Murfreesboro, TN Real Estate News

By Sherri Berry, Murfreesboro TN Homes & Real Estate
(Reliant Realty, Murfreesboro)
Few buyers are aware of how important it is to make sure the roof on the home they are purchasing is free from defects and storm damage.  After all, from the ground a roof is just...well a roof!  Does anyone really pay attention to their roof unless they begin having leaks or issues?  If a roof has visible damage, a home inspector will usually note these items in their report.  If the damage is minor, it may be possible to repair the roof by simply replacing the damaged shingles.  If the roof is fairly new and the same like kind and quality shingles are available, the repair may be completed and be barely noticeable.   But a roof can be much more complex than many home buyers are aware of.  The Atlas Chalet shingle was a very popular shingle that was used extensively in both new constru...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Murfreesboro Homes For Sale and market update - 265 Murfreesboro homes sold in December compared to December of 2013, that an increase of 19% ,and the average price of homes sold increased 8% to $200,234. The absorption rate of Murfreesboro homes based on December sales and current inventory is 2.8 months signaling a strong sellers market the average days on market is down to 76 days giving buyers very little time to view listings before they are sold 299 Murfreesboro homes are currently pending sale 740 homes are currently listed for sale in Murfreesboro The average price of homes sold was $200,234 the average size of homes sold during the month was 2086 square feet making the average price per square ft $96 Search for Murfreesboro homes for sale here For the most-up-to-date informatio...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Murfreesboro real estate For Sale and market update - 247 Murfreesboro homes sold in November at an average price of $208,613. That's an increase of 23% in the number of closings over the same month last year, and an increase in average price of $13484. The absorption rate of Murfreesboro homes based on November sales and current inventory is 3 months the average days on market for Murfreesboro real estate is down to 62 days 267 Murfreesboro homes are currently pending sale 778 homes are currently listed for sale in Murfreesboro The average price of homes sold was $208,613 the average size of homes sold during the month was 2159 square feet   the average price per square ft of homes sold was $96 Search for Murfreesboro real estate for sale here For the most-up-to-date information on Mur...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
I thought I had seen it all. I listed a home in Murfreesboro for a friend last month, and since everything in the area has been selling quickly, I thought it would be a low drama, fast close situation. Part of that is true, but the low drama was not.My client has a dog, and he somehow managed to get out of the fence surrounding the back yard, so my client goes looking for him in the woods behind the house. He finds the dog, and something else caught his eye.What appears to be a live grenade was in the woods. Since my client has been in the military, he did the smart thing and called the police, who in turn called the bomb squad, and the carried it off in a protective case to do whatever they do with something like this. How long had it been in the woods, nobody knows. But it's a good th...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Murfreesboro Homes For Sale And Market update September 2014 - 297 Murfreesboro homes sold in August at an average price of $202,521. The absorption rate of Murfreesboro homes based on August sales and current inventory is 3 months the average days on market is down to 68 days giving buyers very little time to view listings before they are sold 317 Murfreesboro homes are currently pending sale 1048 homes are currently listed for sale in Murfreesboro The average price of homes sold was $202,521 compared to $193,196 during the same period last year, an increase of 4.8% the average size of homes sold during the month was 2109 square meet making the average price per square ft $96 Search for Murfreesboro homes for sale here For the most-up-to-date information on Murfreesboro homes values, t...
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By The Brewer Team - Benchmark Realty
(Benchmark Realty)
Murfreesboro Homes For Sale And Market Report August 2014 - 310 Murfreesboro homes sold in July at an average price of $213,717. The price per square feet of homes sold in July was $98,53, a relative bargain compared to homes in Franklin at $152, or even Mount Juliet at $119. In you are interested in a Murfreesboro home, be aware that the commute to Nashville during rush hour is considered by many the worst in all of middle Tennessee. 310 homes sold in Murfreesboro in July compared to 280 last year an increase of 10.7% percent the average days on market is down to 62 days giving buyers very little time to view listings before they are sold the absorption rate for Murfreesboro homes is 3.4 months keeping Murfreesboro homes in a sellers market 316 Murfreesboro homes are currently pending ...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Murfreesboro Homes For Sale And Market Report August 2014 - 310 Murfreesboro homes sold in July at an average price of $213,717. The price per square feet of homes sold in July was $98,53, a relative bargain compared to homes in Franklin at $152, or even Mount Juliet at $119. In you are interested in Murfreesboro real estate, be aware that the commute to Nashville during rush hour is considered by many the worst in all of middle Tennessee. 310 homes sold in Murfreesboro in July compared to 280 last year an increase of 10.7% percent the average days on market is down to 62 days giving buyers very little time to view listings before they are sold the absorption rate for Murfreesboro real estate is 3.4 months keeping Murfreesboro homes in a sellers market 316 Murfreesboro homes are current...
