Murfreesboro, TN Real Estate News

By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- Great Tips For First Time Homebuyers If you are looking to buy a new home, there are a few challenges that you might face, but if you use the tips that you learn here, then the process could be alot easier for you, and you will be glad that you did some research prior to buying. These are the things to consider, and figure out before you start looking for homes to buy, and it will make you much more prepared for what is ahead. 1. What type of home suits you and your family? 2. How much can you afford? 3. How much of a mortgage can you qualify for? 4. What are must have features that you need in a home? 5. Who will help you find your ideal home, and close on it?   Once you have answered all these questions, you should have more direction, and will be able t...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- 5 Tips For Getting A New Mortgage If you are in the market for a new home, and you are going to finance, then there are some things that you need to know before you move forward. You will find this article very useful because you are going to learn 5 tips for getting a new mortgage. 1. Know what you can afford and work out a budget. Be sure to figure in things like insurance, and property tax. 2. Always shop around to get the best interest rate possible.  3. Understand the loan prices and the fees associated with a new mortgage. 4. Know the risks and benefits of your mortgage before signing anything. 5. Get advice from trusted sources. I hope you found this post about 5 Tips For Getting A New Mortgage useful! If your selling your home in Murfreesboro Tenne...
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By Rhonda Burgess, Moving to Nashville TN Real Estate Specialist
(Southern Living Realty Partners)
                                           There are few purchases in life that carry the financial and psychological weight of buying a home. Whether you are buying your first home, moving up to your dream home, or downsizing your home and your life after the kids have gone, it is important to understand the ground rules for success in the world of buying a Murfreesboro home. Making the wrong decision in buying a home can have devastating and long lasting effects, while making a wise decision in home buying can greatly enhance the overall value of the investment.  It is necessary to learn all you can about the world of home buying and mortgages before setting out to purchase the home of your dreams. When buying a home it is often best to use a systematic approach as this is often the b...
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By Rhonda Burgess, Moving to Nashville TN Real Estate Specialist
(Southern Living Realty Partners)
Finding the perfect Murfreesboro TN Home for you and your family is only half the battle.  Since the mortgage industry collapse a few years ago, 100% financing options have been scarce and really hard to find.  There are options available for first-time buyers and previous homeowners as well to get into a house with very little out of pocket expense.  Below is a video about the THDA 100% financing options that are currently available which includes a 0% interest rate second mortgage.  I don't know of anybody in the world lending virtually free money at 0% interest.  We just closed one of these deals on a HUD Home for a new homebuyer in Antioch in January of this year.  HUD paid the closing costs and the buyer brought less than $1500 to the table to close, and this money was only to set ...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- 10 Secrets For Buying A New Home If you are looking to buy a new home, then you should find this article very informative and useful. In this post, you will learn the 10 secrets for buying a new home. This will help you know what to expect, and prepare you for your purchase. 1. Hold on to your money for 3-6 months prior to your purchase. Try not to move your money around or make a big purchase during this period. 2. Get pre-approved for a home loan. 3. Have a survey done on the property to avoid a border dispute. 4. Don't try to time the market by trying to figure out the best time to buy. 5. Don't always go for the biggest home you can find. 6. Budget for additional costs that come with ownership such as property tax, etc. 7. Try to keep your emotions out...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How to Build a Rain Barrel If you live in an area that gets alot of rain, then I have a nea little trick for you to use that rain water to your advantage and save on your monthly water bill. In this article you will learn how to build a rain barrel to catch water and store it for outdoor use such as washing the driveway, cleaning your vinyl siding, etc. 1. Cut the slats and battens (slats are vertical, battens are horizontal) 2. Assemble the parts to create 4 panels 3. Assmble 3 of the sides 4. Install final side 5. Install floorboards 6. Add 4x4 wooden legs 7. Build a door for the top 8. Attach a pull handle and hinges 9. Fasten door to the top with wood screws 10. Screw horizontal battens to the outside to strengthen 11. Use a hole saw to create an inlet...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Repair Sliding Wood Closet Doors If you have sliding wooden closet doors, then chances are you might have issues with the sliding mechanism that is responsible for the sliding action on your doors. The is a really common problem, and in this article you will lear now to fix it. 1. Remove the doors from the opening 2. Remove metal tacks from the bottom of the doors and replace if worn 3. Next replace any worn of malfunctioning brackets and hinges 4. Reassemble the hardware 5. Lubricate the tracks that the door slides on 6. Test the doors by opening and closing a few times.  I hope you found this post about How To Repair Sliding Wood Closet Doors useful! If your selling your home in Murfreesboro Tennessee, or looking to buy a home please contact Todd ...
