Explore Cookeville, TN
By Virginia Kail, True Blue Realty, Homes and Land for Sale
(Investments, starter houses, luxury homes,farms, acreage)
Comments 5
 Big Acreage and Friday Night Humor from TN It's 8:30 pm on Friday night, and once again I'm still at the office.  I've got a marathon week of showing big acreage tracts of land next week and those require a good bit of advanced planning. To properly show large acreage you need to pull tax maps, topo maps, FEMA flood plane maps, and surveys. You've also got to note the addresses of nearby houses since raw land generally doesn't have a 911 address assigned.  In addition, you've got to note where the access points are and have a 4x4 to traverse the rough cut roads across ridges and "hollers."  Lastly, you've got to have waterproof knee-high boots, rugged denim jeans, and a case of Deepwoods Off to deal with the snakes, ticks, and rough underbrush.  Doesn't that sound like fun?!  (I'm an a...
By Virginia Kail, True Blue Realty, Homes and Land for Sale
(Investments, starter houses, luxury homes,farms, acreage)
Comments 5
Why You Should Consult with Your Agent Before Choosing a LenderDoesn't everybody want things to go smoothly when buying a property?  Of course you do!  It's a big purchase and that's stressful enough. The last thing you need are things going wrong.  As a smart buyer, you've carefully researched what steps you should take to prepare.  You've certainly read that you need to get pre-qualified and choose a great Realtor to represent you.  Before you visit your bank, let me suggest that you choose an experienced Realtor first. Once you've made that decision then talk with your agent about the lenders in the area and let them suggest a list of the ones they know do a great job.  This is a big moment in your life and you don't want to risk a bad experience.  Take a look at my latest video to l...
By Virginia Kail, True Blue Realty, Homes and Land for Sale
(Investments, starter houses, luxury homes,farms, acreage)
Comments 1
A Helping Hand in Cookeville, TNOne of the cool things about working in real estate is meeting really wonderful people.  Sometimes you meet people who's hearts are so big they leave you feeling utterly humble.  That's the case with my friend Linda.  Linda is a nurse and I can't think of a better profession for her because she's one of those rare human beings who truly loves helping others.  If I'm ever in the hospital, I'll be hoping and praying she's my nurse!Today Linda started a go-fund-me account to help her husband Tom, who is in a wheelchair.  Tom is such a great guy and the love of Linda's life.  She's trying to raise money to take him to the Mayo clinic.  I'm sharing the link to her go-fund-me page so that you can help with this cause if you wish.  Even small donations add up, s...
By Kay Bennett, Your Best Cookeville Area Agent!
(First Realty Company)
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 OFF MARKET Presenting 1375 Yorktown Ct.  Cookeville, TN.Offered at just $570,000.Stately and Elegant, this 5 BR. 3 1/2 BA. brick colonial is nestled in the desired Village Green S/D located in the heart of town just minutes from everything! Situated in a cul-de-sac, this home boasts an attached two car garage and a detached three car garage. Full room located above the detached garage. The huge backyard is accented with a pergola and manicured outside living space. Inside flows throughout with hardwood and tile. Large newly remodeled kitchen boasts silestone countertops, built in oven plus a range/oven with built in microwave. Lots of windows throughout this home providing natural light. A huge sunroom is located just off the dining area and is heated and cooled. Main level has a maste...
By Virginia Kail, True Blue Realty, Homes and Land for Sale
(Investments, starter houses, luxury homes,farms, acreage)
Comments 7
Cookeville Relocation and a SunsetFor folks relocating to Cookeville, the community is often just as important as the home they buy.  In some cases, even more so if "where" you choose to move to is optional.  As a local Cookeville Realtor, one of the things I do to help my buyers who are relocating is to show them around the town.  I enjoy introducing people to my community because it's a beautiful place with so much to offer.One of my personal favorite things in our area is all of the outdoor activities we have in our backyards. We have several huge lakes, rivers, and loads of state parks.  We also have some great little city parks.  My personal favorite city park is Cane Creek Park.  Even though it's on the outskirts of town, it's actually quite large - 262 acres.  It's close enough t...
