Nashville Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: March, 2013

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March 2013

Found 11 blog entries for March 2013.

Realty is a popular business to be involved in and we've seen a lot of companies come and go over the years. At the Ashton Real Estate Group we know that we provide our customers with exceptional service but we just wanted to take some time to explain how we actually make all of that realty "magic" happen.

The first key to our success is that you won't find us sitting around at our desks looking for customers - we're always, always out there working with our clients. The very last thing any member of our staff want is to feel chained to a desk. A lot of the work we do with our clients involves running an open house, because we know it can have the biggest impact on selling any property. Plus it also gives you an opportunity to meet us in person to see

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Living in Nashville, Tennessee provides many benefits found through the attractions, climate, location and more. Some of the best reasons to live in the area include the economy and the job market, but don't forget about all the things residents can enjoy right in their backyard.

Ryman Auditorium
As a National Historical Landmark, the Ryman Auditorium was first opened in 1892. It started as a Gospel Tabernacle and later became the place for the Grand Ole Opry broadcasts. It closed for a while, but reopened in 1994 as a museum and performance venue. Many concerts, theatre shows and comedy shows are featured at the Ryman Auditorium.

General Jackson Showboat
Visitors enjoy cruising the Cumberland River, while enjoying a show and dinner. It's the world's largest

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With the real estate market, bouncing back strong from years past, it's no surprise, foreclosure rates are down in Nashville. This is good news for those needing or wanting to relocate to the area. Far less foreclosures means property values are beginning to rise. It's a good time to buy a home, in the area and it's only going to get better. 

The total drop from January to February of 2013 was nearly 40% and compared to the same time last year over 78% fewer foreclosures. This was just above the average for the entire state of Tennessee over the same time period and a little higher than the rest of the state compared to this time last year. All of Tennessee is recovering nicely and Nashville is showing even stronger signs than state averages.

The 13

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A fun day away from the normal might just lead to an adventure for the entire family at the Adventure Science Center. With many different programs, exhibits and things to do, this attraction is sure to keep you busy all day long. Enjoy the daily Sci-Bites Program with 10-minute demonstrations and hands-on fun or spend a little time in the Planetarium. Parents can watch their children learn as they have fun and maybe learn something themselves. 

The center was started back in 1944 and the planetarium was opened in 1952. These two attractions have provided plenty of fun for so many children growing up in Nashville. It started as a Children's museum and later changed the name to the Cumberland Science Museum. In November of 2002, the name changed again to

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A benefit concert to help raise money for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is coming to the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on April 16th. This concert will feature many national stars, such as Vince Gill and Keith Urban, along with many others. The theme of the concert is "Rebels and Renegades, The Outlaws are IN". Here's a list of some of the other performers making their way to music city.

  • Jason Aldean
  • Eric Church
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Tim McGraw
  • Willie Nelson
  • Kid Rock
  • Joe Shaver
  • Hank Williams Jr.
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Loretta Lynn
  • Rosanne Cash
  • Brantley Gilbert
Other than raising money, the point behind the theme of this concert is to celebrate those artists willing to create music their own way. As Keith Urban said, "The…
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One of the advantages many Nashville residents enjoy most are the many parks and green spaces found throughout the city. This provides a great way to get some sun, enjoy time with family and stay healthy. With nearly 100 parks spread throughout Nashville, you won't have to travel far to find a great place to soak up some sun. Nashville is even home to some of the most beautiful parks found in the entire country.
Residents also gain access to over 12 miles of hiking trails, 20 miles of some of the best scenic roads and 10 miles of equine trails. The Metro Board of Parks and Recreation manages over 10,000 acres and they take their job seriously. Here's a short list of some of the top parks in the area.

Centennial Park

Found west of downtown, this

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In February, 1,784 home closing were reported by GNAR, which is nearly an 18% increase from February 2012. This is a positive sign showing how the market is turning around. This increase is seen in both the pending sales and the actual purchases compared to last year, and it's the most closings in one month since February of 2008. Monthly closings have now increased every month for the past 18 months, which means Nashville's real estate market is booming.

Pending sales are up over 400 compared to this time last year, along with the average number of days on the market falling to 84 days for a single-family home. Even the median sale price has gone up nearly $30,000 since last year. The inventory of homes is down, which is a good sign and the area isn't

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The ultimate beer lover’s holiday is nearly here and it's important to know where to go. Whether you plan to attend church, drink green beer or do both, you'll find plenty to do as Nashville celebrates the holiday.

Located on 2nd Avenue South, St. Patrick Catholic Church is one of the oldest churches in the area. It's one of the last remaining Second Empire building. If you plan to visit the church over St. Patrick's Day weekend, you'll want to check out their website for mass times.

Jimmy Kelly's Steak House is one of the most popular places to go for St. Patrick's Day. The restaurant opened back in 1934 and still remains as one of the top choices for good food and great service. Les Kerr will be performing for the celebration, as well.

Many Irish pubs will…
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As you might expect from a city with true Western influences Nashville has a variety of Western-themed events happening each year, including everything from music right the way up to rodeos. If you happen to be visiting our city, or are looking for reasons to visit Nashville, with a view to relocating here then you might be interested to hear that the Professional Bull Riders are due to return to Nashville in August 2013. This particular rodeo is going to take place on both the 24th and 25th of August this year and the venue is the Bridgestone Arena.

If you've never been to a bull riding rodeo before then you're in for a treat as you watch some of the bravest men and women in the world try to stay seated on a bull which most definitely doesn't want

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If you're already living in Nashville then you won't need us to tell you that it's a great city to live in. For anyone considering relocating to Nashville you might be interested to hear that our city has been voted one of the top 5 places in the world to visit at some stage in your life. Being voted as one of the best places in the United States to visit is already a heady accolade to have awarded to our city but being in the top 5 in the entire world is nothing short of amazing.

So what are the reasons for actually visiting or living in Nashville?

Well of course the fact that our home is known as "Music City" will obviously attract a lot of people to the city because the idea of being able to see a great live music act any night of the week will

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