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By Rhonda Burgess, Moving to Nashville TN Real Estate Specialist
(Southern Living Realty Partners)
www.MurfreesboroHomesToday.com ) For the month of February 2014:  22 Murfreesboro TN Homes in 37127 zip code sold for a median price of $165,225 at $89.40 per square foot after 52 days on the market.  97 Murfreesboro TN Homes in 37128 zip code sold for a median price of $174,900 at $93.63 per square foot after 57 days on the market.  62 Murfreesboro TN Homes in 37129 zip code sold for a median price of $171,832 at $90.94 per square foot after 76 days on the market. 34 Murfreesboro TN Homes in 37130 zip code sold for a median price of $129,457 at $85.24 per square foot after 48 days on the market.    Search Murfreesboro Homes here    
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Repair A Flagstone Walkway If you have a flagstone walkway, you may have some stones that have worked their way loose due to one of the joints having a crack allowing water to get underneath, and freeze which caused the stone to pop up. This is common, and can be fixed if you follow the directions in this article.   1. Remove the stone 2. Use a wire brush and clean all the loose debris from underneath 3. Use compressed air to dry and clean out all the loose debris 4. Apply concrete block adhesive to the hole 5. Apply a bead of mortar joint repair caulk to the edges of the flagstone 6. Apply the stone into the original hole 7. Fill any remaining cracks with mortar joint repair caulk 8. Sprinkle a mixture of sand and stone dust over cracks 9. Allow it...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips - Why You Need A Licensed Home Inspector If you are looking to buy a new home, and thinking about getting a home inspection, you are on the right track, but don't hire just anyone. Some home inspectors actually get business referred to them by the realtor, and they will work in their favor because they don't want to blow any future business that they could receive if they reveal the major flaws. So what is the solution? You can search your area for independent licensed realtors. They have more scrict requirements that they must meet in order to be considered "certified", and you are less likely to experience a miscommunication of information due to "conflict of interest".  ******************************************************************** I hope you found...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Install Wainscoting If you want to really spruce up the bottom half of your walls to make them not look so plain, you are going to love this article that teaches you how to install wainscoting material. 1. Measure the walls to determine the panel width 2. Mark the panels and cut to length 3. Remove the baseboards 4. Layout the walls with tape to mark where the wainscoting with lineup 5. Cover the back of panels with caulk 6. Use a stud finder to locate studs and nail wainscoting in place 7. Install the baseboard I hope you found this post about How To Install Wainscoting useful! If your selling your home in Murfreesboro Tennessee, or looking to buy a home please contact Todd Taylor- REALTOR at 615-378-7253. If you’re new to Middle Tennessee, I’d esp...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Lift A Sinking Concrete Slab If you have a sinking concrete slab, you might think that there is nothing you can do about this, but you should think again because in this post, you will learn a cool little strategy to lift the slab back up, restoring it to it's original and upright position.   1. Use a saw with a 12 inch blade to cut a clot through the concrete slab to allow it to lift up. 2. Use a diamond tipped core drib bit to drill several large holes in the concrete slab 3. Drill a 12 inch deep hole through each core hole with a pneumatic hammer 4. Mix up water, sand, silt, and portland cement  5. Use a hydraulic cement pump to pump the concrete mix into the core drill holes  6. Continue pumping cement into core holes a little at a time as the s...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- 3 Tips For Financing Real Estate If you are looking to invert in real estate and you plan on financing the property then you will really find this article useful because you are going to learn 3 tips for financing real estate. This will help you to be prepared for what is ahead and help you get into your new real estate smoothly and easily. 1. Have a big down payment ready- Having 20% down will help secure your financing with your mortgage broker.   2. Be credit ready- Check your credit score and make sure that you have enough credit to get the proper loan you need.   3. Stay away from big banks- If you have to go to a bank for a loan, then try to stay local because they tend to have more flexiblity.    I hope you found this post about 3 Tips For Financing...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Prepare To Sell Your Home If you are in the market to sell your home, then there are some things you need to know before you sell your home. In this article you will learn how to prepare your home to get it ready to sell so you get is sold fast and at the best price.   1. Upgrades- Replace things like old carpet, wallpaper, countertops, and upgrade to stainless steel appliances.   