Murfreesboro, TN Real Estate News

By Tiffany White, Franklin TN Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty - Franklin TN)
Murfreesboro TN Home Sales Statistics - 2013 end of year Market Report Murfreesboro TN home sales are up in volume and median price this year!  When considering single family home sales between January and November, the median sale price is up 7.8% from 2012 to 2013!  The median sale price for 2013 surpassed the median sale prices for the last 7 years!  This doesn’t necessarily mean that every home is worth more than previous years but the local market as a whole has greatly improved and is moving out of the down market we’ve experienced the past several years.  Likewise, the sales volume for 2013 has surpassed the volume of 2006 and 2007.  Also, the median Days on Market has dropped and homes are selling faster than they have in 5 years! Please note that real estate market conditions v...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
A Tuna Christmas Comedy In Murfreesboro Tennesee If you are looking for something fun and entertaining for the family this weekend, then the Tuna Chrismas comedy in Murfreesboro Tennessee is the perfect thing for you and the family. This comedy is set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, third smallest in the state. The fun begins with the Christmas Yard Display Contest, won the past 14-years by Vera Carp. However, this year the town is a flutter with vandalism. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Location:  110 West College Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130  Center for the Arts Admission:Admission charged For more information, please call (615) 904-2784. http://www.boroarts.org   I hope you found this post about A Tuna Christmas Comedy In Murfreesboro Tennesee useful! If...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips-Installing Carpet Runner On Wood Stairs If you are tired of walking on your cold wooden stairs, or maybe tired of slipping on the slick surface, this might be the perfect time for you to install a carpet runner on your wood stairs. In this post I will show you exactly how to install the runner. Step 1: Install Tackless Strips These strips will ensure that the padding and carpet runner don't slip Step 2: Install the Padding The padding will make your steps more comfortable Step 3: Trim Carpet to Size Measure the carpet and cut to the proper size for the stairs Step 4: Crease the Carpet Runner Crease a line on both edges of the runner to fold the carpet under for a nice clean edge. Step 5: Position and Attach the Runner Begin to install the runner starting fr...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Victorian Holiday Tours In Murfreesboro Tennessee This week is an exciting and educational week in Murfreesboro Tennessee because of the Victorian Holiday Tours. Below is a picture of an elegant mansion caught in the crossfire of the Civil War – This nationally registered, historic landmark reflects a time of prosperity in the Old South, as well as the hardships suffered during the Civil War.   Experience Victorian holiday customs through decorations and tales from the past as you tour the elegant Oaklands Mansion.  Program includes a video presentation, special tour of the mansion and creating historic ornaments to be taken home.  This program is available for homeschool groups and school groups.  Reservations required.   Location:  900 North Maney Ave Murfreesboro, TN 37130  Oaklands ...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- 7 Tips For A Warmer Home If you are looking to make your home warmer this winter so you can be more comfortable and have a smaller electrical bill, then this post will teach you 7 different ways to make your home warmer for the winter and save some money in the process.  1. Add Weatherstripping This will seal up any cracks where heat escapes under the door. 2. Improve Windows Better window can dramatically increase your heat efficiency 3. Tune Up Boilers and Furnaces Cleaning and tuning up your equipment will make it more efficient 4. Deal with Air Conditioners Block off your AC unit during the winter to avoid cold air getting in 5. Patrol for Heat Leaks Look in dark places, and seal up any areas where light shines through 6. Insulate Drop-Down Stairs Seal...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Install A Folding Attic Ladder If you are in need extra space, but don't use your attic, its probably about time to install an attic ladder so you can access the attic and start using that extra space for storage for things like Christmas decorations. In this blog post, you will learn exactly how to install an attic ladder to access all that extra space.   Step 1: Inspect Attic  This will show you where the rafters are so the ladder can go between them. Step 2: Determine Location Choose this location where you know the ladder will clear everything below. Step 3: Mark Opening Mark location from above and drill hole in 4 corners of square section, mark below. Step 4: Cut Rough Opening Cut rough from below with a saw. Step 6: Install Attic Ladder Insta...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Christmas at Cannonsburgh In Murfreesboro Tennessee If you are looking for a really fun activity to enjoy with the family this weekend, then you should head down to Cannonsburgh Village for the Annual Christmas as Cannonsbugh. Celebrate the Christmas season by taking a leisurely hayride through Cannonsburgh Village and enjoy the Christmas display consisting of over 21,000 lights. All participants will receive a complimentary cup of apple cider. Cost: $2.00 per person, 2 and under free, 6-9 p.m.      