Nashville, TN Real Estate News

By Stacy Gee
(Parks Properties)
Stone Creek Park, Nashville Situated in a relaxed country setting, Stone Creek Park features rolling wooded home sites with panoramic views of the Tennessee hillside. A family amenity center features a pool, kiddie pool, pavilion, and basketball court. Located in the Metro Davidson County School district, Stone Creek Park is just minutes from interstates, shopping, parks, and recreation. Click here for more info
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By Stacy Gee
(Parks Properties)
Terrazzo Condo's located in the heart of downtown! Views to die for! Penthouse with soaring 14' ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, gourmet kitchens, dramatic views from private terrace, lg closets, secured parking, heated pool, 24-hr concierge! Brand new! 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths. Call to visit the model home by appointment only. Must be pre-qualified, call me to get pre-qualified quickly! $534,900 CALL STACY GEE TODAY TO SEE THIS COMPLEX!RE/MAX CARRIAGE HOUSE615-582-1520STACYGEE@REMAX.NETWWW.NASHVILLEINVESTORS.COM   
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Today I met with Michael Thornton pf Complete Home Inspections, Anthea Click of Fresh Perspectives, and Kevin Michelson from Countrywide home loans. The topic of our Meeting was, How to make the best use of Active Rain. I consider myself a newbie, so I decided to show the group what some of the best blogger's on Active Rain suggest that we do. The first thing all newbies should do is read Brad Andersohn's blog about your profile. Don't do anything until you get your profile built, then read his blog again and I'm sure you find more that needs to be done. It's the first thing people see if they search for Larry Brewer, or Nashville Real Estate on Google or Yahoo. So it's very important that visitors get a good first impression. We talked briefly about the Nashville real estate Market, an...
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By Rhonda Burgess, Moving to Nashville TN Real Estate Specialist
(Southern Living Realty Partners)
The time to buy a Tennessee HUD home is now.  Don't put off until 2008 what you can do today. The "Buy HUD with FHA" program is back.  This program is for purchasers of HUD homes which will be owner-occupied, meaning you will live in the house.  It is not to be purchased as a rental property or strictly for investment.  If you purchase a HUD home using an FHA loan, the downpayment requirement is reduced to only $100.  That's right five $20 bills, 10 $10 bills, or a hundred $1 bills - any way you want to do it.  If you need money to fix it up, you can use the FHA 203k rehabilitation loan and the downpayment is still only $100.  You can't beat this with a stick.  This applies to HUD homes purchased with an FHA loan in Tennessee and Kentucky.  The time to buy is now.  Contact me for a free...
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Crye-Leike realtors in the Green Hills Nashville, TN real estate office help homeless men and women reconnect with their families through the "More Than a Toy" (MTAT) project. This project is designed to help young homeless men and women make a reconnection with their families. "More Than A Toy" is project to help young homeless men and women send gifts to family members who they've lost touch with," said Mary Poor, an Affiliate Broker with Crye-Leike, Realtors in Green Hills. "We're thrilled to be able to support them in an effort to re-establish a relationship with their loved ones." MTAT is a holiday program sponsored by Room in the Inn, which recognizes homeless individuals who wish to reconnect with their loved ones. MTAT also recognizes that gifts are symbolic and include peace of...
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By Anthea Click, Nashville Home Stager - Selling Nashville, TN homes quickly!
(Fresh Perspectives - www.InsideNashvilleHomes.com)
East Nashville is an old established community currently experiencing a lot of urban revitalization. Contributing to the wonderful changes is a new six-unit town home community called Eastwood Village. Construction is complete and Fresh Perspectives has just completed staging the model. The townhomes are ideal for first-time homebuyers with prices starting at just $169,900. Below is a tour of the model and also a tour of the community.   For more information on this great community contact:Yocia Flowers Historic and Distinctive Homes Ph: 615-668-5585 http://yocia@historictn.com                                                                                               www.yflowersathome.comFresh Perspectives is a home staging company specializing in vacant home staging, model home sta...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Nashville real estate - Do most realtors advise their clients to hire a home inspector for new construction homes? Here in Tennessee, I would say that most do not. I personally do, because many of the problems  that I've seen with Nashville real estate over the years have actually been in place since the home was new.  As Michael Thornton says in his blog,  http://activerain.com/blogsview/289845/11-Month-Warranty-Inspections, you can save a lot of money by have a new home inspected before your warranty period is over. Even if you didn't have it inspected before closing. A lot of Nashville Real Estate is new construction, make sure you have it inspected. Back to my question. Do you advise your clients to have new homes inspected? This posting and the contents written here are the intelle...
