Louisville, KY

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Louisville, KY

How Happy Are Louisville's Homeowners?

Louisville is home to the Mint Julep, the Hot Brown, and the Kentucky Derby, not to mention the Louisville Slugger. And it’s also known for its waterfront parks and urban forests. Derby City homeowners report a reasonable cost of living and easy access to highways, as well as enjoyable outdoor living spaces and lots of natural light. But they lack many of the home features they desire. Louisville homeowners would be happier, they say, with a mix of interior and exterior home improvements — including updated bathrooms, organized storage spaces, professional landscaping, and in-ground pools. In fact, almost half of Derby City homeowners say they’d be happier if they could remodel or add on to their homes.

Louisville's homeowners told us about the completed home projects that have brought them the most joy - and about the projects they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Painted interior room/area
  • Remodeled the kitchen
  • Replaced/refinished flooring
  • Built a patio/deck/porch/sun room
  • Remodeled a bathroom

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Remodel the kitchen
  • Remodel a bathroom
  • Install or replace driveway or walkway
  • Replace/refinish flooring
  • Build a patio/deck/porch/sun room

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Happiest Home Features

Louisville's homeowners told us about the home features that have brought them the most joy - and about the features they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Central air conditioning
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Lots of natural light
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • New appliances

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Up-to-date bathrooms
  • Organized closet/storage space
  • Marble or quartz countertops
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Improved insulation

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Patio or deck
  • Front porch
  • Trees
  • Attached garage
  • Space for animals

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Professional landscaping
  • In-ground pool
  • Hot tub
  • Solar energy roofing features
  • A fire pit

It's not just projects and features that make Louisville's homeowners happy, but also factors such as equity, community and accessibility.

What Makes
Homeowners Happy?

  • Reasonable cost of living
  • Easy access to highways
  • Good local services & utilities
  • Rising home values & equity
  • Lots of green space

Overall Home
Happiness

83%

of homeowners consider themselves at least somewhat happy with their homes.

Impact of Home
Equity on Happiness

To Be Happier In My Home
I'd Like To...

49%

of homeowners say they would be happier if they could remodel or add on to their homes.

The results of our Homeowner Happiness Survey suggest that these characteristics describe the average Louisville home:

  • Homeowners have:3.2 bedrooms

  • Homeowners have:2.1 bathrooms

  • Average time living in home:13 years

  • Average square footage:1,900

  • Age of home:40 years

  • Avg. home price (Feb. '18):167,500Powered by Redfin

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