Murfreesboro, TN Real Estate News

By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
6 Crucial Factors To Consider When Selling a Home When you decide to sell a home, it is nothing like selling a car, or a boat where you can just park it out on the curb with a for sale sign, and wait for people to call, and stop with cash offers. Selling your home is serious business, and there are some crucial factors to consider when selling a home. Below is a list of things to consider, so you will have a better idea of what you need to do when selling your home.   6 Crucial Factors To Consider When Selling a Home 1. Location- Where the home is located plays a big part in how fast is sells, and how much you can sell your home for. 2. Financing- The current state of the mortage and lending markets plays a big part in the price of the home, and the gross amount you will get after the h...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Murfreesboro Homes For Sale And Market Report – sales of Murfreesboro homes increased 9% in July of 2013 compared to the same month last year with 278 closings. The average price of Murfreesboro homes increased 4% to $196,595. Murfreesboro homes are now in a sellers market with the absorption rate down to 4 months. 278 Murfreesboro homes in July compared to 254 last year the average days on market is down to 64 days the absorption rate for Murfreesboro homes based on July sales and the current inventory is 4 months 319 Murfreesboro homes are currently pending sale 1098 homes are currently listed for sale the average price of homes sold was $196,595 compared to $188,821 last year   Search for Murfreesboro homes for sale here For the most-up-to-date information on Murfreesboro homes value...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Getting the right realtor is crucial to finding the right home If you are ready to find the right home for you and your family to move into, but don't know where to begin, you should definately start by getting in touch with a licensed real estate agent that knows the area very well, and is experienced in finding exactly what you are looking for. Some realtors are hard headed and will try and push homes on you that you don't want, so you need someone who will listen to you , and not try and sell you something that you don't want or need. You want someone that listens to everything you have to say, and will go above and beyond to make sure you are satisifed with your purchase.    Why Getting the right realtor is crucial to finding the right home Not all realtors are created equal, and so...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
How To Get The Right Home Faster When you are looking for the right home, you don't always have alot of time to spend looking around especially if you are moving to a new area, and you have a deadline to meet. If you try to find a home on your own, you could very well go past your deadline because there are alot of factors to figure into the whole process such as finding the home, contacting the owners, looking at the home, negotiating, and then of coarse all the paperwork that comes with your new purchase. In this post, you are going to learn how to get the right home faster.   How To Get The Right Home Faster Hands down the best way to get the right home faster is to contact a licensed real estate agent to assist you with all the hard and time consuming work. Your real estate agent wi...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
The difference between house hunting, and house picking When you are ready to buy a home, you shouldn't have to spend hours and days hunting for a home, you should be able to make a list of everything you want in a home, and then pick from a list of qualified options. That's why it is always good to have an experienced real estate professional to help you find exaclty what you are looking for in a home. So what is the difference between house hunting and house picking? The difference between house hunting, and house picking is your real estate agent If you are trying to go at it alone without a license real estate agent, then you better get used to the idea of house hunting, but if you have an experienced license real estate professional that knows the area very well, it can be a matter...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
3 Reasons To Buy A Home In Murfreesboro If you are a big fan of Southern living but also enjoy a little of the city life, then you will love Murfreesboro Tennessee which isn't very far at all from the world famous Nashville Tennessee. You get the best of the country and the city with loads of fun, activities, good southern cooking and lots of beautiful homes, and real estate properties. 3 Reasons To Buy A Home In Murfreesboro   1. The best of Southern living If you love country music, hunting, fishing, golfing, and good ole down home southern cooking, then Murfreesboro is defiantely the place to be. There are tons of community events planned throught the year including my favorite which is the Brewsboro Festival which is Murfreesboro's annual beer festival. 2. Near the big city of Nashv...