Nashville Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: April, 2019

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April 2019

Found 18 blog entries for April 2019.

Home Downsizing GuideThese days, it is as popular to cut down as it is to move up. If you have been longing to ditch your oversized, overcomplicated house in favor of something smaller and more appropriate for your current needs, you have to do a little planning.

Avoid these common mistakes so that your downsizing does not become a downward spiral.

Failing to Consider Future Needs

Downsizing means recognizing that your current home is not meeting your needs as you see them. When you buy a smaller home, it is crucial to perform the same kind of reality check about your future home.

Buying the little old house in the middle of the woods may seem like a dream come true, but it could become an awful decision 10 years from now if you end up not enjoying the

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How to Improve Your BackyardA great backyard is fun for the homeowner but also is an asset and helps sell the home when it's time to move on. Renovating a backyard starts with a homeowner understanding the functionality they want from it. Even the smallest backyards have room for a fountain or fire pit, so space shouldn't necessarily be the restricting factor. The first step should include cleaning out the yard as much as possible, so there's room for everything to fit. Sell or donate rarely-used items and see how many square feet are left to put the following upgrades or installations into the yard.

Water Element

A rain garden, fishpond or birdbath can be a great way to incorporate water into a home without a pool. The idea behind this element is to provide a relaxing

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6 Crucial Tips For Buying in a Seller's MarketUnder ideal circumstances, home buyers will be able to take their time when purchasing a home in order to make sure they're getting the best home and deal available. However, sometimes circumstances are less than ideal, and one of those times is in a seller's market when there are far more buyers than there are homes for sale. Here are six essential tips all home buyers should know when purchasing a home in a seller's market.

1. View Homes Quickly

In a seller's market, homes can be sold within days of being put on the market, so it's important for buyers to make an appointment for a home showing as quickly as possible. If they try to wait until the weekend to go see the home, there's a chance that the homeowner may have already accepted an

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Four Cutting Edge Building TrendsBig changes have been happening in the world of architecture and home building. In this article, we'll talk about materials that can improve efficiency around the home and make the house a more comfortable place to live.

Solar-Thermal Cladding

The solar activated facade is a cladding system that consists of prefabricated panels. Solar cladding deflects sun in summer and absorbs radiant energy in winter. This material stores heat at night to reduce interior heat loss and keep the home warmer as needed. At all times of the year, solar-thermal cladding helps keep your home more comfortable. Solar-thermal cladding is especially efficient in northern, cold-weather climates.

Self-Healing Concrete

Self-healing concrete is a type of concrete

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Fun Events in May in Nashville, TN

Springtime is wonderful time to experience the sights and sounds of Music City. The month of May brings forth opportunities to attend a variety of fun gatherings in and around town, and here are some of the best events in Nashville to mark on the calendar.

Tennessee Craft Fair

This annual event occurs in early May and mid-October annually and brings more than 200 artists and exhibitors to Nashville for a three day juried craft fair. More than 45,000 people attend the Tennessee Craft Fair over the course of the three-day festival. Visitors can buy artwork and crafts, view artist demonstrations, participate in art creation and enjoy other family fun. Come out to Centennial Park for this free festival with friends and family, and the 2019 dates

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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 Your Move in Advance

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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What to Do When Mold is Found in the HomeThere is no need to for immediate panic if you have found mold in your home. In fact, many homes have mold in them. If there is mold in a home, the best thing to do is follow specific guidelines and ensure that the right steps are taken.

Get the Home Tested and Identify the Mold

There are a lot of different types of mold that can occur naturally in a home. There are some that really need to be worried about in the home and others can be easily removed. The best way to determine the type of mold and how much there is would be to have it tested by a trained mold tester n the area. These testers are usually engineers who can give a home a thorough inspection and can determine the type of mold. You do not want to clean up any mold in the home

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Marketing Your Home During the Sale ProcessSelling anything with a hefty price tag can be tough, considering how there's usually a limited number of prospect buyers actually willing and capable of shouldering the expense. When it comes to selling a house, things can get pretty difficult, mainly because the residential market of Nashville, as well as almost every other market in the US, has shifted towards the buyers' favor.

Honing negotiating skills is something that all parties in any transaction should do, especially for those looking to sell their dwellings. As competition gets fierce, evolving owner strategies will be necessary to stay on top. While conventional methods could help, there are several other methods which can aid any homeowner secure the best possible deal.

The Most

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Tools to Keep Around the HouseSo, you just bought a new home. Congratulations! Now that you're a homeowner, it's important to have tools on hand for home improvements and repairs. The following tools will come in handy for basic improvement projects around the house.

Painting Supplies

One of the first things that many homeowners do when they move into a new house is paint one or two rooms. New colors on the walls can help you enjoy a new home and personalize your space. Painting can be done easily, even if a homeowner has little or no experience with DIY projects. All you need are the right tools. To get started on your first home painting project, you'll need the following:

  • Tarp
  • Paintbrush, angled and chisel
  • Paint roller (long and short handles)
  • Spackling
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Mortgage Preapproval vs. PrequalificationWhen people, especially millennials, start looking for a home to buy, they often start by looking at their ability to get a mortgage. If they do not, they should. The mortgage is one of the most important parts of the home buying process. Without it, many buyers could not secure the money needed to make the purchase. There are many steps to getting approved for a mortgage, and buyers should understand where they need to be before they begin visiting available properties. With an understanding of the differences between mortgage pre-qualification, pre-approval, and approval, buyers will be better prepared.

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

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