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Old 04-26-2008, 12:53 AM
 
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My husband and I are seriously considering moving to Kentucky from Seattle. Hubby has family in Louisville but we want to be near Lexington. I found a house on the internet we might fly down to see real soon. Hubby is in construction and installs vinyl and laminate flooring and formica counter tops. Does anyone know if he will be able to get work in Lexington? The home we like is in Harrodsburg. It looks like a 30 mile drive to Lexington. How many minutes will that take to drive each morning? 30 miles in Seattle takes about 1 1/2 hours!!!! CRAZY!!!!
Please help us make or decision to move there.
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Welcome to Kentucky! Harrodsburg is about a 40 minute drive from Lexington and traffic will never be as bad here as it is in Seattle.
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:57 AM
 
Location: The Big Mitten
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My husband and I are seriously considering moving to Kentucky from Seattle. Hubby has family in Louisville but we want to be near Lexington. I found a house on the internet we might fly down to see real soon. Hubby is in construction and installs vinyl and laminate flooring and formica counter tops. Does anyone know if he will be able to get work in Lexington? The home we like is in Harrodsburg. It looks like a 30 mile drive to Lexington. How many minutes will that take to drive each morning? 30 miles in Seattle takes about 1 1/2 hours!!!! CRAZY!!!!
Please help us make or decision to move there.
I'm wondering the same thing - my hubby is a tile/stone installer - can anyone tell us how the industry is doing?
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Todds Rd. area
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New construction is waaaaay down from 2005. From what I have heard and read, remodelling is on the upswing. Here is a link to a graph for how new construction has done over the past few years. The graph is for all the new construction houses listed on the MLS. The report just came out this week. Hope it helps to answer your question. http://info.rhr.com/RH_Report/Report...10&Page_End=10
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:34 AM
 
Location: The Big Mitten
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That definitely helps - thanks!
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Most of the population growth & new construction is in the Hamburg area of Lexington and Scott, Madison, & Jessamine counties.

Mercer Co borders Jessamine, but the other fast growing areas are a bit further away. H'burg would minute-wise be as close to many of the fast growing outlying counties of Louisville such as Nelson, Spencer, & Shelby.
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:31 PM
 
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My husband and I are seriously considering moving to Kentucky from Seattle. Hubby has family in Louisville but we want to be near Lexington. I found a house on the internet we might fly down to see real soon. Hubby is in construction and installs vinyl and laminate flooring and formica counter tops. Does anyone know if he will be able to get work in Lexington? The home we like is in Harrodsburg. It looks like a 30 mile drive to Lexington. How many minutes will that take to drive each morning? 30 miles in Seattle takes about 1 1/2 hours!!!! CRAZY!!!!
Please help us make or decision to move there.
Hi Friends....We moved to KY from IN in 2001 & LOVE IT! KY continues to see low foreclosure rates and job market is still decent. Spring is almost here which means people want to remodel or sell/buy a home. As a realtor, one of the things I hear when meeting people who may want to list their house is, what do I need to do to update it? People are always remodeling, or planning to move so they need people in your husband's field of experise. ALSO, keep in mind that realtors are always looking for good people who can do what your husband does, especially when homeowners of vacant homes needs things updated AND 9 times out of 10 they'll refer the services they used (i.e. your husband's) to other reatlors AND people needing to update their home! That being said, there is always work to be done in your husband's field...it just takes knowing who needs what. Let me know if I can help with your move, home search OR ideas for companies for Hubby! Sister in Sumner...going there in summer! Let me know if you decide to come to KY!

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Old 03-08-2009, 11:38 PM
 
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Default You can take the girl out of Seattle...but!

Hi Friends....We moved to KY from IN in 2001 & LOVE IT! KY continues to see low foreclosure rates and job market is still decent. Spring is almost here which means people want to remodel or sell/buy a home. As a realtor, one of the things I hear when meeting people who may want to list their house is, what do I need to do to update it? People are always remodeling, or planning to move so they need people in your husband's field of experise. ALSO, keep in mind that realtors are always looking for good people who can do what your husband does, especially when homeowners of vacant homes needs things updated AND 9 times out of 10 they'll refer the services they used (i.e. your husband's) to other reatlors AND people needing to update their home! That being said, there is always work to be done in your husband's field...it just takes knowing who needs what. Let me know if I can help with your move, home search OR ideas for companies for Hubby! Sister in Sumner...going there in summer! Let me know if you decide to come to KY!
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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I too am considering relocating to Kentucky from New Jersey. I will be bringing along 4 horses, 3 goats and 3 dogs........Looking for a small farm.

Does anybody have any ideas as to what areas are decent? I wouldnt have to worry about school since my kids are grown. Thanks for the input!!
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:38 AM
 
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I too am considering relocating to Kentucky from New Jersey. I will be bringing along 4 horses, 3 goats and 3 dogs........Looking for a small farm.

Does anybody have any ideas as to what areas are decent? I wouldnt have to worry about school since my kids are grown. Thanks for the input!!
Decent areas? Well, most areas around Lexington are. There's farms all around Lexington. You have tons of cookie cutter homes next to lots and lots of farm land.
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