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Why Do You Need A Real Estate Agent? When it comes to buying a home, there are a lot of factors to consider in locating, negotiating, and purchasing a home, or real estate property. If you have ever tried to go at it alone without a real estate agent, you already know what I am talking about. First off, if you have already tried this, then you don't really need to ask yourself the question, why do I need a real estate agent?, because you have already gotten the answer to that question when you realized how difficult it is to move thru the whole process alone.     Why Do You Need A Real Estate Agent? Here are a few answers to your question "why do I need a real estate agent? You will noticed that many of the reasons are things that are beyond the reach of an average Joe.   1.They help yo...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
3 Tips for Murfreesboro House Hunters If you are looking to buy a home in the Murfreesboro Area, then you should find this post very helpful because I am going to give you 3 tips for Murfreesboro house hunters to find a home easier, faster, and at the best price possible. House hunting is a tedious process, and requires you to know exactly what you are looking for, and what is a must have and what can be compromised.  3 Tips for Murfreesboro House Hunters 1. Make A List Of Must Have's   Its very helpful to have a list of things that you must have in order to buy a home. It is your home and you will be spending alot of time in it, so you need to be sure that it is everything that you want and need.   2. Make A List Of Deal Breakers You will also need to make a list of deal breakers, or t...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
It seems like yesterday that the kids in Rutherford County/Murfreesboro, TN were looking forward to their summer break.  Now, in the blink of an eye, it's time to go back to school. Murfreesboro City Schools go back August 5, 2013 for a half day.  August 6, 2013 is the first full day back for students.  For more information and a list of school supplies visit www.murfreesboro.cityschools.net Rutherford County Schools start back August 8, 2013 for 2 hours and the first full day for students will be August 12, 2013. For more information visit www.rsc.k12.tn.us. For those looking to save a little money on back to school supplies and clothes Tennessee will have a tax free weekend August 2, 2013 starting at 12:01 a.m. through August 4, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.  Some items that are tax free include...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Murfreesboro Homes For Sale And Market Report May 2013 - sales of Murfreesboro homes increased 25% in June of 2013 compared to the same month last year with 289 closings. The average price of Murfreesboro homes increased 7% to $191,203. Murfreesboro homes are now in a sellers market with the absorption rate down to 3.75 months. 289 Murfreesboro homes in May compared to 231 last year the average days on market is down to 75 days the absorption rate for Murfreesboro homes based on June sales and the current inventory is 3.75 months 340 Murfreesboro homes are currently pending sale (wow) 1048 homes are currently listed for sale in Murfreesboro the average price of homes sold was $191,203 compared to $179,065 last year   Search for Murfreesboro homes for sale here For the most-up-to-date in...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Murfreesboro Homes For Sale And Market Report May 2013 - sales of Murfreesboro homes increased 23% in May of 2013 compared to the same month last year with 272 closings. The average price of Murfreesboro homes increased 4% to $180,278. Murfreesboro homes are now in a sellers market with the absorption rate down to 4 months. 272 homes sold in Murfreesboro in May compared to 222 last year the average days on market is down to 66 days the absorption rate for Murfreesboro homes is 4 months 346 Murfreesboro homes are currently pending sale (wow) 1077 homes are currently listed for sale in Murfreesboro the average price of homes sold was $180,278 compared to $173,018 last year   Search for Murfreesboro homes for sale here For the most-up-to-date information on Murfreesboro homes values, then ...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Murfreesboro Homes For Sale And Market Report March 2013 - sales of Murfreesboro homes increased 35% in March of 2013 compared to the same month last year with 242 closings. The average price of Murfreesboro homes increased 6% to $182,409. Murfreesboro homes are now in a sellers market with the absorption rate down to 4 months. 242 homes sold in Murfreesboro in February compared to 158 last year the average days on market is down to 75 days the absorption rate for Murfreesboro homes is 4 months 330 Murfreesboro homes are currently pending sale (wow) 1079 homes are currently listed for sale in Murfreesboro the average price of homes sold was $182,409 compared to $172,629 last year   Search for Murfreesboro homes for sale here For the most-up-to-date information on Murfreesboro homes valu...