By John Billings
(Webb Real Estate Co.)
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Contact info:Webb Real Estate Company | 931-823-6414 1671 Eastlake Dr. Cookeville, Tn 385061671 Eastlake Dr, Cookeville, TN 38506$102,500KEY FEATURESYear Built: 1982Sq Footage: 1404 sqft.Bedrooms: 3 BedsBathrooms: 2 BathsFloors: 1Parking: 1 GarageLaundry: In UnitLot Size: 0.52 AcresProperty Type: Single Family HouseDESCRIPTIONSturdy 3BR/2BA brick home with attached 1-car garage. Spacious eat-in kitchen and large utility room. Large corner lot. With a little TLC you will be glad to call this home. Buyer to verify all information. $102,500 MLS#173836PROPERTY FEATURES Range / Oven Refrigerator Dishwasher Yard Porch Central A/C Double pane / Storm windows COMMUNITY FEATURESGarage - Attached ADDITIONAL LINKSWebsite: http://www.webbrealestate.com/173836.htmlContact info: Webb Real Estate Comp...
By John Billings
(Webb Real Estate Co.)
Comments 1
Absolute Auction Saturday, March 28th at 10:00 AM  House and Lot ~ Personal Property  Address: 444 Spruce Avenue ~ Cookeville, TN  Estate of the late Myrtle Vinson   **Open House Thurs., March 26th, 3-5 PM**   The real estate consists of ranch style in town home that offers 3BR/2BA. Master bedroom with plenty of extra room and a full master bath. Oversized utility/sun room that leads to open back deck. Kitchen with lots of natural cabinets. Small cellar with inside stairway. Convenient 2-car carport with concrete drive way. Detached garage for additional storage. Level 80x230 corner lot.   Partial List of Personal Property: 4-Piece Solid Oak Queen Bedroom Suite, Whirlpool Double Door Refrigerator with Ice and Water, Antique Cedar Chest, Oil Lamp, Indian Glass, Fenton Glass, Doll Collect...
By Kay Bennett, Your Best Cookeville Area Agent!
(First Realty Company)
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                When looking for an area to retire, Cookeville, Tennessee should be at the top of your list!  Tennessee has: NO State income tax Low Property taxes NO personal property tax   and if that's not enough, look further into the Cookeville, TN area...             There are lots of things to do in our are and great places to live as well. Lower cost of housing means more house for your dollar!  Check out our website at www.firstrealty.net to find that perfect home, farm, or ranch at a price you can afford!   The communities in our area are filled with nice folks who are friendly and welcoming.  We have good ole' country folk, some city slickers, and even a famous country music star will take a stroll through our town from time to time.   Cookeville living is a perfect way to re...
By Virginia Kail, True Blue Realty, Homes and Land for Sale
(Investments, starter houses, luxury homes,farms, acreage)
Comments 1
Cookeville Home Sales Improve Slightly in February 2014 After a chilly start for Cookeville home sales in January, we saw some improvement in February. The weather was still fairly cold here in Cookeville, but home sales were up 8.5% in February compared to the same time last year. This is a definite improvement from January, when we saw sales down 11.8% from the same time last year. If you are thinking of selling your Cookeville home or currently have a home for sale, then what you really want to know about are sales by price category. Cookeville Home Sales  for February 2014 $500K and higher: 1 home sold and 19 currently available for sale. $400,001-$500K: 0 homes sold and currently 9 available for sale. $300,001-$400K: 4 homes sold and currently 30 available for sale. $200,001-$300K:...
By Kay Bennett, Your Best Cookeville Area Agent!
(First Realty Company)
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Wanna know where the best place to live in Tennessee is located?  Well, let me show you...   Cookeville, TN is at the base of the Cumberland Plateau and is at 1,140 ft. elevation and a few hundred feet above Nashville.  Demographics shows our town to be a perfect location between, and just one hour away from nostalgic Nashville, TN and two hours away from scenic Knoxville, TN. Find more deomograhpics and interesting facts here: Wikipedia.org/Cookeville, TN So, just where are we?  Check out the maps for a more visual picture...     Ah, the beauty of Tennessee! Check out our Upper Cumberland area Advanced Property Search to find your next home or property.. Call Kay Bennett at 931-510-8601 with any further questions you may have about the Cookeville, TN area: Low Property Taxes No state i...
