Murfreesboro, TN Real Estate News

By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- A Guide To The Perfect Mudroom If you are constantly going in and out of your house alot, then it is always good to have a mudroom in that entry point to get rid of dirt, debris, and other foregin materials that you don't want to bring into your home. In this article you are going to learn the essential elements to the perfect mudroom. 1. Hose down area for removing debris and mud from shoes 2. Potting sink for tending to potted plants and flowers 3. Sports locker for storing sports equipment 4. Laundry chute to store dirty clothes than need washed 5. Trash recycling center to dispose of paper, plastics, and glass 6. Litter box hideaway if you have a cat I hope you found this post about A Guide To The Perfect Mudroom useful! If your selling your home in Mu...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How to Install a Drip-Irrigation System If you are looking for a great way to water your lawn without having a sky high water bill, you should definately consider a drip irrigation system. In this article you are going to learn exactly how to install a drip irrigation system in your lawn. 1. Dig a series of trenches at least 4 inches deep spaced out 12 inches apart 2. Run PVC pipe from the water source to the trenches 3. Make 2 manifolds out of PVC pipe and fittings 4. Put the manifolds in trenches on opposite ends of yard 5. Connect 1 manifold to the water supply line 6. Run polyethelene drip lines accross the yard between the 2 manifolds 7. Connect drip lines to manifolds 8. Test system for leaky fittings 9. Fill the trenches with dirt and cover will sod...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
5 Essential First Time Homebuyers Tips If you are looking to buy your first home, then there are some things that you need to know first. You will need to know these things so that you are prepared for what is ahead. If you know what to prepare for, then it will be easier to get your first home quickly and easily.     1. Figure out your budget 2. Come up with a realistic wishlist 3. Get preapproved for a mortgage 4. Find an excellent home inspector 5. Understand the true cost of home ownership including taxes, fees, & insurance.   I hope you found this post about 5 Essential First Time Homebuyers Tips 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 especially...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Tennessee Real Estate Tips - How To Refinish A Bathtub If you have an old bathtub that is starting to look like it might need replaced, you might consider refinishing it first which could save you alot of money. In this article, I am going to show you exactly how to refinish a bathtub quickly and easily. 1. Remove any anti slip strips and scrub with limeaway and an abrasive scotchbrite pad 2. Sand the tub with 400-600 grit wet sandpaper 3. Mix epoxy paint and apply with brush and roller. Apply 2 coats 1 hour apart 4. Caulk any seams around the tub and corners.   I hope you found this post about How To Refinish A Bathtub 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 ...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Install Snap Together Laminate If you are looking to install new flooring in your home, then you will love this post because you are about to learn how to install snap together laminate. Snap together  laminate is a great type of flooring to use in your home, and you will have this project finished in no time if you simply follow the steps below. 1. Clean the subfloor 2. Lay down plastic sheething & tape into place 3. Use small planks as 1/4 inch spacers against the wall 4. Lay the first row of planks spaced out 1/4 from the wall 5. Use trimmed section of previous row to start next row 6. Continue laying rows using trimmed section from previous row to start next 7. Tap planks togther with a wooden or runner mallet 8. Remove spacers and install baseb...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Southern Invitational Indoor Truck & Tractor Pull In Murfreesboro Tennessee If you are looking for a really awesome weekend with the family, then you are going to be excited about the upcoming Southern Invitational Indoor Truck & Tractor Pull In Murfreesboro Tennessee. If you love loud engines, and that delicious concession stand food, then this is definately an event that you don't want to miss.   01-31-2014 to 02-01-2014 Friday: 7:00 p.m., Saturday: 11:00 a.m. & 7 p.m. Location:  304-B West Thompson Lane Murfreesboro, TN 37129  Tennessee Miller Coliseum Admission:Admission charged For more information, please call Melissa Holbrook, (615) 809-6154.   I hope you found this post about Southern Invitational Indoor Truck & Tractor Pull In Murfreesboro Tennessee useful! If your selling your...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Install A Window If you are going to install new windows, you need to make sure that you install them correctly so everything is sealed properly and there is now water or air leakage around the window assembly. If you follow the steps below, you will have a window that is properly sealed from the outside elements.   1. Check the opening of the wall 2. Protect against water leakage by applying a 6-inch-wide strip of self-adhering waterproof membrane (or a 9- to 12-inch-wide strip of 15-pound builder's felt) 18 to 24 inches longer than the window's width 3. Install the window in the opening of the wall 4. Use a level to square up the window, and tack in place 5. Double check the window to make sure it's square, then nail the top, sides, and all corner...