Nashville Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: August, 2019

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Found 9 blog entries for August 2019.

What You Need to Know About Home Buying TerminologyWhen you buy a home for the first time, you're likely to run into a variety of terms that you've never heard before. Knowing what these terms are can help you throughout the home-buying process. This article will go over some of the most common and confusing terms that you'll see when buying a home.

Appraisal and Assessed Value

Appraisal and assessed value seem to refer to the same things, but in reality, they're very different. The appraisal happens during the escrow process. Before a bank will loan a home buyer money, they must first determine whether the house is worth the amount given in the purchase agreement.

The lender determines this by sending an appraiser to the house to conduct an appraisal. The appraisal is an assessment of the

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What Are the Best Sushi Restaurants in Nashville?Sushi is a bit of a polarizing food. There are a lot of people who adore it, but not everyone is so enthused about the concept of raw fish. Nashville may not be the first city a person considers when they think of sushi, but there's no reason that foodies can't find the tastes they crave when they know the right spots to hit. Nashville is an eclectic city that has thrived over the past two decades from the diversity brought within its city borders. Whether a person considers themselves well-versed in the art of sashimi or a stranger in an unfamiliar world, they can find something in Nashville, TN to inspire them.

Samurai

The name of the game at Samurai is experience. The restaurant has logged more than 20 years in the game and patrons are sure to

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What is the Difference Between a Stick and Mason Home?When a buyer is getting ready to attend their first Open House, it helps to begin eliminating choices whenever and wherever possible. Buyers should see a variety of homes before they make their decision of course, but if they see too many, they're likely to become overwhelmed by the end of the process. One thing a buyer can do is learn how different types of construction will affect their homeowner's experience. Stick and mason-built homes share similarities in terms of size and sometimes even look, but their construction process is very different. Learn more about the respective techniques and advantages of each one.

What Is Stick Building?

This term refers to the standard way of creating the frame of a house. Some builders favor stick buildings

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How to Handle Unpermitted Work in the HomeThere are many ways to get work done on a house, and not every seller is focused on doing this work the correct way. They may cut corners, simply because they do not want to spend the money on a contractor. Or they may just want to do the work themselves so they can get it completed quickly. No matter what, though, there are some types of work that need a permit to complete whether the seller does the work themselves or hires someone else. If the seller of a house didn't get a permit to do the work, the buyer may find that there are problems that they have to take care of after they purchase the house. Rather than take that risk, buyers should check into unpermitted work before they make their purchase.

What Kinds of Work Require a Permit?

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Why Customers Service Is Crucial for Real Estate AgentsCustomer service in the real estate industry is far more than just showing up on time for clients and making polite chit-chat. Real estate is a competitive field, and not everyone with a license can make it to the next level. For a better idea of how to infuse sincerity and warmth into every transaction, see why there isn't a lot of room for error when buying and selling either residential or commercial property.

Work Over Time

Few real estate agents choose the field if they don't enjoy working with people, but some people don't realize just how much time they'll be spending with their clients. This kind of repeated exposure can really hurt a real estate agent who doesn't put an emphasis on customer service. A straight-forward purchase won't

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Classic Home for SaleIf you are the owner of an older home, you already know that there are many benefits to living in one of these classic beauties. Higher ceilings, beautiful wood work, and larger room sizes are just a few of the features that older homes are famous for.

But when trying to compete with newer, more modern homes on the real estate market, older home owners may find that prospective buyers seem to be drawn to the cleaner, simpler lines and more open interiors of a more modern home.

The good news is that there are some steps owners of older homes in communities such as Hendersonville can take to freshen and revitalize the interiors of their homes to make them compete more favorably with newer construction home without sacrificing their charm.

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Fireplace Maintenance Tips for HomeownersA fireplace can be a beautiful focal point in a room. They can also be a great selling point when putting a home up for sale. Lit on a chilly night, the fireplace can make your home seem warm and cozy. Fireplaces can also be a hazard, if they're not well-maintained. If you're a homeowner with a fireplace, here's what you need to know about keeping your fireplace functional and safe.

Why Fireplace Maintenance is Important

When not properly maintained, fireplaces and chimneys can pose a fire hazard. Loose bricks and stones can fall off of poorly maintained chimneys, potentially damaging the roof or injuring people below.

Seek Professional Inspection and Cleaning

Fireplaces that are used regularly can develop a buildup of creosote, a

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How to Tell the Difference Between Contemporary and Modern Architectural StylesContemporary and modern home styles can be confusing to the average person. Contemporary homes may have been built at the same period as that of a modern home and may draw upon the same elements seen in modern homes. Modern homes often include specific materials that only became available for home construction after WWII, while contemporary homes, including new construction homes, can mix and match elements from different architectural styles and are more likely to include natural materials, like stone or wood.

If we compare contemporary home design with those of a more modern style, we see both how they are alike and how they may be different. Popular features that may be seen in both modern and contemporary homes are an emphasis on natural light

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What Is a Jumbo Loan? An FAQFor home buyers seeking a luxury home, jumbo mortgages are the easiest way to borrow a lot of money for a property. Jumbo loans create greater risk for the lender. Because of this additional risk, qualifying for a jumbo loan can be more of a challenge. Knowing what a jumbo mortgage is, what it takes to qualify for a jumbo mortgage and what kind of risk is involved can help the home buyer decide if a jumbo mortgage is right for them.

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

What Is a Jumbo Loan?

A jumbo mortgage is a mortgage that is higher than the conforming loan limit of $417,000. Jumbo loans are usually used to acquire luxury properties. Often,

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