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By Jim McCormack, Nashville Short Sale REALTOR - Stop Foreclosure
(Nashville Short Sale Specialist - Jim McCormack - Edge Advantage Realty, LLC - 615-784-EDGE (3343))
Murfreesboro River Oaks Midland Mortgage FHA Short Sale Closed by Murfreesboro Short Sale & Foreclosure Specialist Murfreesboro River Oaks Midland Mortgage FHA Short Sale Closed by Murfreesboro Short Sale & Foreclosure Specialist Jim McCormack, a Murfreesboro and Nashville area Short Sale and Foreclosure REALTOR and Specialist was able to get this Murfreesboro (in River Oaks) Short Sale listed and closed in 131 days despite the short sale mortgage lender (Midland Mortgage) substantially over-valuing the Property. Jim was able to get this Murfreesboro River Oaks Midland Mortgage FHA Short Sale approved and closed due to the following reasons: Proper research and work prior to marketing the home for a sale. This includes researching the loan type and correctly packaging and submitting the...
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By Jim McCormack, Nashville Short Sale REALTOR - Stop Foreclosure
(Nashville Short Sale Specialist - Jim McCormack - Edge Advantage Realty, LLC - 615-784-EDGE (3343))
Murfreesboro Stewart Creek Farms Bank of America FHA Short Sale Closed by Murfreesboro TN Short Sales & Foreclosure Specialist Murfreesboro Stewart Creek Farms Bank of America FHA Short Sale Closed by Murfreesboro TN Short Sales & Foreclosure Specialist Jim McCormack, a Murfreesboro and Nashville area Short Sale and Foreclosure REALTOR and Specialist was able to get this Murfreesboro (in Stewart Creek Farms) Short Sale listed and closed in 334 days despite the short sale mortgage lender (Bank of America) substantially over-valuing the Property. Jim was able to get this Murfreesboro Stewart Creek Farms Bank of America FHA Short Sale approved and closed due to the following reasons: Proper research and work prior to marketing the home for a sale. This includes researching the loan type an...
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By Jim McCormack, Nashville Short Sale REALTOR - Stop Foreclosure
(Nashville Short Sale Specialist - Jim McCormack - Edge Advantage Realty, LLC - 615-784-EDGE (3343))
Nashville Ransom Park Bank of America FHA Short Sale Closed by Murfreesboro TN Short Sales & Foreclosure Specialist Nashville Ransom Park Bank of America FHA Short Sale Closing Jim McCormack, a Murfreesboro and Nashville area Short Sale and Foreclosure REALTOR and Specialist was able to get this Nashville (in Ransom Park) Short Sale listed and closed in 54 days despite the short sale mortgage lender (Bank of America) initially mishandling the Borrower's/Seller's application to the HUD Pre-foreclosure Sale Program due to the following reasons: Proper research and work prior to marketing the home for a sale. This includes researching the loan type and correctly packaging and submitting the short sale documents. Understanding the short sale contract approval process. Understanding how to f...
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By Jim McCormack, Nashville Short Sale REALTOR - Stop Foreclosure
(Nashville Short Sale Specialist - Jim McCormack - Edge Advantage Realty, LLC - 615-784-EDGE (3343))
Murfreesboro Royal Glen Ocwen Short Sale Closed by Murfreesboro TN Short Sales & Foreclosure Specialist Murfreesboro Royal Glen Ocwen Short Sale Closed by Murfreesboro TN Short Sales & Foreclosure Specialist Jim McCormack, a Murfreesboro and Nashville area Short Sale and Foreclosure REALTOR and Specialist was able to get this Murfreesboro (in Royal Glen) Short Sale listed and closed in 116 days despite the short sale mortgage lender (Ocwen) substantially over-valuing the Property. Jim was able to get this Murfreesboro Ocwen Short Sale approved due to the following reasons: Proper research and work prior to marketing the home for a sale. This includes researching the loan type and correctly packaging and submitting the short sale documents. Understanding the short sale contract approval ...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Murfreesboro Homes For Sale And Market Report June 2014 - sales of Murfreesboro homes increased 6% in May compared to the same month last year with 290 closings. The median price of Murfreesboro homes increased 8% to $178,500. Murfreesboro homes remain in a sellers market with the absorption rate down to 4 months. 290homes sold in Murfreesboro in May compared to 273 last year an increase of 6 percent the average days on market is down to 64 days giving buyers very little time to view listings before they are sold the absorption rate for Murfreesboro homes is 3.7 months rounded up to 4 months, pushing prices still higher 334 Murfreesboro homes are currently pending sale 1083 homes are currently listed for sale in Murfreesboro the median price of homes sold was $178,500 compared to $165,0...
