Louisville KY Real Estate Blog

A reflection two years in the making.

I started this blog post actually in November of 2012.  I never got around to publishing it, but I didn't want to let it fall through the cracks again.  So bear with me if the timing of this post seems slightly off.  I promise if you stick with me at the end, I'll bring everyone up to speed!

This past week, most of us celebrated Thanksgiving.  A day typically used to give thanks and reflect upon how fortunate we've been over the past year.  When you're self employed, being thankful personally is often tied to professional success.  I thought this would be a fitting time to put together a quick note to highlight Finish Line Realty's success and why we are so very thankful.

This past year was a great year for real estate.  The market heated up quickly beginning as early as January.  We experienced unseasonably warm temperatures in February and buyers took advantage.  With a limited amount of viable inventory, homes that were priced correctly and in good shape were picked up by buyers before we typically even get our seasonal season started.  It's impossible to say when we hit bottom, but it's pretty easy to show that 2012 was the start of the recovery.  We still have a long way to go, and we need the federal government to do their part by taking care of key issues to housing such as protecting the mortgage interest deduction and by creating legislation that alleviates the burden on small business owners to hire and employ people.  I'm hopeful that enough can be done to keep the momentum for 2012 moving forward.

The city of Louisville has Ford producing trucks again, and GE building appliances again.  Downtown continues to see growth, especially in bourbon tourism.  The KFC YUM Center has new management and continues to attract national acts that flood the city streets.  If downtown developers could figure out how lower the price per square foot for downtown housing, it could...

Predicting Louisville's Future

Last night my wife surprised me by setting our DVR to record the "Back to the Future" trilogy.  It's a great movie, no matter how many times I've seen it.  It might not be the most exciting way to spend a Saturday night, but a quiet night in is just what we were looking for last night.  I don't want to spoil the story for anyone who hasn't seen it... but since the movie was released in 1989... I'm going to assume you've seen it.  That was nearly 25 years ago.  When the second movie starts, they go into the future.  All the way to November of 2015.

Since that is only a couple of years away, its interesting to see what the script writers thought were ideas that were futuristic enough to make it into the movie.  We don't have flying cars or hover boards, but we've come a long way!  A quick list of things that I think are interesting. 

  1. When Marty gets fired, he gets a fax.  Fax machines are pretty much dead now.  Thank God!
  2. He gets a video phone call from Needles and his boss.  Skype has been around for a while.
  3. Jennifer is supposed to use her thumbprint to open the door.  My 5 year old laptop does that.  As does the new iPhone.  I guess it is only a matter of time before it makes its way to doors mainstream.
  4. Flat screen televisions that are wall mounted.  Sure this one might not have been that hard to see coming, but they nailed it.
  5. Marty's son appears to be wearing computerized glasses.  Google Glass anyone?

Now if we were writing Back to the Future today and it was to be set in Louisville, KY.  How do you predict our city will change?  What technology do you envision will enter the mainstream market?

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