By Virginia Kail, True Blue Realty, Homes and Land for Sale
(Investments, starter houses, luxury homes,farms, acreage)
Comments 1
Spring in Cookeville TN Farm country While out showing houses a few days ago, I happened upon this beautiful farm near Cookeville TN. It was a perfect blue sky day and I just had to stop and take a picture to share. I'm sure when people visit the area searching for Cookeville farms for sale, they are looking for one just like this one. I'm not bragging when I tell you that we have lots of farms like this in my area! On the other side of this handsome red barn, the stream was really rushing because of all the spring rain we've had recently. This is what I love the most about Tennessee. We have beautiful farms, wide open spaces, and mother nature seems to have a new surprise for you around every curve of the road. If you long for the simple life and want to live in the country, then the U...
By Bill McDonald, VA, USDA, FHA Government Loans - (865) 686-8711
(VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 1
The USDA Cookeville Rural Development loan program helps home buyers in eligible areas purchase a home without having to have a down payment, they can finance 100% of the price of the home. RD loans, as they are commonly referred to, has relaxed underwriting requirements regarding past credit issues, as well as relaxed debt to income restrictions for those with higher credit scores. The Cookeville Rural Development program is only for homes in designated rural areas, outside of population centers such as Cookeville.  Although homes within the city limits of Cookeville are not Rural Development eligible, you do not need to go far outside the city limits to be in an eligible area. Below is a map of the eligible areas around Cookeville TN.  The areas shaded yellow are not eligible while li...
By Bill McDonald, VA, USDA, FHA Government Loans - (865) 686-8711
(VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 1
USDA Rural Development helps another Cookeville Tennessee Family get their dream home. "Bill and Mary Ann your persistance and dedication has made a family dream come true.  Thank the both of you for being patient with us and for believing 'Yes We Can'.  Be Blessed"   It feels great to get notes like the one above from a family that is happy to be moving into their new home.  We knew from the beginning that it was going to be difficult to get the loan approved.  Yet, knowing the guidelines and how the USDA office was going to look at the file helped us to structure the loan in such a way that we knew would make it though the rigorous underwriting process. Had the borrowers made a little more money they would not have qualified for the USDA program, yet had they made just a little less m...
By Virginia Kail, True Blue Realty, Homes and Land for Sale
(Investments, starter houses, luxury homes,farms, acreage)
Comments 5
Blogging Cookeville Realtor reaches 100,000 Points on ActiveRain This blog entry is it - Today I cross the 100,00 point mile marker on ActiveRain! For over two years now I've been sharing my knowledge about my little corner of the world with you - a virtual window into the world of Cookeville, Tennessee.  It's been a fun, learning experience for me, and I hope you've enjoyed it too. When I began blogging about real estate in the Cookeville area, I remember marveling at the other agents across the country who had 100,00 points, or even a million.  It seemed like I'd never reach that first 100,000 points, but I've finally arrived. Hooray! Now that I've gotten the hang of this "blogging" thing, hopefully the next 100,000 points will arrive much faster.  One of the great things about real e...
By Bill McDonald, VA, USDA, FHA Government Loans - (865) 686-8711
(VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 1
 Can I Buy a Home With Bad Credit       See Video's at Bottom of this Page    I talk to people every week  in Tennessee that want to buy a home, but are having much difficulty achieving their dream of home ownership due to problems with their credit history. It may have been a late house payment, car payment, student loans, medical bills and even more serious issues such collections and judgements. Cookeville home buyers have found that  these are all issues that can stand between someone and their desire to purchase their new home in Cookeville and Putnam County.   CLICK HERE to learn more about cleanslate.com and how they can help Cookeville homebuyers overcome bad credit issue. The good news for those that do have bad credit  is that your credit does not need to stay that way.  The ...
