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Stop the frustration of your unwanted property. We’re ready to buy your St Matthews Kentucky based house, condo, duplex, or property right away, no mater what condition it’s in.
We understand that there are many reasons why you might want to sell your house…
- Expensive repairs
- Downsizing or retiring
- Bad tenants
- Vacant house
- Avoiding foreclosure
- Need to move in a hurry
- … or any other reason
We buy houses in any condition and we pay cash when YOU want to close. If you own an unwanted property in or around the St Matthews KY area and you want to sell it fast, we’d like to make you an offer today and close on it as quickly as you want to sell.
St. Matthews is a city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. It forms part of the Louisville Metro government but is separately incorporated as a home rule-class city. The population was 17,472 at the 2010 census, up from 15,852 at the 2000 census. It is the 23rd-largest city in the state.
St. Matthews is one of the state’s major shopping areas, home to the fifth-largest mall in Kentucky (Mall St. Matthews) along with many smaller shopping centers along Shelbyville Road.
Dating the arrival of American Indians to present-day Kentucky remains controversial, with estimates ranging from 40,000 to 10,000 years before the present. As with later European cultures, indigenous cultures were often divided near the falls of the Ohio River, which marked a transition zone in travel and settlement. During the late Woodland period (c. 1st century), this area was between the Ohioan Hopewell Culture and the Illinois Crab Orchard Culture that extended to the west. Later (c. 1200), it was the boundary between the Mississippian and Fort Ancient cultures. During the 18th century, the area was claimed by various Indian tribes, including the Shawnee from the northwest and the Iroquois to the east; based in New York and Pennsylvania, the Iroquois used the Ohio Valley as a hunting ground by right of conquest.
The area eventually known as St. Matthews was first settled by European Americans in 1779 during the American Revolutionary War by Col. James John Floyd of Virginia. He had conducted an important survey of the Jefferson County area in 1774, and bought 2,000 acres (8 km2) of land from Virginia and other colonial veterans who had been awarded the parcels for their service in the French and Indian War (known as the Seven Years’ War in Europe). He arrived overland on November 8, 1779, bringing several family members and a black slave. They built cabins and a stockade, which came to be known as “Floyd’s Station”.
During the early 19th century, the area held several plantations and was known as the “garden of the state”. As with most areas of the Inner Bluegrass Region, the area was settled by many migrants from Virginia, who brought slaves for labor. The major crops were labor-intensive tobacco and hemp; breeding livestock, primarily horses, was also important to the economy. There were some changes to mixed crops because the soil was exhausted from tobacco. In the years before the Civil War, Kentucky planters had a surplus of slaves and sold many at markets in Louisville to traders who took them to the Deep South in the domestic slave trade. Demand was high as the South was being developed for sugar and especially cotton. The invention of the cotton gin had made cultivation of short-staple cotton profitable.
The St. Matthews community developed around the intersection of what are now Breckenridge Lane, Shelbyville Road, and Westport Road. By 1840, it was known as “Gilman’s Point”, after local tavern owner Daniel Gilman. The name “St. Matthews” was adopted in 1850 after the completion of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, the area’s first. It became the official name of the community in 1851 when the newly opened U.S. post office adopted it. Later numerous other Protestant churches were founded, including Baptist. Holy Trinity, the oldest of the three Catholic churches in the city, was completed in 1882, following immigration to the area of Catholics from Switzerland and Germany. Trinity High School was established nearby in association with the church.
St. Matthews was connected to the Louisville, Cincinnati and Lexington Railroad, as well as a later railroad that connected Louisville to Anchorage and Middletown. The railroad did not greatly alter the economy of St. Matthews, however, which remained heavily agricultural well into the 20th century.
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Who Else Wants To “Sell My House Fast In St Matthews Kentucky?”
Selling a house through a real estate agent is pretty common… but it’s not for everyone. For some folks it costs too much money and takes too much time to sell through an agent. Yes, you might get a higher price selling on the market (although you might not), people are learning that it’s not always worth the cost or the time.
With an agent, you’ll pay to fix up your house, then you’ll wait months while they try to find a buyer (and you’ll pay bills the whole time), then you’ll pay a commission when it’s all said and done.