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By Bill McDonald, VA, USDA, FHA Government Loans - (865) 686-8711
(VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
The  Tennessee Rural Development Loan Program is designed to help home buyers outside of population areas, such as Murfreesboro, TN  buy a new home without having to struggle to come up with a down payment, which is the reason that many would be homebuyers are unable to buy. While the homes in the city limits of Murfreesboro Tennessee are not eligible Rural Development Financing, as you can see from viewing this map, you do not have to go far outside of Murfreesboro, Tennessee to find an area that is eligible for the Rural Development loan program and the no down payment opportunity.  The areas that are shaded yellow are ineligible for Rural Development and the white area is all eligible.   There are many homes in the eligible areas that are close enough to the city limits of Murfreesbo...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Ssales of Murfreesboro homes increased 23% in February of 2013 compared to the same month last year with 194 closings. The average price of Murfreesboro homes increased 11% to $184,937. Murfreesboro homes are selling quickly, and prices are starting to reflect the competitive market. 194 homes sold in Murfreesboro in February compared to 158 last year the average days on market is down to 74 days the absorption rate for Murfreesboro homes is 4.9 months 344 Murfreesboro homes are currently pending sale (wow) 960 homes are currently listed for sale in Murfreesboro Search for Murfreesboro homes for sale here For the most-up-to-date information on Murfreesboro homes values, then we urge you to contact us. We can assist you with all aspects of buying or selling real property in this and othe...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Murfreesboro Homes Sales Increased 31% in December - You would think that with the holidays, sales of Murfreesboro homes would be slowing down, but it doesn't seem to be happening. 195 Murfreesboro homes sold in December compared to 149 for the same month in 2011. Prices seem to be creeping up also with the median price up to $173,246, an increase of 6%. Murfreesboro homes are sellling quickly 195 homes sold in Murfreesboro in December compared to 149 last year the average days on market is down to 67 days the absorption rate for Murfreesboro homes is 4.9 months 280 Murfreesboro homes are currently pending sale (wow) 959 homes are currently listed for sale in Murfreesboro Murfreesboro has been for many years one of the fastest growing communities in the country, a lot of the growth is a...
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By TENNESSEE HOME TEAM, LUXURY HOMES & SUPERIOR SERVICE
(Adaro Realty, Inc.)
Don't panic if you get a text message stating that there's a problem with your credit card or that it's been deactivated. Chances are that everything is fine with your card. The message you received is likely a scam.Bill Hardekopf, CEO of credit card comparison site LowCards.com, says that there is a common texting scam that prompts people to call a number to solve an alleged problem with their credit cards. If you call, you'll be asked to enter your credit card number. At that point, you'll be handing over valuable information to scammers.Hardekopf recommends that you take the following steps to protect yourself against this and other texting scams:Do not reply to unfamiliar texts. Any response will let scammers know that they've reached an active phone number.Check with your card comp...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
The Holidays are a great time to work on your DIY projects, expecially if you are off work recieving holiday pay, and even better if you recieved a nice Christmas bonus. Here are just a few simple projects that you could tackle on your time off:    Install closet organizers If closet clutter is the issue, why not install wire closet organizers to take better advantage of existing closet space? For more about this, see How to Organize Your Closet.   Take control of room temperature If one or more of your rooms is never quite the right temperature, maybe the problem is with the heating system’s thermostat. For information on replacing a thermostat, see the Thermostat Buying Guide.   Childproof your home If you have small children in the house, what better gift for the entire family than t...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Murfreesboro Homes Market November 2012 – You would think that with the holidays upon us, sales of Murfreesboro homes would be slowing down, but it doesn’t seem to be happening. 170 Murfreesboro homes sold in November compared to 158 for the same month in 2011. Prices seem to be creeping up also with the average price up to $181,794, an increase of 3%. The absorption rate based on November sales is still only 5 months, signaling a sellers market. 170 homes sold in Murfreesboro in November compared to 158 last year the average days on market is down to 89 days the absorption rate for Murfreesboro homes is 5.5 months 253 Murfreesboro homes are currently pending sale (wow) 997 homes are currently listed for sale in Murfreesboro Murfreesboro has been for many years one of the fastest growin...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Murfreesboro Homes Sales increased 23% in October compared to October of 2011 - with 203 closings compared to 165 last year. Prices continue to rise with the average price of Murfreesboro homes sold at $180,218 compared to $172,298 last year, an increase of 4.6%. If you plan to buy a Murfreesboro home, just be aware that the prices are rising, and waiting is probably going to cost you money. 203 Murfreesboro homes sold in October compared to 167 last year the average sales price was $180,218 compared to $172,298 last year an increase of 4.6% year over year days on market is down to 66 days 273 Murfreesboro homes are currently pending sale 1038 Murfreesboro homes are listed in the Nashville MLS as available for purchase the absorption rate of Murfreesboro homes based on October sales is...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
One of the simplest methods to save money and energy is by changing out the incandescent light bulbs in your house for compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). These bulbs use about one fourth of the energy to emit the same amount of light as incandescent. CFL's also last about 10 times longer and use 75% less heat, lowering cooling costs during warm weather months. According to ENERGY STAR, changing just a single bulb in your home will save nearly $60 over the bulb’s lifetime. Since the average household has around 30 light fixtures, even though CFLs cost a bit more than traditional lights, their lifetime savings make choosing CFLs a no-brainer.   I hope you found this post useful! If your selling your home in Middle Tennessee, or looking to buy a home please contact Todd Taylor- REALTO...
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