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By Brian Copeland, CRS
(Nashville, Tennessee Residential Specialist)
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By Brian Copeland, CRS
(Nashville, Tennessee Residential Specialist)
I was driving today from my hotel in Vegas to the airport. The cabby asked me about where I lived which of course lead to my official Chamber of Commerce Nashville schpill. After I shut up, I started thinking about what I don’t like about Nashville. It made me think about starting a list of shops that I wish we had. These ARE in priority order. 1. Crate And Barrel: While we have West Elm, Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware, I still miss the budget meets class of this housewares station. Closest option: Atlanta. 2. H and M: The most annoying thing about if we actually did get an H and M, it would be very limited stock. The company has proven over and over again that only Chicago, New York and Los Angeles will get the mega-full line store goods. The Cleveland, OH, Atlanta, GA and Las V...
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By Brian Copeland, CRS
(Nashville, Tennessee Residential Specialist)
One of the things I am most interested in when visiting a new city is knowing where the "real" places to eat are.  Here's my inside scoop to Nashville.  Now, keep in mind, these are the best Nashville-only places. Best Meat and Three:  Arnolds ($) (downtown), Sweats (Farmer's Market and TSU) ($$)Best Italian:  Mamma Mia (off Harding on Trousdale in an old Waffle House) ($$)Best BBQ:  Arnolds (Trinity Lane) ($$)Best Froo Froo Quick Café:  Chef's Market (Goodlettsville on Conference Drive) ($$)Best Coffee Shop:  Bongo Java (East Nashville at Five Points) ($)Best Urban Dining:  Margot (East Nashville at Five Points) ($$$)Best Unique Classy Lunch:  Marche' (East Nashville at Five Points ) ($$)Best Upscale Seafood:  Chappy's (West End area on Church Street) ($$$)Best Casual Seafood:  Batter'...
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By Brian Copeland, CRS
(Nashville, Tennessee Residential Specialist)
Today, Jeremy and I had lunch at Batter’d and Fried in the Five Points area of East Nashville. I’ve, embarrassingly, been eating there three or four times a week, hiding from my trainer and the South Beach Diet. The Five Points District is the hub of East Nashville activity, located less than one mile east of downtown. I just noticed a new ice cream place that just opened up too. We’ll have to eat there soon too! Watch the Video Webblog here!
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Spring Hill Place is a premium all brick community located in Spring Hill Tennessee. Most homes are new construction, with the oldest home being built in 2003. The average price of home for sale in Spring Hill Place is $441,000. The average size is 3222 square feet. Currently 7 homes are between $350,000 and $400,000 9 homes are between $400,000 and $450,000 12 homes are $450,00 and higher 2 homes are pending at an average cost of $435,000 4 homes sold in October at an average cost of $417,000 Average days on market for listed homes is 61 days. Search for Spring Hill Place homes here This posting and the contents written here are the intellectual property and opinions of Larry Brewer of Benchmark realty. Providing real estate services to clients in Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Spring...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
 Dickens of a Christmas in Franklin                    The Heritage foundation will be organizing the annual Dickens of a Christmas event in Historic downtown Franklin, Saturday Dec 8th from 10 a.m. until 05:00 p.m., and Sunday Dec 9th from noon until 5 p.m. Volunteers participate in the event as characters from Dickens' stories.  Franklin's Main Street is a perfect setting for a Victorian Christmas celebration. Most of the buildings were built between 1890 and the early 1900s and are beautifully restored. The sight of the whole town in Victorian attire make it easy to imagine Franklin as a 19th century English village.   The entire 15-block area of Downtown Franklin is on the National Register of Historic Places and the town is the recipient of a Great American Main Street Award by the...
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By Paul Moye, Broker, GRI, SRES
(Benchmark Realty)
This awesome 3 bedroom 2.5 Bath Home has 2786 square feet of well designed living space! From the dramatic 2 Stry Foyer to the elegant formal Living & Dining Rooms the traditioanl design flows into a more contemporary living space. The large open kitchen and breakfast area offers hardwood floors, tons of counter and cabinet space and a Bill Pay Center. Te larges open den has a fireplace and triple window that opens to a gorgeous tree lined view. Upstairs you will find a master suite that offers all of the best features from a vaulted ceiling with ceiling fan, to his and hers closets and a luxury bathe with a garden tub and seperate shower.The huge recreation room offers a built in surround sound system and vaulted ceiling with a ceiling fan. Outside you will find a huge screen porch jus...
