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record home sales in kentucky: here's why it's a great time to buy

Kentucky is always a great place to live. There’s no question there.

The landscape is absolutely stunning and diverse, we enjoy four wonderfully distinct seasons and the people are just friendly, welcoming folk.

But, now is an especially great time to buy or sell a home in Kentucky - the market is primed! Home sales are at a record level despite the current economic climate. Here’s why it’s never been a better time to sell a home in Kentucky - or buy one for that matter!

Why it’s a Great Time for Kentucky Home Sellers

Low Inventory = Big Time Demand

Things are looking pretty great for home owners and wannabe home owners for sure, but it's definitely a sellers market out there.

The Kentucky homes sales market is on fire, with no signs

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From experience, REALTORS® know a house that "sparkles" on the surface will sell for a higher price.

Additionally, buyers feel more comfortable purchasing a well-cared for home because if what they see is maintained, what they can't see has probably been maintained also.

Your Lexington REALTOR®, who is familiar with buyers expectations in your neighborhood, can advice you specifically on what improvements need to be made - don't hesitate to ask for advice. That's what they are there for.

Run through the below checklist and you'll be well on your way to a successful home sale!

Enhance Your Home's Curb Appeal

Keep the lawn edged neatly, cut and watered
Trim hedges, weed lawns and flower beds & prune trees
Check the foundation,

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We’ve already covered how Lexington is clearly better than Louisville, but how does it stack up against some of our neighboring state’s top cities?

Lexington offers a refreshing slower pace and a great quality of life. As a smaller city (315,109 residents vs. 465,230 in Atlanta), Lexington enjoys a degree of that appealing small-town aesthetic. But, don’t take our word for it. Not only did Lexington trounce Louisville on US News & World Report’s Best Places ranking, it also blew Atlanta out of the water.

Atlanta didn’t even crack the top 50.

So, let’s compare the two major cities. Lexington vs. Atlanta: A Cost and Lifestyle Comparison.

The Cost of Housing

Understandably, finding a place to live is a top concern when you move to a new

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waterfall and stream in Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, outside Lexington, KY

Lexington surely has a more laid-back, small-town sensibility than other major American cities of a similar size, but everyday life can definitely get just as hectic.

Luckily, the city of Lexington and the surrounding Kentucky landscape’s rolling hills of green are brimming with national parks, green spaces and nature sanctuaries just waiting to be explored.

With parks opening up more and more across the state, join us as we explore 4 great Lexington-area parks that you can escape to this weekend.

Special Note: Both Raven Run Nature Sanctuary and McConnell Springs Park are requiring that visitors register before they visit. You can register your vehicle online here - groups are staggered. Registration at Raven Run is good for 2 hours and 1

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home in lexington neighborhood of lakewood

Lakewood is a well established and highly attractive Lexington neighborhood that does a great job of marrying urban convenience with rural sensibilities.

The community takes up a prized position in the southwest quadrant of the city of Lexington, just 5 miles from the downtown core. This position ensures that locals residents maintain fantastic access to all the best Lexington has to offer while also having the ability to escape to their own serene, semi-rural sanctuaries.

Lakewood is a larger neighborhood, containing just over 100 properties in total. Despite its size, Lakewood has managed to stay quite exclusive. Made up of mainly larger, palatial family homes on larger lots, these are the types of properties that home buyers hang on to.

As

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aerial view of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY

So, you're moving to Kentucky.

There's a lot to think about when you're moving, but naturally choosing exactly where you want to live is among the first major decisions you'll have to make. Kentucky is absolutely beautiful and has rightly earned its position as a gem in America's midwest.

Beautiful rolling hills of green grass are among the most iconic hallmarks in the state, one of several surprisingly diverse ecosystems found here.

Once you've settled on Kentucky as your next home, likely Lexington or Louisville are two of the top options. They are after all the state's largest cities and major population centers. But, the two really couldn't be more different. Which will you choose?

Forget Lousiville, we're here to convince you that

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guide to getting a kentucky mortgage in 2020

Kentucky is beautiful. Full stop. Who wouldn’t want to live here?

From the vibrant greens of Central Kentucky’s rolling hills to the extensive cave systems of Mammoth State Park, the state is a stunning and fascinating place to call home, with a lot of to offer potential home buyers.

Over 20 percent of the population resides in or near the state’s two largest urban centers - Louisville and Lexington. Lexington in particular is a great place to start your home search - no bias there.

But, an important first step on the journey to home ownership for many of us is the mortgage. It’s a common word that gets thrown around in casual conversation often, but what does it really mean and how to do you go about getting one.

Well, you’ve come to the

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tuscany neighborhood at night in lexington, kentucky

The Tuscany neighborhood on the east side of Lexington is perfectly positioned between the urban core of the city, and the wide-open Kentucky countryside.

The high-end development is just 5 miles away from the core of Lexington. Neighborhood residents also enjoy gorgeous views of the green, gentle rolling hills that this area of Central Kentucky is best known for from their position on the outskirts of town.

Tuscany is a newer community, so it’s a great opportunity to get into a new construction or pre-construction home. The available Tuscany real estate is primarily 2-5 bedroom homes with finished basements and many other great features. Among these homes most popular features are large, gourmet kitchens with custom-built maple cabinets and

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Lexington and the surrounding Central Kentucky landscape are well known for rolling hills and sprawling farmland. Condos don’t generally immediately leap to mind.

But, the city of Lexington is without a doubt a major urban community in Kentucky.

The city has established itself as a major center for business and commerce - a thriving, young culture has grown with it.

Lexington is now a dynamic community and a major city in the area. And just like any major city across the country, condos are the residence of choice in the urban core of the city.

The reasons are clear. The low-maintenance lifestyle is naturally attractive to many and numerous amenities are always close at hand. One step out your front door and you’re immediately at the

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popular architectural home styles in lexington, kentucky

The city of Lexington and the surrounding communities owe a lot to the colonial past of the region.

This heritage is literally in the DNA of the landscape and imprinted in the architectural styles of the buildings themselves. Without a doubt the architectural styles best represented and found most common throughout the region pay a huge debt to early America and colonialism.

Of course, Central Kentucky is well known for its wonderfully preserved historic sites, iconic estates and civil war memorials but beautiful design features can be found in the character homes that enter the market each day!

Join us as we explore a collection of the most iconic and quintessentially Kentuckian architectural and home styles in and around Lexington, KY.

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