The Monarch Group Real Estate Blog

The Monarch Group Real Estate Blog

What Roof is Best for You?

Picking the right roof for your home is important, especially after the storm damage several Louisvillians experienced this year. After a few treacherous storms rolled through the Louisville area, many home owners were faced with the question: which roof is best for our home?

Home owners and potential home buyers know the importance of choosing the right roof for their home. When considering your roof options make sure to ask yourself these questions:
1.How long will it last?
2.What types of Natural Disasters occur in your area, and will this roof hold up against them?
3.How much does the potential roof weigh and does your existing roof frame support the new weight?
4.How eco friendly is this roof?
5.Are there any neighborhood or local building codes that prohibit this sort of roof.
6.How good will the roof look on the home?
7.Last but not least, how much does it cost?

Today there are more roofing options available than ever before and while that is a good thing, it can also make your decision making process more complicated.  The types of roofs available now are:
Asphalt Shingles
Plastic Polymer
Clay Tile
Concrete Tile

The Slate roof option is the most expensive and requires a special installation. The Asphalt Shingles are the cheapest option, but are not very durable.

Make sure when choosing your roof you pick something that has good wind resistance and a high fire rating. Also make sure to check during installation if there is anything that can be done to raise those ratings even higher.

In the end, picking the right roof for your home comes down to what your willing to spend and what’s the most important thing to you. However, always be sure to check warranty information! Whether you pick the most expensive roof or not, you want to make sure that regardless of what happens you have coverage.  

Old Louisville Charm, but with Updated Features!


Old Louisville Buyers: Are you Ready to Have Your Cake and Eat it Too?? Take a look at this rare opportunity to own a large historic home in the heart of Old Louisville, with all the updates of a newer home!

This charming brick home features gorgeous hardwood floors, four decorative fireplaces, high ceilings and a brand new deck! Move-in-Condition! You will smile upon entering the front yard and porch that offers nice landscaping and rod iron fence. The lovely foyer area greets you upon entrance. Entertain in the spacious living and dining room that features beautiful Old Louisville details. The second floors offers a fabulous update bathroom and four bedrooms, with one having entrance onto the new two tier deck. Dont forget about the extra storage in the attic area and the adorable backyard court area. This home is a must see!


What's the best part?? How about the recently reduced price of $220,000! You won't find a better home in this location! Contact the Elizabeth Monarch Group Today for more information.



July 2012 Proves Stronger than July 2011

Are you ready for some good news? I hope so, because here it is! The sales numbers are in for July 2012 and show improvement compared to July 2011.

There were 1,196 homes sold in the Louisville Area last month, which is up from 1,048 in July 2011. An increase of 148 homes may seem small to some but any increase is worth taking after recent years. Homes always sold quicker in July 2012 compared to July 2011 with an average of 80 days on the market, down four days from the previous year.

Although July 2012 saw more sales in a shorter amount of days, prices did take a hit. In July 2011 the average sales price was $179,612 with a median sales price of $145,000. Those numbers fell in July 2012 to an average sales price of $177,871 with a median sales price of $144,500.

For a more in-depth look at the housing market in Louisville, contact the Elizabeth Monarch Group for a free market analysis.


*Kentucky Housing Statistics provided by the Kentucky Association of Realtors*

These statistics should represent residential sales of houses, condos and townhomes in your board area.
For this report, please use statistics for single-family residential sales only. Do not include lots or
commercial properties.