But there is another option, and that’s what we do at Covenant Home Buyers…
We buy houses directly from homeowners. We don’t list houses (like an agent does), which means you don’t need to fix up the house first, you don’t need to wait (we’re ready to buy right away), and there are no commissions or fees to pay.
Yes, it really is that simple!
Here’s how it works: Just let us know about the property you want to sell by filling out the short form below.
We’ll get back to you within the next 24 hours with a fair, all-cash, no-obligation offer. You can choose whether or not you want to accept the offer. But if you do…
… you just tell us when you want the money. We have the funds available and we can close quickly — even in as little as 7 days.
Can we help you get out of your problem real estate and put cash in your pocket so you can get on with your life? We want to pay you for your house as quickly as you’d like.
Some of the most common situations we can help with…
- Inherited Property
- Needs Repairs
- Cosmetic Work
- Un-permitted Work
- Code Violations
- Probate Property
- Behind on Payments
- Trouble Tenants
- Job Transfer
- Job Loss
- Death In Family
- Vacant Property
- Expired Listing
- Fire Damage
- Behind on Taxes
Pros and Cons to Each of the Top 3 Ways of Selling a House
We’re here to help you make an informed decision. That’s why we’ve put together this quick guide for you to help you determine if Covenant Properties might be a fit for your situation.
Selling a house using an agent:
Selling using an agent is the most expensive way to sell a house, however depending on your situation, it might be the way you want to sell. If your house is in great condition, you have no urgency to sell, and you do not want to market and show the property yourself, this might be best route to take.
Pros: You don’t have to market the property yourself. You also have someone else handling most of the paperwork for you. Additionally, you will usually get close to full market value.
Cons: This process takes longer, (about 3-12 months depending on location and market conditions) and is the most costly way to sell. You should expect to have costs about 10% to 15% after commissions, any buyer concessions, escrow fees, closing costs, and holding costs. (Taxes, insurance, mortgage interest).
Timeline: You should expect to sell the property in about 3 – 12 months, depending on the market.
Selling a house yourself (FSBO):
Selling FSBO takes work and time, but can save you some money. If you’re not in a rush, are familiar with the process of selling real estate, and your house is in great shape this might be a good choice for you. If your selling your house to a retail buyer, expect that people will be nit picky about your house, especially in St Matthews Kentucky
Pros: You’ll save money. This is one of the less expensive ways to sell a house, and is generally about 3% to 8% cheaper than selling using a real estate agent depending on how long it takes you to sell.
Cons: FSBO’s typically take the longest to sell. You should expect 3 – 12 months depending on your market. Additionally, if you’re not familiar with the real estate process, or not very good with people or marketing, this might not be the best route to take.
Timeline: Expect to sell your house within 3 to 12 months depending on the market.
Selling to a Cash House Buyer:
If your property is in need of some work, you need to sell quickly, or just want an easy transaction selling to a “we buy houses in St Matthews” company is the way to go. Selling to a cash buyer is by far the easiest way to sell a property. Cash buyers are experienced, and can usually close quickly, without inspections and appraisals. Additionally, cash house buyers are not like retail buyers. Retail buyers are pickier, and require inspections, appraisals (sometimes 2 appraisals) and more time. Important to note that cash house buyers rarely can pay full market value for your property.
Pros: Selling to a cash home buyer company in St Matthews can get you a faster close using cash. No waiting on banks. Less inspections and no appraisals. No back end fees, and sell “as-is” without putting one penny into fixing the place up.
Cons: Cash house buyers can rarely pay full retail value.
Timeline: Expect a 7 to 30 day close, or really whenever you’d like to close.
Each way of selling has its advantages and drawbacks. The important thing to do is to assess your situation and determine what route is best for you to take.
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If you’re looking for a “Sell My House Fast St Matthews, KY” Service then look no further than the house-buying team of Covenant Home Buyers. We purchase homes in and around the the area quickly, and we can even close in as little as 7 days. To get a fair, all-cash offer, just fill out the form above or simply call us at (502) 901-7839.