home buyers taking advantage of the $8000 tax credit. Averag...
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By Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate
(RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes)
Shepherdsville Real Estate Market Report- This report analyzes property sales trends for Shepherdsville homes over the last few months and versus the same time period last year.  The report includes number of Shepherdsville homes sold, average listing price, average sales price, days on market (DOM), and current inventory. The MLS includes properties for sale in Fox Chase, Hebron Estates, Hillview, Hunter's Hollow, Pioneer Village and Zoneton as Shepherdsville homes. Search for Shepherdsville Homes   Key Points Average price is significantly below last year.  This is driven by investors and those taking advantage of the $8000 first-time home buyer tax credit. Average Days on Market is significantly lower than previous months or years.  Again, investors and first-time home buyers are dri...
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By Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate
(RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes)
Shepherdsville Real Estate Market Report- This report analyzes property sales trends for Shepherdsville homes over the last few months and versus the same time period last year.  The report includes number of homes sold, average listing price, average sales price, days on market (DOM), and current inventory. Despite the fact that Fox Chase, Hebron Estates, Hillview, Hunter's Hollow and Pioneer Village are incorporated, home sales from these areas are generally included with the Shepherdsville home sale data.  This month's results are shown in the chart below. Comments and Analysis January sales were low by most standards.  However, the increase in average price over the last couple of months was a good sign.  This indicates that home buyers, beyond investors, closed on Shepherdsville h...
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By Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate
(RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes)
If you live in Shepherdsville and would like to recycle, there are a couple of different ways to go about it.  The easist and most convenient is to call Eco-Tech (935-1130) and have them pick it up at the curb.  They charge $5.00 / month for this service. Alternatively, you can take everything to the 'recycling center' on South Preston beside the stockyards.  There is no cost and you do not have to separate anything. With a little more effort, you can give your aluminum cans to a worthy cause such as the youth program at Divine Savior Lutheran Church.  We keep 2 recycled-plastic bins in our garage.  Aluminum cans go in one and plastic/metal/glass containers go in the other.  Once every couple of weeks, we drop the cans off at the church and take everything else to the recycling center. ...
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By Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate
(RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes)
As the weather turns colder, certain foods become more appealing.  One of my favorite cold-weather dinners is chili.  My wife makes killer chili and I love to top it with shredded cheese and corn chips.  While the cheese is optional, the Fritos are not.  She gave up questioning this years ago and now includes corn chips on the grocery list just assuredly as she does hamburger.     For whatever reason, today was the exception.  She called stating that she forgot to get Fritos at the store and asked that I grab some on my way home.  As a result of the detour, I ended up leaving Kroger as the sun was setting.  I pulled over at the Shepherdsville Post Office and took the following picture.  The one at the top was taken in Mallard Lakes.  I've never really thought that I would like a pond r...
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By Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate
(RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes)
After almost 2 years, the remnants of the train wreck between Shepherdsville and Brooks have finally been cleaned-up.  The 8' high green fence that bordered 1020 is down and the cars have been removed.  Like many, I drive that road virtually every day and had grown so accustomed to seeing the wreckage that I was wondering whether CSX was going to create some sort of museum on the spot.  I'm fairly certain that I have never been so pleased to see an empty lot as I was last week.  The train is gone, but evidence of the fire still exists. One more step towards normalcy for those who were most affected. * * * * * Erik Hitzelberger is a licensed real estate agent with RE/MAX Alliancein Louisville. If you need a Shepherdsville Real Estate agent please email me or call 502.921.3989. I special...
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By Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate
(RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes)
Lotus Pointe is a secluded subdivision offering beautiful homes on large lots.  Most of these 3-5 acre lots are wooded and provide a park-like setting.  In fact, very little separates this neighborhood from Bernheim Forest.  Seeing deer, turkeys, etc from your deck is common.  If you like country settings, make sure you check out this these Shepherdsville homes. Luxury homes in Lotus Pointe have 4-5 Bedrooms and 2 1/2-3.  Since the lots are so large, these homes typically have fewer custom amenities than similar priced homes in St Andrews Crossing or Heritage Hills.  However, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and hardwood floors are common.   These 1800-3200 SqFt homes also have large bedrooms, formal dining rooms, open floor plans and basements.      Based on the number of homes, this is a r...
