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Old 06-03-2015, 01:26 PM
 
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My wife and I will be moving to the Louisville area this summer and are going to be buying a home. Due to the locations of our jobs and family in town, we want to live in either Oldham County or Jefferson County east of I-65. Our budget will be between $125,000 and $150,000.

Our preference is to be in an area with mature trees and large yards. The "greener" and more secluded-feeling, the better. Schools are not directly important at this point, but resale value is. I'm sure our ideal doesn't exist, but any recommendations for where to look within this budget?
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:30 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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On the East End or Oldham Co you could get a house in that range but it would be more modest and probably no more than 3 br. Resale value most places would be good, in general home prices here don't raise as much in boom times but also don't bust during bad times. Where will you be working and what commute are you willing to tolerate? Urban or suburban?
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:50 PM
 
Location: IL/IN/FL/CA/KY/FL
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Parts of Goshen would fit that budget and secluded feeling pretty well.
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Old 06-08-2015, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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Goshen? Gonna have to zillow that one. Anyway, check zillow while referencing different neighborhoods on google. Louisville is cheap for housing, like they said, no real booms and busts. But 150 would be more reasonable for what you are looking for. Lots of price diversity in more trendy upbeat areas, but the area you speak is more yuppy boring expensive parts of town. Really dep on where you will work, not terrible traffic comparing to other locales, but def something to think about. They say it's much better to buy close w no drive than buy far and waste your life on a commute. Audubon park or St. Matthews, but a little more upbeat areas. Really don't know what part of town you'd be in to. Smallest home in the nicest area you can find for your needs, and you'll be fine on all fronts
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:35 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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One reason Louisville is cheap is because the affluent areas still have smaller older homes dotting the areas between the high end new stuff. Those houses, even when updated, are going for between 100k and 150k. They're usually around 1000 sq feet and built prior to 1950 but if you want your foot in the door in a place like Middletown or Lyndon it lets you do so.
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:23 PM
 
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My wife and I will be moving to the Louisville area this summer and are going to be buying a home. Due to the locations of our jobs and family in town, we want to live in either Oldham County or Jefferson County east of I-65. Our budget will be between $125,000 and $150,000.

Our preference is to be in an area with mature trees and large yards. The "greener" and more secluded-feeling, the better. Schools are not directly important at this point, but resale value is. I'm sure our ideal doesn't exist, but any recommendations for where to look within this budget?
I am going to say Lyndon. The two easiest resale areas are by far Highlands and St Matthews. But you are priced out of most areas. The more secluded feeling can be had along the US 42 corridor, but again, way too pricey for you.
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:24 PM
 
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One reason Louisville is cheap is because the affluent areas still have smaller older homes dotting the areas between the high end new stuff. Those houses, even when updated, are going for between 100k and 150k. They're usually around 1000 sq feet and built prior to 1950 but if you want your foot in the door in a place like Middletown or Lyndon it lets you do so.
Not for a large, secluded lot. Have you looked at prices lately? The OP can get a run down/dated 1950s home in Lyndon with 950 sq ft for 150k. But is that what they want? Anything decently nice in a good area starts at 200. Even the median home value is around 150k for the city, and this is strongly weighted down by homes in parts of the run down west end selling for under 10 grand!
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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We are considering moving to the Louisville area, as well. We really like St. Matthews but a bit pricey for us, so, we are thinking, maybe, LaGrange. Any comments on that area? We would like to stay close to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:27 PM
 
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We are considering moving to the Louisville area, as well. We really like St. Matthews but a bit pricey for us, so, we are thinking, maybe, LaGrange. Any comments on that area? We would like to stay close to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
wayyy too far. look in the city. clifton would be a good start. get a good realtor
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