Nashville Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: July, 2019

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July 2019

Found 21 blog entries for July 2019.

Property Taxes and How They Influence Home BuyingPurchasing a home is no small task, and between closing costs, down payments, and monthly mortgage expenses, it might seem that buying a new home costs more than you thought. Anyone who has owned a home for a while knows that the list of expenses never really goes away, and there's one important item to remember even when your Spring Hill home is paid off and all repairs are complete: property taxes.

The How And Why

Even if a person owns their home outright, they still technically don't own the land it's on without ever having to make a payment to their local government. Property taxes in the United States date back to colonial times, in which colonials made payments to the King of England for the use of the land.

In today's context, property

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Pricing a Home to Sell QuicklySelling a Nashville home is almost always a good thing - it means moving on to a property with better space, finally getting that dream house, and maybe even making a lot of money in the process. When it comes time to make the decision to sell, estimating how much profit you can make typically has a large influence over the asking price that's determined. Yet the concepts of asking price and selling price can be more complex than just picking a number. Let's find out why.

Additionally, when you're selling your home, it's very important to get the pricing just right. Pricing your home too high or too low can result in lost profits and delays during the home selling process. Knowing how to get the price just right can help ensure that you'll have a

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How to Plan for Private Mortgage InsurancePeople who put a down payment on a home of less than 20 percent are typically expected to pay private mortgage insurance. With an understanding of the reasons for private mortgage insurance and the average costs, buyers can better prepare for their PMI obligations.

What Is Private Mortgage Insurance?

Buyers who have a significant stake in the equity of the home are, in many lenders' eyes, more likely to make their mortgage payments on time. However, demanding a 20 percent down payment is an onerous obligation for a lot of buyers, especially those seeking a first home. In many areas, such regulations make it harder to ensure a healthy real estate market. As a result, lenders have adjusted their requirements to make some accommodations to buyers

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Addressing Pest Problems When Selling Your HomeUnless people are looking for a fixer upper and looking to snap up a low-cost home, the average homebuyer wants to visit a potential home and envision themselves living there with few, if any, repairs. Many desire move-in ready condition and their ideal space does not generally include cockroaches, termites, water bugs, rodents or other pests. When a potential homebuyer is looking for a home, signs of a pest problem can be a huge turnoff. It can take longer to sell a home and get full value for it when it is infested with pests.

Understand why earlier is better when it comes to taking care of a pest problem in your home.

How Long Will It Take to Sell Your Home?

Unless your home is in tip-top shape, it can take more time than anticipated to

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Where to Go in Nashville in August

Nashville has some of the hottest events any month of the year, but August might just take first place for the literal definition of the term. The long days and plentiful sun make it easy to let loose and really feel the spirit of the summer. Thankfully, this city is full of people who want to make it easier to kick off those heels. Those planning out their summers in advance will want to keep the following Nashville, TN August events on their radar.

Tomato Art Fest

With so much color in the many tomato varieties of the world, it's a wonder we need a festival to celebrate their artistic qualities. Guests will find some exceptionally creative works at the Tomato Art Fest, along with food, contests, and music. Visitors can try their hand in a

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How to Make a Budget When Buying a HomeBefore you can buy a home, especially a first home, you'll first need to answer questions such as, how much can you afford to spend? What homes are in your price range? How much cash will you need to make the purchase? Knowing the answers to these questions can help you decide if you're ready to buy a house.

If you're not ready to buy, you may need to spend some more time saving before you can purchase a property. These tips will help you get started with your home-buying budget.

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

Look at Homes

Get a sense for how much you can expect to spend on a home by looking at properties in areas where you want to

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How to Make Land Sales More Appealing to BuyersA somewhat surprising fact about selling real estate is that it can be far more difficult to find a buyer for a piece of vacant land than it is for most types of existing homes. The reasons for this are many, but often they are related to either the location of the land or the amount of work or expense that might be necessary to improve vacant land for a specific usage.

In recent years, however, a combination of extremely low interest rates on savings accounts coupled with fluctuations in the stock market have helped to increase interest in the purchase of land as part of an investment strategy. These conditions may seem negative, but they can be good news for land owners. If you currently own vacant property that you would like to sell, the

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The Best in Local Theatres from Nashville, TN

Is it time to plan a little evening entertainment but find yourself at a loss as to what is going on in the local theater scene in Nashville? Nashville, TN has a number of theaters with regaling entertainment for couples, families and adventurous singles. Enjoy dinner and a show or introduce the children to quality theater at one of the most well-known theaters in the area. Nashville residents and visitors can explore from a number of theaters in the local area.

Get out and enjoy a great time that includes some of the best new films, plays and theater in the area. Many of these local theaters have been serving the community for decades and continue to offer engaging cultural experiences.

NightLight 615

Though not a traditional theater by any

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Where Can You Park in Nashville?

If you know anything about downtown Nashville you know it can be very difficult to find parking. Sometimes it seems like it is virtually impossible. Below you will find three great options you have when it comes to finding parking in Downtown Nashville.

Metered Parking Spaces

Metered parking just may be the simplest form of parking there is. Or at least it would seem that way. All you have to do is toss in your money and go. Generally speaking metered parking is only enforced Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8am and 6pm. That means any time after 6pm and all day Sunday parking is free. Just be careful as there are a few exceptions to this rule.

Government Parking Lots

All Tennessee government parking lots except for the Metro

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Things to Do Outdoors in Nashville

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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