Location:  312 South Front Street Murfreesboro, TN 37129  Cannonsburgh Village   For more information, please call (615) 890-0355.   I hope you found this post about Christmas at Cannonsburgh in Murfreesboro Tennessee useful! If your selling your home in Murfreesboro Tennessee, or looking to...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- The Benefits Of a Pellet Stove If you are looking for a more efficient, and cost effective way to heat your home, and be more environmentally conscious, then you should consider installing a new pellet stove in your home, or garage.   The Benefits Of A Pellet Stove 1. No hassle 2. Smoke free 3. Heat safe 4. Environmental and cost advantages You can literally purchase 40 lbs of wood pellets for $3!   Video Example Of the Benefits Of A Pellet Stove As you can see the benefits of a pellet stove are huge! You could save so much money in heating costs this winter just by installing a new pellt stove, not to mention the ease of use, and convience of pellets compared to traditional wood burning.   I hope you found this post about The Benefits Of a Pellet Stove us...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips-How To Install A Solar Powered Attic Fan If you are looking for a way to cutting your cooling costs in your home without having to use any extra power to make it happen, you might consider a solar powered attic fan to cool the attic of your home which can in turn dramatically decrease the amount of cooling that your a/c unit has to do to keep it at a comfortable temp. 1. Choose a fan to use 2. Choose a solar panel with double the output need to power the fan. 3. Determine where the fan will be placed. (Most fans are best pointing south) 4. Connect wires & tighten the water tight connector on the junction box. 5. Locate the rafters on the roof and mount the brackets for solar panel. 6. Run & secure the electrical cable. 7. Measure & cut a brace for the fan. ...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Build A Coffered Ceiling If you are looking for a way to spice up your ceiling and give it a more elegant look, then you will love the look of a coffered ceiling. In this article I will be showing you how to build a coffered ceiling and you are going to love the new look of your room when you are finished installing. 1. Locate the joist 2. Mark location of beams with painters tape 3. Use scrap lumber to make a t-shaped board 3/4" shorter than ceiling 4. Cut beams to length, and dry fit using t-shaped board to hold other end 5. Nail the beam in place 6. Scribe the perimeter crossbeams where they meet 7. Cut along scribe 8. Apply adhesive to the beams, and fire nails into boards around perimeter 9. Snap a chalk line for the main beams and cross beams ...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- Installing A Countertop & Vessel Sink If you are looking for a new way to spice up your bathroom, what better way to do it than with a vessel sink and a new countertop? It will bring new life to your bathroom because it is usually one of the first things you see when you walk in the room.     1. Prepare and cut the countertop.  2. Drill holes with a diamond tipped hole saw if not already there. 3. Secure the countertop and seal with silicone 4. Put vessel sink in place and secure 5. Install water lines or call a professional plumber 6. Connect lever for the sink stopper 7. Turn on water & test for leaks.    I hope you found this post about installing a countertop and vessel sink useful! If your selling your home in Murfreesboro Tennessee, or looking to buy...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How to Install Recessed Lighting If you are tired of having to look directly into the lights in your home, you might enjoy the look of recessed lighting. It still lights the room very well, but you don't have to look directly into the light since it is recessed.    1. Start by measuring the length and width of the room 2. Determine how many lights you will need. 3. Divide the length and width of the room by how many lights you are putting in that row. 4. Mark the location of each light with a sharpie 5. Use a hole saw the same diameter as the shaft of the light to cut each opening. 6. Turn off the power, and run wires through the fixture and the holes in ceiling. 7. Complete all electrical connections & insert fixture. 8. Fasten fixture in according to man...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
20th Annual Art Studio Tour in Murfreesboro Tennessee If you are an lover of art in the Middle Tennessee area, you will be excited to know that there is an upcoming art studio tour in Murfreesboro Tennessee the 23rd and 24th of Novermber. The admission is free and you can buy artwork from local artisans in the Middle Tennessee area.             11-23-2013 to 11-24-2013 Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, Tennessee area craft artists will open their studios to the public, offering a unique, wide selection of artwork and demonstrations. Craft studios open with displays selling the work of regional crafts people. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Admission:Free admission. For more information, please call (615) 848-1079. http://www.artstudiotour.org    I hope you fou...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
