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RECENT BLOG POSTS
In certain areas of town, it may be a good time to hit the market if you think your home fits certain "hot" aspects that buyer's agents are currently seeing requests for.  Here are the Top 5 market deficiencies right now in the Nashville Area.  These observations are based off the s...
07/18/2009
When they broke ground, I said I wanted to live there.  With pet changes and needs, the condo life unfortunately doesn't fit my lifestyle one day; but I still ADORE 5th&Main.  Tons of questions, speculation and stories have been told on this now almost empty condo development and I though...
07/18/2009
We've all read the answers here on why homes don't sell or get showings.  It's a "no duh" moment when people say (1) it's priced too high, (2) it needs to be staged, (3) the location is bad, (4) it's in poor condition.  We all know that.  Your problem here is you'...
07/18/2009
Based on the 2008 RealTracs MLS data for Nashville Areas 1-8, the following is a list of the top one percent (1%) REALTORS (real estate agents) in the Nashville market. The (*) denotes an agent who appears on both unit and dollar volume lists.2008 Top One Percent (1%) Nashville REALTORS Dollar Vo...
01/14/2009
Since the late 1990s, Lockeland Springs has seen some of the Nashville area's most aggressive appreciation.  I moved into the area in the early 2000s and have enjoyed watching the neighborhood grow and improve while still embracing its history and diversity. Currently, the average 2000 squar...
07/10/2008
One of Nashville's robust areas in East Nashville is Lockeland Springs.  Many transplants and locals are drawn to the area for the reputation of Lockeland Elementary, the charm of the homes and the nightlife of Five Points. Lockeland Springs is the area south of Eastland, east of Gallatin, n...
07/10/2008
I was recently part of a conversation where there were varying opinions on CRS (Council of Residential Specialists) billing themselves as being the PhD of real estate.  Do you believe this description is misleading? What do you think is the best phrase to articulate to the public about what CRS i...
07/09/2008
I can't say that being in realty-base realty TV shows have skyrocketed my career or even made the phone ring any more, but they do have their benefits.   After "Flip That House," I had a lot of wanna-be flippers call, but nothing crystallized.  After "House Hunters" I alwa...
07/09/2008
There are numerous reasons a house doesn't sale. Most issues all fall into subcategories under the three main categories of (1) Location (2) Condition (3) Price. (1) You can't change your location unless it is a mobile home. (2) You can improve the condition. You report that it is immacul...
07/09/2008
One thing that Nashville is known for is ecclectic, diverse, affordable homes. According to what you need you have several options at the under $200K price range. 1. Woodbine, Glenrose, Murray Hills: mostly ranch homes, finding a 2 bath may be a challenge, but 1 and 1.5 baths are commonplace. Wit...
07/09/2008
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