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Nashville Condo Buildings Swimming PoolWith the summer season now in full swing, many Nashville locals are out searching for the nearest swimming pool to enjoy a little rest and relaxation and plenty of fun-in-the-sun. Depending on who you know or where you live, your quest to find a swimming pool nearby may not be easy, but that’s only if you don’t happen to live inside some of the truly premier condo buildings situated right in the heart of Music City. 

While many condo buildings, developments, and complexes all over the Nashville area have a private swimming pool, some tend to standout more than others, mainly because of where the pool is situated, or what kind of views it offers from around the pool deck. 

Listed below are a number of Nashville condo buildings with a swimming pool

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All About VA Loans for Veteran Home BuyersAs homebuyers approach the mortgage process, the options can become an alphabet soup of industry acronyms and terms: fixed-rate, ARM, 30-year, jumbo, FHA, Fannie Mae, USDA, and the list goes on and on. Each loan product has its unique benefits and qualifications. If you have ever served in our country's armed forces, a loan from the Veterans Administration may be your best option.

Who Qualifies for a VA Loan? 

The VA Loan originated as part of the GI Bill of Rights, passed in 1944 and signed into law by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The intention of the law was to provide a series of benefits to returning servicemen and women, including education and home loan benefits. Today the VA Loan benefit is available for servicemen and women who meet the

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How to Save for a First Down PaymentDown payments can be a significant expense for a first-time home buyer, who might not be able to pay as much as someone who already owns a home. How much is really needed for a down payment? Are there alternatives for those who can't meet the traditional 20 percent down payment requirement? How much do requirements vary from lender to lender? With the answers to these questions, you will have a better idea as to how much you need to have for a down payment, and ways that you might be able to make it easier.

Why Are Down Payments Required?

Since a lot of people cannot afford to buy homes entirely in cash, it is perfectly reasonable to need a mortgage in order to finance a home. However, lenders often worry about borrowers who get the money

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Tagger The Bear The Ashton Group If you’re a big football fan like we are, and more specifically a Tennessee Titans fan, it’s never to early to start gearing up for the upcoming season. Like in previous years, we’re proud to announce that The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage mascot, Tagger the Bear, will be back again for the 2017/18 season, hanging out at our tailgate parties, greeting local Titans fans, and even taking photos with the kids.

Whether you’re new to the Nashville area, are thinking about a move to the Nashville area, or have lived here all your life, our fun-filled game day parties are an awesome time for football fans of all ages and open to everyone. And as the official real estate group of the Tennessee Titans, we also give away FREE tickets each week and

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Solo East Nearly Sold OutSolo East is easily one of Nashville’s hottest condo developments right now for a wide variety of reasons, and along with providing potential buyers an affordable new construction option to consider, it’s also one of few new construction condo developments you’ll even find on the Nashville market during what’s been one of the craziest times for the local housing market in recent memory.

Solo East officially opened back in April during a high-profile ribbon cutting ceremony that both the mayor and Tennessee Titans star Jurrell Casey attended, and sales have only been stronger since then.

As of the beginning of this month, limited developer opportunities remain available to buyers, and given we’re still in the peak home buying season, time is running

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Mistakes By First Time Home BuyersThere is something to learning from experience. However, life lessons can be particularly painful when it comes to selling a home for the first time. Here are some common first-time seller mistakes and how to avoid them.

Selling by Owner

It may be tempting for sellers to undergo the process of a home sale alone, so that they have total control over every step. After all, real estate agents are expensive, receiving a substantial percentage of the final sale price. They may also want to exert more control over the process than sellers are comfortable with.

However, they are experts, having sold hundreds of homes. They know what works and what does not. They understand real estate contracts and have tips and tricks to help sell a home more

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Yard Landscaping Tips to Attract BuyersPlants like bright sun and intense heat, but only to a point. At the height of summer, when the sun is its hottest, some landscaping can become dried out and stressed. As a home seller, this can have a negative effect on your home’s curb appeal. Dry, brittle landscape and browning flowers can make your home seem poorly maintained and unattractive. To avoid problems with the sale, home sellers may need to spend extra time tending your garden and managing the plants. Keeping your garden lush, green and inviting for home buyers can help you sell your home.

Set Up An Automatic Sprinkler System

Moving and selling a house can be very time consuming, so when the home selling process picks up, you may find that you’re too busy to water your lawn.

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Nashville Real Estate Market Despite April often being labeled as the height of the busy spring market, the market saw a bit of a slowdown last month compared to just one month prior. 

According to data from the Greater Nashville REALTORS®, the month of April brought 2,763 residential closings, which is down slightly from 2,783 in March. Condo sales in the Nashville area were also on the decline in April, dropping from 397 closings in March to just 355 closings in April. 

The good news, however, is that available inventory was on the rise last month, increasing from 7,276 residential units on the market in March to 7,605 residential units available in April. 

Median home and condo prices remained fairly steady from March to April, with the median residential price overall

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Things to Keep in Mind While Buying a Fixer Upper The advent of shows like HGTV's Fixer-Upper and Property Brothers have ignited a fixer-upper spirit among buyers. Once you watch the television hosts rip out a bathroom, you begin to feel inspired. Bathrooms can be changed, walls can be taken down, and old kitchens can become sleek and modern, seemingly overnight. Before you jump in and buy a fixer-upper of your very own, what do you need to know?

Be Realistic

While a fixer-upper may be the stuff of your dreams, you live in the here and now. Buyers should be realistic about every aspect of the home buying and renovation experience including budget, DIY skills, and renovation costs. Make sure that you budget appropriately for the cost of labor, materials, and unforeseen expenses. It's easy to

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New Middle School in Thompson's Station As recently outlined, there are plenty of changes happening regarding school zones in Williamson County as several new schools are being built and new residential development continues to transform the region. 

A brand new elementary school in Thompson’s Station will impact a number of kids living in the area, but that’s not the only new school currently being built. A new middle school is also under construction in town, which will also impact some students who already attend Heritage Middle School and Spring Station Middle School. A breakdown of the zoning changes is below: 

Students attending Heritage Middle School

Students attending Heritage Middle School who live west of Lewisburg Pike and attend Oak View Elementary’s proposed zone, which

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