Nashville Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: September, 2019

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September 2019

Found 21 blog entries for September 2019.

How to Choose the Light Bulbs for a New HomeThe type of light bulb a Brentwood homeowner uses has a lot to do with their utility bills, safety, and comfort. And yet, lighting is not normally something we pay attention to until we absolutely need to. For homeowners to shift focus, they may need to do a little more research. Consider the common bulbs around the home and how they function.

Halogen

A halogen bulb is a type of incandescent bulb that attempts to mimic sunlight as much as possible. This white light is stronger than incandescent and is said to accentuate the colors of everything in the room. However, these bulbs are more expensive than incandescent but only slightly more energy efficient. The heat of the halogen bulb can also be a problem for homeowners if they change the bulbs by

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History of Mortgages Financing a home with a long-term mortgage is the most common way to buy a home in America, but a surprisingly large percentage of homeowners own their homes outright. Interest rates seesaw up and down, and home prices tend to appreciate over time. As long as owners are able to make the required monthly payments, all seems okay. But how has this system evolved over the years?

In decades past, prospective buyers who couldn't pay cash for a home commonly saved for a 50 percent down payment, and then secured a loan for the balance, with a balloon payment due anywhere from one to five years later.

Between 1931 and 1935, during the Great Depression, a quarter of a million people lost their homes each year. Then President Roosevelt stepped in to

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Making an Offer on a HomeIf you're on the hunt for Nashville real estate, the standard practice is to have your real estate agent assist you in negotiations with the seller. However, if you want to have more control over the process, you might decide to make an offer yourself. Here are some tips on how to arrive at an offer that is acceptable for the seller.

What Goes Into a Real Estate Purchase Offer?

The first component of an offer is the dollar amount you are offering the sellers. This should be a price that you reach with the guidance of your real estate agent to be sure it's competitive. After that, it's time to consider contingencies, or the things that could change or terminate your agreement. Common contingencies include the inspection and appraisal of the home

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October Events in Nashville, TNSome of the best festivals and celebrations in Music City take place during the month of October. To simplify the search for the ‘best of the best,' here is a list of five top October events in Nashville, TN.

Nashville Oktoberfest

Put on some comfortable shoes and get ready to soak in the suds and festivities spanning 10 city blocks at the 40th Annual Nashville Oktoberfest from October 10-13th. Not only is this festival sizable, but the attendance annually is estimated at more than a quarter-million people! While delicious German foods and world-class local beers are certainly highlights of Oktoberfest, there's something here to delight everyone—including the kiddos.

Plenty of live music will keep the good times and dancing rolling, and the

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Work-Live Spaces in Nashville Working from home certainly isn't a new thing, but it's a trend that's starting to be noticed by new home builders more and more, and especially here in the Nashville area where job growth continues to be on the rise.

What is a Live-Work Space?

To work efficiently at home, it's important to have a functional live-work space that gives you what you need for both living and working. Working at home has many perks, and one is avoiding a long commute just to get to work. Live-work spaces are becoming more popular as employees and companies are seeing the big benefits of having employees work at home. When there is no commute, employees are on the job immediately. Employees aren't getting burned out just traveling to work and tend to be more

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Foundation Information for Home Buyers and Buyers of New ConstructionA home's foundation can have a big influence on the way it's maintained. Some foundations are more functional than others. If you're buying a home, you may encounter properties with different types of foundations.

Understanding the different kinds and how they're maintained can help you evaluate homes as you look at them. If you're thinking about building a home, this information will be critical as you work with architects and engineers to design your new house.

Slab Foundation

Slab foundations are very common because they're relatively inexpensive to install and take less prep work than other types of foundations. Slab foundations consist of concrete footers, concrete blocks, and concrete poured on top. Homeowners like the low price tag of

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Exploring the East Nashville NeighborhoodEast Nashville, where everyone in Nashville wants to live, right? Well, perhaps this is not completely accurate, but with almost 100 people moving to Nashville everyday, there are transitions happening all over the city, especially East Nashville.

East Nashville is in the middle of a drastic transformation. Driving down Gallatin Road, you will see nice cars, people walking with their children, and new establishments and developments popping up everywhere. In addition, drive down Shelby Ave, and you will see renovations on many homes and young families and friends out frolicking about in the neighborhood of East Nashville!

This transition means many different things. The neighborhood is changing on more than one level. The community population is

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Hospital - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usnavy/5913486058/Every single family hope and pray that they'll never need to use emergency medical services but it's always reassuring to have those medical services available to you anyway. As you would expect from a modern American city Nashville has a selection of excellent hospitals and medical centers available to cater for the vast majority of your medical needs, which means that anyone living in Nashville can expect an excellent level of health care.

It's very hard to vote a hospital as being "best", especially when certain hospitals specialize in certain areas and others are for general family medical care. In an effort to highlight the quality of health care available in Nashville we did want to mention a few hospitals in this blog post - think of it as

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Nashville Predators mascotMost people are familiar with the Nashville Predators' Mascot, the Saber-tooth Tiger called Gnash. It represents the Prehistoric era and what the King Carnivore may have looked like with its long canine teeth. Here is the story behind the Nashville Predators Mascot.

History Of The Saber-Tooth

The first remains of this creature called the Smilodon, a word for Knifetooth, were found in 1842 in Brazil. As the 1900s approached, the Los Angeles, California area had come up with almost 2000 of these Smilodon skulls in the La Brea Tar Pits of the city. Remains were being found in both North and South America.

In Downtown Nashville in 1971, workers excavating the First American Bank Complex's foundation came across a cave system from the prehistoric

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Why you should buy a new home in Nashville TNDeciding where to purchase your first home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. You're setting the stage for the next chapter of your life, and it's important that you start off on the right foot. So, that being said, why should you consider Nashville, Tennessee if you're ready to be a homeowner? What makes Nashville, Tennessee one of the best places in the country for you to enter into the realm of real estate for the very first time?

Low Cost of Living, With Security on the Side

If this is your first time buying a house it's probably safe to assume that you have underestimated the financial requirements involved; there always seems to be more to pay for than first meets the eye. For many new homeowners, the first few years

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