Nashville Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: December, 2013

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December 2013

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As a Realtor, we work with clients going through so many different major life events. From divorce, death of a loved one, loss of job, relocation, health issues, natural disasters, foreclosure, marriage, baby on the way, empty nesters, upsizing, downsizing, first time home buyers, you name it.

Realtors not only sell homes but become friends, confidants, trusted advisors and compassionate listeners. We help our clients get through these major life events and help them sell their homes or find new homes to live in. In addition, we handle a constantly changing market that brings forth low appraisal challenges or multiple offer situations. The emotional weight at times can be tremendous for all parties involved.

This past year having worked with

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LimousineWhether you're planning to reserve a limousine for New Year's Eve, a wedding, a formal event or for any other reason, it's a good idea to known which services are the best choices in Nashville. Some provide larger and flashier limousines, while others provide a better overall service. Here are the best choices for your luxury transportation needs in Nashville.

Always Precious Cargo

If you're looking for a company offering extra special attention for their guests, this is the right choice for you. They provide many different packages and will even personalize one specifically for your needs.

Broadway Limousine

As one of the top Nashville Limousine Services in the city, Broadway Limousine provides VIP transportation throughout the city. They have

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If you live in Nashville. you'll recognize many of the spots in this parody of Lorde's song "Royals" - which is about the city "us locals lovingly love to poke fun at, and genuinely adore: Nashville, TN."

Lot's of  bars and restaurants are featured in the video as well as references to the "music business" which Nashville is best known for.

The reworking of the song, and the video, was created by Rachel Solomon, who is a musician living in Nashville that recently moved here from Austin, TX. Rachel is a talented singer/songwriter in her own right and is a multi instrumentalist that is making a name for herself in Nashville.

 The music business is definately one of the big attractions for 1,000's of musicians that move to Nashville to network…
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Great news from CNN

"The job market is almost strong enough to stand on its own" That's the message from Federal Reserve officials, who announced today they will start reducing their massive economic stimulus program.

Beginning in January, the Fed will buy $75 billion in bonds each month - that's down from the $85 billion it had been buying since September 2012. The cutbacks in bond buying represent the beginning of a process that Wall Street has nicknamed "tapering." 

The Fed stresses this doesn't mean interest rates will rise. In fact, the Fed said it planned to keep short-term interest rates "exceptionally low" for now.

Lets hope all this good news keeps building on the consumers confidence levels as that will have a direct effect on the housing

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Congrats to all the members of the team for making us the #7 RE/MAX team in the USA and the #1 RE/MAX team in Tennessee.

With a total production of around $130,000,000 in sales The Ashton Real Estate Group has nearly doubled the production for 2012 of $83,000,000

This has helped the team to move up from the #13 spot in 2012 and in March 2014 we will find out if we are still in the top 10 teams with RE/MAX Elite.

Also in 2014, we will find out if we have climbed higher in the Wall Street Journal ranking of the Top 1000 real estate teams in the USA. In 2013 we were at 133 and the #2 team in Tennessee out of all the real estate companies in the state.

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Historic Nolensville Feed Mill is not only rich with music, but also with history. This is one of the oldest businesses, if not the oldest, found in Williamson County.

With over a century in business, Nolensville Feed Mill provides something you just don't see every day. The business is currently and antique and an antique store. However, it's not just any antique store.

You don't have to be on the hunt for something old to enjoy this store. This store also carries a number of items from local artisans including paintings, sculptures, handmade jewelry and more.

The History of the Feed Mill

Along with shopping here, you can enjoy the fully restored historic hold feed mill. This is a free exhibit you can visit year-round and provides a great look at

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Of course, anybody familiar with Nashville will tell you the city is most known for the music scene. However, this isn't the only thing the city is known for. A few things making Nashville famous include:

  • Country Music - Home of the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Nashville Predators - NHL Hockey Team
  • Nashville Sound
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Ryman Auditorium
  • AT&T Building - Tallest building in Tennessee
  • Tennessee Titans - NFL Football Team
  • Opry Land
  • Hermitage - Home of President Andrew Jackson and has a guitar shaped drive
  • Parthenon - Replica of the Parthenon in Greece
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Tennessee State University

Here are a few fun facts about Nashville.

  • Nashville was founded on Christmas Even in 1779
  • Both President James K. Polk
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Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/84263554@N00/3968069076/The New York Times has finally admitted that Nashville has "made it." Nashville is Nowville and one of the hottest cities in the area. It's known as a Heartland city and one of the most promising places to work and live today.

Many immigrants are coming to the area because of the job growth and the attractive music scene. However, these are just a couple of the reasons why Nashville is hot right now.

According to the article in the New York Times, the city is still very much a traditional Southern city. However, it has become more than just a Southern city. This is a place where hipsters and conservative Christians can mesh together to create a hot city full of culture.

The Many Nicknames

When a city becomes hot, it tends to attract a number of

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Rolling Stone to Open an Office In Nashville

According to an article in AdAge, the Rolling Stone magazine is to create a standalone website to focus on Country Music. The idea of the website would be to cover Country Music like Rolling Stone covers the Rock and Pop music scene.

This is probably because country music has been seen to be dominating the recent music talent search shows like the Voice and American Idol. Apparently now 1/4 of the American adults are proud to call themselves country music fans and as such they are a target market for all advertisers interested in reaching this broad target market..with one common them...the love of country music.

According to the article in Adage, there will be 10-15 editorial staffers who will be

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Percy Priest Lake is a large neighborhood with a number of homes from the 1970s and the 1990s. Anderson Street and Smith Springs Road are the main two roads running through the area. These two roads provide full access to the rest of the city.

This south side neighborhood provides a number of brick/vinyl constructed homes, along with townhome options. The townhomes here are some of the most affordable choices for housing in the area.

Percy Priest Lake is home to Nashboro Village, which is a very big locally planned unite development. It includes single-family homes, apartments, townhomes and a golf course. The area is close to the lake, I-40, I-24 and the airport.

This location is very popular for those enjoying water fun. Boaters, anglers,

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