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Knowing When to Buy a Home You've heard it all before: The time to buy is now. It doesn't matter what the real estate market is like. Real estate agents and lenders will almost always tell you that the future is unknown and that there's no better time than right now to buy. It's actually probably always true.

The problem is this: When demand is high and supply is low, your dream home may be hard to find. In that case, what do you do?

It might not be the advice you want to hear, but the best advice may be to adjust your dream. It's not necessary to give up on it, but it may be wise to find an alternative path to make that dream a reality.

Remodel Old and Frumpy Homes

An older home in a good neighborhood, even if it has not yet been updated, can be a great value.

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Cottage Park East NashvilleEast Nashville continues to develop into one of the hottest places in town to call home, and if you’re an active home buyer out there who’s specifically looking for new construction, a brand new community in the works now provides a few more options to consider when looking for your new dream home. 

Dubbed Cottage Park, this fabulous new housing development is innovative, creative, and thoughtfully designed with today’s modern home buyers in mind most. The layout of Cottage Park has more of an urban neighborhood element to it, which blends in perfectly with the trendy and eclectic vibe of the surrounding East Nashville area. In addition, Cottage Park is also only a short drive from other vibrant parts of Nashville, including Germantown and even the

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buying antique homes and what home buyers need to know Are you drawn to the romance of a historic house? A home that's more than 100 years old certainly come with lots of built-in interest: Authentic period details, miles of hardwood flooring, and original woodwork come to mind. It's easy to become smitten with an older beauty.

In the case of an antique home, it's can be wise to look before you leap. As with any real estate purchase, buyers ought to have a professional home inspector take a thorough look at the house and report his findings. They'll know when something is amiss and can give valuable insight on which aspects of the house are solid—and what needs to be replaced sooner rather than later. Buyers also need to work with their real estate agent to learn more about any covenants or

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Nashville Real Estate Market Update: March 2017The spring season is traditionally when the U.S. housing market really starts picking up steam, and that certainly seemed to be the case last month in Nashville, when more home buyers appeared to be out in full force. According to new data from the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, the Nashville area real estate market recorded 3,420 closings last month, which is up significantly from 3,141 closings in March of 2016. 

In addition to the spike in sales volume, both home and condo prices in Nashville last month were also on the rise, further confirming Nashville truly is one of the hottest markets in the country right now with no signs of a slowdown coming anytime soon. 

The median price for a single-family home in Nashville increased by

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How to navigate the costs of buying a fixer-upper Many people who are looking to purchase a home as soon as possible while getting a steep discount choose to buy a fixer-upper instead of getting a mortgage or continuing to rent while they save for a more expensive home. That can seem like a great idea, but in some cases it might not be the right choice. In order to be sure that a fixer-upper home is right for you, there needs to be a clear understanding of how much repairing that home will really cost. Some unexpected expenses are bound to appear because it isn't possible to plan for everything, but the more care that is taken in the early stages of the buying process, the better off the buyer will likely be.

Did the Home Inspection Really Catch Everything?

The fine print in any home

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tips and tricks to sell quickly The 2017 housing market is taking off as spring heats up. But even as the market comes to life, there are some houses that will sit for months at a time without selling, while others get snapped up immediately. If you are considering selling your home, here are a few tips to help you on your way to getting a quick sale.

Make Certain the Price Is Right

Sometimes sellers believe that setting their price high will give them a chance to negotiate once an offer comes in. After all, they reason, it can always be lowered later if an offer doesn't come. The problem with this strategy is that a home listing sees the most activity in the first 30 days after listing. A price set too high for the local market can cause the listing to be ignored by qualified

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Antioch D.R. Horton CommunityNew reports have surfaced about D.R. Horton, the country’s largest residential homebuilder, purchasing a 32.5 acre site in suburban Antioch for $1.2 million, which will be used to develop a new community that will contain 120 single-family homes. 

Plans for the new 120 home development, which sits just northeast of Murfreesboro Pike, were originally approved by the Metro Planning Commission last month, although a review of construction drawings is still on-going before building permits will be issued. 

Traditionally, major homebuilders like D.R. Horton purchase much larger homesites in order to develop communities with significantly more homes, but given Nashville’s shortage of lots, most are forced to acquire smaller sites much like what was just

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Reasons to buy a condo when looking for a new home Once the decision is made, the down payment is saved, and the loan officer gives a "thumbs up" to the mortgage application, the next step in the home-buying process is to begin searching the local real estate market listings for the perfect home. For a growing number of Americans, the home they ultimately decide to purchase will actually be a condominium, instead of the more traditional choice of a single family home.

For buyers who are having trouble deciding between the two options, here are six of the most popular reasons to consider choosing a condo. 

Better Urban Living Experiences

Like an urban apartment, condos offer their owners more central locations that homes can't always provide. Living in a centrally located condo, there's

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Cheap Real Estate Getting the best deal on a home is goal number one for most home buyers, but the best deal may not only be a consideration of price. For some buyers, more living space translates into the best deal and for others, it may mean the right location, a unique design, or even the ongoing costs required to live in the home.

Prospective buyers who are searching for their own version of a great deal can use some or all of these tips to help strategize their search and get what they want out of their future home.

Getting the Most Living Space per Dollar

One of the first questions typically considered by prospective buyers when looking at homes listed for sale is "How many square feet of living space does the home have?" Even first time buyers get

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Nashville Short Term Rentals If you’re thinking about buying a Nashville home or perhaps already purchased a home and are considering going the the Airbnb route to help offset living expenses or to simply use the property as an investment, several new bills are being discussed that could put restrictions on short-term rentals moving forward. 

According to reports, three separate proposals are actively being considered that would have a significant impact on how members belonging to websites like Airbnb and HomeAway can use their home or property in terms of a short-term rental. 

In short, the first of the three proposals could effectively eliminate non-owner occupied short-term rentals by 2021, while the other two proposals would either put a one- or three-year stop on new

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