Nashville Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: April, 2014

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April 2014

Found 10 blog entries for April 2014.

RunningAfter a cold and hard winter, it's time to get outside and enjoy plenty of fun. The spring, summer and fall brings plenty of outdoor events to Nashville. Some of these events are perfect for runners. Here are the top running events for 2014.

May

The month of May is a beautiful month and this year it will feature plenty of blooming trees and running events including:

  • Cinco de Mayo 5K/10K - May 3rd
  • The Original Mud Run - May 3rd
  • Nashville CROP Hunger Walk - May 4th
  • Home Run 4 Miler - May 10th
  • Fight for Air Walk - May 17th
  • Beyond the Battlefield 5k/10k - May 24th
  • Snowball Express 5k - May 24th
  • Memorial Day Dash - May 26th

June

As the weather gets even warmer, June will bring more running events, such as:

  • Shoney's Family 5k Fun
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Women ClothesFinding the best place to find your new fashion items is important. The right boutiques for women make it much easier. Nashville is full of great places for women to shop. Here are a few of the best choices when it comes to women's boutiques.

Posh - 1801 21st Avenue South and 4027 Hillsboro Pike #705

Posh has two locations found in Green Hills and Hillsboro Village. They are known as the top place for women's accessories. You will also find plenty of apparel and shoes here.

Blush - 606 12th Avenue South

Those seeking the trendiest items will find what they need at Blush. This shop is found in the Gulch and known for carrying the latest trends.

Soca Clothing - 2203 Bandywood Drive

A casual boutique perfect for women searching for chic clothing,

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Home Values at or Near Pre-Precession Highs in 1000+ U.S. Cities 

 

Declines in home values experienced during the recession have already been, or are close to being, erased in almost 20 percent of metro housing markets nationwide as values continue to rise. U.S. home values climbed 5.7 percent year-over-year in the first quarter, to a home value index of $169,800.

Home values nationwide rose 0.5 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013, the ninth straight quarter of increasing home values and U.S. home values are expected to rise another 3.3 percent through the first quarter of 2015.

Rents have also been marching steadily higher for several years. Nationally, rents rose 2.7 percent year-over-year in the first quarter and 0.9 percent compared to

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TemperatureOccasionally, the city of Nashville sees some very hot days during the summer. Sometimes, it's just too hot to be outside. When this happens, the city is full of great indoor activities you can enjoy with the family. Here are some of the top choices.

Indoor Karting

A new hot spot has opened in the Music City called Music City Indoor Karting. It opened in January of 2-14 and provides plenty of fun for the daredevil in you. They use electric karts the can go up to 40 miles per hour for all types of fun. It's located at 400 Davidson Street and open seven days a week.

Laser Tag

Have you ever played laser tag with your family? If not, gather all the kids, their friends, cousins, aunts, uncles and anybody else you can for a few hours of fun at Laser

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LP Field - Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelillo/9685357939/Recently, a Nashville group announced they have been working to put together a high-profile SEC college football game. The plan includes making this an annual game that will happen early in the season. LP Field will host the game and it could start as soon as 2016.

The game would pair a non-conference opponent against an SEC team every single year. Of course, to make this game worth watching, the non-conference opponent will be a high-quality team. The group wants the game to be much like the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic in Atlanta. This game provides the local economy with millions of dollars in revenue.

Along with the group working on making this happen, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Music City Sports and Entertainment Group and the

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Wilson County Real Estate Report - March 2014

 Spring is in the air and the Real Estate Market in Wilson County is in full bloom.

 March real estate rebounded very well from our "freeze" in February. March ended with 174 residential single family home sales across the county, an improvement of 69 over the month before.

 Mt Juliet dominated the market with 55% of the sales for the month with a total of 96. 6 of those sales were foreclosures/short sales while 31 were new construction. The median sales price in March in Mt  Juliet of existing home sales is $225,900 with a median price p/sq foot of $105.55 and a median day on the market of 42. Homes are selling on average for 97% of sales price and have a median square footage of 2289. Of the 31 new

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With interest rates lower than they’ve been in over 40 years, it may be difficult to think of a “window of opportunity” closing.  However, it isn’t difficult to understand that it may very probably cost more to live in a home in the near future due to rising interest rates and prices.

Zillow recently reported results from a nationwide study that home values are expected to appreciate by 4.5% through the end of the year.  Coupled with Freddie Mac’s projection that rates are going up, the cost of housing for buyers by the end of the year will be higher than it is now.

While uncertainty of the future can stagnate some people, the fear of loss can be much more devastating when a person realizes that the amount they pay to live and enjoy a home could have

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BookstoreFinding the right bookstore can make a big difference for someone that loves to read. Sometimes, the big chain stores don't really fit your needs or wants. However, the right local book store can provide just what you prefer. Here are some of the best non-chain bookstores found in Nashville.

Landmark Booksellers - 114 East Main Street, Franklin

Not only will you get to enjoy the beautiful Franklin Downtown areas, but you can also find plenty of great books at Landmark Booksellers. Whether you want to find a rare book, a signed first edition or just a good story, they have plenty of choices. You can search through their more than 60,000 books, 1,500 signed first editions and even their children’s area.

Parnassus Books - 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville

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Home Staging Solutions from PODS

Home staging can mean the difference between selling your client's home fast and keeping it on the market for months. No matter the real estate market, home staging is a wise move to get the best return on selling a home.

Now your clients can save up to 15% with PODS!  Instantly download coupons or flyer from this email or visit www.pods.com/remax

Top 5 Tips for Home Staging

  1. Focus on the kitchen and bathrooms. These rooms have a lot to do with the resale value of your home - and prospective buyers will pay special attention to them.
  2. Consider the optimal use for extra rooms. Your sewing room or fitness center may not work for someone else. Create common spaces like extra bedrooms and home offices to help
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Radnor Lake - Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51018933@N08/6266627653/Outdoor activities are starting to heat up with the warmer weather arriving. Whether you love to play golf, explore or you just want to be outside, there's plenty to do in Nashville outdoors. Here are some of the best choices.

Nashville Grotto Cave Trips - 800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville

If you enjoy exploring, the cave trips are perfect for you. You will walk through many tight spaces and dark area, as you explore each of the caves. The underground structures are amazing and you will be able to take one of the many expeditions provided by the Nashville Grotto. The organization is meant for members-only and serious cave explorers. However, once you're a member, you can enjoy the regular trips and meetings.

Radnor Lake Natural Area - 1160

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