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Jan. 18, 2021

Zillow is NOT your Friend

Zillow is NOT your friend any longer.

KEEP IT LOCAL!

Friends: I talk occasionally about zillow being a tool in real estate but not the best tool. There is so much data on that site incorrect that it is frightening.
It was once a search engine, then a money hungry search engine beast stealing data from actual people/ real estate agents and selling information back to the same people it stole from.
The corporation has recently become, SOMEHOW, a licensed broker in KY and all other states.
I ask that you STOP using Zillow for real estate information, if you request information, you will get a BOT responding to your inquiry called Alex. Not a person who knows the local market. They also own Trulia and DOTloop (digital signing system, file storage) Big data is becoming Big Brother.
 
Contact your local agent, you know one possibly 4 or more and you obviously know me! 
adam@adamborders.com,
adamborders@kw.com,
info@thebordersteam.com
Adam Borders, The Borders Team, Keller Williams Louisville East
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Jan. 8, 2021

Most Popular Home Upgrades Of 2020

Posted in Home value
April 29, 2020

Shelby county KY Scholls to end year May 15, 2020

According to our local paper, The Sentinel News, The school board voted to shorten the current educational year and end on May 15 2020

https://www.sentinelnews.com/content/end-school-year-students-moved-may-15

Courtesy of The Sentinel News

 

End of school year for students moved to May 15

District working with students on how to address graduation, other milestones

By Glen Jennings

The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday voted to alter the public school calendar at its meeting, a move that will end the year earlier.

The school board voted to set the last day of school as May 15, alongside a few other changes to the year to keep up with the changing circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Shelby County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Cyndi Skellie, schools are required to keep students in the classroom for a certain number of hours a year.

“There is a formula that schools have to use to ensure that schools have one thousand sixty-two hours of instruction,” Skellie said. “Shelby County has a few added minutes per day since the very beginning and they modified some things for NTI, so with that formula, we actually reach our one thousand sixty-two hours as of May 15th.”

The formula also allows schools to count NTI days for seven hours of instruction, per education commissioner Kevin Brown.

Despite classes ending earlier than expected, teachers will still be required to work until the previously posted end of the school year on June 3.

“Shelby County teachers will work on three major tasks between May 15 and June 3,” Chief Academic Officer Susan Dugle said in an email. “First, teachers will continue to gather evidence of student learning that occurred during the NTI period from March 16 through May 15. They will assign grades and prepare report cards. They will also assist in all end-of-year record keeping for their classrooms.”

In addition, the teachers will work alongside Dugle to plan and set the curriculum for the next school year.

“Teachers will consider the curriculum from the previous year and make adjustments for the coming year based upon the missed in-person instruction during the COVID-19 emergency,” Dugle said. “Lastly, all teachers will work in content and grade-level groups to revise district curriculum and instructional resources for all areas.”

Students

An early summer break was not the only decision the board of education made that will impact students.

The board also voted to change graduation requirements, allowing students to graduate with the state minimum 22 credits.

“It’s recommended by our commissioner to do so and authorized,” Dugle said.

The 22-credit requirement is consistent with the rules the county previously had in effect, but the alteration eased some of the other requirements that students would have to complete.

“In our policy, we also have the requirement of being transition ready,” Dugle said. “In this environment, all students did not have the ability or access to do so…The state also waived the requirements for civics tests.”

In addition, senior defenses of learning have been suspended, according to a notice sent to Shelby County students.

And of course, NTI requirements - which are extended to the end of the year - will mean that students won’t get to enjoy certain milestones and activities that they normally would. Shelby County’s teachers, however, are working on ways that they can have similar experiences along with keeping to social distancing guidelines.

“PE teachers at elementary schools are planning virtual field days,” Skellie said. “There will be more information rolled out about that probably by the end of this week.”

Principals at individual schools are working on ways to celebrate awards, promotions and graduations. They are working to ensure that students’ voices are heard as well.

“At the high school level, we felt that students needed to have input, so the principals are working with their senior class officers and gathering input from students about how they can plan a possible graduation,” Skellie said. “We should have something in place before May 15th.”

Posted in Kentucky News
Feb. 24, 2020

Tax value VS Market Value

I received a call today asking why the tax assessment and asking price are different on a home we have for sale.  

 

With all of the angles of information available to consumers today it is easy to get lost on one train of thought. 

Relying on an investor class to be 100% accurate on how to buy and flip homes is not the best way to learn either. 

 

The Answer to me is easy.....

The opinion of the tax authority vs the actual market value are almost always different unless it sold very recently and was recorded.   Property values change and therefor market value opinion changes.   The local government is normally way behind on market trends.  Over the on the long term property values typically increase with some downs.   The 2008-2013 recession caused a significant drop in market value while some taxing authorities did not adjust for that drop in value. 

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Don't rely on one source for your opinion of value

See what is available in the market that is of similar size, location, construction.    Tour those options!   DO NOT rely on the government to put value on your home or potential home.    Remember, they paid how much for a hammer?

 

If you want to know your property MARKET value, Start HERE with an automated valuation then we can dial it in with REAL MARKET knowledge. 

 

Posted in Home value
Feb. 8, 2020

Happy Birthday to the Boy Scouts of AMERICA

Happy Birthday to the Boy Scouts of America!
On this date in 1910, William Dickson Boyce filed papers of incorporation, and the Boy Scouts of America was born. An American newspaperman, Boyce is said to have became in lost on a foggy day in London when a British Boy Scout came to his assistance. With the boy’s guidance, Boyce arrived at his destination. When Boyce offered payment for the assistance, the Boy Scout refused explaining it was a good deed. #GoodTurn #ASCOUTISHELPFUL
Posted in Kentucky News
Jan. 20, 2020

Real estate market is heating up or FIRE as the new buyers say

January Expected To Be An Active Time For Homebuyers To Start Looking

The temperatures may be dropping outside—but for house hunters, things are just about to start heating up.

A recent analysis from realtor.com found that while most people believe spring to be the hottest season for homebuyers, house hunters are starting their search earlier in the year—and January has become one of the most active times of the year for potential buyers on the market for a new home.

20 out of the 100 largest metros in the US saw their highest number of listing views online in January 2019 (based on average monthly views per listing on realtor.com 2015 to 2019)—compared to just three in 2018. And according to the realtor.com team, this trend is poised to continue in January 2020.

“As shoppers modify their strategies for navigating a housing market that has become more competitive due to rising prices and low inventory, the search for a home is beginning earlier and earlier,” said realtor.com® Senior Economist George Ratiu in the analysis’ press release. “With housing inventory across the U.S. expected to reach record lows in 2020, we expect to see this trend continue into the new year.”

The Takeaway:

So, what does this mean for you? If you’re thinking about buying a home in 2020, don’t wait until spring to start your search—because as it turns out, January is the perfect season for house hunting! And, if you’re thinking about selling, it’s not a bad idea to get your house on the market before the actual Spring market.

 

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