Consumer Resources

On this page, you will find many resources that can help you buy a home, sell a home or, if you already own a home, how to properly maintain your property. Also, at the bottom of the page, you will find resources if you are facing foreclosure or need to consider a short sale.

Watch the homebuyer video produced by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission:
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Getting Ready to Move?
Check out these articles to help the process go smooth.

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Tax Credits for Solar Water Heaters

A federal tax credit makes energy-efficient solar water heaters a more affordable and sustainable option for many homeowners. Read


Tax Credits for Replacing Heating and Cooling Systems

Upgrading to an energy-efficient heating and cooling system can save hundreds on your utility bills and up to $1,500 on your tax bill. Read


Tax Credits for Replacing Your Roof

Upgrading to a qualifying energy-efficient metal or asphalt roof can cut your cooling bill as well as knock off up to $1,500 from your tax bill. Read


Tax Credits for Adding or Replacing Insulation

Adding insulation is one of the easier and cheaper ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency and cut your heating and cooling bills. Read


Tax Credits for Replacing Windows, Doors, and Skylights

If money seems to be escaping through drafty windows, doors, and skylights, this federal tax credit might make energy-efficient replacements more affordable. Read

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Foreclosure Resources

In recent years, unprecedented job losses, market fluctuations, and economic uncertainty have caused a spike in the number of home owners in foreclosure or in danger of becoming so. As more home owners have fallen behind on their mortgages, many local markets have been flooded with distressed sale properties—short sales or actual foreclosures. Use the resources below to get more information on foreclosures and the process:



Short Sale Resources

Below are resources that can be used to better understand short sales and foreclosures and the challenges that may come with them. The link to the SFR online course through NAR and a description is located at the bottom of the page.

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