There are 21 blog entries for May 2012.
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 7:15pm. 457 Views, 0 Comments.
Although Nashville doesn't normally suffer from extensive flooding, in 2010 Nashville experienced the 100 year flood, which did extensive damamge and caused people to rethink the whole issue of flood insurance. Those that though they didn't ever think they'd need it found out that those that did have insurance where very pleased the did.
Below is the latest release from the NAR of the issue of flood insurance.
"On May 24, 2012, the US Senate approved a 60-day extension of the National Flood Insurance Program under an agreement between Senators Reid and Vitter.
Because the Senate amended H.R. 5470 to include 60 rather than 30 days, the House will again have to pass the extension bill, which is expected this week. Currently, program authority is…
Monday, May 28th, 2012 at 3:00am. 868 Views, 0 Comments.
As we approach the mid point of 2012 some of our thoughts will go to the successful seasons both the Tennessee Titans had and the Nashville Predators experienced.
Having two major sports fanchises in the city really does help to attract new residents who look for a city with a rich culture that covers not only music and the arts but sports enterntainment too.
RE/MAX Elite and The Predators and Titans
At The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Elite our agents are in full support of the Titans and the Predators. This is not only because of our genuine interest in the success of our home teams but also because of the media interest that is associated with having a successful team and how this helps with the nations perception of our city. Carie…
Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 11:27pm. 423 Views, 0 Comments.
Ask anyone in Nashville why they're proud to live there and you're likely to receive a host of different answers, from the southern cookin' to the live entertainment to the friendly and culture-rich vibe that encompasses the city as a whole, but in the end there are 3 solid reasons above all why anyone should be proud to be a Nashvillean:
- Handled the 2010 Flood Independently – You may not remember if you're a new Nashville resident, but in 2010 Nashville was hit by one of the worst natural disasters in our nation's history when high tides combined with torrential downpours to make the Cumberland River overflow 13 feet beyond flood level and wreaking havoc across a large part of the city. Unfortunately, media coverage was limited at
Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 2:26pm. 417 Views, 0 Comments.
If it's your first time buying a home and you are looking at Nashville Tennessee as a prospective area to relocate to, then congratulations! You've already made a good first step because Nashville offers low cost of living and a fairly large inventory of housing available at the moment, which means that you can buy cheap and then live cheap while you pay off your mortgage… You'd be hard-pressed to find a better place for a first-time home buyer. That being said, there are still a few tips you should keep in mind:
Practice Good Credit Now – You have probably heard that now is a great time to be a homebuyer because you can get historically low interest rates on your mortgage in combination with relatively low house pricing. However, to enjoy those…
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 11:11am. 391 Views, 0 Comments.
There are few things in this world more satisfying than a plate stacked high with hotcakes first thing in the morning. When you think breakfast food in Nashville, you should think of the Pancake Pantry – It's namesake dish is the simply buttermilk pancake, but you can have yours any way you like at this homey but delicious establishment.
Obviously, the Pancake Pantry's specialty is going to be in serving you the best pancakes you've ever had, but their breakfast menu extends into the realm of traditional breakfast foods as well, such as bacon and eggs, hash browns, muffins and more. Of course, if it's your first time going to the Pancake Pantry, you're highly encouraged to just stick with the hotcakes and enjoy the array of options and choices…
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 11:08am. 548 Views, 0 Comments.
For Nashville's more outdoors-oriented individuals, going for a nice long hike is a great way to pass the time during the summer without spending a dime. Not only is getting outside good for you, but it is a cheap and easy source of entertainment that is sure to relieve some stress, too. But where do you go to find the best trails? Here are a few places to get you started:
Warner Park – This versatile park has nine separate hiking trails for you to make use of, which means that you won't be feeling bored here anytime soon. Over 12 miles of paved and non-paved hiking trails span this thickly forested park, and each one offers you a unique outdoor experience. The nice thing about a park like this is that whether you are feeling up for a 1 mile hike…
Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 2:45pm. 387 Views, 0 Comments.
This post is taken from the Nashville Post, but I thought it was worth sharing to all those people that are considering moving to the Nashville area, and have an interest in the public and private schools compared to the rest of the nation.
The U.S. News & World Report has just made public its eagerly awaited annual ranking of the top public high schools in the USA. The good news for Nashville is that Hume-Fogg Academic, which souunds like an traditional old English school from the 1930's, was actually voted as #1 in Tennessee for public schools. Hume-Fogg was actually ranked 49 in the whole nation of schools which is pretty impressive.
What's also good to know that in Tennessee Nashville, Brentwood and Hendersonville accounted for 4 out of…
Sunday, May 20th, 2012 at 11:16am. 711 Views, 0 Comments.
Until 2012, Nashville Ballet's Emergence event was restricted to once every other year, on even years only. This year on May 17 you can join Nashville, Tennessee's best ballet company in not only the normal celebration of artistic innovation, but also celebrating the upgrade from biennial to annual scheduling. The Emergence performances are always worth seeing because they are literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but this year the stage is set to be a real showstopper.
What is Emergence?
Nashville marks its name as a city rich in creative talent. Typically, Music City USA is associated with – naturally – musicians. However, there are thousands of other talented artists throughout the community, including some of Tennessee's best…
Sunday, May 20th, 2012 at 11:14am. 374 Views, 0 Comments.
The Mall at Green Hills in Nashville, Tennessee could be described as the epitome of affluent shopping in the Middle Tennessee area, and the Mall certainly prides itself as such by pointedly maintaining a spirited and luxurious shopping atmosphere. Within this massive mall you'll enjoy well over 800,000 square feet filled with 100 specialty, high end stores and restaurants that will give you an extensive sample of Nashville's finest ways to treat yourself. More than your run of the mill suburban mall, Nashville's Mall at Green Hills has many unique stores unavailable anywhere else in Middle Tennessee.
Anchored by Dillard's, Macy's and Nordstrom, it's probably apparent that the Mall at Green Hill has a lot for the lady shoppers out there, but the…
Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 8:13pm. 13033 Views, 0 Comments.
Live radio fans across the country know Nashville, Tennessee as Music City, and a little less commonly as Broadcast Radio Capital of the world. This is because of Nashville's pivotal role in entertaining America and beyond throughout most of the 20th century and continuing into the 21st. Today you can enjoy a part of Nashville's rich musical history by attending one of the city's continuing live radio shows as a member of the live taping audience:
Grand Ole Opry – By far the most famous of the 3 live radio shows listed here, the Grand Ole Opry has had its finger in American music culture since its initiation in 1925, and it is without a doubt the reason that Nashville is known as Music City, USA. It is the longest-running live radio show that still…