Nashville Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: September, 2017

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September 2017

Found 10 blog entries for September 2017.

Things to Do In NashvilleThe cooler season is closing in, but there’s still time to enjoy Nashville before winter begins. And for a little extra help getting you motivated to get outside and enjoy what's left of the warmer weather, here are a few quick ideas to get you off to a good start:

Fall festivals

There are plenty of outdoor festivals gearing up for the fall season, including the Cheekwood Harvest through late October, the Green Door Gourmet’s Fall Fest the first part of October and German beer, music, food and polka dancing at Nashville Oktoberfest, the first weekend of the month.

Area parks

The fall season is also a great time to get out and enjoy one of the city’s many parks. No longer dealing with the worry of high temperatures, Shelby Bottoms Park is full

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Tips and Advice to Move to a New HomeDoes the word “moving” send chills down your spine? It’s a common feeling that many people get whenever they end up having to move or they choose to make a change in their living situation. However, moving doesn’t have to be synonymous with stress, as we have a few helpful tips that can make the process less stressful and less expensive.

Planning In A Big Way

Although it’s advice we hear time and time again, taking some extra moments to plan ahead for a move can save a lot of time and stress in the long run, especially during the stressful process of selling a home. Moving isn’t just about physically changing the location of household items; it gives us an opportunity to assess our needs and pair down what we own.

Often referred to as

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When to DIY or Hire a Professional?Before you consider picking up a hammer or a paintbrush to tackle even minor home renovations, ask yourself an important question: Do I want to dwell or sell?

If the answer is that the home needs some "spiffing up" to make it more attractive to potential buyers, take it a step further and ask yourself a hard question about your talent and expertise. If you're uncertain about your ability, this may not be the time to spend time, energy and money to find out whether you can complete the job to professional standards.

7 things to consider before you take on a DIY project:
  1. How Much Value Will Be Added?
  2. What Is the Expected ROI?
  3. Is a Permit Required?
  4. Must the Work Be Inspected?
  5. What Is the Project Scope?
  6. What Is the Time Frame?
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How to Sell a Vacation Home and What Goes Into ItOwning a vacation home can be an incredible opportunity, but sometimes certain circumstances dictate the need to sell the property. No matter what the circumstances may be, selling a vacation home, even in areas like Goodlettsville, is like many other property sales despite the additional considerations that should be kept in mind.

What Makes It Special

Selling a vacation home in many ways is like selling one’s primary residence, except that there are a few special things to keep in mind for a successful sale. A general rule of thumb when dealing with vacation property is that the more information one can provide to potential buyers, the better.

Oftentimes people like to rent out their home when they aren’t using it, and while this works

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How to Save and Budget for Closing CostsBuying a home can involve a lot of expenses to consider, including a down payment, fees, inspection costs, and more. What many people tend to think of, though, when purchasing a home is the sum of closing costs that must be paid before the purchase is finalized. While many parts of the buying process are important, having enough capital for closing costs is an integral part of the entire purchase.

What Do Closing Costs Entail?

Although closing costs are portrayed as one lump sum that’s paid to finalize a home purchase, they are actually made up of a variety of smaller fees that are required to process the paperwork that’s involved. These fees can include items like costs for pulling a buyer’s credit report, application costs, origination

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How Home Buying Contingencies Can Ensure a Safer Home SaleBuying a home is a huge decision, not only because of how much they cost, but because there are a lot of moving parts that affect the purchasing process. Various types of safeguards are put in place during the normal home buying process that work to protect both the seller and the buyer, and in most cases, they are referred to as contingencies. What do these contingencies mean and how can they help a buyer? Let’s explore three common ones and how they work.

Contingencies To Be Aware Of

While contracts can vary from home to home, the three main home buying contingencies that people should be aware of are financing, appraisal, and inspection contingencies. In all of these scenarios, they help protect the buyer from having to remain in a

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Alabaster West TownhomesWork has officially begun on one of the more unique townhouse developments in West Nashville, per a recent report from the Nashville Post. Dubbed Alabaster West, the project will be located at 227 Oceola Avenue near Charlotte Avenue and White Bridge Road, putting eventual residents incredibly close to major shopping outlets, highways, restaurants, and plenty of other nearby amenities.

According to the Post, developers are working with premier designers in order to provide buyers with three distinct interior finishes packages, and also the ability to match their new home with their own individual style and design preferences. Townhomes for sale at Alabaster West will each be three stories high and include three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and

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Nashville Market Update: August 2017Nearly 3,900 residential properties in the Nashville area sold last month, which was good enough to represent a 3.8% jump compared to August of 2016, and also the highest sales volume for any month of August over the last 10 years.

On the home value side of things, the median price for a single-family home actually dropped slightly for a second consecutive month to $285,000, but for anybody who may still be in the market for a Nashville condo right now, beware, because the median price soared to its highest level on record and now sits at $207,061.

Inventory for entry-level and first-time buyer price ranges is extremely slim right now, which is perhaps the primary reason why condo prices all over Middle Tennessee are continuing to rise. Furthermore,

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Reba McEntire Estate SubdivisionAn iconic Middle Tennessee property could soon become a small, 15-home subdivision, according to recent reports from multiple news outlets. First reported by The Tennessean, Reba McEntire’s former estate in Wilson County, Starstruck Farm, was recently purchased for $5 million, and the new owner has already submitted a final plat that breaks up a portion of the property’s 83 acres into 15 individual home sites.

As noted in the report, each of the 15 homes would be built on vacant land within the estate’s property, which is located near Highway 109 and Cherokee Dock Road near the Sumner County line.

If approved, the new subdivision, which is being called Cherokee Meadows, will occupy about 17 acres in all with lot sizes ranging from just under an acre

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Home Staging Tips and Tricks for Home SellersWhen it comes to selling a home, how it’s presented to viewers is everything. Staging is one of the most important parts of the home selling process, as it can encourage a higher selling price and a shorter time during which the home stays on the market. How do sellers make good choices when staging? Here are some DIY home staging tips to give sellers an edge, even in competitive markets like Franklin.

1. Cut out Clutter

When walking through a home, buyers want to be able to see the actual home. Before letting anyone inside, make sure to get rid of any garbage that may be laying around such as cardboard boxes or plastic grocery bags. Make sure toys are put away and laundry baskets are away in closets where they won’t draw any unwanted

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