15th Annual Fall Harvest Hayride In Murfreesboro Tennessee If you are looking for some good wholesome fun for the family this weekend, then you will be thrilled to know that this weekend is the 15th Annual Fall Harvest Hayride in Murfreesboro Tennessee. Bring the family out for fun, and entertainment, but make sure your family dresses warm.   Listen to live music as you toast marshmallows and eat s'mores around the campfire. An old-fashioned hayride along the Greenway is great fun for the whole family. Sponsored in part by the Friends of the Greenway. E-mail:mtate@murfreesborotn.gov Location:  1450 West College Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130  General Bragg Trailhead Admission:$2 per person, ages 2 and under free. For more information, please call (615) 893-2141.   I hope you found this p...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Lay Garage Floor Tiles If you are looking for a good inexpensive way to bring new life to the floor of your garage to cover up and cracks, chips, and imperfections, then pvc floor tiles are a great option, and they won't take very long to install either. Simply follow the instructions below, and you will have this job knocked out in no time. Example of what PVC tiles look like:     1. Clean the floor really well with a degreasing agent 2. Measure your garage floor space to determine how much tile you need 3. Lay out the tiles 1 row at a time and begin locking them together. 4. Trim the tiles with a utility knife if needed 5. Finish laying the remaining tiles locking them together with the tabs 6. Enjoy your new durable and easy to clean pvc tile flo...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
2013 Music City Arabian Show In Murfreesboro Tennessee If you are looking for an animal lover and looking for a great time this weekend in Murfreesboro Tennessee then you should definately checkout the 34th annual Music City Arabian Show at Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee November 15-17.      The show includes a full selection of TBA classes for purchase in all divisions. Additionally, Straight Egyptian classes will be held on Friday, Sport Horse on Saturday, and all-breed Academy classes on Sunday. There will be a Wine & Cheese Social Friday at 4, followed by an Exhibitors' Dinner.     Photos From Last Year The following photos credited to Valerie Clinkenbeard   Details of This Years Show 11-15-2013 to 11-17-2013 Location:  304 B West Thompson Lane Murfreesboro, TN 37129  Te...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How to Add Sink Valves to Laundry Supply Lines If you are tired of getting laundry detergent on your hands and not having anywhere to wash them when you do a load of clothes, you might be thinking about adding a sink in the laundry room. This article will show you exactly how step by step.    1. Shut off water, and disconnect both hot and cold lines. 2. Open valves to drain the water into a bucket. 3. Cut ball valves from end of pipes. 4. Solder on tee fitting and two lengths of copper pipe. 5. Hold soldered assembly next to the wall and mark it position. 6. Drill holes on wall and install plastic anchors. 7. Fasten copper pipe anchors to the wall. 8. Solder tee and valve assembly to the existing pipe. 9. Solder a 90 degree elbow and horizontal pipes to th...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Install A New Window If you are tired of high heating and cooling costs, and tired of seeing money go out the window (literally), then its probably time to replace those old wooden windows with a more energy efficient alternative. It will be well worth the investment, and much easier to heat and cool your home.   1. Remove window trim and casing 2. Remove old window and track 3. Prep the window opening for the new window (Trim if necessary) 4. Inspect the windows stop and replace if needed 5. Fit the new window in the opening 6. Run a bead of silicone on around the window stop 7. Slide the window into place 8. Screw window into place 9. Add insulation in gaps around window 10. Install trim molding and nail in place 11. Paint and out on finishing tou...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Install Radiant Floor Heating If you are tired of stepping on the cold tile floor every morning when you step into your bathroom or kitchen, radiant floor heating is a great way to solve that problem. You will have to remove the flooring that you have now to install it, but it can be very rewarding when you get the job finished.   1. Clean subfloor thouroughly and cover with #15 roofing felt 2. Use an OHM meter to test the systems electrical resistance at least 4 times 3. Measure, cut and install the mesh sheet for the wires 4. Complete the electrical connections 5. Install flooring over the floor warming system  I hope you found this post about how to install radiant floor heating useful! If your selling your home in Murfreesboro Tennessee, or look...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips- How To Build A Retaining Wall If you are looking for a way to break up your landscape a bit and differentiate one area from another building a retaining wall is a great way to accomplish this. You will need a few materials, but this job can be completed in a weekend and will be well worth it and very rewarding when the job is complete. 1. Calculate blocks needed by multiplying length x height of wall 2. Calculate the number of pins needed by mulitplying # of noncap courses by linear feet of wall 3. Dig 15" wide trench 5" to 10" below grade 4. Compact the footing & add 4" of 1/4" modified stone 5. Begin laying blocks with small slot on top 6. Tap blocks down to seat 7. Continue stacking layers of blocks and secure with pins 8. After reaching desired height,...
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