By Virginia Kail, True Blue Realty, Homes and Land for Sale
(Investments, starter houses, luxury homes,farms, acreage)
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Things to Do in Cookeville: Visit Dogwood Park It was a beautiful, sunny spring day today, so I stopped by the newly opened Dogwood Park in Cookeville.  This portion of the park just recently opened, and it's a really nice place to stop off and have lunch on a pretty day.  There are plenty of benches in the park, or you can spread out a blanket on the lush green grass and have a traditional picnic. If you don't have time to pack something, the Broad street Deli is right next door.  :) The centerpiece of this portion of the park is the fountain pictured below.  It's not on yet, but is scheduled to be turned on right before Easter of 2012.  The lack of water didn't stop this little one from having a great time playing in the park. If beautiful flowers are more your thing, then follow the ...
By Virginia Kail, True Blue Realty, Homes and Land for Sale
(Investments, starter houses, luxury homes,farms, acreage)
Comments 4
Double Open Houses this Sunday in Cookeville This Sunday, February the 5th I'll be holding open house at two of my listings in Cookeville.  You are cordially invited to stop by and enjoy some tasty cookies while you tour these wonderful homes. The first open house will be held at 1019 Nottingham COOKEVILLE, TN 38506, from 12-2pm. This is a great starter home for busy younger folks who are always on the go. The home is neat as a pin so you can move right in! This lovingly maintained home has it all: Great in-town location, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, basement and garage. Small yard is great for the person who doesn't enjoy yard work! From the freshly painted deck you can see for miles. First time buyers take note: All appliances stay including washer and dryer. Convenient to Hwy 111. The second...
By Virginia Kail, True Blue Realty, Homes and Land for Sale
(Investments, starter houses, luxury homes,farms, acreage)
Comments 4
What do Daffodils and Cookeville Home Sales have in common? We haven't had much of a winter here in Cookeville TN.  We've only had one snowfall the entire winter, and unseasonably warm temperatures.  As a result the Daffodils, Quince Apples, and Crocus' are already blooming. For the second year in a row, the Home Buyers are out shopping early too.  Last year, things really picked up in February.  The same is true this year.  The Daffodils are blooming and the buyers are shopping.  You might think that the early emergence of the spring flowers has buyers inspired to get started early this year, but that's not it. So why are Cookeville Home Buyers shopping early for Homes for Sale?  The answer is simple.....income tax returns.  This is the one time of year when the average working person ...
By Virginia Kail, True Blue Realty, Homes and Land for Sale
(Investments, starter houses, luxury homes,farms, acreage)
Comments 0
Double open Houses this Sunday - You're Invited! This Sunday I'll be holding two Cookeville homes open, and I hope you'll stop in and say hello. Both of these have a basements, and both are VERY well priced. From 12-2pm I'll be at 3657 Brookstone Drive,Cookeville 38506. This beautiful home just had a MAJOR price reduction, and is now only $159,900.  This is a big home, over 2200 square feet, with 5 Bedrooms and 3 full baths. There's a huge fenced backyard too! My second open house will be 2:30-4pm at 1019 Nottingham Drive, Cookeville 38506. This home is 3 bedrooms, 3 baths with a basement and garage. It's located right in town, and is ideal for someone who has to commute because of it's proximity to Hwy 111. All appliances are included - Great starter home for first time buyers!  Priced...
By Virginia Kail, True Blue Realty, Homes and Land for Sale
(Investments, starter houses, luxury homes,farms, acreage)
Comments 0
Neighborhoods in Cookeville: Farmington Woods The Farmington Woods neighborhood is located just outside of Cookeville city limits.  It's a small neighborhood of pretty, neatly kept homes. Homes in this Cookeville neighborhood may be brick, vinyl, or a combination of brick and vinyl. This subdivision is conveniently located right off Gainesboro Grade, making the commute to town less than 4 minutes. There are approximately 36 homes in the neighborhood.  The homes in Farmington Woods have a price range of $140k - $210k, making this one of the mid-price range neighborhoods in Cookeville.  The homes range in size from 1400 - 2500 sq. ft. Another wonderful feature in this neighborhood is low traffic. There's only one way into the subdivision, which cuts down on drive-through traffic.  It's no...

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