Nashville Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: September, 2018

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September 2018

Found 19 blog entries for September 2018.

Yard Landscaping Tips to Attract BuyersPlants like the bright sun and intense heat, but only to a point. When the sun is its hottest at the height of summer, some landscaping can become dried out and stressed. As a home seller, this can hurt your home's curb appeal. Dry, brittle landscape and browning flowers can make your home seem poorly maintained and unattractive. To avoid problems with the sale, home sellers may need to spend extra time tending your garden and managing the plants. Keeping your garden lush, green, and inviting for home buyers can help you sell your home.

Set Up An Automatic Sprinkler System

Moving and selling a house can be very time-consuming, so when the home selling process picks up, you may find that you're too busy to water your lawn. Take advantage of any

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When to Repair a Roof It can be tempting for home owners to consider selling as-is when they are low on energy, time, or money for fix-up work such as re-roofing. One negative consequence of this is that prospective buyers may demand expensive discounts or even walk away from a potential sale.

Evidence of a failing roof may be as obvious as stains or soft spots on interior walls and ceilings, loose downspouts or even plants growing in gutters that haven't been cleaned in a long time. While a fix takes more effort than leaving it alone, the benefits of doing so may be enough to persuade sellers to eliminate the problem before buyers see the house.

Signs the Roof Needs to Be Replaced

Thinking about selling your home? If so, you'll want to make sure your home is

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Mistakes Homeowners Can Make When Selling Their HomesThere is something to learning from experience. However, life lessons can be particularly painful when it comes to selling a home for the first time. Here are some common first-time seller mistakes and how to avoid them.

Being able to step back and look at a home objectively does much to help with the home-selling process. Sellers who may not be willing to be flexible with potential buyers or make changes to their home may see less traffic and fewer bids. There are a number of ways that sellers can unconsciously derail the home selling process and make it more difficult to sell a home. An agent with experience selling homes in local markets like East Nashville can make the process easier.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a

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How to Make a Home Fitness StudioA Nashville home fitness studio is the perfect place for a health-conscious homeowner to spend time working out, relieving stress, improving your health and treating their body like the temple that it is. Still, for homeowners who aren't sure how to make a home fitness studio, it can be hard to decide what to do first. These tips can help homeowners who want to make a room of their house into a home gym.

Assess Your Room Situation

Before a homeowner can turn one of the rooms of their house into a fitness studio, they must first decide which room is right for the task. A good fitness studio will be somewhat separated from much of the house and will often be on the first floor, since many people will spend their time in their fitness studio

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Home Under Construction If costs were the same, 40 percent of Americans would prefer a new construction home over a pre-existing home. That is compared to 21 percent who would opt for an established home and 39 percent with no preference.

However, fewer than half of those who strongly prefer a newly-built house are willing to fork over the additional 20 percent that new builds bring on average. Why is that? Although the newness is enticing, it doesn't single-handedly carry the luster during the home-buying experience.

While shiny and new has its allure, what's actually behind these home buyers' preferences? Questions on how to buy a new construction home? What are the pros and cons of buying a house that is newly-constructed? The following points look at some of

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Scientific Adventures for the Whole Family in Nashville TN

Young children are often amazed at the continued advancements in science, and they seek to understand the mysteries of the world with endless questions. Adults find scientific discoveries and the history of scientific developments to be fascinating and inspiring. Anyone who is looking for a bit of science fun in Nashville will love these local attractions.

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

Many people mistakenly believe that a zoo is simply a place where the young and the young at heart can go to see exotic animals. However, the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is actually the ideal place to learn more about zoology — the science of studying animal behavior, physiology and classification. The zoo first opened in 1991, and now has more than 2,600 animal

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Home Owner Tips For the BackyardWith the summer season in full swing, home owners all around the Nashville area are surely spending a lot more time outside, enjoying the beautiful scenery that defines Middle Tennessee. Depending on where you live and how much space you have, there are plenty ways to enhance your outdoor living area, especially if you have a fairly large backyard. And with plenty of warm summer days and nights ahead, it's not too late to implement some of these awesome outdoor design ideas:

Install a DIY Fire Pit

Although it may sound simple, and even somewhat obvious, there's no better centerpiece to have in your backyard while enjoying a relaxing night out under the stars than a well-designed fire pit. Furthermore, it's also one of the easier and more

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Fast Home Improvements You have had your home on the market for a while, and no one is biting. Your real estate agent says that you have to make some home improvements to help your property compete in the neighborhood. Set a budget, and pick the updates that will bring your home into the 21st Century.

These six upgrades may give you the biggest bang for your buck, and make your home a lot more appealing to those hunting in your area, whether you're selling Nashville real estate or not.

Open Up the Home

One problem with trying to sell a home that does not have all the trending features is that it may have too many design aspects that are no longer preferred. Remember when everyone wanted an enclosed dining room? That is no longer the case. Open floor plans are

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Understanding Debt-to-Income When Home BuyingWhen it comes to home buying, there are a number of different factors a lender considers. Beyond the standard credit score, they're also looking at the buyer's total financial history—including the entirety of their assets, income, and debt. The debt-to-income (DTI) ratio is a major factor when it comes to the approval chances for a buyer. Why is the DTI ration significant, how do lenders calculate it, and what can home buyers can do to improve their ratio?

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Is the Debt-to-Income Ratio?

The debt-to-income ratio calculates the buyer's total debt against their total income. It's calculated on a per

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Going from Renter to HomeownerThe debate between renting and buying has been going on for years. It's something many are faced with, especially when moving to a new city. Here are some of the things you should consider if you're thinking about buying or renting a home.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

How to Determine if You're Ready to Buy

Nashville's real estate market has been red hot for quite some time now, prompting many home buyers to act fast when looking for a new place to live. With home prices constantly on the rise and competition among other buyers only getting stronger, the home buying process can be even more stressful than normal right now, which…
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