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By Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate
(RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes)
If you live in the Shepherdsville city limits, you have probably been wondering why someone left you a green Eco-Tech trash-can.  We received our can rather unceremoniously last weekend.  There was no note of explanation or introductory letter, just a large green can sitting at the end of the driveway. Due to the timing of the delivery, my first thought was that this was for yard debris from the wind storm.  While driving through neighborhoods last week, I noticed that my opinion was shared. However, no one came to remove the cans so I decided to call and find out exactly what was going on.   I spoke with representatives from Eco-Tech and Rumpke and each confirmed that ECO-Tech has been awarded the contract to pick-up trash by the city of Shepherdsville effective October 1st.  Their mo...
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By Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate
(RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes)
Filled with luxury homes situated a chipshot away from a championship golf course, Stoney Ridge is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Shepherdsville. These custom built homes are less than 4 years old and filled with the amenities that you want.  Hardwood floors, custom cabinets, and whirlpool tubs are standard and granite counter-tops are common.  With 2000-3000 AGSF and a full basement, there is plenty of room for family and friends.    Beyond luxury homes, this small Shepherdsville community has a great deal to offer.  Homeowners are eligible for discounted yearly memberships to Heritage Hills.  Additionally, the large lots and sidewalks offer opportunities to play, exercise or just sit and enjoy the outdoors.      Bullitt County Public Schools Students who live in Stoney Rid...
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By Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate
(RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes)
Heritage Hills Filled with Luxury homes surrounding a championship golf course, Heritage Hills is the most prestigious neighborhood in Shepherdsville. Each all brick or stone house has over 2400 AGSF of custom living space.  'Standard' amenities include granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring, whirlpool tubs with separate showers, fireplaces, full basements with 10' ceilings, and triple-crown molding.  As grand as the interiors are, the views are what separates these homes from any others in Bullitt County.  Whether your want a house lining the fairway or prefer one tucked away in a cul-de-sac surrounded by nature, there is a home or lot available in Heritage Hills.  Beyond luxury homes, this Shepherdsville community has a great deal to offer.  The golf cours...
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By Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate
(RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes)
This report analyzes property sales for Shepherdsville homes and describes trends for July 2008 versus the same time period last year.  The report includes number of homes sold, average sales price, days on market (DOM), and current inventory. Homes sold in Shepherdsville represent about 50% of the homes sold in Bullitt County.  As such, we expect the trends for Shepherdsville to be similar to those seen throughout the county.  Discrepancies will be noted below. See Also: Bullitt County Market Report Shepherdsville Home Sales over the last 3 months and year-over-year.    Actual Shepherdsville Home Sales last month Shepherdsville Homes Sales Trends  Additional Thoughts As noted above, sales of Shepherdsville homes account for a large percentage of the total Bullitt County sales.  The low...
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By Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate
(RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes)
Lazy River Lazy River and Lazy River Estates are adjacent, upscale neighborhoods in Shepherdsville. A representative home sits on 3/4 acre and has 2000 Above-ground sq.ft PLUS a basement. This Shepherdsville home has an open floor-plan with an eat-in kitchen featuring custom cabinets. Additionally, the large master bedroom has tray ceilings and the master bath contains a whirlpool tub. Considering the amenities and the size of the lots, these homes are very reasonably priced. Most range from $200,000 to $240,000.   Bullitt County Public Schools Students who live in Lazy River or Lazy River Estates and attend Bullitt County Public Schools will go to... Pleasant Grove Elementary East Side Middle, and Bullitt East High School See Also: Schools in Mt Washington Location From Shepherdsville...
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