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By Rhonda Burgess, Moving to Nashville TN Real Estate Specialist
(Southern Living Realty Partners)
 In case you have not had the pleasure of visiting the Nashville International Airport lately, let me fill you in on the $99 million dollar renovation that is taking place. I have always been a fan of the Nashville Airport. The concourses are wide and clean and even at its busiest during the holidays, you can get in and out of the airport with little hassle. The metal detectors are always working so your wait in the security line is much less than at other airports of the same size and traffic. One of the most exciting improvements at the Nashville Airport is the addition of new restaurants. Beginning in 2008, the infamous north Nashville soul food restaurant Swett's will be located inside the airport as well as Tootsies Orchid Lounge from Broadway downtown. Joining Swett's and Tootsie'...
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By Emily Lowe, Nashville TN Realtor
(RE/MAX Homes and Estates, Lipman Group)
It's November in the Music City.  We are coming up on Thanksgiving and I wanted to put out a grateful post.I am truly grateful for the wonderful year it has been here in Nashville.  I am rather new to the Real Estate Business, although I watched my father for years be a successful realtor here in my hometown, and it has been challenging and a HUGE learning experience for me!  I am so grateful for any listings I even potentially could get and any buyers that I get to work with.  They are all part of my education and I appreciate that.I am meeting so many people - some great, some, well... - it's all worthwhile as I learn my way into being successful in this biz.  I am listing a house of a man who passed away this year who was an avid gardener.  As I walked through the house and out to th...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
 In my previous post I mentioned that some people (mostly men) my age tend to accumulate expensive toys that we cherish. Leaving them out in the cold damp weather where anything can happen could keep you awake at night. That's where a good custom built home with a basement comes in.   I suggest that you build a home that make the basement part of the living space. A full bath, game room,heating and cooling, and either painted concrete, or tile. Security systems are a must in this environment. Remember that you want this to be an attractive alternative to a bonus room, as well as a place to show off your toys. This posting and the contents written here are the intellectual property and opinions of Larry Brewer. Providing real estate services to clients in Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, ...
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By Emily Lowe, Nashville TN Realtor
(RE/MAX Homes and Estates, Lipman Group)
 RISMEDIA, Nov. 5, 2007-Despite grim news in the New York Times noting the pending home sale index has hit a record low, and it "hasn't hit rock bottom yet", savvy home sellers have discovered the secret to selling their homes. (New York Times, October 2, 2007).Here are a few ways strategic thinkers prepare to sell their homes:- Prelist Home Inspections. These inspections allow sellers to identify and repair problems rather than lose money during the sale. Statistics show that for every $1 of identified repairs, the buyer would ask for double that in a price reduction. Paying $5,000 to repair a roof is far more enticing than losing $10,000 in the sale.- Neighborhood Environmental Reports. These reports provide important information on known and potential contamination that may exist on ...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Nashville real estate - What about a basement  I've noticed that a lot of people my age need additional garage space. As we get older, we accumulate grown up toys, and most are too valuable to leave outside for anyone with a pickup truck to take away. The Nashville real estate market doesn't have enough homes with basements and or expanded garages to take care of the demand. That's just my opinion from what I've sen in the past. i know that cost is a big factor, but somewhere the demand has to generate activity on the supply side.  If you have a boat, motorcycle, classic car, antique furniture that needs to be restored, of just more stuff than you want to put in your living area, a basement is more useful than an oversized garage.. Your best bet is to have a home built to your specifica...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Williamson County Homes market report for October 2007 - This is to update the buyers and sellers who are waiting for the market to change in Williamson county. I have sellers who are waiting for the market to turn up, and buyers who are waiting for those great deals that the media keeps saying they should be getting. I have bad news for both of them. Prices in Williamson county are flat compared to last year The averaging closing price for the month of October IN 2006 was $456,904 in 2007 it is $452,180. a 1 percent decrease on average. the days on market went from 50 days to 56 days, pretty close. We currently have 2410 homes on the market, a 6.7 months supply, once again fairly balanced. If you have been looking to buy a home in Williamson county, don't  hesitate, you may be missing ...
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