Nashville Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: April, 2012

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April 2012

Found 16 blog entries for April 2012.

Another busy week in what continues to look like a hot real estate market in Nashville.   Early in the week Jeff finalized a $575k contract in Green Hills.  He spent the middle of the week showing homes to a few clients in the $200k- $600k range in Nashville and showed homes this weekend at $200k, $2.5mil, and $460k.     Jeff is preparing to finalize a Governors Club new construction for $900k this Friday.  Jeff is also expecting to work an offer for $400k in Franklin, $1.65mil in Green Hills @Northumberland this week.     He's showing property to a client in Nolensville for $375k this week. Jeff is meeting a client who is interested in a Dream Builder Custom Homes project on Clovercroft Road in Franklin Tuesday.   In addition he has a…
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Have you ever wondered how Nashville, Tennessee earned its moniker as Music City USA? What's so special about the music scene in Nashville that it warrants being capital of continental music culture? Haven't just as many musicians passed through cities like Las Vegas and New York?

Well, Tennessee has been known for some world-class fiddlin' all the way back since its roots in the 1700s, but it really started to earn recognition in 1824 when a hymnal, called Western Harmony, was published out of Nashville. The hymnal's popularity spread like wildfire, and set the scene for Nashville's later musical significance.

Fast forward to the late 1800s when what is now known as Ryman Auditorium first began to draw crowds. It quickly became one of the country's

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Mark did a road trip for clients who are considering properties in Spring Hill on Sunday.   On Tuesday he wrote a back up offer on a 3 bedroom single family home sitting on 2 acres for just over $200,00. This offer was accepted by the seller on Thursday.

Mark also generated a number of focused property searches for clients relocating to Nashville from Florida and from Hawaii.

On Friday, after much negotiation Mark closed on a one bedroom apartment with garage at the Enclave Condo development at Hillsboro Village. This is a lovely apartment in an excellent location  and the new owners are delighted with their purchase which was bought for just under $200,000. This was after an extensive search for a downtown Nashville condo
Further road trips in…
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Renee Rathburn with The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Elite has really been busy working with Nashville home buyers and sellers.

Congratulations to the Anderson’s who closed on their first home in Spring Hill. I They are looking forward to moving in and enjoying the new neighborhood.
t was nice to meet the Owenby family and I look forward to working with them finding their next home in Nashville TN

Renee says according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS® there is 17.3 percent increase compared with closings in March of 2011. This is a significant increase and is a positive reflection in the consumer confidence when it comes to buying real estate in Nashville

“Though there are still significant economic

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If you're looking for the perfect place to start a family, then look no further than Nashville, Tennessee. You'll have a hard time finding a better place to raise your current or future children than this good-natured city. It's a safe environment filled with upright people and lots of things to do, both for you and your kids.

Despite the “Nash-vegas” image put forth in recent years by Nashville's tourist department, this city remains one of the last bastions of pure Southern values. Referred to by many as the Protestant Vatican of the world, Nashville has more churches per capita than any other city in the United States; it's chock-full of God-fearing, neighbor loving people with an infectiously hospitable attitude. It's just plain difficult to be

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Deciding where to purchase your first home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. You're setting the stage for the next chapter of your life, and it's important that you start off on the right foot. So, that being said, why should you consider Nashville, Tennessee if you're ready to be a homeowner? What makes Nashville, Tennessee one of the best places in the country for you to enter into the realm of real estate for the very first time?

Low Cost of Living, With Security on the Side

If this is your first time buying a house it's probably safe to assume that you have underestimated the financial requirements involved; there always seems to be more to pay for than first meets the eye. For many new homeowners, the first few years of

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As a prospective home buyer, it's always good to know a little bit about the area you're going to be moving into. Sure, your realtor probably lets you in on a few fun facts about the neighborhood or specific area you'll be living in, but in this brief article I'm going to go over 4 attractions in Nashville, Tennessee that you should know about.

The Pantheon & Centennial Park

It may seem like odd placement, but Nashville, Tennessee is home to the only full-scale replica of the Greek pantheon in the entire world. Take one step through the stone columns and you won't doubt it for a second… This place is huge! Truly awe-inspiring to behold; it really feels like the original when you're inside.

The Pantheon is situated inside of Centennial Park, which is

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Are you tired of living in an over-priced, under-sized apartment? Maybe you're buried in debt and just can't get out of it without lowering your overall cost of living? Or maybe even you're just an average homeowner who's ready to move up in the world. No matter who or where you are, you can be living a better lifestyle on a more affordable budget in Nashville, Tennessee.

Nashville, Tennessee, together with the surrounding subdivisions, offers a wide array of housing opportunities for every budget and lifestyle. Whether you're looking for something even cheaper than the normal entry-level house or a spacious mid-level house or something even higher end than that, there's sure to be something for you in Nashville.

Why is Nashville Better?


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Nashville has been called the “Mecca of all Country and Western Music lovers.”  But if Nashville is the Mecca, the Grand Ole Opry is what put country music “on the map” in the United States and around the world.  Things in the music world started to change right after World War II.  Pop music still ruled the charts, but a radio station based in Nashville (WSM) began to garner national attention.  It played the country and western sound that was being performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.  Soon the sounds of country and western music swept the nation and became more a part of our mainstream culture.  By the early 1950’s, “Newsweek” was even referring to Nashville as “country music’s Detroit.”

The Ryman in Reflection

Over the years, most of the great country and

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Green Hills Mall is one of the premier shopping destinations in Nashville.  It’s an upscale mall with marble lined floors, brass handrails, and beautiful greenery throughout.  Many believe it is the most fashionable mall in the Nashville area. A recent expansion added 80,000 square feet of retail space to the mall. The mall is so large that it’s almost impossible not to find want you want.  Many Nashville residents refer to it as “one stop shopping.”

The mall has three anchor department stores:  Macy’s, Dillard’s and Nordstrom.  In addition, there are thirty-seven accessory and jewelry stores, twenty shoe stores, fourteen men’s fashion stores, twelve luggage and handbag stores, seven home furnishing and décor stores, three stores that cater to infants

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