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Murfreesboro Homes for Sale and January 2014 Market Report - sales increased 12% in December 2013 compared to the same month of 2012 with 222 closings. With 939 Murfreesboro homes listed in the Nashville MLS as available for purchase, the absorption rate even in the middle of winter is down to 4 months keeping Murfreesboro homes in a sellers market. 222 Murfreesboro homes in December up 12% compared to 198 the same month last year the average days on market is down to 72 days the absorption rate for Murfreesboro homes based on December sales and the current inventory is 5 months 257 Murfreesboro homes are currently pending sale 939 homes are currently listed in the Nashville MLS as available for purchase the average price of homes sold was $184,910 compared to $183,589 last year   Searc...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
7 kitchen remodeling ideas for under $500 If you are looking for some affordable ways to remodel your kitchen, then you are going to love this article. You are about to learn 7 kitchen remodeling ideas for under $500. You will love the way yourm kitchen looks afterwards, and you will be amazed at hoe much you got done for such a small price. 1. Spruce up your walls with some paint 2. Freshen up your cabinets with new hardware 3. Revamp your sink with a new faucet 4. Update your lighting 5. Remodel your countertops and floors with laminate 6. Install a new backsplash 7. Install shelfs for more storage space   I hope you found this post about 7 kitchen remodeling ideas for under $500 useful! If your selling your home in Murfreesboro Tennessee, or looking to buy a home please contact Todd ...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- 3 Tips For Becoming A homeowner In 2014 If you are looking to become a homeowner in 2014, there are some things you need to know. In this post you will learn 3 major things that you need to know for becoming a homeowner in 2014. You will be more informed and ready for the obstacles that you could face when buying a new home. 1. Hire a professional You need an experienced professional that knows the particular area, and has a good searchable database of available homes. You need someone who is dependable and a good listener to really pay attention to what you want and need in your ideal home. Murfreesboro Real Estate agent Todd Taylor of Keller Williams combines over 20 years of buying, selling, building, and real estate investing experience to provide his ...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Fix A Leaky Basement Wall Do you have a pipe running through your basement wall that is leaking water around the hole? Well you are in luck because you are about to learn how to fix a leaky basement wall. You will need a few tools and materials, but the job can be finished in an hour if you just follow the steps below.     1. Lay down a drop cloth on the floor. 2. Chisel away the excess concrete 3. Remove debris from hole 4. Partially fill the hole with the rubble 5. Mix up some hydraulic cement  6. Use gloves to pack cement into the hole 6. Pack tightly and smooth with trowel 7. Allow cement to dry   I hope you found this post about How To Fix A Leaky Basement Wall useful! If your selling your home in Murfreesboro Tennessee, or looking to buy a hom...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Wedding Dresses Through the Decades Exhibit In Murfreesboro Tennessee Wedding dresses throughout several decades will be on display at Manley Hall in Murfreesboro Tennessee. Elegant and fashionable dresses, both handmade, and couture will be displayed from all over the area so you can really get an idea of the way women dressed in different time periods. You can really see how different dresses are now from decades ago.      E-mail:info@oaklandsmuseum.org Location:  900 North Maney Avenue Murfreesboro, TN 37130  Oaklands Historic House Museum Admission:$5 per person For more information, please call (615) 893-0022.   http://www.oaklandsmuseum.org   I hope you found this post about Wedding Dresses Through the Decades Exhibit In Murfreesboro Tennessee useful! If your selling your home in ...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Make a Tin Tile Backsplash If you are looking for a great way to protect the wall behind your countertops that also looks really good, and still fairly inexpensive, then you are gonna love this post because we are going to show you how to make a tin tile backsplash. Step 1: Apply Adhesive and Install the Tiles- Use construction adhesive to glue tiles in place. Step 2: Cut any Necessary Tiles- Use tin snips to cut any neccessary tile to size/ shape. Step 3: Caulk the Seams- Lay a bead of caulk in the corners, and wipe off any excess. Step 4: Finish the Backsplash- Paint or leave the tiles with the natural finish.   I hope you found this post about How To Make a Tin Tile Backsplash useful! If your selling your home in Murfreesboro Tennessee, or lookin...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- 7 Steps to a Beautiful Lawn If you are looking for ways to make your lawn look more beautiful then you have come to the right place because you are about to learn the 7 steps to a beautiful lawn. Just follow the steps below and you will have a beautiful lawn in no time.   1. Test your soil PH, and adjust accordingly 2. Fertilize your soil regularly 3. Make sure your soil has enough calcium 4. Add organic matter as fool for your lawn 5. Stop crabgrass as soon as it starts 6. Pull up weeds as soon as they appear 7. Get your mower in ship shape so if cuts evenly   I hope you found this post about 7 Steps to a Beautiful Lawn useful! If your selling your home in Murfreesboro Tennessee, or looking to buy a home please contact Todd Taylor- REALTOR at 615-378-7253...