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Old 04-12-2010, 10:13 AM
 
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I think Woodmont or Fox Run would be good for you, according to JCPS's map, both are in Stopher's cluster. Here are a few homes in Woodmont... Woodmont Subdivision Houses for Sale in Louisville KY Kentucky (502)541-5041 Homes for Sale Louisville KY Real Estate MLS Listings Jefferson County Oldham County Prospect Crestwood Shelby County Anchorage Middletown Glenview Indian Hills Lake Forest

And here's a couple in Fox Run (which is across the street from Woodmont)...
Residential: 3516 WOODMONT PARK LN LOUISVILLE, KY 40245 - Greater Louisville Association of Realtors (http://www.louisvillerealtors.com/mls/detail/ResProperty/1265041 - broken link)


Residential: 3519 WOODMONT PARK LN LOUISVILLE, KY 40245 - Greater Louisville Association of Realtors (http://www.louisvillerealtors.com/mls/detail/ResProperty/1249138 - broken link)
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:55 AM
 
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I had to chime in here. We moved from CT. Housing prices here are VERY reasonable. The house we bought is 6 yrs old, almost 4,000 sq. feet, very well constructed with lots of detail and we bought it for under $350,000. You can get a nice house closer to the city for $325,000 to $350,000. You can get a larger and very nice house for the same price farther out in Oldham. It all depends on what you're looking for. There may be some people who are asking too much for their homes, but that's probably b/c they are upside-down. We are farther out off of 71 and knowing what we know now we'd prefer to be closer to the city, but there are many options. From what I can tell, the housing market has quite a bit of inventory right now.

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Old 04-20-2010, 12:08 PM
 
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I agree the housing prices look great in comparison to the north east but really Louisville is in the midwest. The prices should be cheaper. I just am surprised at how the prices stack against a planned community with great schools, pool, tennis, parks, shopping, new homes and 5 min. to beach --15 minutes to downtown charleston sc. I'm still in shock I realize there are some decent buys in Louisville but not overly impressed in the least.
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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I'm failing to see your thinking on why our home prices should be lower, Louisville is technically in the South, and it has a pretty stable economy compared to some Midwest cities. I think SC homes are probably just dirt cheap, most likely for a variety of reasons. If you look at homes that are not in one of KY's largest cities, they would probably be cheaper, but you are looking in an area that is in pretty high demand, in KY's largest city. Compare home prices to Nashville or any other city in the region and you'll find the home prices are similar to here. If you want home prices closer to SC prices, look in the South End or Bullitt Co., there are neighborhoods with homes that look exactly like ones in the East End, but they are a lot cheaper. I wouldn't be so surprised home prices are as high as they are, Louisville is a great city and believe it or not a lot of people want to live here. But good luck with whatever you decide.
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:14 PM
 
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I hear what your saying. I've lived in Nashville TN and Louisville doesn't have the same feel. Nashville feels like a bigger city etc. and school system is different. In SC we have alot of transplants from the North moving close to the beach. Our median house price in my town in $245,064 not really dirt cheap and it has some of the best schools in the country. I know we need to give Louisville a chance but in trying to move there quite surprised at price of housing, lots, school set up, etc. The people we've met have all been really nice I just don't get the price on houses including the basements. I've lived in Indiana where basements leak, flood, etc so a basement is merely an added benefit I'm not looking for. But the price per square foot is including it. We built a custom house here in Mt. Pleasant it's like comparing apples to oranges. Our lot price is the same as the ones for sale in Louisville area--crazy cause like I said we are close to historical downtown, plantations, and beaches Isle of Palms, & Sullivans Island. I didn't realize the cost of living would be the same. Anyway in time we'll either adjust or get back to south carolina.
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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That is a pretty high median, only 25% of the homes in Louisville are more expensive than that. Basements are almost always not included in total square footage, even if they are finished. And yes, basements can be an issue as far as drainage so when you're looking ask about sump pumps, back up sump pumps, cracks, drainage, etc. That is one thing I hate about our house, we have a finished walk out basement and whenever it rains, the sump pump will be on for hours, and it's loud. We also put in a backup sump pump that uses water pressure incase the power goes out. I agree, basements are kind of a pain, but if you finish them right, they add a lot to a home. We spent a lot of money getting ours professionally finished, and I doubt we're going to get a big return on our investment when we go to sell. Anyways, good luck to you all, hope you adjust well. I would really look at Woodmont, I think you'll like it.
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:01 AM
 
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I am moving to the area in July but plan on looking for a house when I am there in June. I have spotted a house on-line on Hancock Trace Ct and I'm pleasantly surprised at the price....a little weary of why the house is so low to rent, considering it looks like a nice neighborhood. Any ideas or suggestions?
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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Have you considered Floyd County, IN? Friends live there with a daughter in middle school. They moved there because of the schools and taxes. They are extremely pleased with her education (she is, however, very bright and motivated to succeed). Lots of newer neighborhoods, a short trip to Dwntwn Lsvl, but perhaps more rural than you want. My heart goes out. We are looking at a relo from PA to AK. Do not want to go. Talk about high priced, low quality housing. Good Luck!
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:57 AM
 
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I am moving to the area in July but plan on looking for a house when I am there in June. I have spotted a house on-line on Hancock Trace Ct and I'm pleasantly surprised at the price....a little weary of why the house is so low to rent, considering it looks like a nice neighborhood. Any ideas or suggestions?
I think that is in Polo Fields, which is a nice neighborhood. Its kind of far out there, but it has a pool, golf course/country club, playground etc.
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:04 PM
 
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Norton Commons doesn't feed into Norton ele. The resides school is Chancey, which apparently fills up pretty quickly, so moving mid summer may be an issue. We like NC, but there aren't many younger familes. Most are empty nesters or newlyweds with infants/no children, or singles.
Be careful about buying a home too far out from downtown. And for locals, "too far' is 15min! Moser Farms is a great choice if you must have OC schools, but want to be fairly close to the city. You can get a slightly older home in Hurstbourne or Plainview off Shelbyville rd for about 300K and still get a great resides ele. school. Or Check out the areas along Brownsboro Rd/264 near Ballard HS like Bancroft and Northfield. Again, older but very well maintained and property values are solid. I'd advise renting or if you must buy (corporate move), buy less house than you can afford just in case you decide to go the private school route.
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