2. Stage Your Home- Make sure that you get everything in order so everything looks organize, clean, warm and inviting to your potential buyers.   3. Curb Appeal- Clean the outside of the house, the deck, cut the grass, and powerwash the driveway to make everything you first see very appealing. I hope you found this post about 3 Tips To Prepare To Sell Your Home useful! If ...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Remove Popcorn Ceiling If you have old popcorn ceilings, you might have some spots that are flaking off, and you might be asking yourself how you will remove it so you can paint it which is probably why you ended up here. In this article I am going to show you how to remove your popcorn celing to prepare it for paint. 1. Lay down platic sheet open the floor 2. Cover wall outlets with plastic sheet and tape to protect from water 3. Turn off power 4. Fill a garder sprayer with water 5. Spray the ceiling to saturate the popcorn 6. Scrap with a paint scraper to remove popcorn 7. Let dry overnight 8. Sand and prime to prepare for painting I hope you found this post about How To Remove Popcorn Ceiling useful! If your selling your home in Murfreesboro Tenn...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Install Porch Screens Faster If you have a screened in porch and you are tired of bigs flying in the holes, then it is time to replace them. I will show you how to install new porch screens faster and easier so you keep those mosquitos from coming in potentially biting you. 1. Remove the wooden battens to expose the staples 2. Pull the screen off 3. Attach the vertical base strips to the outside of the porch posts 4. Trim base strips to length 5. Install the screen and fasten in place 6. Trim away excess screen 7. Cover the base strips and screen splines with wide trim 8. Install narrow cap trim with a rubber mallet 9. Cut base trim to length 10. Install base trim 11. Install screen door I hope you found this post about How To Install Porch Screens ...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- Tips For Buying A New Home If you are looking to buy a new home, then there are some things that you need to know before you continue. This article will teach you what to be prepare for so that you are ready when it comes time to make your purchase.   1. Set your max budget at 1/3 of your gross income. 2. Save 10-20% of the total cost of the home to put toward a down payment 3. Create a must have list 4. Research the area to find nearby locations to make sure it has what you need 5. Contact a local realtor in your area 6. Search the database of available homes 7. Narrow down the ones that agree with your must have list 8. Have a home inspection done before purchasing the home 9. Make your final decision based on all the data complied from the steps you hav...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Antique Crown Molding If you are someone that likes antiques, and things that look aged, then you will probably like the look of antique crown molding. In this article you will learn exactly how to age your crown molding to make it look antique. 1. Mix 90% glazing medium, and 10 % dark earth brown paint 2. Apply glaze in thin coats 3. Wipe off with cheesecloth while still wet 4. To give the molding even more of an antique look you can tap it with a rock 5.Use a scothbrite pad or sand paper to lighty scuff molding to make it look even more antique.   I hope you found this post about How To Antique Crown Molding useful! If your selling your home in Murfreesboro Tennessee, or looking to buy a home please contact Todd Taylor- REALTOR at 615-378-7253. If...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How to convert wood floors to concrete If you are dealing with alot of issues with your wood floors such as rot, termites, or maybe you are laying down tile and your old wood floors aren't level enough for the tiles, then you should definately consider converting your old wood floors into concrete. In this article, you will ben taken from start to finish through the neccessary steps you need to take to convert your wood floors to concrete. 1. Remove floorboards 2. Excavate to the desired depth, and snap a chalk line for the fill depth indicator 3. Fill with crushed stone and compact 4. Add a layer of sand and compact 5. Lay a 6mil thick vapor barrier to keep out moisture 6. Lay down foam insulation board 7. Start shoveling in concrete mix starting at the w...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Deal With Storm Water If you have been dealing with excess amounts of water from storms lately the you are probably looking for a way to deal with it, and make it drain away faster so you can go about your daily activities without problems. In this article you will learn the best ways to deal with excess storm water. 1. Dig a deep trench for the water to drain and fill with rock or crushed gravel 2. Take advantage of nearby swells to direct water toward for drainage 3. Create a short indention that slopes inward toward a rain garden to absorb water 4. Use pervious paving materials that allow for water to sink directly into the ground below 5. Alway locate where the majority of the water is initially accumulating & re-direct accordingly 6. Look for o...
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