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Shrek the Musical In Murfreesboro Tennessee If you are looking for a fun activity for the family this weekend then the Shrek musical is just what you are looking for. This weekend will be loaded with fun for the kids as they enjoy this awesome musical based on the Disney film Shrek. Based off the Oscar® winning DreamWorks movie that began it all, brings forth the very funny story of everybody's favorite character to amazing new life on the stage.  In a distant kingdom turned upside down, things get interesting when an ugly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a pretty princess. Location:  110 West College Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130  Center for the Arts Admission:Admission charged For more information, please call (615) 904-2787. http://www.boroarts.org   I hope you found...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
7 Real Estate Tips For Buyers and Sellers In 2014 If you are going to buy or sell a home in 2014, then there are some things you need to know and prepare for so that you can get the best deal. in this post, you will learn 7 tips for buying or selling a home in 2014 so that you get the best deal you can, and avoid any unnecessary hassles in the process.   1. Sellers: Get the process started early 2. Buyers: Make sure your credit is ready 3. Sellers: Get a Realtor with a proven track record and follow their advice 4. Buyers: Change your negotiation expectations 5. Sellers: Avoid renovation if possible 6. Buyers: Take advantage of the 3 year after forclosure period 7. Sellers: Change your local game according to market trends   I hope you found this post about 7 Real Estate Tips For Buyers...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Tennessee Real Estate Tips - 7 Tips for a clean fireplace If you are looking for tip to keep a cleaner chimney then you came to the right place because here you will learn 7 tips for a clean fireplace. It will require a few tools and resources, but it will be well worth it to have a nice clean fireplace in your home. 1. Hire a chimney sweep If you don't know what you are doing, it is always good to hire a professional 2. Check for damage Inspect your chimney for damages to make sure other factors aren't affecting the cleanliness 3. Cap the chimney Capping the chimney will keep tree branches, birds and other debris out 4. Burn seasoned hardwoods Dense dry wood tends to burn much cleaner than greener fresh wood which produces more smoke 5. Don't overload Overloading the chimn...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
The Nashville Whiteout 2013 New Years Eve Party In Nashville Tennessee The Nashville White Out: NYE 2014 is a unique New Year's eve concert/ party held at The Greenhouse in the heart of Green Hills. There will be food, fun and entertainment all night and into the early morning of 2014 till 3:00am. This is one New Years Eve party you will never forget.    Performing this year: on the main stage: -DJ Paul (of three six mafia) -Coyote Kisses -Styles and Complete and other very special guests... in the Boom Room: -DJ Debonair (TurntableUniversity.com/Resident DJ @Anthem Nashville/ Tour DJ for Keith Urban) -DJ Boogaloo (WHRK K97 FM Memphis,TN/Featured in Hustle and Flow The Movie/DJ For Three 6 mafia) -DJ Rage  (i106hitsNashville M-F 10pm-midnight/92Q Friday Traffic Mix 6pm-7pm) and other lo...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Repair A Drywall Hole If you have a hole in your drywall usually caused by a doorknob, then you are probably asking yourself.....how do I fix this? In this post I am going to show you a step by step easy way to repair a hole in your drywall. Step 1. Mark and cut a square section out around the hole. Step 2. Insert board from behind, and screw into place. Step 3. Insert drywal patch and screw into place. Step 4. Cover area with drywall compound & let dry. Step 5. Sand the area smooth with sanding block. Step 6. Paint over the area that you just finished repairing. I hope you found this post about How To Repair A Drywall Hole useful! If your selling your home in Murfreesboro Tennessee, or looking to buy a home please contact Todd Taylor- REALTOR at 61...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Murfreesboro Homes Sales Increase 7% in November 2013 compared to the same month of 2013 with 195 closings. The average price of Murfreesboro homes increased 6% to $194,214. Based on November sales the absorption rate of Murfreesboro homes is 5 months 195 Murfreesboro homes in November compared to 181 the same month last year the average days on market is down to 58 days the absorption rate for Murfreesboro homes based on November sales and the current inventory is 5 months 299 Murfreesboro homes are currently pending sale 1025 homes are currently listed in the Nashville MLS as available for purchase the average price of homes sold was $193,695 compared to $183,938 last year   Search for Murfreesboro homes for sale here For the most-up-to-date information on Murfreesboro homes values, t...
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