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By Rhonda Burgess, Moving to Nashville TN Real Estate Specialist
(Southern Living Realty Partners)
www.MurfreesboroHomesToday.com The Murfreesboro homes market is quickly becoming a seller's market.  Days on market are decreasing and the average sales price is increasing.  More homes for sale are needed every day as interest rates remain low and consumer confidence is increasing, bringing more buyers into the market.     Search Murfreesboro Homes here    
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Discern Why You Have Lawn Weeds If you are going crazy trying to figure out why you have lawn weeds and how to get rid of them, then you will find this post very useful because you are about to learn how to discern why you have lawn weeds and how to get rid of them and make your lawn healthy and weed free again. 1. Crab grass- scapled turf- raise your mower blade 2. Common plantain- wet or slow draining soil- reduced watering and regrade for better drainage 3. White clover- low soil fertility- run soil test and apply organic fertilizer 4. Creeping charlie- too much shade- overseed with shade tolerant grass. 5. Knotweed- compact or too heavy soil- aerate the soil Use the images below to identify the types of weeds (in order left to right) I hope you ...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- Important Elements Of Good Insurance If you are looking at new homeowners insurance, there are some things you should consider before choosing, so that you know yourt insurance will meet all your needs if you ever have to use it. (I hope you never need to) In this article you will find useful information about important elements of good homeowners insurance so that you will know what to look for when it comes time to make the decision to buy.  1. Does your insurance pay to rebuild your home in the event of a naturtal disaster? 2. Does your insurance cover and replace your personal belongings? 3. Does your insurance pay for expensive valuables that are stolen or damaged? 4. Does your insurance pay for your cost of living after a natural disaster? These are ...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
14th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza in Murfreesboro Tennessee If you are looking for something fun this weekend in Murfreesboro Tennessee, then you will be happy to know that this Saturday at the Historic Sam Davis Home and plantation the 14th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza will be held. Easter activities will be from 10 am until 12 pm, and three egg hunts are scheduled to take place in the morning: Kids ages 0-3 hunt at 10:30 a.m., ages 4-6 hunt at 11 a.m., and ages 7-10 hunt at 11:30 a.m. Guided tours of the estate will be given every hour as well. Location:  1399 Sam Davis Road Smyrna, TN 37167  Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation Admission:$2 per person (over six months of age) For more information, please call (615) 459-2341. http://www.samdavishome.org   I hope you found this post ...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Build A Flagstone Walkway If you are looking to improve the look of your walkway without having to pour a concrete slab, then you might consider building a flagstone walkway. It requires fairly basic materials and looks very natural when you are finished. In this article you will learn step by step how to build a flagstone walkway.  1. Lay out 2 garden hoses to mark the sides of the walkway 2. Take a shovel and make cuts into the ground where the garden hose is 3. Remove garden hoses and dig out pathways 3-4 inches deep 4. Install metal edging to hold everything inside the path when complete 5. Lay down garden felt to mimimize roots growing through 6. Pour in pea gravel to fill the entire trench 7. Lay out flagstones where you want them and tap a fe...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- 5 Mortgage Tips For 1st Time Homebuyers   If you are looking to buy your first home, and you plan on financing it as most people do, you will find this article very useful because you are about to learn 5 mortgage tips for 1st time homebuyers that can help you to be more prepared for what is ahead. Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- 5 Mortgage Tips For 1st Time Homebuyers   1. Be ready to document your finances such as bank statements, income, assets, etc.   2. Lock in your rate as soon as possible before the rates rise again/   3. Shop around, and find the best rate you can find.   4. Pay attention to your credit score. Often better rates go to people with higher credit scores.   5. Watch your spending habits so mortgage lenders will look at you as a more sta...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- Limestone Tile Vs Porcelain Tile If you are looking to install new tiles floors in your home, then you should find this article very useful because we are going to discuss how limestone tile compares to porcelain tile and see which one is better in different ways. Limestone- A natural stone Porcelain- A manufactured stone Limestone- Natuarally soft & porous Porcelain- Hard & more resistant to wear Limestone- Requires regular cleaning and maintenence Porcelain- Requires less cleaning and maintenence Limestone- Natually has more blunt edges reducing likelyhood of chips. Porcelain- Has a sharper edges allowing for tighter grout line Limestone- $1.39-$7.49/ square foot Porcelain- $1.55- $21.69/ square foot   In conclusion, both limestone and porcelain both hav...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- 12 Tips For Saving Money This Spring If you are looking to do some work to your home this spring, why not spend money on things that will actually save you money? In this article you will be learning 12 tips for saving money this spring. At the end of this article you should feel confident in spending the money knowing that it will save you money in the long run. 1. Stain your fence to block UV rays preventing damage to the wood. 2. Build a rain barrel to catch excess rain water that can be use for outdoor cleaning 3. Add window awnings to block the sun from your windows, lowering your bill. 4. Repair pathways to avoid future injuries 5. Clean your ac unit to make it work more efficiently 6. Seal your vents to avoid birds and other animals from entering 7....
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